Accuplacer & Praxis I FAQs for Education Students
Q. Can I bring a calculator?
A. No, a pop-up calculator is provided on the screen if the College Board feels one is necessary to complete a problem. However, if you provide the necessary documentation to The Learning Center (TLC) for students with disabilities, you will be allowed to use a calculator.
Q. When will I get my results?
A. Students get their results the moment they complete the tests.
Q. I was told by the School of Education I need the Praxis I—is the Accuplacer test accepted by the GCU School of Education?
A. The Praxis I is a series of basic skills tests created by ETS. You can register online for the paper & pencil tests and take the tests when they are administered—about 4 to 5 times a year, or by appointment online. The Accuplacer basic skills tests were created by the College Board and are given by the Academic Development Center throughout the year by appointment for a smaller fee than the Praxis I. The Accuplacer is an online test.
Q. How do I get an appointment for the Accuplacer Test?
A. Visit the the Academic Development & Support Center on the lower level of the library. Please present a letter from the School of Education stating which tests you require. You may also call 732.987.2788 and request a testing appointment; please bring your letter on the day of testing.
Q. What happens if I fail any part of the tests—when can I take a retest?
A. It is recommended that you wait at least a week and review your skills. They are achievement tests. It is suggested that you go to the online review at the Academic Development & Support Center. You can retest as often as you like, but you have to pay a fee each time you take the tests. There are free brush-up tutoring programs available in reading and arithmetic; it is suggested you enroll in such a program after one unsuccessful testing attempt.
Q. How much time do I have to complete the test?
A. The student has one hour to complete the Writeplacer essay; all other parts of the tests are untimed.
Q. What happens if I cannot keep my testing appointment?
A. Testers are allowed three cancellations or rescheduling of appointments before we request that they utilize another testing facility.
PRAXIS II questions: Visit www.ets.org for more information and registration.