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4. Meeting the Praxis/SAT/ACT Program Entry Requirement

There are three alternate (equivalent) means by which a teacher candidate may meet the Praxis Core Academic Skills requirement in lieu of taking the full battery of Praxis subtests.  

SAT Qualifying Score Option: A composite score of 1100 on the SAT, taken after April 1, 1995, with at least a 530 on the critical reading and a 530 on the mathematics tests or a score of 1000 on the SAT, taken prior to April 1, 1995, with at least a 450 on the critical reading and a 510 on the mathematics tests may be used as a substitute for Praxis.

ACT Qualifying Score Option: A composite score of 24 on the ACT may be substituted for Praxis if taken after April 1, 1995, with the ACT mathematics score no less than 22 and the ACT English plus Reading scores no less than 46, or a composite score of 21 may be substituted, if taken prior to April 1, 1995, with the ACT mathematics score no less than 21 and the ACT English plus Reading scores no less than 37.

VCLA Qualifying Score combined with a Qualifying Score on the Mathematics Subtest of Praxis or SAT or ACT: A composite score of 470 on the VCLA with subtest scores of at least 235 on writing and 235 on reading may be combined with a qualifying score on the mathematics portion of the Praxis mathematics subtest (minimum 178) or the SAT mathematics subtest (530 after April 1, 1995, or 510 prior to that date) or the ACT mathematics subtest (22 after April 1, 1995, or 21 prior to that date).