Praxis I (PPST)
Why do I have to take the Praxis I? When should I take the Praxis I?
The Praxis I is required by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for admission to teacher preparation programs. All education students must have passing scores on all three tests prior to applying for program entry.
Elementary and Secondary Education students apply for program entry the semester before they take the course — Individual, School, and Society. Special and Dual Education students apply for program entry during their Sophomore Practicum semester.
Remember: All Students must have passing scores on the Praxis I prior to applying for program entry.
It is recommended that the Praxis I be taken no later than the second semester of your freshman year. Failure to take this test in a timely manner will delay your eligibility to apply to the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS).
When scheduling, allow enough time to receive official scores prior to the program entry application date — September 15 for fall and February 15 for spring.
Which tests are required in Wisconsin?
How do I schedule to take the Praxis I?
Testing is available through Testing Services, Polk Library, Room 3, (920) 424-1433. You may either register at Testing Services or online at www.ets.org/praxis for the computer-based test. You must register online at www.ets.org/praxis for the paper and pencil test.
No set dates for tests. Student schedules testing sessions at Polk Library, Room 3, or at www.ets.org/praxis.
Unofficial Math and Reading results immediately. Written results in approximately 2–3 weeks for all 3 tests.
Paper and Pencil Version
Limited offerings, Saturdays only
All 3 Tests = $170 ($50 registration fee + $40/test fee)
Visit www.ets.org/praxis for registration and specific test dates.
Written results in approximately 6 weeks for all 3 tests.
How do I study for the Praxis I?
There are several ways to study for the Praxis I, and it is highly recommended that you study for this important examination.
Free Praxis I Workshops
Spring Interim Workshop
Come for one or both sessions
What if I cannot pass all three sections of the Praxis I?
You may qualify for the exceptions policy if you meet a certain list of specific requirements.
If your primary language is not English (PLNE)
Visit the ETS Web site for forms and directions.
If you have questions about registration, scoring or other Praxis Series services, visit www.ets.org/disability.