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Praxis Core For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests

Praxis Core For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests

Carla C. Kirkland, Chan Cleveland

ISBN: 978-1-118-61257-6

Sep 2014

432 pages


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Get the ultimate guide to the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators, complete with practice tests

The Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators test has replaced the Praxis (PPST) as the pre-certification exam for educators, and plenty has changed. The new exam still tests competency in reading, writing, and mathematics, but the bar has been raised and the focus is more on critical thinking to provide states and agencies better candidate qualification indicators. The new test is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards, with expanded testing that more accurately reflects the nation's changing educational standards.

Praxis® For Dummies, with online practice tests is the ultimate study guide for the exam. As an educator, you know how thorough preparation can effect performance, and this is one exam that requires your very best. The book contains a detailed overview so you know what to expect on test day, and three full-length practice exams that allow you to work out the kinks in advance. Completely geared toward the new test, Praxis® Core For Dummies, with online practice tests features the most updated information on the market.

  • Learn which topics you know well by answering hundreds of test questions
  • Understand how to prepare for the required essays
  • Hone your test-taking skills with strategies that will help you ace the exam

The book also includes access to practice tests online as well as detailed answer explanations that helps you discover your weak areas in time to improve them. While outdated study guides are sure to leave you unprepared, Praxis® Core For Dummies, with online practice tests is your ultimate study guide to one of the most important tests you'll ever take.

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with the Praxis Core  5

Chapter 1: Previewing the Praxis  7

Chapter 2: Getting Ready for Test Day 11

Chapter 3: Practicing the Praxis: Trying Out Some Practice Questions  17

Part II: Mastering Math Concepts  35

Chapter 4: Count on It: Number and Quantity 37

Chapter 5: Introducing Letters: Algebra and Functions  59

Chapter 6: Grasping Geometry Concepts 81

Chapter 7: Pinning Down Statistics and Probability  111

Chapter 8: Test-Taking Strategies for Core Math  129

Part III: Refining Your Reading Comprehension Skills 139

Chapter 9: Reading Comprehension: Finding Meaning and Identifying Purpose  141

Chapter 10: Test-Taking Strategies for Core Reading  161

Part IV: Fine-Tuning Your Writing Skills  169

Chapter 11: Acing the Essay  171

Chapter 12: Giving Grammar a Glance 183

Chapter 13: Test-Taking Strategies for Core Writing 213

Part V: Tackling Praxis Core Practice Tests  223

Chapter 14: Practice Exam 1  225

Chapter 15: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations  265

Chapter 16: Practice Exam 2  309

Chapter 17: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations  345

Part VI: The Part of Tens  383

Chapter 18: Ten Common Math Errors to Avoid  385

Chapter 19: Ten Mistakes to Avoid on the Praxis Reading and Writing Exams  389

Index  395

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