WV Basic Skills Requirements

West Virginia Basic Skills Requirements

Basic Skills Exam: 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.  You must pass all three sections of the Core basic skills examination within the first 6 months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT) domain at WGU.  

Previous Basic Skills Exam (if passed prior to September 2013):  Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)
Note: If you had previously passed one or more sections of the Praxis I you are able to use the section(s) combined with the remaining Praxis Core section(s). In other words, you can "mix and match" the Praxis I with the Praxis Core.
 

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 2011, a combined score of 800 verbal and quantitative.

Beginning November 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 Exam Scores to WGU

 

11/2018




Article Number : 20305, 1448