Testing Requirements

For purposes of admission to the teacher education program, test scores are valid for up to 6 years from the date the test was taken. Any ACT, PPST or Core test scores more than 6 years old will not be accepted. A waiver request regarding test recency may be submitted for review. KSDE will accept old assessments for up to 6 years after the beginning date of a new assessment as long as the old assessment was taken and passed prior to the beginning date of the new assessment.

Passing score on the Reading, Writing and Math sections of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or Core (CASE-Core Academic Skills for Educators) are required for admission to the Teacher Education program if the individual score on the ACT corresponding section is less than 22. If a person has a bachelor's degree or higher, they are exempt from the PPST or Core test. The test is taken computer based through the Kelly Center on campus or at other sites. Register for a test online at www.ets.org and look for PRAXIS tests.

A subject area assessment is required for each teaching endorsement as well as one Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test. To register for these tests and to get additional information regarding test dates and locations, go to www.ets.org and look for PRAXIS II tests. 

Passing the PLT Test

Provided below are some resources to assist in passing the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test.

Admission to teacher education is not based solely on the above criteria. Other factors such as a history of repeating course(s), dispositions, etc. will also be considered.

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