In September 2019, ETS began to offer an updated version of the Praxis I Core exam. Please read on below for information on this newer version of the Praxis I Core exam, which all certification candidates should take moving forward.
Updated Praxis I Core Exam Information:
- ETS, the company that administers Praxis exams, launched a new version of the Core Math, Core Reading, and Core Writing exam on September 1, 2019.
- The content of the Core Reading and Core Writing exams is staying the same - ONLY the content of the Core Math exam is changing.
- Each Core exam has a new exam code. Moving forward, all certification candidates should use the new exam codes. The exam codes can be found in the Washington, DC Certification Guide.
- With this update, the Washington, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has updated their policy about accepting the "new" v. "old" Praxis I Core exams. Please review this policy change:
- If you have an exempting ACT, SAT, or GRE score, the same scores are accepted! You must have an official score sheet from ACT, SAT, or GRE for your score to qualify with OSSE. You can find these exempting scores below.
- If you have already taken and passed the "old" version of CORE Math, OSSE will accept that score through August 31, 2021.
We suggest that you study for the Praxis I Core exam(s) with the FREE course through Khan Academy. For additional resources, please refer to this link of Praxis study resources.
Exempting ACT, SAT, or GRE Scores:
OSSE will except the following ACT, SAT, or GRE scores in lieu of all or a portion of the Praxis I Core exam. Please note that if you meet the ACT or SAT scores below, you are exempt from the Reading and Math exams, but still have to take the Writing exam. The only way a candidate is exempt from taking the Core Writing exam is if they received a 3.5 on the Writing test of the GRE.