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EIS Public Information
Basic Skills (Praxis Core, SAT, GRE, or ACT)
Academic Skills Assessments
All beginning teachers in all content areas must take Praxis Core, SAT, GRE, orACT.
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
Reading (sr - 85 min.) and
Writing (sr & cr - 100 min.) and
Mathematics (sr - 85 min.)
Praxis I: PPST/CPPST Prior to September 1, 2014
SAT (prior to April,1995) (math and verbal)
SAT (after April, 1995) (math and verbal or math and critical reading)
GRE (prior to September 1, 2011) (math and verbal)
GRE (taken as of September 1, 2011) (math and verbal)
Applicants may meet the testing requirement in one of two ways by submitting: individual scores at or above the state qualifying scores on Praxis : CORE (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) or a composite score that is at or above the state qualifying score on Praxis I, SAT, GRE, or ACT.
The composite score on the SAT taken prior to April 1995 is 1000; the composite score on theSAT 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.
How to Apply
Praxis Subject Assessments
MD Approved Reading Courses
Certification Branch, Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0412 TTY/TDD: 410-333-6442/Toll Free: 866-772-8922
Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to noon and 12:15 pm to 4:15 pm except for State holidays