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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association (August 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738603996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738603995
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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ARE YOU READY TO PASS THE PRAXIS?
THEN USE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON THE MARKET TODAY.

PRAXIS II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises (0012)

The Most Complete Subject Review:
Everything you need to know for the PRAXIS II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises (0012) exam, prepared by a leading teacher education specialist. Comprehensive review chapters cover all the subjects and skills tested on the exam.

6 Constructed-Response Questions:
This test prep gives teacher candidates 6 constructed-response questions with scored, annotated explanations. It offers complete coverage of all content areas: reading and language arts, mathematics, science/social studies, and interdisciplinary instruction.

Proven Test Prep Methods:
REA’s focused PRAXIS II Elementary Education content and practical advice has helped millions succeed on their exams. With our step-by-step study plan, you can score high on the PRAXIS and get certified to teach!

Federal Guidelines for NCLB Compliance:
You can expect that candidates with NCLB-compliant credentials will enjoy preferential status in hiring. This means you need to pass the PRAXIS Assessments. Maximize your exam performance and master the PRAXIS Assessments with the unrivaled certification expertise that only REA can offer.

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The Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises 0012 is the third in REA’s series of Praxis II Elementary Education test preps, and is complementary to REA’s PRAXIS II Elementary Education (0011) and (0014) titles.
 
Think of this book as your toolkit to pass the test. It will help take the mystery and anxiety out of the testing process by equipping you not only with the nuts and bolts, but also, ultimately, with the confidence to succeed alongside your peers across the United States.
 
We at REA have put a lot of thought into this, and the result is a book that pulls together all the critical information you need to know to pass the Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises 0012 test. Let us help you fill in the blanks—literally and figuratively!
 
We will provide you with the touchstones that will allow you to do your very best come test day and beyond. In this guide, REA offers our customarily in-depth, up-to-date, objective coverage, with test-specific modules devoted to targeted review and realistic practice exams complete with the kind of detail that makes a difference when you’re coming down the homestretch in your preparation.

ABOUT THE PRAXIS SERIES
Praxis is the Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) shorthand for Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers. The Praxis Series is a group of teacher-licensing tests that ETS developed in concert with states across the nation.
 
There are three categories of tests in the series: Praxis I, Praxis II and Praxis III. Praxis I includes the paper-based Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and the Praxis I Computer-Based Tests (CBT). Both versions cover essentially the same subject matter. These exams measure reading, ­mathematics, and writing skills and are often a requirement for admission to a teacher education program. Praxis II embraces Subject Assessment/Specialty Area Tests, including the Praxis II Social Studies series, of which the Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises 0012 exam is a part.
 
The Praxis II examinations cover the subject matter that students typically study in teacher education courses such as, human growth and development, school curriculum, methods of teaching, and other professional development courses. In most teacher-training programs, students take these tests after having completed their classroom training, the course work, and practicum. Praxis III is different from the multiple-choice and essay tests typically used for assessment purposes. With this assessment, ETS-trained observers evaluate an instructor’s performance in the classroom, using nationally validated criteria. The observers may videotape the lesson, and other teaching experts may critique the resulting tapes. 

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK  

What Do I Study First? 
Read over REA’s subject reviews and suggestions for test taking. Studying the reviews thoroughly will reinforce the basic skills you will need to do well on the exams. Make sure to do the practice exams in this book so that you will be familiar with the format and procedures involved with taking the actual test.

When Should I Start Studying? 
It is never too early to start studying. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study because it does not allow you the time needed to learn the test material. 

ABOUT THE TEST  
The Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises (0012) test is required in seven U.S. states: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. Unlike the 0014 exam, which assesses K-6 curricular content in a multiple-choice exam, and the 0011 test, which evaluates curriculum, instruction, and assessment in a multiple-choice test, the 0012 exam requires longer and more insightful responses to problems (i.e., content area exercises) that are presented. 

Who Takes the Test? 
Most people who take the Praxis II Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises (0012) are seeking initial licensure. You should check with your state’s education agency to determine which Praxis examination(s) you should take. The ETS Praxis website (www.ets.org/praxis/)
and registration bulletin may also help you determine the test(s) you need to take for certification. You should also consult your education program for its own test requirements. 
 
Remember that colleges and universities often require Praxis examinations for entry into programs, for graduation, and for the completion of a teacher certification program. These requirements may differ from the baseline requirements the state has for teacher certification. You will need to meet both sets of requirements. 

When Should I Take the Test? 
The Praxis II Elementary Education 0012 is a test for those who have completed or almost completed their teacher education programs. Each state establishes its own requirements for certification: some states specify the passing of other tests; some states may require the test for initial certification; and other states may require the test for beginning teachers during their first months on the job. Generally, each college and university establishes its own requirements for program admission and for graduation. Some colleges and universities require certain tests for graduation and/or for completion of a teacher education program. Check with your college and the state teacher certification agency for details. 

When and Where Can I Take the Test? 
ETS offers the Praxis II tests seven times a year at a number of locations across the nation. The usual testing day is Saturday, but examinees may request an administration on an alternate day if a conflict—such as a religious obligation—exists. 
 
How Do I Get More Information on the ETS Praxis Exams? 
To receive information on upcoming administrations of the Praxis II Elementary ­Education 0012 test or any other test consult the ETS registration bulletin or website. Contact ETS at: 

Educational Testing Service 
Teaching and Learning Division 
P.O. Box 6051 
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051 
Phone: (609) 771-7395 
Website: www.ets.org/praxis 
E-mail: praxis@ets.org 
 
Special accommodations are available for candidates who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically disabled, or specific learning disabled. For questions concerning disability services, contact:
ETS Disability Services: (609) 771-7780 
TTY only: (609) 771-7714 

Provisions are also available for examinees whose primary language is not English. The ETS registration bulletin and website include directions for those requesting such accommodations. You can also consult ETS with regard to available test sites; reporting test scores; requesting changes in tests, centers, and dates of test; purchasing additional score reports; retaking tests; and other basic facts. 
 
 
 
 

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By queenesther on June 14, 2011
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This study guide is absolutely fantastic. It thoroughly prepared me for the test. This book gives you all that you need to study for strategies, curriculum for each content area and suggestions for assessments. It gives you high expectations for the test so by the time you take it you are thoroughly prepared. I highly recommend this book by REA. I had the actual book by PRAXIS itself and it had very little to cover what you need for the actual test. Please purchase this book put together by REA and believe me you will pass the test.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Krysalis on March 14, 2010
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I just took the Praxis II yesterday - 0012. This book covered everything I needed! I also reviewed the sample questions in the ETS study guide and looked up a few additional things online - just to be sure. For the particular questions I received, this guide was the most helpful.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. P. Szymkowicz on November 25, 2009
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I highly recommend this preparatory manual for anyone who is seeking to pass the Praxis II examination. The subject areas were well organized and the information contained therein was relevant and informative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ana on August 2, 2013
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I bought this book to prepare for my exams, I would have loved to have the cd with the book but it still works. have lots of tips.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cecilia Mendez on November 16, 2009
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This book was great it help me alot with what i was trying to do thank you
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