Praxis Core For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 2, 2014 - Education - 432 pages

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 While outdated study guides are sure to leave you unprepared, Praxis® Core For Dummies, with online practice tests is your ultimate study guide to one of the most important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.

 

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Contents

Introduction 1
3
Previewing the Praxis 7 Chapter 2 Getting Ready for Test Day 11 Chapter 3 Practicing the Praxis Trying Out Some Practice Questions
17
Getting Started with the Praxis Core 5
24
Mastering Math Concepts
38
The Order of Operations 52 Remembering GEMDAS 52 Using the order of operations within itself 53 Reasoning with Quantities 53 Using the two m...
71
Grasping Geometry Concepts 81 Understanding the Building Blocks of Geometry 81 Getting to the point 81 Defining lines and parts of lines 82 Mov...
83
Shapes that have joined without an invasion 98 Preparing for invasion When one shape invades another 99 Knowing the Ways of the XY Coordinate...
113
Count on It Number and Quantity 37 Chapter 5 Introducing Letters Algebra and Functions 59 Chapter 6 Grasping Geometry Concepts 81 Chapter 7 ...
129
Refining Your Reading Comprehension Skills
142
FineTuning Your Writing Skills
169
Reading Comprehension Finding Meaning and Identifying Purpose 141 Chapter 10 TestTaking Strategies for Core Reading 161 Part IV FineTuning ...
213
Tackling Praxis Core Practice Tests
223
The Part of Tens
383
Practice Exam 1 225 Chapter 15 Practice Exam 1 Answers and Explanations 265 Chapter 16 Practice Exam 2 309 Chapter 17 Practice Exam 2 Answ...
389
Index
395
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Reading Comprehension Finding Meaning and Identifying Purpose
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Carla Kirkland, founder and CEO of the Kirkland Group, an educational consulting firm, has helped educators prepare their students for standardized tests for more than 20 years. Chan Cleveland, executive vice president of the Kirkland Group, is an English educator who has developed language arts resources for multiple school districts and serves as an educational consultant.

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