Fact is the Praxis test doesn’t only test your body of knowledge on teaching especially in elementary education. The Praxis exam assumes that you’ve graduated because the content knowledge that you’ve acquired during your teaching education and/or teaching career is sufficient.
It doesn’t just test what you know. It seeks to find out if you know enough to deserve a teaching certification. It attempts to challenge your teaching judgment and discretion. It finds out your ability to solve problems and think critically.
This is the reason why you must never take your Praxis exam prep for granted.
For years, the Praxis exam has helped produce remarkable and very distinguished teachers without fail. And in those years, you can see distinct personality patterns of test-takers who succeed and fail in the Praxis test.
Here are some exam secrets that unveil the attributes of successful and unsuccessful Praxis test-taker.
Which one are you?
Successful ETS Praxis Test-Takers:
- Have a good understanding of the Praxis test content.
- Are confident when answering test samples and questions.
- Never give-up even when study guides become very difficult to understand.
- Know how to answer questions based on what they know about the topic.
- Are always focused on the question.
These attitudes almost always go along Praxis test prep victories. If you possess these qualities, there’s a good chance that you’ll succeed in your Praxis exam.
On the contrary, test-takers who are bound to fail are those that have the attributes of “unsuccessful” test-takers. And trust me, over the years these attributes have made very few failed predictions. So cross your fingers and pray that you don’t have any of these attributes from unsuccessful test-takers.
Unsuccessful Praxis Test-takers:
- Believe that they know everything and that they don’t need to study.
- Memorize information only be recall or recognition.
- Answer questions based on personal teaching experience rather than basing it on teaching theories.
- Aren’t willing to think hard on the answers. So, they give up almost immediately.
- Focus more on the choices rather than the questions.
- Have too much confidence.
- Answers questions based on “gut feeling.”
These bad habits feed your negative energy and will guarantee failure. Failures are mostly born from these habits that have been cultivated for years by the test-takers themselves. Unfortunately, it often takes a while before you’ll realize that you have these bad habits.
So, take time to assess yourself objectively. Are you an unsuccessful or successful test-taker? – Your answer to this question can mean the difference between passing and failing the Praxis exam.
Work hard to develop traits like those of a successful test-taker. Study in your best abilities and acquire as much exam help as you can.