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ETS® PRAXIS® Tests at Home

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Video duration: 4:30

Speaker: Narrator

Praxis® tests at home is a safe and convenient testing option that you can take right at home. It’s the same Praxis® test that you take at a test center. The only differences are, you use your own equipment, and you are monitored online by a human proctor.

On-screen: [Use Your Own Equipment. Monitored Online.]

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Equipment Requirements. PC or Mac® Computer. Camera. Microphone. Speaker. NO headsets. ets.org/praxis/at-home]

To take the test at home, you will need: A desktop or laptop computer. It can be either a PC or a Mac. A camera that can be moved to show the proctor the entire room. A microphone. And a speaker. Headsets are not permitted for this test. For more specific details about equipment requirements, visit the Praxis® Tests at Home website.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Software and System Check.]

You will need to download and install the ETS® Test Browser on the computer you will use for the test. To fully install the browser, you must run the file after downloading it.

Next, check your equipment by running the ProctorU® system check.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Software and System Check. Testing Your Equipment. Camera Check. Microphone Check. Flash Check. OS Check. Bandwidth Check.]

This will confirm that your computer, camera, microphone and speaker meet the requirements for the test.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Testing Room.]

Be sure that your room meets the requirements for testing. For the test, you must be in a room alone, preferably at home. Outdoor and public spaces are not permitted. Your computer must be on a desk or table, and you need to sit in a standard chair. The testing area must be clear of all items not approved for use during the test. Once you confirm that your equipment and testing room will meet the requirements for test day, you are ready to register.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Registration Step 1: ETS®]

The Praxis® tests at home solution has a 2-step registration process. Step 1 is to start your registration in your ETS® account. Log in to your account, and select Register for a Praxis® test. On the Search and Select Tests page, select which test you need to take. If your test title is offered, you can select Praxis® tests at home under Find a Test Center. You won’t select a test date and time here. But don’t worry. You will do that in Step 2. Follow the directions to continue your registration, and pay for your test. After you finish Step 1, you will receive an email from ProctorU®. The email is usually delivered within a few hours.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Registration Step 2: ProctorU®.]

Step 2 is to complete your registration in your ProctorU® account by selecting your test date and time. Use the link and temporary password in the email from ProctorU® to access your ProctorU® account. Select Schedule next to your test. Choose a date and time for your test and click Select, then Schedule. When you’re done, you will receive a confirmation message on screen, and by email.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Test Day Tips.]

Here are some tips to help you get ready for your test. To take notes during the test, you can use a whiteboard or a piece of paper inside a transparent sheet protector with an erasable marker. Don’t wear headphones or earphones. Bring a small mirror or your mobile phone for check in. And have your ID ready to show the proctor.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Starting Your Test.]

When it’s time for your test, log in to your ProctorU® account. Be sure to check in within 15 minutes of your scheduled start time. Otherwise, your test will be cancelled. When you start your session, the proctor will walk you through the check-in process. You will need to show your ID, and show your computer screen using a small mirror or your mobile phone. Then you will use your computer camera to show a 360-degree view of the room.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® During the Test.]

During the test, make sure that you can be seen by the proctor at all times. Avoid doing anything that may look suspicious, like talking out loud to yourself, or looking away from the screen. At the end of the test session, you will have the option to report or cancel your score. If you choose to report your scores, some, but not all, tests offer you an opportunity to view unofficial scores.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® After the Test.]

You will receive your official scores in your ETS® account. When you will receive your official scores depends on which test you took. Check the Praxis® website for more details.

On-screen: [Praxis® Tests at Home.]

Good luck on your Praxis® test at home. Keep your future plans on track from the comfort and safety of home.

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS®.]

On-screen: [ETS® PRAXIS® Copyright© 2020 by ETS®. All rights reserved. ETS®, the ETS ® logo, and PRAXIS® are registered trademarks of ETS®. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.]

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