The Praxis I, also referred to as the Pre-Professional Skills Test
(PPST), is an academic skills test required by Northern Marianas
College, School of Education, as a pre-requisite to registration into
300-500 level SOE courses.
The Praxis I consists of three tests: PPST Reading, PPST Writing and
PPST Mathematics. The Reading and Mathematics tests consist of 40
multiple choice questions each and are combined into one session,
Session 1, and take about an hour each to complete. The Writing test,
which takes about one hour to complete, consists of 45 multiple choice
questions and one essay and is offered on Session 2.
NMC has set the qualifying/passing scores below:
NOTE: PSS MAY SET A DIFFERENT QUALIFYING/PASSING SCORE. PLEASE CHECK
WITH PSS HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCORE
Praxis Test Dates
September 17, 2005*
November 19, 2005*
January 7, 2006*
March 4, 2006*
April 29, 2006*
June 10, 2006*
August 5, 2006*
*PLNE test dates.
Please arrive at the test center (NMC) by 7:30 a.m. to check in. The
test will be administered PROMPTLY at 8:00 a.m.
Maximum capacity is 300 per test date for PRAXIS I & II combined.
Standby or "walk-in" registration is available for standard
administrations and is contingent upon space and test materials
availability. Individuals who do not meet the open or late
registration deadline can register on the day of the test (standby
registration). Standby registrants MUST have already filled out their
registration form and have their payment ready when checking in.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TEST ARE THE
RECEIPT DATES TO THE TESTING AGENCY. THAT MEANS THAT THE TESTING
AGENCY MUST RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION FORM ON OR BEFORE THE
The Registration Receipt Deadline for the:
September test: July 19, 2005
November test: September 20, 2005
January test: November 8, 2005
March test: January 3, 2006
April test: February 28, 2006
June test: April 11, 2006
August test: June 6, 2006
Note: PRAXIS I & II are offered on the same dates. Online registration
deadline is usually 1 month before the test date.
What to Bring to the Test Center
1. Your admission ticket
2. Your valid identification
3. Two soft lead #2 pencils
4. Blue or Black Pen
Important Test Center Information
*Test Center Name: Northern Marianas College
*Test Center Number: 05118
*Score Recipient Code (FOR NMC-SOE ONLY):1040
Tests are administered in Building A or D. Signs are posted on the day
of the test. For more information, visit the official Praxis website
or call/email Lynnette Castro, Testing Coordinator/Supervisor at the
Career Center, NMC Saipan, at 234-5498 ext. 1350.
Note to PSS examinees: Leave the "score recipient code" section blank
as PSS has no recipient code yet.
Session 1 -- 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Break -- 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Session 2 -- 11:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Session 1 -- 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Break -- 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Session 2 -- 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A limited number of fee waivers are available for enrolled
undergraduate or graduate students who meet eligibility requirements.
TO BE ELIGIBLE:
1. You must be receiving financial aid
2. You must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student (you are
ineligible if you have a master''s or a doctorate)
3. You must meet the income guidelines (see Fee Waiver Request)
4. The registered test must be required by an authorized score
To be considered for a fee waiver, submit a completed "Fee Waiver
Request" form and registration form by the appropriate deadline.
How to Register
You have two options to register for the Praxis I:
Visit Praxis'' official website to register online. Only credit card
payment is allowed when registering online. VISA, MasterCard, American
Express, Discover and JCB cards are accepted.
Pick up the Praxis Registration and Information Bulletin at the Career
Center, Building I, at NMC Saipan anytime from Monday to Friday, 7:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration form is inside the bulletin. Please
be sure to include your payment with your registration form and mail
it in the enclosed, preaddressed return envelope.
Primary Language is Not English (PLNE)
If English is not your first language, you may register PLNE (Primary
Language Not English). PLNE examinees are given 50% extended time.
Please note that if you do not register PLNE in advance, you may not
be given extended time, even if you are not a native speaker of
English. Standby or "walk-in" registration is not permitted for PLNE
accomodations. There are additional forms that must be turned in
together with your registration form if you wish to be given extended
(1) A completed 2005-2006 Certification of Documentation form. Further
verification may be requested of the certifying professional''s
credentials. An embossed school seal must be affixed over the
signature on the form, or the signature notarized.
(2) A completed 2005-2006 Eligibility Form for Examinees Whose Primary
Language is Not English. This form is required for every PLNE
The forms must be mailed together with the registration form.
Therefore, extended time will not be granted when registering online.
NOTE: PLNE is not available for PSS staff & faculty.
TESTING FEES FOR SY 2005-2006*:
Basic Registration Fee $40
PPST Reading $35
PPST Mathematics $35
PPST Writing $35
TOTAL PPST (PRAXIS I) REGISTRATION FEE: $145
PRAXIS II Subject Content Test: $100-115 ($60-$75 plus $40
Fees below must be added to the total fee:
Late Fee $40
Standby Fee $65
There is no extra cost for PLNE administrations.
Acceptable forms of payment include: credit card (VISA, MasterCard,
American Express, Discover, or JCB), personal checks, certified
checks, and money order payable to ETS-Praxis. NO CASH PLEASE!
*Please note that fees may or may not change every testing year.