PRAXIS CORE

Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.

Required Praxis CORE Scores (South Carolina)

Reading                156

Writing                  162

Math                      150

To prepare for the Praxis CORE individuals will take ED 131 Pre-Professional Competencies. The course emphasizes the mastery of essential competencies, in reading, writing and computations for pre-education majors. Special attention will be given to reading comprehension, reference usage, and semantics. Expository writing will be emphasized, including sentence formation, usage, and mechanics. Mathematics will include problem solving, arithmetic concepts and operations, measurement and geometry.

For a complete Praxis CORE overview (i.e. preparation materials, registration, fees), visit the Educational Testing Services (ETS) website.

PRAXIS II & Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)

As part of the ETS® Educator Series, the Praxis® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. PRAXIS II: Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. There are Subject Assessments, Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests and Teaching Foundations Tests.  

Assessments include:

Subject Assessments. These assessments measure general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. They include both multiple-choice and constructed-response test items.

Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests. These assessments measure your general pedagogical knowledge at four grade levels: Early Childhood, K-6, 5-9 and 7-12. These tests use a case study approach and feature constructed-response and multiple-choice items.

For a complete information on Praxis II and Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT), (i.e. preparation materials, registration, fees), visit the Educational Testing Services (ETS) website.