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Required Tests

Admission to Advanced Study

All students must complete Praxis I (PPST) and meet the minimum scores posted or display competency on equivalent standardized exams in order to be admitted to Advanced Study.  Please speak with your Academic Advisor if you are not sure whether you are required to take Praxis I.  Students can take the computer based testing (CBT) Praxis I or the paper and pencil administration.  Kent State University's Recipient Code is R1367.

The Praxis I PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test) is the current required Praxis I for students planning admission to Advanced Study.  Students registering for a Praxis test after September 1st, 2014 will register for Praxis Core.  This sheet provides additional clarity on the Praxis PPST versus the Praxis Core.  Please see an academic advisor if you are not sure for which Praxis test you should register.

Plan to spend time studying and preparing for the Praxis I tests.  The Kent State College of Education, Health, & Human Services has several free resources available to prepare for Praxis I. 

Computer Based Testing (Praxis I - PPST)
The CBT version of Praxis I can be completed at area Prometric Candidate Services (1-800-853-6773).  Registration is by appointment and can be made by calling the testing site directly or completing online registration.  Local testing sites:

Case Western Reserve University: 216-368-1030
Mentor: 440-255-0055
Niles: 330-652-1886
Seven Hills: 216-520-3162
Strongsville: 440-238-0530
Stow: 330-922-5587

For the purpose of entrance to Advanced Study students will complete the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST).  Praxis II exams will be completed upon completion of the degree program as required for state licensure.  Score reports for CBT Praxis I are mailed 2-3 weeks after the individual test date.  Students to plan to take the exam with enough time for the results to be received and processed before the Application to Advanced Study.

Reading (Test Code 5710)

The Reading PPST measures the student's ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate written messages.  Students will have 75 minutes to complete 46 multiple choice questions based on a variety of subject areas.  The minimum passing score is 174.

Writing (Test Code 5720)

The Writing PPST tests the ability to use grammar and language correctly and to effectively communicate a message in writing.  Students will complete a section including 44 multiple choice questions (time limit of 38 minutes) and an essay section requiring a writing sample (time limit 30 minutes).  The minimum passing score is 172.

Mathematics (Test Code 5730)

The Mathematics PPST tests the student's ability to solve programs and reason in a quantitative context.  Students will have 75 minutes to complete 46 multiple choice questions.  The minimum passing score is 174.

Combined (Test Code 5750)

This test allows students who need to complete all three of the required Praxis I exams (Reading, Writing, & Mathematics) to register for one rather than three tests.  Minimum passing scores are listed above.

Paper and Pencil Testing  (Praxis I - PPST)

Students can complete the Praxis I exam in a paper and pencil format at limited locations.  A list of Paper-delivered Test Centers and Datescan be found online.  Registration for the paper-delivered exam can be completed online, by mail, or by phone; information regarding registration for the paper-delivered test can be found online.

Reading (Test Code 10710)

The Reading PPST measures the student's ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate written messages.  Students will have 60 minutes to complete 40 multiple choice questions based on a variety of subject areas.  The minimum passing score is 174.

Writing (Test Code 20720)

The Writing PPST tests the ability to use grammar and language correctly and to effectively communicate a message in writing.  Students will complete a section including 45 multiple choice questions (time limit of 30 minutes) and an essay section requiring a writing sample (time limit 30 minutes).  The minimum passing score is 172.

Mathematics (Test Code 10730)

The Mathematics PPST tests the student's ability to solve programs and reason in a quantitative context.  Students will have 60 minutes to complete 40 multiple choice questions.  The minimum passing score is 174.

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