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College of Education Praxis Test Guide: Basic Skills Assessments

This LibGuide will be used to provide information on the PRAXIS tests as well as resources that support students preparing to take the PRAXIS tests. This LibGuide is specific to William Paterson University.

Teacher Certification

Basic Skills: Beginning a teacher preparation program requires qualifying scores (set by the NJ Department of Education) on a test of basic skills (reading, writing, and math). Candidates can use wither the PRAXIS CORE, the ACT, or the SAT (or a combination of these) to meet this state requirement.

Check here for details on the Basic Skills requirements for teacher candidates at William Paterson University.


ACT Resources

The ACT - Solutions for College and Career Readiness Official test website provides everything you need to know about the ACT test.

Free ACT Test Prep Five sets of free practice tests for English and math.

MathChops provides 25 official practice tests and how to use them effectively.

ACT Practice Test  Mometrix test links to sample ACT tests.

The Olive Book Blog   6 Official ACT Practice Tests full-length free PDFs.


ACT Videos

Get 2 College  A list of short videos to help you prepare to take the ACT test including mindset and time management

Brightstorm  Videos about taking the ACT test and subject area tips and strategies.


SAT Resources

CollegeBoard Free online SAT practice tests timed and scored.

Khan Academy Full-length paper practice tests and online SAT tests. Videos show step-by-step solutions to problems you miss or are challenging.

4 Tests  Practice exam site for SAT includes Reading, Math, Writing/language sections. Also has links to all the top exams.

Prep Scholar  Tree official practice tests in printable PDF format include answers and answer explanations. 10 current tests.

Mometrix Test Prep Review  Online practice test and self-assessment modules. 


SAT Videos

Khan Academy Strategy videos for each section in the SAT test.

Beyond the Test Last-minute videos for math strategies.