PPST (Praxis I)

For information about both the PPST (Praxis I) and Praxis II tests, visit the ETS site: www.ets.org. Click on PRAXIS for information about registration and test preparation. An additional source for test preparation is the UW Oshkosh Reading Study Center 

Which tests are required in Wisconsin?

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires the PPST in Reading, Writing and Math for students' admission to teacher preparation programs. The required tests are:

When do I take the PPST?

Take the PPST immediately. Passing scores on the PPST are a requirement toward full admission to the special education graduate program. Students have three semesters from the initial meeting with the graduate coordinator to submit passing scores. If you do not have passing scores at that time, your registration will be blocked until passing scores are submitted.

How do I schedule to take the test?

The PPST is offered as a Computer Based test or paper/pencil test. 

Computer Based Testing

PPST is offered as a computer based test through Testing Services in Polk Library, (920) 424-1433. Contact Testing Services to schedule an appointment. You may also register for this test online. Official scores will be mailed to you in approximately 3 weeks.

Paper/Pencil Test

The paper/pencil test is only offered as a written test through Testing Services in Polk Library. Check with Testing Services for testing dates.

Special Registration Options: Please read the registration bulletin if your primary language is not English or if you have a disability. Non-standard testing accommodations are available to test takers who meet ETS requirements. See the ETS Web site.

When will I receive my scores?

Scores for the paper/pencil test will be mailed out approximately 4 weeks after the test is taken. Computer-based test scores are mailed out approximately 2-3 weeks after the test is taken.

Do I have to retake the PPST if I don't pass?

Students must retake parts of the PPST for which passing scores have not been met. You may take the computerized PPST only once per calendar month and no more than six times within a 12-month period.

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