Praxis II test preparation experts recommend review manuals that closely cover the "Test At A Glance" frameworks listed at the official ETS website.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
A shocking Praxis study conducted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, titled “Praxis II First-Time Test Takers’ Pass Rates," shows Praxis II pass rates have consistently fallen since 2007. This disturbing Praxis II study lists 2011 having the highest failure rate at 12.9%.
A teacher certification exam such as the Praxis test can be costly in terms of testing fees, prep materials and time. Therefore, many candidates yearn for Praxis study books and review resources that help them do it right the first time. For many failing, delaying their teaching career and starting test prep over again from scratch (months later with shattered confidence) is not an option.
What Are The Praxis Series Assessments For Teachers?
The Praxis 2 test is created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). They ensure this standardized test for teacher certification focuses on assessing the skills and knowledge an educator needs to be effective in a modern classroom. Therefore, a truly valuable Praxis study guide must encompass abundant practice for each of the following types of ETS exams:
- Subject Tests that revolve around general as well as subject-centered competencies.
- Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests (PLT) that focus on the candidate’s professional knowledge as an educator.
- Teaching Foundation Tests that measure the candidate’s knowledge in Multiple Subjects, Mathematics, English and Science.
How To Pass The Praxis Exam
Passing this assessment for state teacher licensing requires not only mastering the test content, how to apply their professional and academic knowledge to various situations, but also savvy test taking skills
A common Praxis II practice mistake many education students make is under-estimating this teacher certification exam. Most test takers who fail thought this was "just another college exam" they could cram for at the last minute. Others assumed their mere familiarity with the test content was sufficient for a passing score.
Many test takers who pass report it's necessary to "over prepare," understand the material from different angles and get familiarity with the exam by taking quality Praxis II practice tests.
Type Of Praxis 2 Practice Questions Available
A large majority of the practice materials for the Praxis test available to teacher certification candidates are “test orientations.” Other preparataion books mostly contain mainly general academic information that may not cover specific competencies tested.
Test takers often complain of about current Praxis II practice questions and study resources available on the market. Common frustrations noted are: Cookie-cutter study advice, unfocussed Praxis 2 practice questions, long winded and costly prep classes, tutors (who never took the exam their trying to teach you to pass) and 400 page textbook-like prep books spun-out by large, name brand publishers that are overwhelming and ineffective .
Test preparation expert, Nancy Dees of Test Score Breakthrough, says "Effective review manuals must closely cover the 'Test At A Glance' frameworks listed at the official ETS website and be organized in a 'user friendly' way." Dees went on to say, "You should look for Praxis practice test questions that are formatted, structured and worded like the real questions you'll face in the testing center."
Test Score Breakthrough is a test prep resource that believes in delivering 'results oriented' Praxis practice exams. They avoid putting in filler or fluff into their Praxis study guides. That helps candidates work smart by focusing on study material is critical to passing.
Its Praxis II 7-Day Comprehensive Success System, found at http://www.teachingsolutions.org/praxisii.html, includes precise coverage of academic and teaching proficiencies tested.
The Praxis 2 study guide by Test Score Breakthrough saves candidates’ time and money by offering focused practice material without the need to buy 3-5 books. With Test Score Breakthrough’s time-saving and ‘fast-track,’ 7-Day Success System, candidates get personal, one-on-one consulting help from live, human test preparation experts assigned to each client at a surprisingly reasonable price.