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Professional Readiness Exam

​​​​​​​​​Retaking the ACT is highly recommended.
Professional Readiness Exam (#096) is a test of reading, mathematics, and writing skills required of all teaching candidates in Michigan. There are four paper-based testing dates each calendar year. Check online for the computer-based testing dates. Registration for the test must be completed several weeks in advance of the test date. Students preparing for Admission need to select a test date so that the results will be received prior to the deadline for the admission date you have selected. If you have any questions about the timing of your test date, you should contact the Center for Student Services' Office.

Be cer​tain to send results​ to CMU. If CMU is not indicated as the receiving institution, the student will need to order a paper copy from the testing company that is to be sent directly to the Center for Student Services. MDE specifies that CMU is NOT to receive any paper copies furnished by the student. Be sure to retain a copy of the results for your own records.

Information on how to study for the Professional Readiness Exam can be found here.

If you don't pass one or more of the three sections, you will need to retake ONLY the section(s) of the test that you did not pass. Consult the Registration site for more information.

Process for Accepting ACT/MME Scores in Lieu of PRE
ACT and/or MME scores must be received and on file in the Center for Student Services (CSS) prior to the desired admission date.  Please be aware that each section (Reading, Math, and Writing) must record a passing score to be eligible for admission to CMU's education program, whether the passing section is from the PRE, ACT or MME. ACT data from 1989 forward may be used. MME data from March 2007 through January 2015 may be used.

​The following table describes what minimum scores can be accepted:
ACT Score Equivalencies
MME Score Equivalencies 
Mathematics 22 Mathematics 1116
Reading 22 Reading 1108
Combined English + Writing 22​ Writing 1129
*Effective October 2016, the ACT Combined English/Writing score equivalency ​has changed from 24 to 22. This is ​effective retroactively and does apply to all students. Please contact the Center for Student Services with any questions.​​

If you have any questions, contact Shannon Ebner by email or by phone 989-774-3309.
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