Basic Skills Requirement

Teacher candidates (education majors) are required to have official qualifying scores on a New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner-approved test of basic skills. This requirement must be fulfilled for a teacher candidate to begin the professional sequence of education major coursework.  Students must submit official qualifying scores for the PRAXIS CORE, SAT, ACT, or GRE.   When requesting scores be sent to WP use the Score Recipient Code: 2518.  To send scores to the New Jersey Department of Education, use the Score Recipient Code: 7666

NEW: You may now opt to use scores from multiple test types to fulfill the basic skills requirement (which will include PRAXIS CORE Writing). 

Teacher candidates who wish to use SAT, ACT or GRE scores must have official scores sent to the University directly from the testing company.  Once you have requested the official scores please email certify@wpunj.edu to request the scores be used to fulfill this basic skills requirement.

PRAXIS CORE
(www.ets.org/praxis/core)

Praxis Core for Educators Series 5752:

Test Code Score
Reading 5713  156
Writing 5723  162
Mathematics 5733  (On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 150

Test takers may register to take all three parts on the same day (Reading, Writing and Math) by using registration code 5752.  This will result in a cost savings.  Or, test takers may choose to take each part individually by registering for the specific codes listed in the chart above.  Scores will be reported by individual test.  Registration:  https://www.ets.org/praxis/register/.

Prior to September 2020, test takers had the option to register for different Core test codes.  These include Reading (5712)  Writing (5722) and Math (5732)


SAT

Verbal Mathematics
 If taken before 4/1/1995 480 520
If taken before 4/1/95 and 2/28/2016 560 540
If taken on or after 3/1/2016 610 Evidence Based Reading and Writing or 30 Reading 570

ACT

English Mathematics
If taken before 8/28/1989 20 23
If taken on or after 8/28/1989 23 23

GRE

Verbal Quantitative
If taken before 8/1/2011 530 720
If taken on or after 8/1/2011 155 156

If you are looking to use the SAT or ACT scores, you must have official scores sent to the University directly from the testing company.  Once you have requested the official scores please email certify@wpunj.edu to request the scores be used to fulfill this basic skills requirement.

*Cut scores as per the NJDOE notification of November 19, 2015.


Fee Waivers
Fee waivers may be available for college students who meet all eligibility criteria. If you qualify for a fee waiver, the test fees for up to three Core tests, or one Praxis®Subject Assessment (formerly the Praxis II® tests) may be waived.  For information to request a fee waiver please visit:  https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/fee_waivers/

Accommodations

ETS offers testing accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities or health-related needs, as recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).  For information to request accommodations please visit:  https://www.ets.org/disabilities/


 English Language Learner Accommodations
https://www.ets.org/praxis/register/plne_accommodations?WT.ac=praxis_34327_register_accommodations?