Praxis Core





The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests are computerized tests that assess reading, writing, and mathematical skills.


Be sure to have your scores sent to JMU.  The Attending Institution & Recipient Code for JMU is 5392.


What Praxis Core Tests Do I Take?


Test Code

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading


Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing


Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Mathematics


  Praxis Core Academic Skills for  Educators Combined



When Can I Take Praxis Core?

Students may make an individual appointment to take the Praxis Core at any Prometric test center.  Prometric centers in Virginia are located in Fairfax, Lynchburg, Newport News, and Roanoke. ETS does not offer Praxis Cores as a paper-based assissment. Coming soon: JMU is working on becoming a computer-based testing center for Praxis Core. 


What Are Passing Scores For Praxis Core?


Passing scores on the Praxis Core are set by the Virginia Board of Education, and all students completing licensure programs at JMU must meet this requirement.

Reading 156
Writing 162
Mathematics 150

NOTE:  As of January 1, 2014, Virginia no longer accepts the Praxis I for admission into preprofessional teacher education programs. Praxis I tests taken prior to January 1, 2014 will still be accepted for teacher education requirements. If you have passed individual subtests of Praxis I prior to January 1, 2014, please contact the Education Support Center to determine if the subtests will fulfill teacher education requirements. 

What If I Have A Documented Physical or Learning Disability?

Alternative Testing Arrangements

Students with documented physical or learning disabilities may wish to apply for appropriate accommodations for these tests.

Applying for Praxis Core or Praxis II accommodations will require registration by mail at least six weeks in advance of published registration deadlines as well as submission of required disability documentation.  For more information, students should go to


How Do I Register for the Praxis Core?

You may register for the Praxis core on the ETS website at



Fee Waivers

Praxis I fee waivers may be available for college students. 

See the ETS website for more information.


Where can I get help preparing for Praxis Core?