What is the Praxis I (PPST): The Praxis I (PPST) test is a standardized test offered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and is designed to evaluate a student's skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
When should I take the Praxis I (PPST): The School of Education recommends that students complete the Praxis I (PPST) test after completing 12 credits. ETS can take up 6 weeks to send student scores. Some students will need to retake a portion or all of this test, so students should plan ahead to take this test as advised.
How do I take the Praxis I (PPST): There are two options for completing Praxis I (PPST) - a written version and a computer version. Visit the ETS online (www.ets.org/praxis) for more information on how to register for Praxis I (PPST). The written version is only offered approximately 5 times a year. The computer version is available throughout the year by appointment and score reports are typically available faster than the written version.
The School of Education recommends that students take time to prepare for this exam. The following resources are available to assist you in your preparation.
Praxis I (PPST) Study Guides: Study guides designed by ETS have been purchased and are available at the Reserve Desk of the University Library. Study Guides can be checked out for a 3-day period.
Praxis I (PPST) Prep Program: The School of Education Advising, Recruitment & Retention Office offers a test preparation program for students preparing to take the Praxis I. Students first take a free online practice test. Those students who complete the practice test by the assigned deadline are invited to attend, in-person workshops designed to increase their abilities in Reading, Writing, and Math. After the workshops, students are given access to additional online learning models, which is also available for students who can not attend the workshops. Cost of the workshops and/or additional online support is $10.
Deadline to complete the online practice test: Friday, February 8, 2013 by 12 p.m.
Deadline to register and pay for workshops (469 CPS): Friday, February 8, 2013 by 4 p.m.
Reading Preparation Workshop: Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Writing Preparation Workshop: Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 7:30-9 p.m.
Math Preparation Workshop: Friday, February 15, 2013 from 2-4 p.m.
Students are provided access to the online practice test within two weeks of declaring teaching intent.
Helpful tools for the practice test: