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Begin your California teaching career by passing your CBEST certification exams.
The Praxis I Tests (PPST Reading, PPST Mathematics and PPST Writing) are scored on a scale of 150 to 190. For each of the content categories of the specific tests, your Praxis score report will show you how many raw points you earned. For the multiple choice tests, the raw points is simply the number of correct answers. Your scaled score for the multiple choice tests is calculated from the total number or raw points and then adjusted to account for the difficulty of the questions.
Praxis tests are standardized tests that many states use in their teacher licensure and certification processes. There are two main types of Praxis tests: Praxis I (sometimes referred to as Praxis 1) and Praxis II. Praxis I, or Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), is utilized in the admissions process for teacher education programs. Praxis I measures basic academic skills. The Praxis II tests cover a wide variety of specific content areas. The Praxis II tests are often required before student teaching begins.