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Professional Readiness Examination (096)

This test is offered as a computer-based test (CBT) and as a paper-based test (PBT). Review the following information for details about each testing method.

The Professional Readiness Examination includes three subtests. Examinees must take and pass all three subtests before enrolling in student teaching. You may take one or all three subtests at one test appointment. For both the PBT and CBT tests, you may take the subtests in any order, the subtests are not timed within the test session, and you can move back and forth between subtests.

If you have previously passed one or more Basic Skills Test subtests, your passing status for any Basic Skills Test subtest you passed will be accepted and you will not need to take and pass the corresponding Professional Readiness Examination subtest again.

Note that Michigan offers alternative options to fulfill the PRE requirement, as summarized in "Professional Readiness Examination (PRE) Passing Score Alternatives."

Paper-Based Test

Format Paper-based test (PBT)
  • Reading: 42 multiple-choice questions
  • Mathematics: 45 multiple-choice questions
  • Writing: 42 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response assignments
Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Test Session . This is a full-session test.
Morning session, 7:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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Test Dates Oct 15, 2016
Jan 14, 2017
Apr 22, 2017
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Test Sites Options vary by test date. View the site list.
Passing Score 220 for each subtest
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Fees $50 test fee. Additional fees may apply.
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Score Reporting Scores are released approximately 4 weeks after the test date.
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Notes A four-function calculator is provided for the Mathematics subtest.
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Endorsement Code not applicable

Computer-Based Test

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
  • Reading: 42 multiple-choice questions
  • Mathematics: 45 multiple-choice questions
  • Writing: 42 multiple-choice questions and 2 constructed-response assignments
Time Reading: 1 hour
Mathematics: 1 hour 15 minutes
Writing: 2 hours 15 minutes
All 3 subtests: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Test Sites Located in Michigan and nationwide
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Passing Score 220 for each subtest
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Fees
  • All 3 subtests: $140
  • Reading or Mathematics subtest only: $75
  • Writing subtest only: $85
Additional fees may apply.
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Score Reporting Scores are released within 6 weeks of testing.
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Notes A four-function calculator is provided for the Mathematics subtest.
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Endorsement Code not applicable

Professional Readiness Examination Testing Windows

August 15, 2016–August 27, 2016
September 12, 2016–September 24, 2016
November 7, 2016– November 19, 2016
December 5, 2016– December 17, 2016
January 30, 2017–February 11, 2017
February 27, 2017– March 11, 2017
March 27, 2017– April 8, 2017
May 22, 2017–June 3, 2017
June 19, 2017–July 1, 2017
July 17, 2017– July 29, 2017
August 14, 2017– August 26, 2017
September 11, 2017– September 23, 2017

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Language Testing Windows

January 30–February 11, 2017
May 22–June 3, 2017

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