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PRAXIS Exam Information

In order to graduate with an AAT degree at Anne Arundel Community College students must submit passing scores from the Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) prior to the completion of the 30th credit hour. Praxis I consists of three separate tests and assesses basic skill competency in the following areas:

  • Reading - Literal, Critical & Inferential Comprehension (Multiple Choice)
  • Mathematics - Numbers & Operations, Algebra, Geometry & Measurement, Data Analysis & Probability (Multiple Choice, no calculator)
  • Writing - Grammatical & Structural Relationships, Word Choice & Mechanics (Multiple Choice & Essay)

Scores from Praxis I are also used for admission to four-year teacher education undergraduate and graduate programs and are required for teacher certification in Maryland and other states.  For a list of passing scores for the Praxis and other qualifying tests (SAT, ACT, GRE), visit the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) website.

Passing Scores

Maryland passing scores on PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests are 177 in Math, 177 in Reading, 173 in Writing or a composite (combined) score of 527.  In order to graduate with an AAT, students need to have the required composite score.

An MSDE approved qualifying score on the SAT (1100 post April 1995; 1000 prior to April 1995), GRE (297 post September 1, 2011; 1000 prior to September 1, 2011) or ACT (24) are also acceptable in lieu of PRAXIS I.

Preparing for PRAXIS 1

PRAXIS Preparation Courses are an excellent option for those looking to boost their scores for a particular testing area.  Students who prefer guided over independent study should register for these classes.

    •      EDU 002  Preparing for Praxis I: Reading Skills
    •      EDU 003  Preparing for Praxis I: Math Skills
    •      EDU 004  Preparing for Praxis I: Writing Skills

PRAXIS Cyber Cafe is sponsored regularly by the Student Education Association (SEA). Check the SEA website for more details.  There will also be a Praxis information session at the Annual Teacher Education Fair.

KHAN ACADEMY Connections:  Take advantage of instructional videos to review math concepts on the Praxis I exam.

PRAXIS I: PPST "At a Glance" guides provide detailed information about the Reading, Writing, and Math sections of the test. 

FREE Webinars from ETS for Praxis I and Praxis II.

PRAXIS Prep Reference Books are available at the Truxal Library, local libraries and bookstores.  Additional study tips are available at http://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/tips.

Testing & Education Reference Center provides a free online study guide and practice tests through the Truxal Libary database.  To access the guide, visit http://libguides.aacc.edu/terc.  Under Career Tools, select TEACHING.  You will need your library barcode to access this resource from off-campus.

Ed2Go provides online non-credit preparation classes that students can take through AACC.  Please e-mail the TEACH Advisor for more information about this option.


Registering for Praxis I

Schedule and register for the test (paper-delivered or computer-delivered)
To access test center information and the testing calendar, visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/centers_dates/

There is a fee for the Praxis
For details, visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/.  Please note that there are fee waivers available for qualifying students.

Be sure to send scores to AACC
For the registration codes for AACC and your intended transfer institution, visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/codes/

Testing accommodations are available
Visit http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/disabilities for details