Core Academic Skills for Educators

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Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators

All students (both Undergraduate and Graduate) enrolled in Rider’s teacher preparation program must meet a basic skills assessment requirement prior to beginning the professional sequence of coursework in their education program.

The Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. View more information regarding the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests.

Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators

Test Code Passing Score for Rider University
*As of Fall 2017
**Before Fall 2017 and graduate level students
Reading  5712  164*
Writing  5722  162
Mathematics  5732
(On-screen four-function calculator provided.)

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators tests (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).  Registration.

The Praxis® Information bulletin provides information on registration, test day procedures and score reporting. Found here.


The undergraduate Department of Teacher Education has created the “Road to Praxis® Success” map for freshmen students to ensure success and timely completion of department requirements. A passing score for all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators tests is required before students can enroll in their professional methods courses.

Road to Praxis Success

Please note that the Department of Teacher Education policies are subject to change. Please consult the Undergraduate Student Handbook for the most up-to-date requirements. View the handbook.


Fee Waiver
Fee waivers may be available for college students who meet all eligibility criteria. If you qualify for a fee waiver, the test fees for up to three Core tests, or one Praxis® Subject Assessment may be waived. View more information and to request a fee waiver.

Testing Accommodations
ETS offers testing accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities or health-related needs, as recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). View more information to request accommodations.

If English is not your primary language, you may meet ETS requirements and be eligible for certain accommodations. If you believe this applies to you, please visit this webpage.


All Praxis® tests are delivered by computer. Some tests are offered continuously while others are offered in testing windows that occur several times a year. Please view information regarding test dates and testing centers.

Students will register online for the Praxis® tests with a credit/debit card or via PayPal®. Print your admission ticket and bring it with you to the test center. Register here.

Send your scores to the New Jersey Department of Education by using code 7666 (will be listed as an automatic recipient).

In addition, you must send your scores to Rider University by using code 2758 (will be listed as an additional score recipient, where you can add up to four institutions for free).

Depending on what area of certification you are looking to pursue, the passing score will vary. Please visit this page and click on the various specialty licensure areas to view the test, code and qualifying score for New Jersey.

Test Retake Policy: If you feel you did not perform to your potential, you may retake a Praxis® test once every 21 days, not including your initial test date. Note: If you take a test that is comprised of subtests, such as Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001), you cannot retake a subtest until after the 21-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 be canceled by ETS and your test fees will not be refunded.

New Jersey Student Learning Standards

The New Jersey Department of Education provides NJ Student Learning Standards documents free of charge. You can use them as review guides when you begin to study for the Core Academic Skills for Educators practice tests and Subject Assessment practice tests. Downloading and reading these guides should be your first step in preparing to take the Praxis®. Please click on the following links to view the NJ Student Learning Standards for each subject:

Study Companions
ETS has created Study Companions to assist you in preparing to take the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests. The Study Companions are comprehensive overviews for each test, including detailed test descriptions, sample questions with answers and explanations, and general tips and information about the Praxis® tests. 

Study Plans
ETS has created Study Plans to assist you in preparing to take the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators tests.

Webinars & Videos
ETS’s free Praxis® webinars deliver in-depth information and demonstrations about Praxis® test preparation products and services. Learn how you can ensure success as you prepare for teacher licensure. Each live session provides attendees with the opportunity to interact and ask questions, so we encourage you to participate. View the schedule and more information regarding the live webinars.

Khan Academy Videos and Exercises
ETS has identified videos and exercises available at to support test preparation for the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5732) assessment. Each topic that the test covers is mapped to a video or exercise that may help you prepare to answer questions related to that topic.

Interactive Praxis® Practice Tests
Rider University’s College of Education and Human Services is committed to the success of our students. We have purchased many of the interactive practice tests directly from ETS to assist our students in preparing for the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests. These tests will help to prepare students in a timed, online environment that simulates the real test. These tests will help you practice one full set of authentic test questions and after completing the test, view your results by content category along with the correct answers and explanations for each correct answer.

Please email Nikki Caplinger ([email protected]) requesting the interactive practice tests indicated by the 4-digit test code number.

Example: Please send me the Praxis interactive practice tests for tests 5712, 5722 and 5732.

Note that when you take a practice test, you will answer the same questions in the same order. Retaking the same practice test more than once does not give you different practice questions, or change the order in which the questions are delivered.

  • We do not have interactive practice tests for any combined test (ETS does not offer the combined Core Academic Skills for Educators practice test).
  • For the Core Writing (5722) practice test, the selected-response and constructed-response sections are not timed separately as they are in the actual test. The timer runs continuously from start to finish in the practice test.

Tutoring at the Academic Success Center
Students can schedule individual or small group tutoring appointments for all Praxis® exams. Appointments can be scheduled through TutorTrac, by calling the Academic Success Center at 609-896-5008, or by stopping by the office in Bart Luedeke Center (BLC) 237.

Additionally, students can schedule individual appointments with the success coach, Elizabeth “Liz” Sapudar, for assistance with test anxiety and test-taking strategies by emailing her at [email protected]

Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)
The Curriculum Resource Center, located in Bierenbaum Fisher Hall 101, has many Praxis® study guides, practice books, and test questions available for free. You are able to check these books out to assist you in preparing for the exams. 

CRC Summer 2019 Hours
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
*Please note that the CRC is closed on weekends and holidays.