Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Praxis II: Elementary Content Knowledge

I took the Praxis II (Elementary Content Knowledge) at Prometric Testing Center yesterday.  Friends, if you live in the Roanoke area, it's worth a trip else where to take your test.  These people are just so rude and ridiculous.  I still can't get over the fact that if you go in with a sweatshirt, your have to keep it on, even if you get hot.  At Pearson you could basically do whatever you needed to do.  They trust you and make you feel like a trust-worthy adult rather than a child that writes answers on your arms (at Prometric).  

Anywho, I was nervous going into the test because people told me that it was common sense stuff, and then I took a practice test and had basically forgotten everything I learned in school.  It's basically a review of everything you learned in math, reading, science, and social studies.  That's a lot of information to recall.  I used a review book to study, but it had so many typos and I don't think I'd recommend it.  It did help me recall information, however, so using a book is worth the money, I just won't recommend the one I used.  Cliff Notes makes a review book, and several other books are available.  Just visit your local Books a Million or Barnes and Noble to find one. 

The test wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I passed!  The computer instantly gives you your "raw scores" and lets you know how many questions you got right from each section.  

So now I can breathe a sigh of relief.  I have basically finished my requirements for licensure! (except for those pesky classes that are a breeze compared to the pressure-inducing licensure tests)  I am just waiting for my RVE scores now, but I think that they will be to my satisfaction.  

Until next time!