Preparing for Tests

There are many steps to preparing for taking Praxis I, Praxis II, and state exams as well as any other assessments needed to gain a teaching license or certificate. After scheduling a test date, an aspiring teacher, including one pursuing a special education degree or a teacher's license, can begin laying the groundwork for the test.

One of the first steps is for the test taker to learn what is covered on the test and how it will be scored. By reading books and materials online, he or she can then measure how well he or she comprehends the content. After gathering necessary study materials like study guides, flashcards, and practice tests, the test taker should use them to work on any weaknesses in needed knowledge while familiarizing himself or herself with the content at hand. Online resources will also be beneficial in this step. The web sites for many of these tests as well as for the state in which the licensing is being pursued should be helpful. A test taker who organizes his or her time well and develops an effective study plan will benefit on the day of the test. By preparing thoroughly for the test, there should be little testing anxiety.

Last Updated: 05/07/2014

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