The Praxis® Tests
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Below are some helpful tips and strategies to help you prepare more effectively for test day and do your best on your Praxis test.
You can find test specifications for your test(s) in the free Study Companion. To help you prepare, each Study Companion includes:
Research has shown that test takers tend to overestimate their preparedness — this is why some test takers assume they did well and then find out they didn’t pass.
The Praxis tests are demanding enough to require serious review of likely content, and the longer you’ve been away from the content, the more preparation you’ll most likely need. If it’s been longer than a few months since you've studied your content area, you should make a concerted effort to prepare for the Praxis tests.
Obtaining and organizing your materials for review are critical steps in preparing. Consider the following reference sources as you plan your study:
Be sure to view the available test preparation materials.
You can begin to plan and organize your time while you’re still collecting materials. Allow yourself plenty of time to review so you can avoid “cramming” new material at the end.
A study plan provides a roadmap to prepare for the Praxis tests, helping you understand what skills and knowledge are covered on the test and where to focus your attention. A written study plan (PDF) can help you organize your efforts.
Some Praxis Subject Tests are constructed-response tests that assess your ability to explain material effectively. As a teacher, you'll need to be able to explain concepts and processes to students in a clear, understandable way. What are the major concepts you’ll be required to teach? Can you explain them in your own words accurately, completely and clearly? Practice explaining these concepts to test your ability to effectively explain what you know.
You can find scoring information for each test in its Study Companion.