What is the Praxis Subject Assessment: The Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly the Praxis II) is a standardized test offered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) and designed to evaluate a student's knowledge in his/her content area.
When should I take Praxis Subject Assessment: Students are required to have a passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment approximately 9 months prior to student teaching. Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, and Secondary/K-12 majors should plan to take this test at least three semesters prior to student teaching. Communicative Sciences and Disorders majors should plan to take this test during their graduate program. ETS makes scores available on their website one month after the test is given. Students have one year to download their scores from the ETS website. The SOE recommends printing multiple, colored copies of the score report for future use. Some students need to retake the Praxis Subject Assessment, so planning ahead to take this test is advised.
How do I take Praxis Subject Assessment: The Praxis Subject Assessment is offered limited times a year. Registration is available online at the
ETS website (www.ets.org/praxis). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on seat availability at the test sites.
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 Subject Assessment Study Guides
- Study guides designed by ETS have been purchased for each of the subject areas and are available at the Reserve Desk of the University Library. Study Guides can be checked out for a three-day period.
Praxis Subject Assessment Flashcards:
The School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center has sets of flashcards that cover the content of the Praxis Subject Assessment for each of the teaching majors and minors offered at UW-Stevens Point. Flashcards can be checked out for one week at a time (Monday afternoon through the following Monday morning). Please call our office, 715-346-2040, to reserve flashcards.
SOE Group Study Sessions - The School of Education offers an organized, 4 hour, group study session (typically in November and April) for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education majors/minors. At the study session, we will discuss strategies to take this test, students answer sample test questions, as a group, the information being covered. Students who are interested in attending a Group Study Session are encouraged to attend the session two semesters prior to taking the actual test. If you do not already have a graduation plan, please see Maggie Beeber as soon as possible, during open advising, to put a plan together.
Workshop Information: Sunday, October 9, 2016; 3-7p.m.; Room 116 CPS
Note: You are welcome to sign up and attend all or part of the workshop if you cannot be there for the entire event. You do not have to be an enrolled UW-Stevens Point student in order to attend
Registration deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016 by noon
You are welcome to bring something to eat and/or drink. There will be a short break. All students should bring a calculator, paper and pencil.