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Testing Information

Praxis I: ETS-Pre Professional Skills Testing (PPST)

On July 1, 2002, all "initial" applicants for North Dakota licensure will be required to submit their test scores for the PPST/Praxis I in reading, writing, and mathematics. Beginning July 1, 2003, all applicants for initial licensure in North Dakota will need to submit their test scores for the PPST in reading, writing, and mathematics which meet or exceed the state cut score.

Required Scores

Math 170 315
Reading 173 320
Writing 173 319

Applicants must meet individual qualifying scores in Math, Reading or Writing, or meet qualifying scores on 2 of the tests and have a composite score of 516.

Study Guides

Tests at a Glance (TAAGs) available at website www.ets.org/store.html. Can download. Will be limited number available next year in paper format. Toll free: (800) 537-3161 to order

Registration Online


Will be returned within four weeks. We will need original from ETS or college recommendation. We will return originals.

Scores by Phone

Computer generated response 1(877) 387-8322. It will cost $20.00 using a credit card number. You must have your social security number, date of birth, test date and the Education Standards and Practices Board agency number of 7848.

Live response 1(609) 771-7395. It will cost $20.00 using a credit card number. You must have your social security number, date of birth, test date.

If you are going to receive your test scores by phone, you MUST conference call with the Education Standards and Practices Board. We must have documentation of these scores, we can not accept your word.

Access Your Scores Online

Beginning with the September 13 paper-based administration, test takers who register online for a paper-based test must access test scores via their Praxis account. This service is free of charge.

This service will replace the mailing of a paper score report.

The process is very easy - simply log into your Praxis account and click on your score report.

You will be able to view, print and download your scores days earlier than those who registered by mail or phone. You may access your scores for a given paper-based administration the afternoon of the score report mailing date.


Can retake after a 60 day lapse.

If you register for a test before you know the results of a prior test, and subsequently receive a passing score for that test, you will automatically receive a full refund. You do not need to submit a request for a refund.

North Dakota University System Test Supervisors

Supervisor: College Contact Details
Johnna Douthit: Dickinson State Johnna.Douthit@dickinsonstate.edu
Tiffany Bendickson: NDSU Tiffany.Bendickson@ndsu.edu
Beverly Hilliard: UND testingcenter@mail.und.nodak.edu
Jan Drake: Valley City State


Deanette Piesik: Williston State


Kevin Allan: University of Mary kallan@umary.edu
Ray Gerszewski: Mayville State University Raymond_Gerszewski@mayvillestate.edu
Melanie Moore: Minot State Melanie.Moore@minotstateu.edu
1.800.777.0750 ext 4233, local 858.4233

Praxis II: Qualifying Scores

To preview and register for these tests, please visit the Educational Testing Service website at www.ets.org. Click on "Tests at a Glance" to review prior to taking the test.

Testing sites include each of the state-approved teacher education programs.

Teacher candidates will need to meet the qualifying score for initial licensure beginning July 1, 2006.

To access the North Dakota Praxis Testing Requirements, please visit the Educational Testing Service website at http://www.ets.org/praxis/nd/requirements/.

Beginning July 1, 2010, all secondary majors will need to meet the qualifying score for the PLT for initial licensure. K-12 majors have the option of completing either the elementary or secondary PLT.

Top 10 Questions asked by Praxis Candidates

Praxis 2010-2011 Information Bulletin

Test Prep to Help Teacher Candidates Prepare for the Praxis Assessment (71kb pdf)

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