All teacher education applicants must complete a competency examination, as required by the Nebraska Department of Education. CEHS students take the CORE exam, which measures basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics and is designed to determine if applicants are ready academically to pursue education studies.


How are CORE results used?

CEHS uses the test to help make admission decisions to the teacher education program. Additionally, the Nebraska Department of Education uses the test as part of the certification process.


How is the CORE given?

The computer-based test is offered by appointment Monday through Saturday, during specific testing windows at Prometric Testing Centers. You must register on-line at https://www.ets.org/portal/site/iserpraxis/. Reading and mathematics scores are reported to you as soon as you finish the test. The written test results take 3-4 weeks to receive.


What codes do I need to register?

Resting Test:  5712 Attending Institution:  6877
Math Test:  5732 Designated Score Recipient:  6877
Writing test:  5722 Nebraska Department of Education:  7643


What scores do I need to pass?

Reading:  156
Writing:  162
Mathematics:  150

More information on scores can be found at http://www.ets.org/praxis/scores/


How much does the CORE cost?

The computer-based test is $130 for all three tests. For more information on cost, please go to: http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/


Where do I send my test results?

  • UNL
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Any other college you may apply to
  • You will receive an electronic copy though your ETS account.

Important CORE Testing Links