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Passing the Praxis II PLT. Principles of Learning and Teaching. Format. 24 Multiple Choice questions 12 “Constructed Response” questions 2 hour time limit. Resources. Review information (flash cards) Resources (Pearson)

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Passing the praxis ii plt

Passing the Praxis II PLT

Principles of Learning and Teaching


  • 24 Multiple Choice questions

  • 12 “Constructed Response” questions

  • 2 hour time limit



  • Review information (flash cards)

  • Resources (Pearson)

  • Information about the exam

Characteristics of readers
Characteristics of Readers

  • Lots of papers to read

  • Possibly tired

  • Possibly bored

  • Possibly on a tight deadline

  • May not be motivated to look for ways they can give points

Make the parts of your answers clear
Make the parts of your answers clear

  • Two “WHATs”

  • Two “WHYs”

    “Provide two suggestions and for each one explain the benefits”

    Suggestion 1: WHAT because WHY

    Suggestion 2: WHAT because WHY

Even quality across all answers
Even quality across all answers

  • Don’t make your first answer lengthy and then run out of time so your last answers are very short.

  • Answer in such a way that you can maintain the same quality across all answers.

No extra words
No extra words

  • Don’t write transitions or introductions

  • Focus the bulk of your writing on making a good description of your suggestion and a good description of the benefits of your suggestion.

Read questions first
Read questions first

  • Reading the questions first will allow you to focus on the aspects of the case history that most apply .

Activate brain
Activate brain

  • Use the structure of the test to your advantage:

  • Quick pass through multiple choice

  • First case history—answer both questions

  • Second quick pass through multiple choice—you will probably get more answers here.

  • Keep alternating until your test is done