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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
HIPP - How I Passed Praxis
Pennsylvania State Requirements
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 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 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
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.
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
Completing Registration Forms
University students needs to send their scores to Lincoln University.
When completing registration forms, the Attending Institution
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)
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
tests provides accomodations for students with documented disabilities.
For information on accomodations and registration, click the
following link: TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
Understanding Your Praxis Scores
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
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
may experience test anxiety. This document provides tips on how
to reduce test anxiety in order to feel more comfortable taking the
Preparing for Praxis I
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
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
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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