The video below provides a concise overview of the most important info you need to know before registering for the 2016 Praxis exams in the District of Columbia, including how to select your test and date, how to register (including tips to save on testing costs), what to expect on test day, how the tests are scored, evaluating how you will perform, and how to prepare to ensure you pass.
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Important Links for DC Praxis Test Takers...
Below are links to the key information and resources you'll need. We recommend you bookmark this page for easy access to this info.
- DC State Requirements - List of ETS Praxis Series Exam(s) Required for Teacher Credentialing
- Computer-delivered Praxis Test Offerings
- Paper-delivered Praxis Test Offerings
- Roadmap to Success - A Tool to Help You Plan Your Study Time
- Register for a Paper-delivered Praxis Test
- Register for a Computer-delivered Praxis Test
- ETS Praxis Test Codes and Fees
- Application for a Fee Waiver
- Test Day Overview and List of Procedures and Requirements
- Passing Praxis Scores By Exam and State
- Free Full-length Praxis Practice Tests
- Free Praxis Overview Study Guides
Additional Info for DC Praxis Test Takers...
Below is important information for DC Praxis test-takers, including current 2016 Test Dates, Registration Info with suggestions to help you save on testing fees, and info about the test preparation services available to help you pass, like free online Praxis Study Guides and Praxis Practice Tests, plus popular Prep Classes, One-on-One Tutoring, and on-demand Online Prep programs featuring instructional videos, virtual tutoring, and more.
The DC Praxis exams are designed to assess subject matter knowledge and other competencies for individuals planning a career in teaching. Many prospective teachers must begin by taking the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) test, which is a basic skills test covering mathematics, reading, and writing. Often colleges use Praxis Core scores to evaluate candidates for entry into teacher preparation programs.
Before achieving licensure, DC also requires many candidates to pass one or more Praxis II exams. The specific Praxis II exam that a candidate must take depends on the subject and grade-level that candidate plans to teach. For example, those planning to teach elementary school or special education typically must pass exams such as Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge, which cover a broad range of subjects, while those planning to teach a specific subject at the secondary school level must pass a Praxis single subject exam.
Many DC Praxis exams are offered via paper-based testing held on specific test dates, as well as via computer-based testing, which may be scheduled by appointment year-round. For more info on Praxis test dates and advice on choosing the best date for you, please click below...
Candidates may register for the Praxis exam by mail or online, and may re-register by phone. When and how you choose to register can affect the costs and fees associated with taking the test. For more info on Praxis test registration, and suggestions on how to reduce registration costs, please click below...
Want to learn more about the Praxis before registering? Start by viewing our free Praxis Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam, then take our free, full-length Praxis Practice Test with diagnostics to see how you will perform and identify any areas in which you may need to improve...
PLEASE NOTE: The Praxis information provided above is intended as a helpful overview. It is not comprehensive, and is not intended to replace the full information found on the official Praxis website. No warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. All test-takers should visit the official Praxis: DC website at www.ets.org/praxis/dc for complete DC Praxis registration info and to confirm test dates, procedures, and testing requirements, and should consider their individual needs, before making any registration decision. Teachers Test Prep is an independent test preparation company, and is not affiliated with Educational Testing Service (ETS), the company that administers the Praxis.
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