The Basic Skills examination includes three subtests: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Candidates must take and pass all three subtests to qualify for a Minnesota license. You may take one, two, or all three subtests at one test appointment.
Computer-based test (CBT); multiple-choice and written assignments
- Reading: 48 multiple-choice questions
- Writing: 33 multiple-choice questions and 2 written assignments
- Mathematics: 50 multiple-choice questions
- Reading: one hour
- Through August 2012, one hour and 30 minutes
- Effective September 2012, one hour and 45 minutes
- Mathematics: one hour and 15 minutes
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||Set by Minnesota Board of Teaching; examinees must pass all three subtests.
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