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About the Praxis®

We have the answers to your questions about the content, structure and the types of questions you'll see on the Praxis® Core Math and Verbal exams, as well as the costs and where to take the exams. Find the resources you need to begin the process.  

Common Questions about the Praxis®

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.

The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations including South Carolina. Colleges and universities may use the Praxis Core tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The assessments are generally taken early in your college career. Many states also require Praxis Core scores as part of their teacher licensing process.

The Praxis Core tests are delivered on computer. They are administered through an international network of test centers and offered continuously. Find test centers in your area.

The test(s) you take depend(s) on your state or licensing agency's requirements for the teaching discipline you are pursuing. Each state or agency that uses the Praxis tests sets its own requirements for which tests you must take and the associated passing scores.

Before you register for a test, confirm your state or agency's testing requirements.

ETS administers the exam and sets exam fees. The test fee varies by test.

 Register on the ETS website.

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