New Hampshire Basic Skills Test Requirement

As part of the New Hampshire Department of Education certification requirements, students enrolled in an educator preparation program leading to certification must demonstrate basic skills in reading, writing, and math.  Candidates enrolled in certification programs must complete one of the following before the internship.

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Reading, Mathematics, and Writing);
  • Other states’ basic skills testing for educators (state dependent, additional tests may be required);
  • Performance at or above the fiftieth percentile on a nationally recognized test in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics such as, but not limited to, the SAT, GRE, or ACT;

To use scores from other exams, candidates must submit a Test Evaluation Request form with a  copy of the scores to the NH DOE. Both of these forms should be emailed to

PRAXIS Core Academic skills test: The PRAXIS Core Academic Skills test is administered electronically by Educational Testing Services at various locations throughout the country.  To learn more about where the PRAXIS Core is administered, visit the ETS Website or the F.A.Q.  Scores must be sent to Plymouth State University.

Praxis Core Test Info Test Code Qualifying Score
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading 5712 156
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing 5722 162
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics(On-screen four-function calculator provided.) 5732 150