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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 for the computer-based test.  You must register online at for the paper and pencil test.  


Computer-Based Version


  • One test: $80   
  • Two tests: $120   
  • Three tests: $160   
  • Combined test (all three exams taken the same day): $130

Test Dates   

No set dates for tests. Student schedules testing sessions at Polk Library, Room 3, or at

Test Results   

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)

Test Dates   

Visit for registration and specific test dates.

Test Results   

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.

  • Praxis I study guides — at Polk Library or any bookstore
  • Praxis I workshops offered by the Reading Study Center, N/E 201

Free Praxis I Workshops

Spring Interim Workshop

  • May 19, 1:00-3:00

Come for one or both sessions

  • Writing 1:00-2:00
  • Reading 2:00-3:00

In addition, Praxis I practice tests and other self-help materials are available at the Reading Study Center throughout the year for student use as well as individual assistance. Call (920) 424-1031, stop by N/E 201 for an appointment, or visit the Reading Study Center Web site.


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)
Nonstandard test accommodations (extended testing time) may be available for test takers whose primary language is not English. Test takers who meet ETS requirements will be allowed 50 percent additional testing time. Your request for PLNE accommodations must include the following:

  • A completed certification of documentation form
  • A completed eligibility form for examinees whose primary language is not English
  • A completed registration form for paper-based tests (or CBT authorization voucher request form for Praxis I computerized PPST tests) and appropriate fees

Visit the ETS Web site for forms and directions.

Test takers with disabilities
ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities by providing services and reasonable accommodations that are appropriate given the purpose of the test. Nonstandard testing accommodations are available for test takers with disabilities who meet ETS requirements. If you are requesting nonstandard testing accommodations, you must register by mail through ETS and have your accommodations approved prior to testing. 

If you have questions about registration, scoring or other Praxis Series services, visit

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