Praxis Core Test for Educators Overview

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Name one strategy for success on the Praxis Core Tests:
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Establish a strategy for success. Organize your study materials. Make a study plan. Review weak areas. Relax.
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Name the location of the Praxis website:
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www.ets.org/praxis
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Which two tests on the Praxis Core have an 85 minute time limit?
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Mathematics and Reading
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How many essays have to be written on the Writing test?
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Two
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True or False: All test questions on the Mathematics test are multiple choice:
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False….some questions are \”Numeric Entry\”
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What is the numerical value of pi?
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3.14
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What is the order of operations?
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PEMDAS (parentheses, exponents, multiply, divide, add, subtract)
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How do you make a number negative on the special on-screen calculator on the Praxis Math test?
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Press the plus/minus key after entering the number
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True or false: For the Core Reading test, expect to read several short passages, long passages, and even some brief statements followed by questions.
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True. Two, 200 word passages followed by 4-7 questions Long 200 word passages with 4-7 questions Short passages of 100 words with 2 or three questions Brief statements followed by a single question
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Name the two types of essays required on the Core Writing test?
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1. Argumentative 2. Informative/Explanatory
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How long do you have to write each essay?
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30 minutes
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True or false. The non-essay portion of the Writing Core test is all multiple choice.
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False. Many of the items are selected response items where various sections of a sentence are underlined and you have to select the section that has an error (if any).
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How often can you retake your Praxis Core test?
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Every 21 days
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What is the cost of the Praxis Core per section?
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$85 each; 135 for all three or $125 for any 2
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How long are my scores available on the website without additional fees?
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1 calendar year from the score reporting date
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Which essay type is this? Praxis exams are required by around 40 states for entry into education programs or for licensure. Standardized tests such as this often discourage many prospective teacher candidates from entering the profession. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion. Support your specific reasons and examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.
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Argumentative
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The essay will receive a numerical score. What do these scores range from?
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1 to 6 1 is deficient 2 is flawed 3 is somewhat competent 4 is competent 5 is clearly competent 6 is highly competent
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What are the passing scores on the Praxis Core?
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Reading 156 Writing 162 Mathematics 150
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When do I need to have my Praxis Core tests taken by?
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The end of your freshman year
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If you have nausea, cramps, difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts, and mental blank outs before or during a test, you might be suffering from_______ _______,
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Test anxiety
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Name two tips to help with test anxiety:
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Preparation Avoiding perfectionism Avoiding negative thoughts and people Eating right/proper exercise/plenty rest Staying sociable Breathing exercises Staying positive and focused

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