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Professional Readiness Exam/Michigan Basic Skills Test

The Michigan Basic Skills Test/Professional Readiness Exam (#096) is a test of reading, mathematics, and writing skills required of all teaching candidates in Michigan. Beginning in October 2013, the Professional Readiness Examination will replace the Basic Skills test. There are five 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 admission deadline for the admission date you have selected. If you have any questions about the timing of your test date, you should contact the CSS Office.

Register for the test on the MTTC website listed below:

Be certain to use the CMU Institution Code (07) to ensure results are sent 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 Michigan Basic Skills Test/Professional Readiness Exam can be found on the website under the Preparing for the Test section.

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.

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