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PRAXIS SUCCESS. THE STUDENT SUCCESS TIRAD presents. M. Shelly Hunter, CAGS. contents reprinted from: http://www.ets.org. Agenda/Topics to Be Covered. What Are the Praxis I Tests? Who Takes the Tests And Why? Where Do People Take the Tests? How Does the Computer-based Test Work?

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PRAXIS SUCCESS

THE STUDENT SUCCESS TIRAD

presents

M. Shelly Hunter, CAGS

contents reprinted from: http://www.ets.org

PREPARATION = SUCCESS


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Agenda/Topics to Be Covered

  • What Are the Praxis I Tests?

  • Who Takes the Tests And Why?

  • Where Do People Take the Tests?

  • How Does the Computer-based Test Work?

  • How Does the Paper-based Test Work?

  • What Can I Do Before Taking Either Type of Test?

  • What Is My Scored Based On?

  • What is Plato and How Does it Help?

PREPARATION = SUCCESS


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What Are the Praxis I Tests?

Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments (PPST®) are designed to measure basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The reading, writing, and mathematics assessments are available in two formats: paper-based or computer-based.

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Who Takes the Tests And Why?

Colleges and universities use Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Assessments to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The assessments are generally taken early in your college career.

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Where Do People Take the Tests?

Computer-based tests are offered by appointment through a national network of Testing Centers.

Prometric Testing Center894 J. Clyde Morris BlvdNewport Square Shopping CenterNewport News, Virginia 23601 (757)873-0208

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How Does the Computer-based Test Work?

Each part of the computer-based test is two hours long (to allow for tutorials and the collection of background information from test takers).

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Time Management – Computerized Test

READING/MATH

75 minutes 46 questions = approx. 1 minute 33 seconds/question

WRITING

38 minutes 44 questions = approx. 52 seconds/question

1 Essay – 30 minutes

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The Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST®) Pen-Paper Test

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Time Management Pen/Paper

READING/MATH

60 minutes 40 questions = approx. 1 minute 30 seconds/question

WRITING

30 minutes 38 questions = approx. 48 seconds/question

1 Essay – 30 minutes

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What Is My Scored Based On?

In either type of test, all test takers receive a score regardless of the number of questions answered.Your score is based on the number of questions you answer correctly with no penalty incurred or subtraction for answering a question incorrectly.It is to your advantage to pace yourself so that you have enough time to carefully consider every question.

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Question # 2

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Question # 7

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Computer-based PPST Fees

CPPST (Registration fee does not apply to computer-based tests) Fees

  • 1 Test $80

  • 2 Tests $120

  • 3 Tests $160

  • Combined Test $130

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Paper-Pen Testing Fees

Reading $40

Writing $40

Math $40

Plus registration fee: $40 (with each registration)

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The Student Success Triad & PLATO

PLATO Pre Professional Skills Simulated

Test Prep Package

This online test package from PLATO Learning, developed in partnership with ETS Technologies, includes a simulation of the PPST test (Pre Professional Skills Test) and PLATO courseware aligned directly to the test. It gives students an experience closely related to the actual test and provides diagnostic placement for skill building in reading, writing and math. The test system is a vital tool for PRAXIS preparation programs.

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Features & Benefits

The PLATO Pre Professional Skills Simulated Test package allows you to determine each learner's skill levels and conduct periodic reassessments to determine readiness.

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This online package:

  • -Allows students to practice for the PPST (Math, Reading and Writing); test so they feel more comfortable when taking the actual assessment test

  • - Scores practice tests automatically including using e-rater automated online scoring engine from ETS Technologies for the essay portion of the writing test  providing instant feedback

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more benefits…

  • Provides assessment and alignment in reading, writing and math based on results of the simulated tests and skill proficiency

  • Creates a learning path within PLATO Web Learning Network, using PLATO courseware to provide instruction and fill identified skill gaps

  • Includes courseware allowing learners to sharpen their skills in key areas which increases their chance of passing the next time around

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FINALLY

  • Records student data and test scores to track individual and group performance, providing teachers, administrators and students with valuable reports to monitor progress and demonstrate results.

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OTHER RESOURCES

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THE STUDENT SUCCESS TRIAD

PRAXIS LAB

SOE BOZEMAN BUILDING

ROOM 161-A

Telephone: 823-2614

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LAB HOURS

Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours

Varies

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