Minnesota Basic Skills Requirement
Minnesota requires a Basic Skills Exam be taken for licensure.
|Basic Skills Exam Options||Notes|
|Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills||For the deadline see Pacing Guides: Preparing for Demonstration Teaching.|
|Alternative Exam: Praxis Core||May be passed in lieu of the Minnesota NES Essential Academic Skills exam. Accepted by MN since WGU is an out of state institution.|
|Alternative Exam: ACT Plus Writing||The ACT standard version is not accepted; you must pass the ACT Plus Writing. To meet the Basic Skills Requirement you must achieve a composite score > or = 22 AND a combined English/Writing > or = 21. Scores accepted are from February 2005 to present.|
|Alternative Exam: SAT||
If taken between March 12, 2005 and February 28, 2016: Reading must have a score of 510, Writing must have a score of 510, AND Math a score of 520.
If taken March 1, 2016 to present: Reading + Writing must have a score of 550 AND Math must have a score of 570.
|Retired Exam: Multi-state NES Essential Academic Skills Subtests I, II, and III||Accepted if passed between 6/8/2016 and 8/28/2016.|
|Retired Exam: MTLE Basic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics||Accepted if passed before 6/8/2016.|
|Retired Exam: Praxis I, PPST Basic Skills Exam||Accepted if passed before 9/1/2010.|
|To ensure that WGU receives your scores and can verify your eligibility for DT, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Scores Department at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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