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Are you ready to study for the Praxis® Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects 5001? There are so many questions to consider when preparing to tackle this exam series:
This article will help answer all of these questions and more about the Multiple Subjects 5001 exam.
Are you ready to get started? Let’s go!
It is hard to determine how difficult the 5001 is for an individual person. The passing rate is around 80%, and there tends to be a significant difference between the scores for those who pass and those who fail. In other words, few people barely fail; they either pass easily or fail by many points.
There are tons of resources online and in print for the Praxis® 5001. A quick search will bring up many options, but that does not mean they are all worth your time! The best preparation materials are from ETS, as they will help you know what the computer screen will look like during testing, how to use the calculator that will be provided, and how to understand your scores.
The best resources to use for Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects will prepare you for the actual test and for the specific subject matter on the test. Before you take the test, you need to know what the questions will look like and be familiar with how to use the calculator. You also need to be ready for the material that will be covered. Check out the ETS website to familiarize yourself with the format and check out 240 Tutoring to acquaint yourself with the testing material. This article specifically discusses the structure and format of the Multiple Subjects test.
The Praxis® Multiple Subjects 5001 covers four different subjects, so there are many study guides out there. In order to use your study time wisely, take a diagnostic test before you begin. 240 Tutoring offers a comprehensive pretest that will show you where your strengths and needs are. Also, look for study guides that provide a guarantee that you will pass and that have been written by qualified people such as teachers!
The best way to use a study guide is to take a diagnostic test before you start. The test should include enough questions to fully assess where you need to spend your time and what topics you can skip. Once you know what to study, be sure that you study and complete practice questions. Also, focus on flashcards or unfamiliar words to help you shore up weak areas in your understanding.
240 Tutoring offers both free practice tests (in the Ultimate Guide) and more extensive practice (within the full study guide).
The best way to study for the Praxis® Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects 5001 is to spend time on each topic and then complete practice questions. Study the topics within each subject individually at first and then combine them within their subject. You will take each subject separately on the test day, so you should study in the same way.
The Multiple Subjects guide from 240 Tutoring has been thoughtfully developed to best support your studying experience.
This is a big test that covers many different topics, so begin studying early. Ideally, you will have at least nine or ten weeks to prepare, so that you can devote two weeks to each subject area and then spend a couple of weeks reviewing at the end. Take a diagnostic test beforehand so that you know if you need to spend additional time on one subject and possibly less time on another.
In order to pass the Praxis® Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects 5001 you must pass all four of the subtests: reading/writing, math, social studies, and science. The passing score for each subtest is listed below.
Some good news! If you fail any individual subjects, you can retake only those tests rather than all four. The passing score for the test is set by each state, so check out the ETS website to find out the most current score you need to earn. You will need to check the scores for each subtest because there is not an overall passing score.
Passing scores are set by each state, so check out the ETS website to find out state and test specific score information.
Each exam will receive a score between 100-200 points. There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so it’s better to make an educated guess than leave a question blank. After your exam you will receive a score report that indicates your score information, pass/fail status, and other information about your score.
For more information about the scoring process, such as how the exams are scored and understanding your score report, check out this article.
Some good news – if you fail any individual subjects, you can retake only those tests, rather than all four. There is a 28-day waiting period you’ll need to observe before taking a test again.
Hopefully all your exam-related questions have been answered. If you’re ready to start studying, click here to take the 240 Tutoring diagnostic test and begin your journey towards passing the Praxis® Multiple Subjects Exam!
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