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CORE Testing

THE Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators test will be required for admission to the Washburn University Department of Education Professional Teacher Education Program for all undergraduate level candidates whether they are degree seeking or are considered Teacher Licensure level students. Candidates may find all pertinent information for registering for the test and to schedule a test at an approved computer center on the ETS website. All test registration and session registration is electronic.  Do NOT call a computer center to schedule a testing time.

Be aware that it may take 4 to 6 weeks to get the test scores back to the department.

Main CORE Tests Page

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics Study Companion

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Study Companion

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Study Companion

PRAXIS CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS for EDUCATORS TEST  (www.ets.org/praxis/about)

The Praxis CORE test measures academic skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.

The CORE Reading test includes sets of questions that require the integration and analysis of multiple documents, as well as some alternate response types.  CUT score =156

The CORE Writing test assesses both argumentative writing and informative/explanatory writing, and will contain two writing tasks for each writing type. In addition, multiple-choice questions will be added to address the importance of research strategies and assess strategies for revising and improving text. CUT score=162

The CORE Mathematics test includes numeric entry and multiple choice questions, and will also offer an on-screen calculator to help ensure that questions are testing mathematical reasoning by reducing the chance that a candidate’s wrong response comes from a simple arithmetic error. CUT score=150

REGISTRATION INFORMATION ( www.ets.org/praxis/register)

Fees for Tests PRAXIS CORE Academic Skills Tests

1 test                                         $85

2 tests                                       $125

3 tests                                       $135

*See complete fee information and related services on page 8 of the 2014-2015 PRAXIS SERIES BULLETIN

About The Praxis Series® Tests

The Praxis Series® tests measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
    These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information.

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 Preparation Materials

Select a Praxis® test to see available test preparation materials, including Study Companions, Study Guides, Practice Tests and more.  Please check that you have chosen the correct materials to help you prepare for your required tests. Also, download a Test Preparation flyer (PDF) that outlines key information and resources to help you prepare for your test.

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5732) Study Companion (PDF)

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading (5712)  Study Companion (PDF)

Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing (5722)  Study Companion (PDF)

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