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Teacher Education: Praxis Core

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Praxis Core FAQs

The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests are a program requirement for initial certification in Nebraska.  Additionally, the Nebraska Department of Education requires the Praxis Subject Assessment (sometimes referred to as a content test or Praxis II) for certification. View the complete information on Nebraska test requirements, including how to register.

In September, 2019, ETS redesigned the Praxis Core Math test.  The new test numbers are:

  • 5713 Reading; passing score is 156
  • 5723 Writing; passing score is 162
  • 5733 Math; passing score is 150
  • 5752 Combined (Reading & Writing & Math)

UNK offers several free test preparation resources for the Praxis Core and Praxis Subject Assessments.  See these most recommended resources:

On September 1, 2014, the Praxis I PPST exams were replaced with the Praxis Core. If you have passed the Praxis I PPST, you are not required to take the Praxis Core.

If you have a disability, health-related needs, or your primary language is not English, visit the ETS website for information on accommodations.

Praxis Study Guides and Practice Tests

The Calvin T. Ryan Library has several Praxis Core physical books available for students, including:

There are also numerous e-book titles available (this is not an exhaustive list):

Online study guides and practice tests available through the Library:

ETS, the publisher of the PRAXIS series of tests, provides the following free test preparation materials:

The Gale Testing & Education Reference Center has a PRAXIS Core practice exam and a Master the Praxis II e-book.

Also, a number of commercial sources offer some free (and pay-for) PRAXIS preparation resources.  Please note that a notation on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Calvin T. Ryan Library or its personnel.

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