​Praxis Core & Praxis I (PPST) Preperation


The Praxis I (PPST) test will no longer be offered after August 2014. Educational Testing Services is replacing the test with a new Praxis Core test, currently available.  

What is the Praxis Core: The Praxis Core test is a standardized test offered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and is designed to evaluate a student's skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. 

When should I take the Praxis Core: The School of Education recommends that students complete the Praxis Core test after completing 12 credits. ETS can take up 6 weeks to release official scores to students. Some students will need to retake a portion or all of this test, so students should plan ahead to take this test as advised. 

How do I take the Praxis Core: The Praxis Core is a computer-based test. Visit ETS online (www.ets.org/praxis) for more information on how to register for Praxis Core. The computer version is available two weeks a month by appointment at an ETS test site. 

The School of Education recommends that students take time to prepare for this exam. The following resources are available to assist you in your preparation. 

Praxis Core Study Guides: Study guides have been purchased and are available at the Reserve Desk of the UWSP Learning Resource Center. Study Guides can be checked out for a 3-day period. 

Information for students taking the Praxis I prior to August 30, 2014

What is the Praxis I (PPST): The Praxis I (PPST) test is a standardized test offered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and is designed to evaluate a student's skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. 

When should I take the Praxis I (PPST): The School of Education recommends that students complete the Praxis I (PPST) test after completing 12 credits. ETS can take up 6 weeks to release official scores to students. Some students will need to retake a portion or all of this test, so students should plan ahead to take this test as advised. 

How do I take the Praxis I (PPST): There are two options for completing Praxis I (PPST) - a paper-based version and a computer version. Visit the ETS online (www.ets.org/praxis) for more information on how to register for Praxis I (PPST). The written version is only offered approximately 5 times a year. The computer version is available throughout the year by appointment and score reports are typically available faster than the paper-based version. 

The School of Education recommends that students take time to prepare for this exam. The following resources are available to assist you in your preparation. 

Praxis I (PPST) Study Guides: Study guides designed by ETS have been purchased and are available at the Reserve Desk of the University Library. Study Guides can be checked out for a 3-day period. 

Praxis I (PPST) Online Prep Program: Cost $10. The School of Education Advising, Recruitment & Retention Office offers an& online& test preparation program for students preparing to take the Praxis I. Students first take a practice test. Students can then complete a series of online learning modules (called prescriptions) for the content they got wrong on the pretest. To register for the online preparation program, bring $10 to the School of Education Advising, Recruitment & Retention Office, 469 College of Professional Studies. Students not currently enrolled at UW-Stevens Point can register for the preparation program prior to their enrollment at UWSP by mailing the registration form and payment.

Praxis I Flashcards: The School of Education Advising, Recruitment & Retention Office has sets of flashcards that cover the content of the Praxis I. Flashcards can be checked out for one week at a time (Monday afternoon through the following Monday morning). Please call our office, 715-346-2040, to reserve flashcards.