July 30, 2015

Praxis II Assessment

Each of the Praxis II exams tests a different area of knowledge, but each test is ultimately set up the same way. So, you may want to keep several things about the format of the Praxis II in mind.

First, each of the Praxis II exams will typically include a series of multiple-choice questions. That means there are only four possible answers to each of the questions on the Praxis II assessment and you may be able to figure out the correct answer to a question even if you don’t know it off the top of your head. In fact, if you’re unsure, you may be able to find the correct answer simply by eliminating all of the options that seem to be incorrect or unlikely. For example, if the question is, “What is the value of x if 5x + 2x = 35,” it is safe to assume that a negative number, such as -2, is not the correct answer.


Second, the multiple-choice questions on the Praxis II typically include four different types of questions. Knowing what to expect will make the questions on the Praxis II assessment much easier for you to answer. So, be prepared to answer questions that ask you to use a graph or another similar diagram, questions that ask you to choose the answer that completes a statement and makes the statement true, questions that ask you to identify multiple options from a list, and questions that ask you to identify the option that has or does not have a particular property (for example, “Which of the following sentences is a palindrome?” or “Which of the following sentences is not a palindrome?”).

Finally, remember that each of the Praxis II tests is timed. You will have a limited amount of time to answer each question and you should pace yourself to ensure you answer as many questions as possible. Always keep an eye on the time during the Praxis II assessment and, if you think you are taking too long, make an educated guess and move on.