PRAXIS - Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I start?
2) Evaluate your abilities in the area of exam content. You can do this by using the PLATO System (enroll on the BU website) or purchasing commercial preparation guides (ETS, Barrons, Cliffs Test Prep, etc.) that are available in bookstores. ETS materials are expensive, but they provide "retired" tests for review. Students report that Cliffs Test Prep is inexpensive and effective.
3) Complete workbooks, review course notes, read course text highlights and practice. Develop a plan for how you will prepare for the exam. Based on your preference, you may study individually or in small study groups. Practice reading and responding with a time requirement. Attend a periodic training session on our campus.
4) Review test-taking strategies for standardized tests. PRAXIS workbooks and the departmental bulletin board contain valuable information.
NOTE: It is critical that you are prepared for the PRAXIS I and II exams ... the effectiveness of BU's special education program is evaluated, in part, on your pass rates. Preparation is the key to passing the exams!