Education Resource Center

Susie Stanley
Enderis Hall, Room 290
(414) 229-3326

The Education Resource Center’s primary purpose is to prepare students for the Praxis CORE exams. The ERC offers computer assistance, workshops, and tutoring for students. There is no fee for this service and you need not be a current UWM student to use the ERC.

Fall Hours 2014

Mondays: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fridays: Closed

Praxis CORE Tutoring: Reading, Writing and Math

Susie Stanley
Walk-ins welcome

Testing Information

Praxis CORE & Praxis II Study Books Loan

Our office no longer have the Praxis books available for one-month loans. You may now check out Praxis study books at the UWM Curriculum Library, located in the campus library (second floor, east wing). You must be a current UWM student in good standing with a valid UWM Identification Card. The books are now 7-day reserve items.

Books are also available through Milwaukee County Public Libraries with a valid library card.

Important Information Regarding Test Accommodations

Non-native English speakers and individuals with documented disabilities may be eligible for special test-taking accommodations. For more information consult the ETS website.

Test and test centers changes CANNOT be made after registration, therefore you MUST register by the stated deadline. Space and test materials are limited.

To request special accommodations you CANNOT register online. All materials must be submitted together and received by ETS BEFORE the registration deadline. If you need assistance with registration, consult with the staff in the Educational Resource Center.

Praxis CORE Service & Test Fees

For more information, visit the Praxis Service & Test Fees website.

Praxis CORE & Praxis II Passing Score Requirements

Contact your advisor or access the documents below.

Passing Praxis Scores (PDF)

Passing Praxis Scores FAQ (PDF)

Test Retake Policy – Praxis CORE & Praxis II™ Tests

Computer-Delivered Tests
You may only take each Praxis™ computer-delivered test once every 30 consecutive days, not including the day of your test. If you wish to retest, you must select a test date that is more than 30 days after your previous test date. (Note: if you take the combined Praxis CORE test, you cannot take an individual Praxis Core test until after the 30-day period.) This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you violate this restriction, the scores from your retest will not be reported and your test fees will not be refunded.

Paper-Delivered Tests
ETS does not limit the number of times you can retake a paper-delivered Praxis test; however, some states, associations, and institutions may limit the number of times you can retest. Contact your state or licensing agency to confirm their retest policy.

Praxis CORE Information

Praxis CORE Workshops
Please visit the Education Resource Center for more information on how to prepare for the Praxis CORE exam.

The Praxis CORE sessions are designed for students who have never taken the Praxis CORE exam before. Participants will learn:

  • What is covered in the exam.
  • How to register for the exam.
  • How to prepare for exam.
  • Basic test taking strategies.

Visit the Test Prep Review website for free online Praxis CORE test assistance.

PRAXIS CORE Self-Directed Study Guides
Visit the ERC for multiple practice exams for each subject.
Waiver Request
Wisconsin Administrative Code PI.34.14(1)a.1 requires that students applying for admission to their initial Wisconsin teacher licensure program pass tests in Pre-Professional Skills (or the PPST) in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Programs affected by this requirement are administered in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Exceptional Education in the School of Education and by the Arts Education Review Board in the Peck School of the Arts. This PI.34 requirement allows institutions of higher education to grant a waiver to no more than 10% of the total number of students admitted for each admissions year under conditions determined by the university PI.34.14(2)2.
Conditions for Waiver Eligibility
All four conditions must be met and documented by the applicant in the attached PRAXIS CORE Waiver Request Form to be considered for a waiver. To request a waiver, the applicant must establish that:

  1. All other program admissions requirements have been met.
  2. Two of the three PRAXIS CORE subtests have been passed.
  3. The failed subtest has been taken at least twice.
  4. There is convincing, alternative evidence available to support ones basic skill competency in the failed subtest area (e.g., success in recent, related coursework; passing scores or sufficiently high scores on standardized tests such as placement tests, ACT, SAT, Praxis II, GRE). This evidence (as noted by the applicant on the PRAXIS CORE Waiver Request Form) will be reviewed by the appropriate program faculty committee. Acceptance of this alternative evidence requires an approval signature on the PRAXIS CORE Waiver Request Form by the committee chairperson. Approval is by no means automatic.

If an applicant is believed to have met these four conditions, access the Praxis I Waiver Policy, Procedures & Request Form (DOC).

Praxis CORE PLE Simulated Test
You can practice for the Praxis CORE Math, Reading, and Writing exam sections online by using the Praxis PLE Simulated Test.
Praxis CORE Computer-Based Testing Experience Video
To help candidates understand what will happen when they visit a Prometric Testing Center and begin to test online, ETS has launched a Computerized PRAXIS Testing Experience online video that will walk them through their entire computer delivered testing experience.

Praxis II Information

Wisconsin requires students who complete their professional education programs after August 31, 2004 to complete and pass subject assessments in order to qualify for a state education license.

All state approved professional education preparation programs in Wisconsin require student assessments of content knowledge that are determined by passing scores established by the State Superintendent. Time of completion of this assessment within the educational program sequence is determined by policy established by the professional education program.

Test Types
Wisconsin uses Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis II: Subject Area Tests for all licenses except world languages.

Wisconsin uses Language Testing International (LTI) for World Language Tests.

Candidates enrolled in a Wisconsin Educator Preparation Program should contact their respective program for all testing requirements pertinent to the licensure endorsement they are seeking. The Praxis II Test: Subject Assessment sheet lists the various tests required by the state of Wisconsin along with the test number needed for registration. For more information, please call (414) 229-3326.

Online Subject/Content Areas
Please note that these subject/content areas are available to complete by computer as of Spring 2012:

  • Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
  • Middle School: Content Knowledge

For more specific information regarding the availability of the computer-based Praxis II exams, contact Prometric ETS.

Milwaukee Location
19435 W. Capitol Dr. Suite L04
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 796-0836

Registration Information
For more general information about registering for the Praxis II exam, visit the ETS Praxis website.

You can register online for a computer-delivered test by visiting the ETS Praxis Registration page or by contacting Prometric ETS at (800) 853-6773. Testing dates are subject to change. Any revisions to available testing dates are posted on the ETS Praxis Registration page.

All other questions for Prometric ETS can be answered by calling (262) 373-1270.

Note: There is a fee for taking the Praxis exams.

Note: There are some Praxis II exams available to be taken at Prometric ETS. Please visit the Praxis ETS Wisconsin Test Requirements page for more specific information.