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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to meet the basic skills requirements through the alternative method.
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