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. We recommend students take the Praxis I no later than March 1, 2014 in order to allow time to repeat any sections of the test. Students who do not take the Praxis I test by March 1 should take the Praxis Core test.
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.