Praxis I Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)

All teacher education candidates must complete a basic skills exam, as required by the Nebraska Department of Education. CEHS students must 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.

Are there study materials to help me prepare for the CORE exam?

Free practice materials to help prepare candidates for the exam are available through the Khan Academy.   

ETS also offers individual test prep materials as well as study tips, planning strategies and other helpful hints to maximize a successful outcome:  They include:

  • Praxis Web Demo Test
  • Core Study Companions for Reading, Writing and Math

How are CORE results used?

The Nebraska Department of Education requires passage of the Praxis Core exam for a candidate to be admitted to a teacher education program and be eligible for a Nebraska certificate.  CEHS also uses the test to help make admission decisions to the teacher education program. 

How is the CORE given?

The computer-based test is offered at Prometric Testing Centers and through the ETS At Home Solution.  Registration for the exam can be completed at the ETS website. Reading and mathematics scores are reported at the completion of the exam.  Writing exam scores may be received up to four (4) weeks after completing the exam. 

What codes do I need to register?

Attending Institution:  6877
Designated Score Recipient:  6877
Nebraska Department of Education: 7643

What scores do I need to pass?

Praxis Core scores required by the Nebraska Department of Education can be found on the Nebraska Praxis website.

How much does the CORE cost?

Students can take the combined test for a single fee if taken in one sitting.  Individual tests taken one at a time require payment for each test.  Visit the ETS website for complete cost information.

Where do I send my test results?

Your test results must be sent to UNL and the Nebraska Department of Education to be official.  This can be done during registration for the exam.  Scores not sent at the time of the exam may be requested at a later date for an additional fee.  

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