The Praxis series of exams are published by ETS, Educational Testing Service.
All students entering the Marietta College Teacher Education program must complete the Praxis I Assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics and submit their scores to the education department office as part of the admission process into the program. A computerized form of the Praxis I exam can be taken by appointment at various testing centers throughout the state. The closest site is the Educational Testing Center located in Athens, OH (740-597-1537). Other testing centers may be found through this ETS link. Paper based tests are also given at various time throughout the year at various institutions. The paper based testing dates and centers may be found through this ETS link. Minimum scores required by the education department for admission are:
- Math 174
- Reading 175
- Writing 173
In lieu of Praxis I, students may submit an ACT composite score of 23 with subtest score minimums of:
- Math 22
- Reading 22
- Writing 22
or a composite score of 1070 on the SAT with subtest scores of :
- Math 520
- Reading 450
- Writing 430
Official score reports or documentation from the College Registrar must be submitted to the Education Department office.
The Praxis I tests will be replaced on January 1, 2014 with the Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests with scores of:
- Math (5732): 150
- Reading (5712): 156
- Writing (5722): 162
Exams must be taken and passed prior to admission to the Professional Education Program. Exams are offered via computer at multiple testing locations.
Content Area Tests
Teacher candidates in the State of Ohio must receive passing scores on the Ohio Assessment
for Educators test in the following areas:
a) a test of professional knowledge (candidates are required to take only one)
b) a test of curriculum content or specialization (Specialty Area Tests) (candidates are
required to take all Ohio required tests)
Teacher education candidates are eligible to take one or all of the examinations after they
have completed at least 75 percent of their approved program. Exams must be taken and
passed prior to the internship semester. Exams are offered via computer at multiple testing
locations. Information is shared during the spring meeting for prospective student teachers
and is also available in the Education Department office. Candidates should go to
www.oh.nesinc.com to access information on test registration and to obtain additional
information about the tests.