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EDUCATOR PREPARATION TESTING REQUIREMENTS

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Content Testing

Content Test 2014-2015 Testing Schedule Updated 6/12/14

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Content Testing Updated 6/18/14

Content Testing Scores Chart Updated 6/4/14

Nebraska is in the process of adopting content tests for certification.  Candidates seeking an initial certificate as of September 1, 2015 will be required to pass the designated Praxis II test.

Basic Skills Testing

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Basic Skills Testing Updated 3/13/14

Effective September 1, 2014, applicants taking a basic skills test to seek admission to an educator preparation program will be required to complete the reading, mathematics, and writing portions of the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test published by Educational Testing Service of Princeton, New Jersey, referred to as the Core Skills Test.

After September 1, 2014, applicants for an entry level Nebraska certificate can use the Pre-Professional Skills test or the Core Academic Skills for Educators test to meet the Basic Skills Competency requirement.

Core Skills Test passing scores shall consisting of the following:

156 or above on the reading portion of the Core Skills Test
150 or above on the mathematics portion of the Core Skills Test
162 or above on the writing portion of the Core Skills Test; or

A composite score of 468 on all three portions of the Core Skills Test, with no single test score being more than one point below the score required above, and upon the recommendation of a standard institution of higher education.

PPST passing scores shall consist of the following:

170 or above on the reading portion of the PPST
171 or above on the mathematics portion of the PPST
172 or above on the writing portion of the PPST; or

A composite score of 513 on all three portions of the PPST, with no single test score being more than one point below the score required above, and upon the recommendation of a standard institution of higher education.

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