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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Basic Skills Exam

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Basic Skills Exam

The Basic Skills examination includes three subtests: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Examinees may take one, two, or all three subtests at one test appointment.


Licensure Requirements Session/Test Test Length (Hours) Test Code Qualifying Score Test Fee (+) $25/subtest
Basic Skills Exam –

All teaching fields.
All applicants for a first-time Minnesota teaching license must complete the tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.
 Reading  60 minutes  001 240  $25
 Writng  90 minutes  002 240  $25
 Mathematics  75 minutes  003  240  $25
Note: the cost of the exam is $25 per subtest plus an annual registration fee of $50.  The annual registration fee is paid once per test program year, September 1–August 31, regardless of number of tests taken.


Computerized Basic Skills Testing Centers

 Computerized Basic Skills Testing Centers (CBT) sites are located in Minnesota, nationwide, and in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Canada.

Mankato CBT Site


Test Center: Mankato Test Center
Address: Mankato Place 
12 Civic Center - Suite 1684
Mankato, MN 56001
United States
MapQuest directions are sometimes inaccurate. Be sure to read the test center directions below.
Telephone: 507-720-0504
Directions: Mankato Test Center is located in the Mankato Place near the Civic Center.