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Praxis CORE
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
What Is The PRAXIS CORE
 Introduced in Spring 2014
 Required in Wisconsin as of Sept 1, 2014
 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
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
What Is The PRAXIS CORE
Taken upon entering Teacher Education Program
Replaces the former PPST, Pre-Professional Skills Test
Is now aligned with the new Common Core Standards
3 tests - Reading, Writing, & Math
Score range is 100 - 200
Only available as a Computer Based Test (CBT)
Given daily (M – S) in CTC computer testing center
During a two week window each month
(will be administered on a continuous basis beginning 2016)
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
Who needs to take the PRAXIS CORE?
From the WINGS Advising Report
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
Who needs to take the Praxis Core?
Entry into teacher education programs requires passing scores on one of the basic
skills tests approved by the State Superintendent of the Department of Public
Instruction. Scores must be no more than five years old at the time of application for
admission to teacher education program.
ACT composite score of 23 with minimum scores of 20 on English,
Math, and Reading (must meet all score minimums, all or nothing)
OR
SAT composite score of 1070 with minimum scores of 450 both on
Verbal and Math sections.
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
Who needs to take the Praxis Core?
OR
Beginning September 1, 2014
Praxis Core Academic Skills tests in:
Reading score of 156 or higher
Mathematics score of 150 or higher
Writing score of 162 or higher
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
What are the skills assessed?
Skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, drawn from the
College and Career Readiness Standards of the Common
Core and identified as important for a career in education.
Weighting and priority of test content is based on the
importance of that content (those skills) to success - learning
and achievement - within an educator preparation program.
Assessing candidates on the same range of career and college
readiness skills they are looking to help students achieve.
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
What is different from PPST?
Reading: Added assessment of integrating content from
multiple texts and texts with diverse formats.
Mathematics: More rigorous coverage including assessment
of CCSS content that is not included in the PPST.
Writing: Assesses the ability to write an informational/
explanatory essay in addition to the argument essay from
PPST. More of the candidate's score comes from productive
writing skills (writing and revision), and selected response
questions include coverage of research skills.
PRAXIS
www.ets.org/praxis
Reading (5712)
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. Includes both long
and short passages, 85 minutes, 56 questions.
Key Ideas and Details
17-22 Questions
35%
Craft, Structure, and
Language Skills
14-19 Questions
30%
Integration of Knowledge 17-22 Questions
and Ideas
35%
PRAXIS
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Mathematics (5732)
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. 85 minutes, 56 questions. Includes multiple
choice & numeric entry items.
Number and Quantity
17 Questions
30%
Algebra and Functions
17 Questions
30%
Geometry
11 Questions
Statistics and Probability 11 Questions
20%
20%
PRAXIS
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Mathematics (5732)
Onscreen calculator added.
Test is meant to assess
mathematical reasoning, not
computation.
Calculator reduces the chance
of simple arithmetic error.
PRAXIS
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Writing (5722)
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. 100 minutes (40 minutes for the selected-‐response section and two 30-‐minute constructed-‐ response sections)
Text Production: Writing Arguments
Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts
Revision
6 – 12 SR
Language & Research Skills
28 – 34 SR
60%
2 CR
40%
PRAXIS
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Praxis CORE
Given Monday – Saturday
during these testing windows
11/3/14 – 11/22/14
12/8/14 – 12/20/14
1/12/15 – 1/24/15
2/9/15 – 2/21/15
3/9/15 – 3/21/15
4/6/15 – 4/18/15
How do I register for
Praxis?
You must register on the web.
You must register at least 3 days in advance
$135 for the combined test
$125 for two tests taken at the same time
$85 for a single test
www.praxis.org
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Praxis CORE
Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators
Academic Skills For Educators: Reading (5712)
Academic Skills For Educators: Writing (5722)
Academic Skills For Educators: Mathematics (5732)
Academic Skills For Educators: Combined (5751)
Delivered as three separate assessments:
Reading 85 minutes
Writing 100 minutes
Mathematics 85 minutes
Combined Test 5 hour appointment
Praxis CORE
Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators
Scores range from 100 – 200
Passing Scores in Wisconsin as of 9/1/2014
Reading 156
Mathematics 150
Writing 162
How do I prepare for
Praxis?
• https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials/
• www.ets.org/praxis/strategiesforsuccess
• https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/webinars/
How do I prepare for
Praxis?
FREE Praxis test prep
•View or download these free test prep resources at
www.ets.org/praxis/prepare
•Study Companions — comprehensive overviews for each test,
including detailed test descriptions, sample questions with
answers and explanations, and general tips and information
about the Praxis tests.
•Webinars and Videos — online videos and webinars with
insights on how to prepare for test day.
How do I prepare for
Praxis?
