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					                         Frequently Asked Questions about the PRAXIS Test Series
                                  Department of Curriculum and Instruction

PRAXIS I (PPST)

Is the PRAXIS I (PPST) required?

Passing scores on all three sections on the PRAXIS I must be reflected on your UWM transcript in order to be considered
for admission to a teacher certification program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

When should I take the PRAXIS I (PPST)?

The PRAXIS I should be taken at least six months prior to applying for admission to a teacher education program in the
Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

What are the passing scores for the PRAXIS I (PPST)?

        Test Code         Test Name                           Passing Score
        10710             Reading                             175
        20720             Writing                             174
        10730             Math                                173
        5710              Computerized Reading                175
        5720              Computerized Writing                174
        5730              Computerized Math                   173

If you are having difficulty passing any portion of the PRAXIS I, please contact your academic advisor prior to taking the
test a third time.

How do I ensure my PRAXIS II scores get posted on my transcript?

A copy of your scores must be sent to UWM by ETS. Your scores will be sent only if you indicate UWM as a score
recipient at the time your register. The code for UWM is 1473.

For more information about the PRAXIS test series: https://www.ets.org or 1-800-772-9476.


PRAXIS II
Is the PRAXIS II required?

Passing scores on the PRAXIS II must be reflected on your UWM transcript in order to be approved for a student teaching
placement.

When should I take the PRAXIS II?

Early Childhood Students: The PRAXIS II should be taken within a couple of months after you receive notification that
you have been admitted to the program.

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Students: The PRAXIS II should be taken no later than Bock II.

Early Adolescence – Adolescence Students (English, Math, Science and Social Studies): The PRAXIS II should be taken
when the majority of your content courses have been completed.

Early Childhood – Adolescence Students (English as a Second Language and World Languages): The PRAXIS II should
be taken when the majority of your content courses have been completed.



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Which PRAXIS II test should I take?

                                                     Test                                                     Passing
                    UWM Major                        Code                            Test Name                 Score

  Early Childhood                                    10014        Elementary Education: Content Knowledge      147

  English                                            10041        English Language, Literature, Composition    160

  English as a Second Language                       20360        English to Speakers of Other Languages       530

  Mathematics                                        10061        Mathematic: Content Knowledge                135

  Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence               20146        Middle School: Content Knowledge             146

  Science                                            10435        General Science: Content Knowledge           154

  Social Studies                                     10081        Social Studies: Content Knowledge            153

  World Language: French                             20173        French: Content Knowledge                    156

  World Language: German                             20181        German: Content Knowledge                    153

  World Language: Spanish                            10191        Spanish: Content Knowledge                   158


Note: There currently is no test for Bilingual, American Sign Language or Italian education majors.


How do I ensure my PRAXIS II scores get posted on my transcript?

A copy of your scores must be sent to UWM by ETS. Your scores will be sent only if you indicate UWM as a score
recipient at the time your register. The code for UWM is 1473.

For more information about the PRAXIS test series: https://www.ets.org or 1-800-772-9476.




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