WV Basic Skills Requirements

West Virginia Basic Skills Requirements

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),



The West Virginia Department of Education has established the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators exam (Core) in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics as the state-required basic skills exam.


Alternative Options
 ACT: WVDE will accept the ACT to meet the Basic Skills exam requirement if it falls into one of the following timeframes:

If taken prior to November 1989, you must have attained a score of 25 on the American College Testing (ACT) program.

Beginning in November of 1989, you must have attained a score of 26 on the enhanced ACT exam.

 

SAT: WVDE will accept the SAT to meet the Basic Skills exam requirement if it falls into one of the following timeframes: 

If taken prior to April 1995, you must have attained a score of 1035 on the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)

If taken between April 1995 and March 2005, a re-centered SAT score of 1125 is required.

If taken from March 2005 to May 2016, a combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1170 or higher. 

Beginning May 2016, a 1240 on the new SAT using the combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math

 

GRE: WVDE will accept the GRE to meet the Basic Skills exam requirement if it falls into one of the following timeframes:

If taken prior to November 1, 2011, a combined score of 800 verbal and quantitative.

Beginning November 1, 2011, a score of at least 286.

 

Submit a copy of your ACT, SAT, or GRE scores to WGU at scores@wgu.edu if you wish to meet the basic skills requirements through the alternative method.

 

Visit these links for more important information:

General Information about Licensing in West Virginia

Submitting SAT/ACT Scores to WGU

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

 

9/2019




Article Number : 20305, 1448