Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching 5 – 9
Study Guide 2019 – 2020

What comes with Cirrus Test Prep’s Praxis PLT 5–9 Study Guide?

You probably think this is a typical study guide. However, Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching 5 – 9 Study Guide 2019 – 2020: Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Praxis PLT 5623 Exam isn't like other study guides. Because we know you value your time, our unofficial study guide includes a quick yet full review of everything on the test with real examples, graphics, and information. Cirrus Test Prep’s NEW Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching 5 – 9 Study Guide 2019 – 2020 gives you the edge you need to score higher and pass the first time.

Best of all, Cirrus Test Prep’s Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching 5 – 9 Study Guide 2019 – 2020 offers you:

  • A full review of what you need to know for the Praxis exam

  • Praxis practice questions for you to practice and improve and worked through practice problems with explanations

  • Test tips and strategies to help you score higher

  • Real world examples

Our Praxis prep book covers all the material that will be on your exam, including:

  • Students as Learners

  • The Instructional Process

  • Assessment

  • Professional Development, Leadership, and Community

… and also comes with a FULL Praxis practice test, so that you will be ready on test day.

But before you buy Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching 5 – 9 Study Guide 2019 – 2020, you may find yourself wondering, what is the Praxis? What is on the Praxis? How is the Praxis scored? How is the Praxis administered? We are the Praxis experts, and we are happy to answer all your questions below!


Some Frequently Asked Questions about the Praxis…

What is the Praxis?

Praxis tests are a part of teaching licensure in approximately forty states. Each state uses the tests and scores in different ways, so be sure to check the certification requirements in your state by going to the ETS website. There, you will find information detailing the role of the Praxis tests in determining teaching certification in your state, what scores are required, and how to transfer Praxis scores from one state to another.

What is on the Praxis?

This test assesses whether you possess the knowledge and skills necessary to become a teacher, using both multiple-choice questions and writing assignments. The test always has a total of seventy multiple-choice questions and four constructed-response questions; however the number of questions specific to each content category is approximate. Content areas on the exam include:

  • Students as Learners

  • Instructional Process

  • Assessment

  • Professional Development, Leadership, and Community

  • Analysis of Instructional Scenarios

The constructed-response questions are based on two case histories describing classroom or professional scenarios. Each case is followed by two prompts. Your responses should analyze the scenarios and demonstrate your understanding of the principles of teaching.

You have a maximum of two hours to complete the entire test. We recommend that you spend approximately fifty minutes on the constructed-response questions and seventy minutes on the multiple-choice questions, but you may use the two hours allotted as you see fit.

How is the praxis scored?

The seventy multiple-choice questions are equally weighted and account for 75 percent of your overall score. Keep in mind that some multiple-choice questions are experimental questions for the purpose of the Praxis test writers and will not count toward your overall score. However, since those questions are not indicated on the test, you must respond to every question. There is no penalty for guessing on Praxis tests, so be sure to eliminate incorrect answer choices and answer every question. If you still do not know the answer, guess; you may get it right!

On the constructed-response section, the graders of the responses assign a score of 0 – 2 to each response. A score of a 2 is earned by a response that shows a thorough understanding of the prompt by being accurate and complete, while a score of a 1 will be given to an answer that shows a basic understanding of the prompt with a mostly weak or incomplete answer. A response that does not answer the questions or that demonstrates misunderstanding will receive a score of 0. The scores of the four constructed-response essays are equally weighted to comprise 25 percent of your overall score.

Your score report will be available two to three weeks after the test date and will stay on your Praxis account for one year, but you can also opt for a paper report. The score report includes your score and the passing score for the states you identified as score recipients.

How is the praxis administered?

The Praxis tests are available at testing centers across the nation. To find a testing center near you, go to the ETS website. At this site, you can create a Praxis account, check testing dates, register for a test, or find instructions for registering via mail or phone. The Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood (5621) exam is administered as a computerized test. The Praxis website allows you to take a practice test to acclimate yourself to the computerized format.

On the day of your test, be sure to bring your admission ticket (which is provided when you register) and photo ID. The testing facility will provide an area outside of the testing room to store your personal belongings. You are allowed no personal effects in the testing area. Cell phones and other electronic, photographic, recording, or listening devices are not permitted in the testing center at all, and bringing those items may be cause for dismissal, forfeiture of your testing fees, and cancellation of your scores. For details on what is and is not permitted at your testing center, refer to the ETS website.

Why should I use Cirrus Test Prep’s praxis study material?

Developed by experienced current and former educators, Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials help future educators gain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass their state-level teacher certification exams and enter the classroom. Each Cirrus Test Prep study guide includes: a detailed summary of the test’s format, content, and scoring; an overview of the content knowledge required to pass the exam; worked-through sample questions with answers and explanations; full-length practice tests including answer explanations; and unique test-taking strategies with highlighted key concepts. Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials ensure that new educators feel prepared on test day and beyond.

Where can I buy Praxis II Principles of Learning & Teaching 5 – 9 Study Guide 2019 – 2020?

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