FREE Praxis test prep webinars
•ETS offers free live webinars. They offer study plans and the
opportunity to interact and ask questions. Topics include test
overviews, free resources for test preparation and tips for
reducing test anxiety. Registration opens two weeks prior to the
webinar date.
•Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. ET
•Monday, April 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. ET
•Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 1 p.m. ET
How do I prepare for
Praxis?
Fee-based test prep resources
•Purchase additional resources at www.ets.org/praxis/store
•Study Guides — instructional books with content outlines, testtaking strategies, sample questions and more.
•Practice Tests — authentic full-length practice tests from
previous testing years, with correct answers included.
How do I prepare for
Praxis?
Fee-based test prep resources
• Interactive Practice Tests (IPTs) allow candidates to practice
further with full-length practice tests that simulate the timed
testing experience.
• IPTs provide answers with explanations, a timer to simulate
testing conditions, and automated scoring.
• IPTs can be purchased from the ETS Store at $17.95 per 90day subscription.
How do I prepare for
Praxis?
Fee-based test prep resources
•The Praxis Series™ Official Guide, 2nd Edition —
comprehensive guide and practice for Praxis I® tests, as well as
study topics and sample questions for select Praxis II® titles
including the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests.
•Online Tutorials — authentic practice pre- and posttests with
diagnostic feedback, rationales to practice test items, links that
cover the concepts and theories tested on the exam, and
exercises to help master the content.
How do I prepare for
Praxis?
• Prep books, Murphy Library, bookstores Arco, Barrons, Cliff Notes, Petersons
• Test Prep Companies - Kaplan, Princeton
Review, Sylvan
• Murphy Learning Center
Before test day . . . .
• Know your reporting place, check it out the day before
• Have your admission ticket printed out, read it carefully
• Make sure you have your photo ID, that it is current,
and meets the requirements
Prometric, 210 South 7th St.
UW-L Test Center
2106 Centennial Hall
Before test day watch
these two videos
www.ets.org/praxis/testday
www.ets.org/praxis/computertestingdemo
On test day . . . .
• Get a good night's
sleep the night before
your test
• Know your reporting
time, be early
• Make sure you bring
your photo ID
• Have a light meal &
take a snack
Identification
Praxis ID Requirements
Information for ALL For Computer delivered Tests
• All test takers must read the identification information
and requirements on the Praxis web site.
• You must have acceptable and valid ID with name,
signature and photograph to be admitted to a test
center. Your name must match exactly as it appears
on your admission ticket.
You must have a government issued photo ID, such as a passport or valid driver’s
license
Praxis ID Requirements
•All documents must be original and not expired. There is
one exception regarding expired documentation. If your driver's
license has expired but you have your renewal certificate, these
two documents together are acceptable as long as the name on
the driver’s license and the name on the renewal certificate are
the same. If you have renewed your license and you are issued
a temporary permit, this can be presented with an acceptable
supplemental ID.
•No copies will be accepted.
You must have a government issued photo ID, such as a passport or valid driver’s
license
Praxis ID Requirements
• Photo IDs must be original, recognizable and not
expired. (Exception to expired driver's license with
renewal certificate)
• Without required identification, the test center
staff will not admit you, which will forfeit your
registration and test fees.
You must have a government issued photo ID, such as a passport or valid driver’s
license
 Acceptable ID
Contains current photo
Contains name in English
Contains birthdate
Contains signature
Has expiration date
Is government issued
Is this an acceptable ID??
 Acceptable ID
Contains current photo
Contains name in English
Contains birthdate
Contains signature
Has expiration date
Is government issued
Unacceptable ID
Unacceptable ID
Unacceptable ID
TEST SECURITY
Video Surveillance System
Metal Detection Wanding
NO Electronic Devices
Leave your phone in car or at home
Turn phone off and lock in locker until exam is over
Cell phones are NOT allowed during testing and may not be
used during the break.
TURN IT OFF, RETURN IT TO YOUR CAR or LOCK IT UP IN A
LOCKER, or risk dismissal and score cancellation.
TEST SECURITY
Wanding for metal & electronic items
Pant leg lift
Shirt sleeve lift
Pocket check
No watches
We provide Scratch Paper
We provide Pencils
We provide Ear Plugs
tissues/cough drops
You may take nothing into the test room except
what we give you
Lockers are available at the Counseling &
Testing Center testing lab
Name
Email
Office
Phone
Keller, Sandra J
[email protected]
275 Morris Hall
(608) 785-8123
Also check Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/testing.html
or Praxis website for Wisconsin
http://www.ets.org/praxis/wi
• C. Criss Gilbert, Test Czar
• Counseling & Testing Center
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
th
2106 Centennial Hall, 308 North 16 Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
[email protected]
(608) 785-8074 office
(608) 785-8965 fax
http://www.uwlax.edu/counseling/
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