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- Available Lessons: 54
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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When you use this study guide course to prepare for the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Reading exam, you'll have access to professionally written lessons and resources. Work at your own pace as you study the evaluations of arguments and reasoning, figurative language and point of view. We've also included self-assessment tools in the form of lesson quizzes and chapter tests to help you gauge your knowledge along the way.
If you're looking for something else, be sure to browse through some of our other Praxis pages. We have a comprehensive guide to the Praxis Core, with information on test dates, locations, passing scores and much more. We've also got Praxis test prep materials to help you practice, Praxis courses to teach you the material, comprehensive Praxis study guides to help you study, Praxis practice tests to test your knowledge, and informational Praxis resources to get you up to speed on testing logistics.
From September 2019, ETS is updating the test code for Praxis Core Reading. This follows a systematic review of the skills measured by the Praxis Core exams. The skills assessed were reconfirmed as important, so the content of the reading test is not changing but the code will be updated (previously 5712, now 5713) to make a clear distinction between the tests offered pre- and post-review. This course is fully up-to-date with the new test.
This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
All of the material on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Reading is covered in this comprehensive study guide course. For example, you can revisit topics related to structure and organization, word choice and language, themes and main ideas. After finishing this mobile-friendly course, you should be able to complete these objectives:
- Detail reading comprehension strategies
- Note the importance of reasoning and evaluating arguments
- Understand nuance and figurative language
- Discuss structure and organization in reading
- Define point of view
The 29 lessons and seven chapters included in this course all correspond to the subjects tested on the exam. To make sure you're ready for test day, work through the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to assess your knowledge.
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Reading Exam Information
The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading exam is used by schools to determine whether an applicant is ready for teacher education programs or, in some states, qualified for teacher licensing.
- Number of Questions: 56
- Question Type: selected-response
- Time Limit: 85 minutes
- Exam Cost: $90
Praxis I Reading Test - Preparation and Registration
We offer simple, engaging video lessons in each subject area of the exam in order to prepare you for the Praxis I Reading Test. In the chapter on evaluating arguments and reasoning, you'll learn how to identify an argument, recognize statements that strengthen or weaken arguments, and identify logical assumptions in reading selections. Other chapters will cover reading comprehension, word choice and language, and figurative language and nuance. Each lesson includes a corresponding quiz written by the instructor, offering you the chance to assess your own knowledge of the material.
You can register for the Praxis I Reading Test online, though if you need some form of accommodations for test-taking (because of a disability or language barrier), you will have to mail in your registration form and other documentation. Because you are taking a computer-based test, you will receive 30 minutes of practice time to become familiar with the functionality before you begin the test.
The Praxis I Reading Test is offered continually, but you'll have to wait 3 weeks if you want to re-test. If you are a low-income college student, you can qualify for a fee waiver if you are currently in school and are required to take the test. There are a limited number of waivers available, though, and students can only receive one per year. You'll need your test ticket and photo ID when you arrive at the testing location.
Praxis I Writing Test - Scoring
Since the test is only available on a computer-based platform, your scores will become available after 2 to 3 weeks from the testing date. You can learn scores earlier by using a scores-by-phone service for another fee. You can also send your scores to up to 3 institutions or licensing agencies for free, and you can order more score reports for an extra cost.
Tests are only scored on correctly answered questions and points are not deducted for wrong answers or unanswered questions. Passing scores depend on the institution requiring you to take the exam, but your report will show you the qualifying score for your state.
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