1. Learn what the test covers.
You can find test specifications for your test(s) in the free Test at a Glance (TAAG). Each TAAG outlines the content categories that will be measured by the test and what percentage of the test will be devoted to each topic.
2. Assess how well you know the content.
Research has shown that test takers tend to overestimate their preparedness — this is why some test takers assume they did well and then find out they did not pass.
The Praxis tests are demanding enough to require serious review of likely content, and the longer you've been away from the content the more preparation you will most likely need. If it has been longer than a few months since you've studied your content area, you will want to make a concerted effort to prepare for the Praxis tests.
3. Collect study materials.
Obtaining and organizing your review materials for review are critical steps in preparing for thePraxis tests. Consider the following reference sources as you plan your study:
Additional test preparation resources such as study guides and practice tests are available for many Praxis tests. Check the Prepare for a Test page to see what materials are available for your test.
4. Plan and organize your time.
You can begin to plan and organize your time while you are still collecting materials. Allow yourself plenty of time to review so you can avoid "cramming" new material at the end. Here are a few tips:
5. Develop a study plan.
A study plan provides a roadmap to prepare for the Praxis tests. It can help you understand what skills and knowledge are covered on the test and where to focus your attention. A written study plan (PDF) can help you organize your efforts.
6. Practice explaining the key concepts.
Praxis II® constructed-response tests assess your ability to explain material effectively. As a teacher, you'll need to be able to explain concepts and processes to students in a clear, understandable way. What are the major concepts you will be required to teach? Can you explain them in your own words accurately, completely and clearly? Practice explaining these concepts to test your ability to effectively explain what you know.
7. Understand how questions will be scored.
Scoring information can be found in the TAAG for each test.
ETS's free Praxis webinars deliver in-depth information and demonstrations about Praxis test preparation products and services.
Learn how you can ensure success as you prepare for teacher licensure. Each live session provides attendees with the opportunity to interact and ask questions, so we encourage you to participate. View the schedule below for more information regarding the live webinars.
Scheduled Live Webinar Dates
If a live webinar date doesn’t work with your schedule, be sure to watch our webinar video, Preparing to Take a Praxis® Test (13 mins., 12 sec.), to learn about the resources from ETS that can help you prepare for a Praxis test. (View transcript.)
You can find more information at this link: FREE Praxis Core Webinars