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Testing Requirements

All applicants to the professional program for teacher certification at CCSU must submit basic skills test scores in reading, writing, and mathematics as part of the application to the professional program submitted in Task Stream. The basic skills testing requirements may be met in any one of the following ways:

  1. A Praxis Core waiver issued by the CT State Department of Education prior to 2/1/2017;
  2. SAT scores that include a writing score;
  3. ACT scores that include a writing score;
  4. Scores on Praxis Core reading, writing, and mathematics tests;
  5. SAT scores that do not include a writing score PLUS a Praxis Core writing score;
  6. ACT scores that do not include a writing score PLUS a Praxis Core writing score;
  7. GRE scores that include a writing score and meet the institutional waiver standard;
  8. GRE scores that do not include a writing score but meet the institutional waiver standard PLUS a Praxis Core writing score; or
  9. PAA scores that meet the institutional waiver standard* AND a Praxis Core writing score.

Students must submit credible evidence of the basic skills test(s) taken, the testing date(s), and the scores earned. This evidence must be submitted by the application deadline as part of the Taskstream application to the professional program. We will accept any combination of the following forms of evidence:

  1. official test score report(s) showing test, score(s) earned, and date of testing;
  2. a Banner web printout showing SAT or ACT scores and test date; or
  3. a copy of the high school transcript showing SAT or ACT scores and test date.

CCSU Standards for a PPTC Basic Skills Test Waiver Based on GRE or PAA Scores

Test

Date Taken

Combined V/M

Verbal/English

Math/Quant.

Analytic Writing

GRE

Before 10/01/2002

1000

450

500

 

 

On/After 10/01/2002

1000

450

500

4.5

 

On/After 08/01/2011

297

150

144

4.5

Test

Date Taken

Combined V/M

Verbal/English

Math/Quant.

ESLAT/ TESOL

PAA

All

Equivalent to 1000

No less than 400

No less than 400

510

NOTE: If the GRE was taken on more than one occasion, the highest verbal score and the highest mathematics scores will be combined. 

 

Content Knowledge Testing Requirements

The content knowledge tests required by the state of Connecticut include Praxis II tests, ACTFL tests (world languages), and the Connecticut Foundation of Reading test (elementary and special education). The CSDE Guide to Educator Assessments identifies the state’s current test and score requirements for each certification area.

Relevant content knowledge tests need to be completed prior to student teaching with the expectation rolled in on the following schedule. These expectations will apply to elementary education; special education; secondary English, history/social studies, mathematics, and sciences; and all-level art education and technology education. World languages, music education, and physical education are considering how their programs might be adjusted to support this timeline.

Student teaching semester

Content testing score requirement

Date scores would need to be submitted

Spring 2018

Student must take all content knowledge tests prior to start of student teaching

Submit evidence documenting that all Praxis II tests were taken (test scores or test registration) prior to January 8, 2018

Fall 2018

Student must submit Praxis II scores with the student teaching application

Submit test scores for all Praxis II test(s) with the student teaching application which is due February 15, 2018

Spring 2019 and after

Student must submit passing Praxis II scores with the student teaching application

Submit passing test scores for all Praxis II test(s) with the student teaching application which is due September 15, 2018

 

 

 

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