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Praxis Study Help

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Welcome to the Praxis Guide 

This guide will assist you in finding sources to prepare you to take the Praxis tests. Use the tabs on the left hand side to discover sources for information, study, and preparation.

What are the Praxis tests used for?

There are three main categories of Praxis® tests:

  • Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators
  • Praxis® Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments
  • Praxis® II Subject Assessments

Each category contains multiple tests, each focused on specific content, grade levels, and teaching qualifications. As such, the lengths, question types, and preparation strategies vary. In many instances, however, study guides and test prep materials can be available that are catered to your area of interest.

The Praxis® tests measure the knowledge and skills you need to prepare for the classroom. Whether entering a teacher preparation program or seeking your certification, succeeding on these tests moves your journey forward to becoming a qualified educator. 

The tests are used for licensing and certification processes include:

Praxis CORE Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST): These tests measure basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. In addition to licensure, these tests are often used to qualify candidates for entry into a teacher education program. These test will often be taken in your first year of college because they measure basic skills that you mastered in high school.

Praxis II Subject Assessments: These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. These tests are often taken your last semester of college because they measure the skills and information that you mastered during your education courses.

Quick Praxis Links

The state of Nebraska requires the following scores on each Praxis Core subtest:

  • Reading – 156
  • Writing – 162
  • Mathematics – 150
  • Composite score of 468 on all three portions of the CORE Academic Test, with no single test score being more than one point below the score required above.

 (Candidates wishing to take all three CORE Academic Tests at the same time should register for 5752 Combined Test. Scores will be reported by individual test—5713, 5723, 5733.)

ETS (Praxis) Accommodation Information

Nebraska Department of Education Testing Requirements