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Test Preparation and Study Resources

Applicants to the Teacher Education Program or enrolled students in the Teacher Education Program are required to submit standardized test score results. Applicants may submit an ACT, SAT or Praxis Core test score with their application, while all enrolled students must submit a Praxis Subject Assessment Score during the course of their program. We have assembled a list of resources that can assist you in your test preparation.

The mission of the Office of Teacher Education Advisement and Retention is to provide our teacher education candidates with the information, guidance, and support needed to meet the requirements necessary for both degree completion and state certification. Test preparation workshops are available. Visit us in University Hall, Suite 1180, for more information on free test prep programs.

There are a host of both free study resources, as well as those that require fees which we have compiled here for successfully completing testing requirements for Teacher Education. Our Test Prep Coordinator, Donna Kobza, is available to help you design a study plan that will meet your individualized needs. To reach Ms. Kobz, email Donna Kobza at kobzad@montclair.edu.

One of the goals of the Academic Success Center (ASC) is to offer quality tutorial services to Montclair State University students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of ASC tutoring to master course content.

The ADP Center for Learning Technologies strives to enhance teaching, learning, and research through the incorporation of technology. The ADP Center provides services, training, and support, as well as access to state-of-the-art equipment in the College of Education and Human Services. The Center offers a variety of programs including workshops, seminars, and conferences as well as providing services such as room/lab rentals, media services, equipment use and 1:1 technology help.

The Center for Writing Excellence is available to all university students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are committed to developing and improving as writers. Sessions with experienced writing consultants are designed to provide help on every aspect of the writing process, with the goal of enabling writers to achieve long-term improvement, confidence, and independence.

The mission of the DRC is to unite the Montclair State University community in an effort to provide students with disabilities the excellence and equity in education to which they are legally entitled.  The Disability Resource Center (DRC) will assist you in receiving the accommodations and services necessary to equalize access. The DRC provides assistance to students with physical, sensory, learning, psychological, neurological, and chronic medical disabilities. ‌

Let’s Talk counselors provide informal consultations to help students with specific problems and to introduce them to what it’s like to speak with a counselor. Let’s Talk counselors can help students determine whether formal counseling at CAPS would be useful and, if appropriate, assist the student in scheduling an appointment.

The RHMLC provides a superior learning environment coupling advanced, user-friendly mathematics technology with personal, on-demand assistance from highly qualified instructors, graduate assistants and undergraduate tutors. Courses are designed to enhance active learning and problem-solving skills, utilizing the principle that doing mathematics is the most effective way to learn mathematics.

The Student Success Center supports undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Human Services with programs, services and resources that enhance learning, student engagement, retention, and professional development.

Free Study Resources

  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) Resources
  1. Praxis Bulletin for test takers https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/bulletin
  2. Test-taking strategies and tips https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/tips
  3. Free Study Companions-A study companion lists the topics covered on each test along with a sample pre-test with a full rationale of each answer.
  • Go to: ETS.org
  • select “The PRAXIS Series”
  • Select “Prepare for a Test”
  • Select a PRAXIS Test by Number
  • 5025 Early Childhood Content Knowledge (P-3)
  • 5001 Multiple Subjects (Sub-Tests 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) (K-6)
  • Select free Study Companion (PDF)
  1. ETS/Praxis webinars and workshops

 

  • Learning Express Library (NJ State Library)

For ACT, SAT or Praxis preparation, go to the Newark Library home page: www.npl.org

  1. Click on “internet and electronic resources” in the upper left corner of page
  2. Click on “Test Preparation” (last one in the list of databases)
  3. Click on “Learning Express Library”
  4. Create a user account (Click “Register” under New Users)
  5. Click on “Jobs and Careers” and enter the standardized test preparation you are looking for such as “Praxis” “ACT” in the search bar

 

  • U.S. History for Dummies: For students who have struggled with the Social Studies section of the K-6 Praxis Subject Exam, you may want to consider a review of this book.
  • Teachers Test Preparation Live, online classes that cover test-taking strategies and content-specific material expected of candidates taking Praxis Subject Area: Multiple Subjects Test (K-6). Go to com, select “Prep Classes,” and then select PRAXIS Prep Classes.
  • Webmath – Sponsored by Discovery Channel, this is a helpful tool to use alongside a practice test when a problem stumps you; type in the problem and get an understanding of how to figure it out
  • Bright storm Videos of various math mini-lessons
  • IXLPractice math & language arts problems by grade and topic
  • Math TV – Brief videos organized by math topics
  • Fossweb Science curriculum packets
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy – The Science Guy featuring books, shows, appearances, episode guides, and home demos.
  • PBS.org Provides resources in science and social studies along with lesson plans.
  • Magic School Bus Episodes – An award-winning children’s TV series that combines entertainment with a science education. Visit your public library or Netflix for episodes.
  • QuizletSearch millions of study sets or create your own. Improve your grades by studying with flashcards, games and more.
  • 4tests.com – A worldwide provider of free, online practice exams.
  • Sporcle Quiz site in every subject imaginable
  • Khan Academy Math videos by topic, the Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace.
  • Magoosh Praxis Blog Students post tips and experiences with the Praxis exams.

 

Preparation Services Requiring Payment/Fees

  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) Resources – Interactive Practice Tests
  • MagooshThis is an online test preparation company that teaches students through video lessons, practice test questions, and online email support for Praxis Core.
  • KaplanOffers Praxis Prep course options with personalized online practice as well as math foundations preparation course.
  • MGM Tutoring & Educational MaterialsCore Math made Easy is a workbook to help enable you to pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5732).
  • Mometrix Praxis Exam Flashcards Study System This is the home of Mometrix Test Preparation’s flashcard division, specializing in aptitude and content-based exams, including cognitive technologies for optimal learning.