Professional Readiness Examination (PRE)

Professional Readiness Examination (PRE)

GVSU candidates for Michigan teacher certification must pass the PRE (test number 096) prior to being admitted to the COE for teacher assisting. The PRE consists of three subtests: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. Together, the Mathematics and Reading subtests comprise approximately 85 multiple-choice questions. The Writing subtest consists of approximately 42 multiple-choice questions and two written constructed-response assignments. To pass the PRE, you must pass each of the subtests. If you do not pass one or more subtest of the PRE, you may retake only those subtests.

Alternative to taking the PRE: The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has recently passed a proposal to allow students to use scores from the ACT or Michigan Merit Exam (MME) in lieu of passing scores on the PRE. Score equivalencies are listed below.

ACT Score Equivalencies MME Score Equivalencies
Mathematics: 22 Mathematics: 1116 Reading: 22 Reading: 1108 English + Writing: 24 Writing: 1129

The MDE will allow a combination of all three subscores (PRE, ACT, and MME) to meet their requirement. Please see your advisor in the College of Education if you think you are eligible to use ACT or MME scores in lieu of the PRE for your admission to the College of Education.

Timing: A passing score for all subtests of the PRE is required for admission to the College of Education for teacher assisting. Please consult with an advisor to determine the best time to take the exam.

For resources for your content area exams, please see our Content Area Prep Website.

Subtest Format
MTTC
Resources
GVSU Resources Outside Resources Timing
Mathematics Multiple-choice questions. A set of of mathematical definitions and formulas is provided, along with a four-function calculator that may help you perform calculations on the test. Study Guide Test Objectives Online Practice Test
Math Practice Test Utilize the practice tests for MTH 110, 122 and 123 at GVSU for sample problems Math Center
Stats Center Free tutoring and problem solving help--no appointment needed. Video Tutorials Video Tutorials provided by GVSU Math Department MTTC Flashcards are available for use in the Resource Room located in C-1-140 MAK Free online remedial courses Pre-college level math support. Click on courses available on the left. You must create a log-in to enroll. MTTC Flashcards You must have a passing score on the PRE before being admitted to the College of Education for teacher assisting. To learn more about the scoring information, click here.
Reading
Multiple-choice questions, often based on reading passages. Questions should be answered based on the opinions and ideas expressed in the passage rather than your own opinions. Study Guide Test Objectives Online Practice Test The English Department has sponsored prep sessions/ worksheets. Check back for more details in the fall semester. MTTC Flashcards are available for use in the Resource Room located in C-1-140 MAK Free online remedial courses Pre-college level reading support. Click on courses available on the left. You must create a log-in to enroll. MTTC Flashcards You must have a passing score on the PRE before being admitted to the College of Education for teacher assisting. To learn more about the scoring information, click here.
Writing Multiple-choice questions and two written constructed response assignments, typically based on current events or issues facing education. Study Guide Test Objectives Online Practice Test Frederick Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors Schedule a mock writing prompt where you will write a timed response to a prompt and receive feedback from a writing consultant. MTTC Flashcards are available for use in the Resource Room located in C-1-140 MAK
Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University for resources on the writing process, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, etc. Free online remedial courses Pre-college level writing support. Click on courses available on the left. You must create a log-in to enroll. MTTC Flashcards You must have a passing score on the PRE before being admitted to the College of Education for teacher assisting. To learn more about the scoring information, click here.