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Praxis Information

The Praxis exams are used in order to gain certification as a teacher in Pennsylvania. The exams are broken into two parts, Praxis I and Praxis II.  

HIPP - How I Passed Praxis

Pennsylvania State Requirements

Each state has different requirements that need to be completed for Praxis I and II. For a detailed account for all of Pennsylvania's requirements, click the following link: PENNSYLVANIA STATE TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Praxis I

The Praxis I exam is used to assess students' general knowledge in reading, writing, and mathematics.  Lincoln University students that plan on majoring in education need to pass two of the three sections in order to take 300-level courses.  Education majors need to pass all three sections in order to declare into the major.  Successful completion of all three sections is needed in order to graduate. The following link outlines the OVERVIEW OF PRAXIS I.

Praxis II

The Praxis II exam is used to assess students' knowledge of general teaching skills, teaching knowledge, and specific subject areas.  All of these tests are specific to the major of the student (i.e. Elementary Education, Biology Education, etc.).  The following link outlines the OVERVIEW OF PRAXIS II.

Registration for Exams

All Praxis exams are given in a paper form and computer form.  The paper exams are given during select times at select testing cites throughout the year. All results of the paper exams take 4-6 weeks. The following outlines the dates for the paper exam: PAPER EXAM TESTING DATES. To view testing centers for the paper-based tests, click the following link: PAPER-BASED TESTING CENTERS.

The computer exams are offered at any time throughout the year at select testing centers.  Computer exams need to be scheduled about one month in advance.  All results of the computer exams are presented at the completion of the exam (with the exception of written portions of the exam). To view testing centers for the computer based tests, click the following link: COMPUTER-BASED TESTING CENTERS

Students can register for the exam online: PRAXIS REGISTRATION.  Students can also register with a paper application to be sent in by mail.  Paper applications can be picked up at the Education Department.

Completing Registration Forms

Lincoln University students needs to send their scores to Lincoln University.  When completing registration forms, the Attending Institution code is:

RA2367

Paying for the Exam

Students have three options for paying for the exam
1. Pay with a credit card or check to ETS (the makers of the test)
2. Charge the test to their account and pay at a later date.  The paperwork for this process needs to be completed three months before taking any Praxis exam.  Students can see the Education Department's secretary for the paperwork.
3. If students have trouble paying for the exam, they can complete a waiver form with ETS.  The waiver covers the expenses of one exam. To see eligibility for fee waivers and complete the fee waiver request form, click the following link: FEE WAIVERS

Accomodations for the Exam

The tests provides accomodations for students with documented disabilities.  For information on accomodations and registration, click the following link: TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

Understanding Your Praxis Scores

The score reports given to exam completers provide detailed information.  The following link outlines the score reports, how to interpret scores, and how to order or cancel scores: PRAXIS SCORES.

Preparing for all Praxis Exams

One of the keys to success with the Praxis exams is to thoroughly prepare and create a study plan.  The following links will help students with the preparation process:

1. GENERAL INFORMATION AND STUDY TIPS
This document provides tips on how to study and prepare for the Praxis exams.

2. REDUCING TEST ANXIETY
Some may experience test anxiety.  This document provides tips on how to reduce test anxiety in order to feel more comfortable taking the Praxis exams.

Preparing for Praxis I

ETS provides free documents entitled Test at a Glance.  These documents provide basic information about the test, such as test length, number of questions, test format, and topics covered.  Each document also provides sample questions to help students study for the exam.  The Reading and Mathematics sections provide questions that were on form exams.  The Writing sections have 75 prompts.  All of the prompts are currently being used on exams. Click on the following links to access each Test at a Glance.

1. READING TEST AT A GLANCE, PAPER TEST
2. READING TEST AT A GLANCE, COMPUTER TEST
3. MATHEMATICS TEST AT A GLANCE, PAPER TEST
4. MATHEMATICS TEST AT A GLANCE, COMPUTER TEST
5. WRITING TEST AT A GLANCE, PAPER TEST
6. WRITING TEST AT A GLANCE, COMPUTER TEST

Preparing for Praxis II

There are Test at a Glance documents for every Praxis II exam.  Since there are various, specialized exams, click on the following link to access the Test at a Glance documents: PRAXIS II TEST AT A GLANCE.

Other Test Preparation

There are other materials available to help prepare for Praxis exams.  Below are links to the following materials.

1. PRAXIS WEBINARS
Students can schedule to do a free webinars for Praxis I.  Webinars are an interactive way to have an ETS representative instruct about the exam and how to study for it.

2. STUDY GUIDES
ETS provides study guides for each exam for a fee. The study guides are in book form and electronic-book form.

3. PRAXIS PREP INFORMATION
This website provides resources for preparation of Praxis I & II.



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