Core Academic Skills exam:
The Core Academic Skills exam can be taken computer based at www.ets.org to schedule an appointment.
The Core Academic Skills exam is required for admission into the School of Education
The ND Educational Standards and Practices Board requires candidates seeking licensure to pass the appropriate PRAXIS II examination in their teaching area. Presently, this requirement applies to the majors listed below. Additional content areas will be periodically added to this list. All ND Teacher Education programs are required to have 80% of candidates in each teaching specialty pass the appropriate examination. We are required to report those scores annually.
In order to meet these requirements, the Teacher Education program at NDSU now requires all candidates to take and report to NDSU the score for the appropriate PRAXIS II examination prior to student teaching.
Students have to register at www.ets.org. The Praxis II tests are only available computer based. There are six national test dates with registration required 6 weeks prior to the test date.
For more information, see: http://www.state.nd.us/espb/licensure/testing.html