The PRAXIS II School Counseling and Guidance Exam (5421) is taken by candidates interested in becoming public school counselors. The exam is comprised of 120 multiple choice questions: 18 questions covering professional issues, 18 questions covering coordinating services, 18 questions covering Issues in consultation, and 66 questions cover guidance and counseling, and 40 questions cover recordings of client/ counselor interactions. Candidates will respond by recognizing appropriate recorded responses, client issues and feelings, other professional issues. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.
The Professional Issues section of the exam covers professional development, and legal and ethical counseling concerns.
The Coordinating Services area of the PRAXIS II School Counseling and Guidance Exam (5421) explores program organization, management and assessment; data gathering and dissemination.
The Issues in Consulting section of the exam covers school climate, the curriculum, human development, interpersonal relationships, providing counseling family counseling services, staff, and assessing community agencies.
The Guidance and Counseling section of the exam covers guidance within the classroom, human development, counseling individuals and groups, assessment, dyadic counseling, multiculturalism and diversity.