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Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests Overview

 

What Are the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests?

Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests measure 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.

How Can I Prepare for the Tests?

Review the following materials to help you prepare for the Praxis Core tests:

Should I Guess?

All test takers receive a score regardless of the number of questions answered or the type of test. Your score is based on the number of questions you answer correctly, with no penalty or subtraction for answering a question incorrectly. It is to your advantage to pace yourself so that you have enough time to carefully consider every question.

 

For more information, see ETS website and MDE website.

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