PRAXIS CORE EXAM - READING, WRITING, and MATH

About Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning objectives outline what a student should know and be able to complete at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in after the completion of secondary education.  Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core. The common core is considered to be the highest and most effective standards for education in America and countries around the world.

Why Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) no longer accepted and changed to PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators?

With the nation moving toward Common Core State Standards, examination for entry level teachers entering the classroom have changed to align with Common Core. Most states no longer accept the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and moved to the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators. Potential teachers must demonstrate that they are able to teach students with the Common Core State Standards. Therefore, states across the nation have made the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators as a requirement to enter into the classroom.

About PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators

PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educator is alignment with the Common Core State Standards. Common Core State Standards are focused on analytical thinking and process orientated, and the PRAXIS Core is in alignment. PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educator is completely different from the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests. The Core requires higher level thinking than the PRAXIS PPST along with integration of multiple skills.

Core Academic Skills for Educator Mathematics

The Math PRAXIS Core tests individuals’ knowledge on Number and Quantity, Algebra and Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students are now able to use on-screen calculator for the PRAXIS Math Core exam. The Math Core exam has been more challenging with three types of questions on the exam: selected-response question – select one answer, selected response question – select one or more answer choices, and numeric entry questions. The exam is 85 minutes with 56 questions.

Core Academic Skills for Educator Writing

The Writing PRAXIS CORE tests individuals’ knowledge on text types, purposes, and production along with language and research skills for writing. The exam is 100 minutes in length and has three separately timed sections: a 40-minute selected-response section containing 40 selected-response questions and two 30-minute essay sections that each require a response based on an essay topic.

Core Academic Skills for Educator Reading

The Reading PRAXIS Core tests individuals’ knowledge on key ideas, details, craft, structure, and language skills of reading passages along with integration of knowledge and ideas. The test consists of four types of stimulus material: paired passages totaling approximately 200 words followed by four to seven questions, long passages of approximately 200 words with four to seven questions, short passages of approximately 100 words with two or three questions, and brief statements followed by a single question. The Reading CORE is 85 minutes with 56 selected-response questions.

Study Smart - The Right Material  

Studying the right material is essential for students’ to passing the PRAXIS exams the first time. Many students study wrong material and consume information not seen on the exam. By learning information not on the exam, learning the correct exam material becomes difficult as the brain can only keep so much information under timed conditions. With the PRAXIS Core exams being new, many companies are advertising books and practice exam questions in alignment with the new Core exam. Nonetheless, most companies are changing the cover of study guides and practice questions. Studying the right resources will be the most beneficial in passing PRAXIS Core.

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Online PRAXIS Core Test Prep Course

PRAXIS Preparation Tutors provides online test prep courses for the PRAXIS Core exams. Our test prep courses are in alignment with the new common core exam standards. Since January 2014, we have been completing rigorous research on the Core exams. We also have been providing free PRAXIS CORE tutoring sessions until July 2014 to obtain information from students on the Core exams. We have implemented comprehensive test prep courses for the PRAXIS Core Exam. We guarantee high score with our test prep course and will help you until you pass your exam.    

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