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Bryson Atud


23 September 2017

Praxis Core Exam Analysis

I am a Secondary Education major planning to retrieve my Associates Degree from the

College of Southern Nevada, and heading to UNLV to retrieve my Bachelor’s Degree to teach in

either a middle school or high school setting. Before I’m able to teach in Nevada, however, I

need to the pass the Praxis Core exams. This exam is help me become a certified teacher, as well

as receive further knowledge on the three core subjects: reading, writing, and math. The passing

scores for the three exams are as follows: math is 150, reading is 156, and writing is 162.

Before I took the practice exams, I read the information about the Praxis Core to get more

insight on what is expected before taking the actual exam. In all honesty, I did not prepare for the

Praxis Core exams. I did not do the practice questions from the ETS. I took the practice exams

without only preparation, which ultimately led me to fail on all three exams. I did, however, did

some practice questions for the math portion only through the Kahn Academy website, but only a

few questions. The reason why I did not prepare for the practice exams was because I decided to

use the practice exams to understand the actual Praxis Core exams; to understand what type of

questions each exam is asking so I after taking the practice, I could further analyze what I need

to study for, and once I am ready, I could retake the practice exams to receive a better score and

see if I am ready for the actual Praxis Core.

As for my results, they go as follows: both math and reading exams, I receive a 43%,

while the writing portion I receive a 65%. All exams stated that I need improvement, particularly

the math and reading, in which it stated that I “need significant improvement”, meaning that

I feel that support from others who are in the same situation could benefit me more for this exam. They would help me with areas that I’m unfamiliar with. starting off by not making the same mistake I did with the practice exams. By taking the practice Praxis Core Exams. and I could do the same for areas I know specifically. While the score does not state whether I am likely to pass. The Praxis Core is on my path to my career goal. having some similarities to the Nevada High School Proficiency. The Praxis is very difficult. I do plan to seek a Praxis Core Review course to get me ready for the exam.there are certain areas in the each of those exams that I need more practice. it is certain that based on the scores. I also plan to work with other students who are preparing for the Praxis to form a study group. I am far from passing the exams. . while writing was a bit understanding. Both the math and reading exams were the most difficult. I now have a clear vision on what to expect on the exams. I will do everything I can to ensure I succeed. I do plan to receive help from a tutor as well as use an online program.