What is Praxis?

The Praxis Series™ tests measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes and include the components listed below.

Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)

These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information.

Praxis I®

The PRAXIS I is designed to be taken early on within an education major's program, possibly upon entrance or within the first two years. In addition to licensure, these tests are often used to qualify candidates for entry into a teacher education program. The tests are based on the Core Academic Skills described above, covering reading, writing, and mathematics.. See Praxis I information.

Praxis II® Subject Assessments

These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. See Praxis II information.

Preparing for the Praxis TM

PLATO Learning has made available to students the opportunity to practice and prepare for the PRAXIS l and ll through an assessment and skill-building curriculum. This product was developed in partnership with ETS Technologies in an effort to promote greater confidence and success on the PRAXIS exams. 

What are the benefits of using PLATO?

  • Students may build confidence and skills for the actual exam.
  • Students have access to learning paths that are generated by the results of the assessment, allowing for skill development in trouble spots.
  • GBCC students are able to access these resources FREE of charge.

Will it cost me anything to take this assessment or work on the curriculum?

If you are a student at Great Bay, the assessment and corresponding curriculum are FREE. If you are a community member or a student from another institution, the fee for this service is $100 for four months. 

If I need more information, whom should I contact?

There are 3 resources that we can recommend to get more information:

  1. Patricia Corbett, Department Chair for the Teacher Prep Program at
  2. Sharon Cronin, Director of CAPS at
  3. The PRAXIS web site