ND Basic Skills Requirement

North Dakota Basic Skills Requirement

Basic Skills Exam:

Beginning 9/1/2019, Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5752)

or, if passed by 8/31/2019,  Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751),

or, Praxis I, Pre Professional Skills Test (PPST) (Note: Praxis I PPST will no longer be offered by ETS/Praxis after August 31, 2014.)


The North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board has established the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (Core) in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics as a qualifying basic skills exam for licensure.


Although a basic skills exam is not required to obtain a North Dakota teaching license (since WGU students apply for their North Dakota license via a reciprocal Utah teacing license and Utah does not require a basic skills exam), in order to satisfy WGU's basic skills exam requirement for graduation, you are required to meet North Dakota's basic skills exam requirements. You must either 1) pass all three sections of the basic skills examination or 2) pass 2 sections and meet the composite score requirement within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT) domain at WGU. Please click here for passing score information.

Go to http://www.ets.org/praxis for information on test dates, fees, and registration.

You should sign up to take your basic skills examination when you begin studying Foundations of Teaching to ensure you have time to complete the examination prior to enrollment in Effective Teaching Practices.

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 Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to scores@wgu.eduIf you uploaded your official basic skills passing scores as part of your DT application, you do not need to fax or email your scores separately.



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