Testing Information

Praxis I:

Formerly known as the PPST (Pre-Professional Skill for Teachers) the Praxis I tests are now known as the Core Academic Skills for Educators. As of Sept 1, 2014, ETS no longer offers the PPST and offers the Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests. Below are the passing scores for the new tests as well as the former PPST tests:

Required Tests

  Core Skills Test Code Qualifying Score Minimum Score OLD PPST Test PPST Qualifying Score
Reading 5713 156 149 5710/0710 173
Writing 5723 160 153 5720/0720 173
Math 5733 150 143 5730/0730 170


NEW AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2018: Core Academic Skills: Applicants must meet individual qualifying scores in Reading, Writing, and Math OR

meet a composite score of 466 with no score being below the minimum set for teach test. Reading minimum is 149, writing minimum is 153, and math minimum is 143. 

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

*An applicant can’t use some of the PPST tests and some of the Core Academic Skills.


Score reports are available online thru your ETS account 2 to 3 weeks after the testing window closes or 2-3 weeks after your test date for tests offered continuously. Please save your score report as a pdf document and email it to when you are ready to apply for licensure.

Study Guides

Praxis has free study companions available as well as an Interactive Practice Tests for purchase online. Visit ND’s Praxis Testing site

Registration Online

Register online for a Praxis test @


Retakes can be taken once every 21 days.


Praxis II: Qualifying Scores

To preview and register for these tests, please visit ND Praxis Information at:

Testing Sites in ND

Bismarck - 4303

Prometric Testing Center
4503 Coleman St.
Suite 207
United States Of America

Dickinson - STN14088A

Dickinson State University (Praxis only)
291 Campus Drive
May Hall (Main Foyer)
United States of America

Fargo - 4300

Prometric Testing Center
901 28th Street S
United States Of America

Grand Forks - 4302

University of North Dakota
2891 Second Avenue
McCannel Hall Room 202
United States of America

Minot - STN13981A

Minot State University (No GRE)
500 University Ave. W.
Admin 361
United States of America