Praxis Core

 Praxis Core Workshops

The Praxis Core Workshops are designed to give students a preview of the Praxis Core Test(s) and an overview of the different types of questions that students may encounter when taking the Praxis Core test(s).  Praxis Core workshops are structured to cover all three parts of the Praxis Core exam (Reading, Writing, and Math) and to provide students with helpful tips, and strategies to use to enhance their chances of being successful with the test. The workshops are held three times per semester. Please view  the below calendar for dates.

To sign up for the Praxis Core test, please visit:

About the Test

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® Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests consist of three separate tests:

  • Reading Test: The Core Reading test includes sets of questions that require the integration and analysis of multiple documents, as well as some alternate response types, e.g., select-in-passage. See Reading Test Preparation.
  • Writing Test: The Core Writing test assesses both argumentative writing and informative/explanatory writing, and will contain one writing task 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.
  • See Writing Test Preparation.
  • Mathematics Test: 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. See Mathematics Test Preparation.


Why is it important for you to take Praxis Core???

A student cannot be admitted into any teacher education program without having passed the Praxis Core exam, unless the student is exempt by his or her SAT or ACT scores.

What scores will exempt you from taking Praxis Core?

Please contact Mr. Terrance McAdoo for score exemption questions, or contact Ms. Danielle Harrison,

 Computer-delivered Tests

   The Praxis Core computer tests may be taken either as three separate tests on separate days, or as one combined test. Individual scores will be reported for Reading, Mathematics and Writing on both the individual and the combined tests.


Number of Questions

Testing Time



85 mins.



85 mins.

Optional Break (for Combined Test only)

10 mins.

Writing (2 sections)

2 essays

40 mins.
60 mins.

 Passing Score

Reading: 156

Writing: 162

Math: 150

OrCombined Score of 468*


Praxis Core Workshop(s)

Location and Time

September 16, 2014

NACB 107 at 4pm

September 23, 2014

NACB 107 at 4pm

September 30, 2014

Proctor 160 at 4pm

January 27, 2014


February 3, 2014


February 10, 2014



Praxis Fee Request Schedule

Praxis Fee Waiver Form

Contact Information

Mr. Terrance McAdoo, Praxis I Coordinator/Retention Coordinator

School of Education

Phone: 336-334-7663