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Praxis Core

Praxis Core Requirements

Praxis I has been replaced with the Praxis Core test.

Students must complete the Praxis Core exam. The minimum scores for each section are 150 Math, 156 Reading, and 162 Writing. Praxis Core is not required if a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1020 has been earned. Scores must be on the student’s official record. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure the scores are on record both at RSCC and at the university in which they plan to transfer. Praxis Core must be completed before receiving the AST degree.

For those students who have already begun to complete the testing requirements, a combination of the two tests (Praxis I and Core) will be accepted for a limited time. The grace period is as follows:

Praxis Information and Study Materials

Praxis Website

Students can register for the test through the Praxis website. The testing codes and prices are as follows:

Title Code Price
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 5733 $90
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5713 $90
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5723 $90
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined 5752 $150

The test codes provided above have recently changed. From the ETS website, "Tennessee will continue to accept passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Mathematics (5732), for program admission through August 31, 2020"

Students will need to make sure that they have scores sent to RSCC and the university in which students will transfer. Listed are the codes that students may need:

To access study materials from the Praxis website, click “Prepare for a Test” in the Quick Links section. Use the dropdown menu to select a test using the test name. The page will show a list of several test preparation materials for student use.

Students can buy study books from a bookstore. The Learning Center will also have access to study materials online. Please visit the Learning Center to learn more and receive access.


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