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Required Tests

Admission to Advanced Study

All students must complete Praxis CORE 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 CORE.  Kent State University's Recipient Code is R1367.

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 CORE

Computer Based Testing
The CBT version of Praxis CORE 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

Score reports for CBT Praxis CORE 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 5712)

Measures the student's ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate written messages.  Students will have 85 minutes to complete 56 multiple choice questions based on a variety of subject areas.  The minimum passing score is 156.

Writing (Test Code 5722)

Tests the ability to use grammar and language correctly and to effectively communicate a message in writing.  Students will complete a section including 40 multiple choice questions (time limit of 40 minutes) and an essay section requiring two writing sample (time limit 60 minutes).  The minimum passing score is 162.

Mathematics (Test Code 5732)

Assesses the student's ability to solve programs and reason in a quantitative context.  Students will have 85 minutes to complete 56 multiple choice questions.  The minimum passing score is 150.

Combined (Test Code 5751)

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

Download the Praxis CORE Information Sheet
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