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Ch 1: Praxis Test: General Info

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Look through these informative articles to be better prepared for the Praxis Tests, which are often required for educator certification. Explore the test structures, typical question formats, scoring information, and much more.

Praxis Test: General Info - Summary of Articles and Topics

To become a licensed or certified teacher within your state, you may be required to take a standardized test, and a large number of states and other territories have elected to use the Praxis Test. Different tests are used to measure each teacher's comprehension of single subjects as well as core academic skills. This assortment of articles takes a closer look at the Praxis Tests, including registration and scoring information, as well the different subject tests. As you pursue state licensure or certification, use these articles to get informed about the following topics:

  • Locating testing centers in your area
  • Test dates for your specific Praxis Test
  • An analysis of the general Praxis Test structure
  • Information about the Praxis Subject Tests
  • Facts about passing scores and the scoring process

Article Benefits

These articles will prove worthwhile to you during your Praxis Test study sessions because:

  • They're convenient: You'll get all the answers you're looking for in one, easy-to-find place.
  • They're insightful: The articles provide you with a deeper understanding of the test structure, which may help you get a higher score.
  • They're mobile-friendly: Every article can be accessed online and works on any device.
  • They're helpful: Besides teaching you the ins and outs of the Praxis Test, the articles can direct you to related information that offers detailed study guides.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Praxis Test: General Info
What Is Praxis?

1. What Is Praxis?

The Praxis is a series of exams designed to measure the skills and pedagogical knowledge of teacher candidates. Read on to learn more about the Praxis series, from exam structure and content, to tips on how to prepare.

What are the Praxis Subject Tests?

2. What are the Praxis Subject Tests?

Find out who the Praxis Subject Tests are for and why candidates take these tests. Learn about how the tests are structured and delivered, when you can take a test, and how to prepare.

Praxis Test Dates

3. Praxis Test Dates

Praxis tests can be administered continuously or over the course of short testing windows, while a couple of exams are only available once or twice annually. Keep reading to find out when your Praxis exam is offered, learn how to check your state's licensing requirements, and discover resources that can help you prepare for some of these tests.

Finding Praxis Testing Centers

4. Finding Praxis Testing Centers

Testing centers for Praxis exams can be found across the U.S. and worldwide. Read on to find out where these centers are located, how find one near you and which exams can only be taken in specific states. You can also find out more about the registration process and get tips for test day.

How to Register for the Praxis Exam

5. How to Register for the Praxis Exam

There are three main ways you can register for the Praxis exam. Continue reading to learn about these registration methods as well as which exam and situations require special registration. You can also find out registration deadlines, basic information about the Praxis exam and how to locate a test center.

What are Passing Scores for the Praxis Tests?

6. What are Passing Scores for the Praxis Tests?

Praxis tests gauge an aspiring educator's readiness for either state licensure or admission into a teacher preparation program. Read on to learn about the Praxis program, how passing scores are decided, and how to prepare for Praxis tests.

How to Pass the Praxis

7. How to Pass the Praxis

The Praxis is is taken by those who wish to get licensed in an education-related field in their state. Studying properly for this test is the best way to ensure success. Read on to learn more about how to study in order to pass the exam.

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