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Praxis

The Praxis Series is an Education Testing Service program that provides tests for the State of Maine to use as part of its teacher certification requirements. The University of Maine Fort Kent requires the students to take and pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators Praxis Exams by the end of their sophomore year, and Praxis II Content Area by their junior year. To register for a Praxis exam go to http://www.ets.org/praxis/register.

Assessment Formats

Praxis consists of basic skills assessment in reading, writing and mathematics, which are available in a computer-based format.

Testing Dates & Registration

The testing date for the computer-based Praxis test is made by appointment only. Call the Praxis testing center nearest you. Fort Kent testing site is located at the University of Maine Fort Kent, 23 University Drive, Nadeau Hall Computer Lab Room 109, Fort Kent, Maine 04743. A complete list of CBT test centers is available online.

Test Takers with Disabilities

Nonstandard testing accommodations are available for test takers who meet ETS requirements. All requests for accommodations (e.g., extending testing time, large print test book, etc.) must be made on the Applicant’s Request for Nonstandard Testing Accommodations Form. Test takers with modifications to the standard testing environment or who have documented medical needs that require taking medication should submit a letter of support from a medical doctor or other qualified professional stating the nature of the disability and the modifications requested. Additional information regarding disabilities is available in the Registration Bulletin or online.

Test Takers Whose Primary Language is Not English (PLNE)

Nonstandard test accommodations (extended testing time) may be available for test takers whose primary language is not English. Test takers who meets ETS requirements will be allowed 50 percent additional testing time. Request must be submitted together with documentation to ETS six weeks before test dates. Registration information, test dates and test centers for English as a Second Language examinees are available online.

Helpful Assistance

There are a variety of materials available to assist you in becoming familiar and being successful with the Praxis tests.

  • Test Preparation study guides are available online.
  • Free Test Preparation Materials are available here.
  • The following books are on reserve in the Blake Library, University of Maine Fort Kent. All have practice exams based on the official PPST with full answer explanations.
    • The PPST Guide by ETS.
    • The Complete Preparation Guide PPST Praxis: Pre-Professional Skills Test by Learning Express.
    • How to Prepare for the Praxis I by Barron.
Passing Scores
Passing Scores for Praxis I for the State of Maine
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 156
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 162
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics 150
Passing Scores for Praxis II for the State of Maine
Elementary Education: Content Knowledge 145
Passing Scores for Praxis II Content Area for the State of Maine
Secondary English - English Language Arts: Content Knowledge 167
Secondary Life Science - Biology: Content Knowledge 150
Secondary Mathematics - Mathematics: Content Knowledge 160
Secondary Social Studies - Social Studies: Content Knowledge 157
Industrial Arts (K-12) - Technology Education 159
French - French: World Language 162
Teacher - Disabled Students - Special Education: Core Knowledge And Applications 151

Additional Information or questions about the Praxis exams can be directed to Student Support Services staff by calling (207) 834-7530, by emailing tconnor@maine.edu, or by visiting http://www.ets.org/praxis/

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