How should I prepare for the Praxis?

ETS Resources

  • The company that administers the Praxis Series offers free preparation materials for every test. These include test overviews, practice questions, video demonstrations, sample study plans, webinars, and more.
  • ETS also has materials available for purchase. Before purchasing materials, check whether UW-Superior has the materials available to students for free (such as the Official Praxis Series Guide).

UW-Superior Resources

  • Hard copy and electronic Praxis Series preparation materials are available via the Jim Dan Hill Library; locate materials by searching for Praxis I and Praxis II in the catalog. A collection of electronic materials, including practice test software, can also be accessed. A good strategy is to start your preparation by taking practice tests so that you can gauge your readiness for the test and create an appropriate study plan.
  • The Educational Success Center offers tutoring that can be customized to help students prepare for the Praxis. The Writing Center can help students prepare for the written portions of the tests.
  • The Teacher Education Program and FTA (Future Teachers Association) both offer periodic Praxis preparation workshops and events. Check the calendar for upcoming events. Previous workshops have been recorded and made available online here.

Other Resources

  • Counseling Services can help students who are experiencing test anxiety.
  • IDS 095 - Collegiate Study Skills is a course that helps students develop better study skills.
  • Your fellow students! Some students have found success by creating Praxis study groups.