Tips for Taking the Praxis Exam
- Speech sound production
- Voice, resonance, and motor speech
- Receptive and expressive language
- Social aspects of communication
- Cognitive aspects of communication
- Augmentative and alternative communication
- Feeding and swallowing
The Magic Score: 162
Before the Test Tips
- Prepare a clear, detailed study plan ahead of the test. A clear plan will help soften the overwhelming nature of test-taking. A study plan also serves as an aid in using your time efficiently.
- Review the Praxis study companion to gather information on study topics. While we have provided some key study topics, a more detailed list can be found in the Praxis study companion.
- Review content in a variety of ways. While each person finds different methods effective, using a wide range of study tools is helpful. Practice tests, group study sessions, and online games and quizzes can all contribute to proper preparation.
- If needed, request testing accommodations early. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) provides a variety of accommodations to test takers with disabilities and health-related needs. As requests of this nature take several weeks to process, test takers should submit requests as early as possible.
- Simulate the testing environment. Take several practice tests under circumstances similar to that of the actual test. This allows you to review your answers and identify any content you still need to review.
Tips for the Day Of
- Arrive well-rested. Getting a good night’s sleep the night before the test will help ensure that you’re alert and mentally prepared.
- Review test center procedures. You should review procedures to ensure that you bring the required items, such as proper identification, and avoid bringing restricted items.
- Guess if you don’t know the answer. There is no penalty for incorrect responses, so it’s wise to guess if you’re unsure of the correct response.
- Skip questions that might be difficult and return to them later in the test. The Praxis covers a wide range of content in a small timeframe. As such, you can skip questions that might seem difficult in order to allow for ample time for the rest of the test.
- Check your responses. A key component to successfully taking the Praxis is ensuring that you have thoroughly reflected upon and correctly answered as many questions as possible.