Testing

Praxis Core   

PRAXIS Core Academic Skills

The chart below indicates qualifying test scores for admission to teacher education/ College of Education. Students with qualifying scores on their SAT or ACT may be exempt from taking all or part of Praxis Core. The Praxis Core is taken at the ASU testing Center at the John E. Thomas (JET) Building Rm. 245. Phone: 262-6801. To schedule the Praxis Core you must visit ETS.org, the Praxis website, and register for the appropriate test. The combined 4 hour test (#5751) cost is approximately $130. Students can also choose to take the individual tests on seperate days (see below chart for specific test numbers). Remember it takes about 3 weeks, once you've taken the test, for ASU to receive your scores. For this reason, we highly recommended that Praxis Core be completed as early as possible in the freshman year. It is highly recommended that you confirm your need for testing during your next meeting with your academic advisor. 

To study for Praxis Core you can purchase the study guide through the testing company at www.ets.org

Visit the ASU Learning Assistance Center Praxis Core at http://lap.appstate.edu/praxis-core

Qualifying Scores for Admission to the College of Education (RCOE):

Praxis Core Minimum Score SAT Minimum Score ACT Minimum Score
Mathematics 150 (#5732)   Mathematics 550   Mathematics 24  
Reading 156 (#5712)   Reading/ Verbal 550   English 24
24
 
Writing 162 (#5722)              
Or Combined 468 (#5751)   OR
Combined
1100   OR
Composite
24  

Helpful Study Resources

To study for Praxis Core you can purchase the study guide through the testing company at www.ets.org

Visit the ASU Learning Assistance Center Praxis Core at http://lap.appstate.edu/praxis-core

 

 

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NES LIcensing Exam

It is recommended that students take the NES LIcensing Exam toward the end of their Block 2 course work before student teaching. The NES Exam is required to both graduate and become licensed to teach in NC.

Students must register for the test at the ETS Website. This website is very thorough and contains all the information you need to know regarding the NES. You can also purchase a study guide through the website. The test is then taken by computer at the ASU Testing Center in the JET Building (John Thomas Hall) 262-6801.

The specific test to register for is: Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications (5015)

You will notice other Elementary Education tests are listed; however, the one listed above is the only licensure test required for North Carolina students within this major.

Important tip: It is important to check the website for testing dates months in advance because the test is only offered during certain periods of time. Another good resource is the ASU Testing Center

The following link will take you directly to a summary of information about the Praxis II test for Elementary Education majors: http://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/5015.pdf 

However, we strongly encourage you to view more detailed information about the test through the ETS Website