The Kean University Praxis Resource Center's mission is to promote the success of all prospective educators in passing the Praxis Series tests. The center is dedicated to enhancing student achievement and confidence by strengthening comprehensive learning, providing academic support services to all students, reinforcing course content, along with emphasizing good study habits and effective test taking skills. This is accomplished through the use of different learning strategies, tutoring, supplemental instruction, learning assistance and collaborations with Center Experts that allow students to achieve their academic goals. Faculty, instructors and staff members are committed to providing a welcoming and stimulating environment that prepares students to achieve their goals as future educators.
The Praxis Resource Center--Hennings Hall Room 320--directly across from the elevator
Spring Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:30 PM
(The Center is closed during official University Holidays.)
Services Offered In The Praxis Resource Center (PRC)
· Praxis study guides—books to loan (for free) Core and Content Area and Preparation
· Vouchers to assist in on-line test preparation
· One-on-one tutoring in math (Wednesdays only)
· Intensive Praxis Review Sessions Core and Praxis II
· ETS/Praxis webinars and workshops
· Orientation to the PRC and the Praxis Series Exams
· Assistance in registering for the Praxis
·Study Skills CDs
· Handouts to aid in your test preparation
· Computers — View a praxis video/webinar; register for a Praxis Exam; practice test-taking.
· A place to study for the Praxis with friends or Praxis Study Groups
A tip from one of our students: "The study book that helped with the core math part is called "Core" Math Made Easy, by Dr. Lynn Garder. To order, the link is http://www.mgmtutoring.com/
Here's a little "secret" about the Praxis II Subject Test: the Praxis II test is what we in the test preparation field call a "content driven" test.
While some tests are looking to see what you are ABLE to learn, the purpose of the Praxis II: Subject Assessment, offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), is to test your understanding of what you have already learned. The goal of the Praxis II test is to use a standardized testing process to create an objective assessment of a test taker's knowledge and skills.
In other words, it's more about what you know than your ability to solve clever puzzles. This is good news for those who are serious about being prepared, because it boils down to a very simple strategy:
You can succeed on the Praxis II test by learning critical concepts on the test so that you are prepared for as many questions as possible.
Repetition and thorough preparation is a process that rewards those who are serious about being prepared, which means that succeeding on the Praxis II test is within the reach of virtually anyone interested in learning the material.
What are the Praxis tests?
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)
The Core assesses skills in mathematics, reading, and writing of the teacher candidate. In order to enter a College of Education (COE) teaching program, you will have to pass the Praxis Core. Please make an appointment with your education adviser to review the other requirements for entering the program of your choice.
Praxis II Subject Assessments
The Praxis II assesses content knowledge in specific subject areas that beginning teachers will need. In order to qualify for your senior field experience, you will have to pass the Praxis II content knowledge in your education major.