Out-of-State Basic Skills Exams Guide

The following chart provides a guide for examinations from other states that may be accepted for use toward meeting California's basic skills requirement. This chart is only a guide and is subject to change.

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StateExamExam NameExam Info Web SiteState Web Site
AlabamaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment (since October 1, 2016)
  • AECAP-ACT WorkKeys System (last administration July 8, 2017)
  • Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP: Basic Skills Test) (Formerly APTTP)
AlaskaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) 
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • West-B
ArizonaNot Currently
  • Basic Skills Exam (if passed between January 1984 and January 1999)
Note applicable
ArkansasYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
ColoradoNoNot applicableNot applicable
ConnecticutNot Currently
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment (Connecticut no longer requires the basic skills test; OK if passed prior to 07/01/2016)
DelawareNot currently
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment 
    California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
    (Delaware no longer requires the basic skills test; OK if passed prior to 06/20/2017)
District of ColumbiaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 8/31/16)
  
FloridaYes
  • Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) (Beginning July 1, 2002) General Knowledge Test (GK)
  • CLAST (1982-June 30, 2002); as of July 1, 2014, Florida will not recognize CLAST results to obtain an initial credential
GeorgiaYes
  • Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) 200, 201, 202
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 3/5/2007)
GuamYes
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
HawaiiYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment 
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)(if passed prior to 6/30/14)
IdahoNoNot applicableNot applicable
IllinoisYes
  • ILTS: Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) - four subtests beginning 9/12/2012
  • ICTS – Basic Skills Test (#096 if all sections passed before 8/31/2010; #300 if passed between 9/11/2010 and 9/11/2012)
IndianaNot currently
  • Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (beginning Summer 2013)
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) As of July 1, 2019, Indiana no longer requires passage of a basic skills exam for teacher certification
IowaNoNot applicableNot applicable
KansasNot currently
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)(if passed between 5/1/1986 to 7/1/2002)
Not applicablewww.ksde.org/
KentuckyYes
  • Praxis Core Academic kills for Educators Assessment
LouisianaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment (beginning 09/01/2014)
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)(up to 8/31/2014 - scores differ depending on year passed)
MaineYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)(if passed prior to 8/31/2014)
MarylandYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment (beginning 09/01/2014)[1]
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 8/31/2014)
  • Note [1]: Candidates may combine passing scores on individual sections of the Praxis-Core and Praxis-I PPST exams to meet Maryland’s basic skills requirement
MassachusettsNoNot applicableNot applicable
MichiganNot currently
  • Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC): Professional Readiness Exam (PRE)-last administered 09/23/2017
  • MTTC: Basic Skills Test
    NOTE: Effective 09/25/2018, Michigan will no longer require a basic skills test for teacher candidates
MinnesotaYes
  • NES Essential Academic Skills (NOTE: 2 versions of test, Multi-state and Minnesota. Both accepted but have different passing scores)
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment (beginning 9/1/2014)
  • MTLE: Basic Skills (beginning 9/1/2010; discontinued 6/08/2016)
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 9/1/2014)
MississippiYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
MissouriNoNot applicableNot applicable
MontanaNo
Not applicableNot applicable
NebraskaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
NevadaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
New HampshireYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
New JerseyYes
  • Praxis Core Academic skills for Educators Assessment
New MexicoYes
  • Essential Academic Skills (001, 002, 003)
  • New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Basic Skills
New YorkNoNot applicableNot applicable
North Carolina

 

Yes

  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 8/31/14)
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
North DakotaYes
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
OhioNoNot applicableNot applicable
OklahomaYes
  • Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET)
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
OregonYes
  • NES Essential Academic Skills Test
  • West-B
  • California Basic Educational   Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
PennsylvaniaYes
  • Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) (beginning 4/2/2012)
  • The Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) modules in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed from 09/01/2000 to 4/2/2012)
  • Praxis: General Knowledge (GK) and Communication Skills (if passed prior to 09/01/2000)
www.pde.state.pa.us/portal/ server.pt/community/penns ylvania_department_of_education/7237
Rhode IslandNoNot applicableNot applicable
South CarolinaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 8/31/2014)
South DakotaNo
  • Not applicable
  • Not applicable
TennesseeYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment 
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
TexasYes
  • THEA/TASP (Texas Higher Education Assessment/Texas Academic Skills Program) 
  • TSI Assessment
UtahNoNot applicableNot applicable
VermontYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional  Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 8/31/2014)
VirginiaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment (beginning 1/1/2014)
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional   Skills Assessments (PPST) (if passed prior to 8/31/2014)
WashingtonNot currently
  • Washington Educator Skills Test – Basic (West-B), (if passed prior to 07/28/2019; as of this date, Washington has eliminated a statewide 
    passing score standard for this exam)
  • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
West VirginiaYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment 
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
WisconsinYes
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Assessment 
  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST)
WyomingNoNot applicableNot applicable

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Resources

Credential Leaflets:

Coded Correspondence:

  • Options for Meeting the Basic Skills Requirement - 15-03
  • Implementation of Senate Bill 1186 Concerning the Basic Skills Requirement - 09-03
  • Changes to the Basic Skills Requirement - 07-18
Updated July 11, 2021