SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

March 23, 2010 09:00 ET

New Test Prep to Help Teacher Candidates Prepare for Praxis

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) - Educational Testing Service today announced the launch of an innovative test preparation tool to help teacher candidates prepare for a Praxis Elementary Education test used for teacher licensure in 26 states and territories.

The Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Interactive Practice Test is a new, first-of-its-kind practice test that allows candidates to simulate an online testing experience with a fully interactive, retired practice test for the Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Test (code 0014.) 

The interactive practice test provides valuable features to help test takers prepare, including: a countdown timer, which allows candidates to simulate a testing experience; explanations of all correct answers; and an interactive, color-coded scorecard grouped by topics so candidates can quickly see the topic areas where they should focus their test preparation. In addition, test takers have the option to print their results from the interactive practice test.

"Our new interactive practice test really engages the user through exceptional navigability," ETS Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Teacher Licensure and Certification Linda Tyler says. "For example, on the scorecard users can simply click on a question number, go right to the question and explanation, and see if they were correct; plus, they can easily identify their strengths and weaknesses in order to focus their studies."

Tyler adds, "ETS is continually striving to support teacher candidates with preparation tools that help them understand where they need to focus their studies. This new interactive practice test really raises the bar for test preparation materials."

The new interactive practice test is available in the ETS Store for $17.95 and is available as a 90 day subscription from the day the practice test is first launched, not the purchase date.

ETS plans to release more interactive practice tests for additional Praxis titles based on test taker feedback. The next interactive practice test will be available later this summer.

For additional Praxis test preparation materials please visit the ETS Store.

About ETS
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® test and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

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