Basic Skills

You may send test scores to MSDE in one of the following ways: notation on a college transcript,  photocopy of the original score report, or official verification from a state department of education.​

 Academic  Skills  Assessments

All beginning teachers in all content areas must take Praxis Core, Praxis I, SAT, GRE, or ACT.


Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators

Test Code

MD Score

Reading (sr - 85 min.) and

5712

 156

Writing (sr & cr - 100 min.) and

5722

 162

Mathematics (sr - 85 min.) 

5732

 150

Praxis I: PPST/CPPST Prior to September 1, 2014
Reading
Writing
Mathematics


5710
5720
5730

 
527

SAT (prior to April,1995) (math and verbal)

-
1000
SAT (after April, 1995) (math and verbal or math and critical reading)
-
1100
GRE  (prior to September 1, 2011) (math and verbal)
-
1000
GRE (taken as of September 1, 2011) (math and verbal)

-

 297

ACT
-
 24

Applicants may meet the basic skills testing requirement in one of the following ways by submitting:

1. Individual scores at or above the MD qualifying scores on Praxis : CORE (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics);

2. A composite score that is at or above MD qualifying score on Praxis I, SAT, GRE, or ACT; or

3. Individual qualifying scores at or above the MD qualifying scores on any combination of Praxis: CORE and Praxis I.

The composite score on the SAT taken prior to April 1995 is 1000; the composite score on the SAT taken after April 1995 is 1100.  The composite score on the GRE taken prior to September 1, 2011  is 1000; the composite score on the GRE taken as of September 1, 2011 is 297. The composite score on the ACT is 24. The composite score on the Praxis I (PPST/CPPST) taken prior to September 1, 2014 is 527.

NTE qualifying scores as of January 1, 2011 will no longer be accepted unless accompanied by a valid, professional out-of-state certificate.  Applicants must meet current testing requirements at the time of application.