NC Basic Skills Requirements

North Carolina Basic Skills Requirements

Basic Skills Exam: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752)

OR, if passed prior to August 31, 2014): Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has established the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exam (Core) in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics as the state-required basic skills exam for those in an educator preparation program. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will accept a Praxis Core composite score of 468 or greater to satisfy the basic skills requirement.


SAT/ACT Option: WGU allows the use of an ACT or SAT score to satisfy the Basic Skills requirement in North Carolina, using the following policy from http://www.ets.org/praxis/nc/:

Individuals with a total SAT score of 1100 taken prior to March 2016 are exempt from Praxis Core testing requirements for teacher education program admission. Individuals with a total redesigned SAT score of 1170 taken after March 2016 are exempt from Praxis Core testing requirements for teacher education program admission.

 

  • Individuals with a total SAT score of less than 1100 taken prior to March 2016, but a score of at least 550 on the Verbal test are exempt from the Core tests in Reading and Writing for teacher education program admission. Individuals with a total redesigned SAT score of less than 1170, but a score of at least 600 on the evidence-based reading and writing test are exempt from the Core tests in Reading and Writing for teacher education program admission.
  • Individuals with a total SAT score of less than 1100 taken prior to March 2016, but a score of at least 550 on the Math test are exempt from the core test in Mathematics for teacher education program admission. Individuals with a total redesigned SAT score of less than 1170 taken after March 2016, but a score of at least 570 on the Math test are exempt from the Core test in Mathematics for teacher education program admission.


Likewise, individuals with a composite ACT® score of 24 are exempt from Core testing requirements for teacher education program admission.

 

  • Individuals with a composite ACT score of less than 24, but with a score of at least 24 on the English test, are exempt from the Core tests in Reading and Writing for teacher education program admission.
  • Individuals with a composite ACT score of less than 24, but a score of at least 24 on the Math test, are exempt from the Core test in Mathematics for teacher education program admission.

 

Visit these important links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in North Carolina

Registering for Praxis Exams

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NC Praxis Exam Requirements

 

 

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Article Number: 19957, 1243