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Testing & Praxis Information - professional education

Part of the criteria for admission to Professional Education (and graduate-level licensure programs) is to demonstrate mastery of reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Students must present test scores at or above the 50th percentile from ONE of these standardized assessments: ACT, SAT, GRE, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.

Below are acceptable minimum scores (current scoring scale) on these nationally normed assessments:

a. ACT, as follows

Math - 21; Reading - 21; Writing - 6

b. SAT, as follows

Math - 532; Reading ("Evidence-Based Reading and Writing") - 543; Writing ("Essay - Writing Dimension") - 5

c. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) 

    • Mathematics (test code 5732): minimum score 150
    • Reading (test code 5712): minimum score 156
    • Writing (test code 5722): minimum score 162

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Praxis

1.  What is Praxis?

General information is available at www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/ 

2.  Can I register online?

Yes, register at www.ets.org/praxis/register/

3.  Where can I access the Praxis Information and Registration Bulletin Online?

Download the latest edition at www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/praxis_information_bulletin.pdf

4.  Where can I find help understanding my scores?

A guide to understanding your scores is available at www.ets.org/praxis/scores/understand

5.  Is interactive Praxis test preparation available?

Yes, please review your options at www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials/

6.  Can I take the Praxis tests on campus at UT?

Yes, the Scott Park Testing Center is a Praxis testing center.  Register early to reserve a date!

You are also able to take the Praxis tests at any approved test sites, including: Prometrics, 1745 Indian Wood Cr, Maumee OH

7.  Is on-campus assistance available for Praxis preparation?

Yes, please review the Spring 2018 Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) workshop schedule.  Click here

8. Are there practice exams I could take?

Yes, the College is partnering with TeachersTestPrep.com to offer free practice tests.  This will give you an idea of what the exams are like, and give you feedback on your strengths and weaknesses.  If you would like to take the practice tests please contact Assoc. Dean Richard Welsch - richard.welsch@utoledo.edu 

Study books are also available in the Carver Center

 

 

Last Updated: 2/5/18