SOURCE: ETS

December 13, 2007 07:30 ET

Ultimate Holiday Gift for Teacher Candidates: The New Official Praxis™ Guide

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has joined with McGraw-Hill to publish the most comprehensive Praxis™ test prep guide ever.

Created by ETS, the same people who make the test, "The Praxis Series Official Guide" provides teacher candidates with the most accurate and up-to-date practice test questions, pulled from real Praxis tests. Only the official Praxis test guide gives teacher candidates authentic Praxis questions for practice and demonstrates exactly what test takers can expect on the exams. Best of all, the test-maker shares its proprietary strategies for success.

"Nothing can compare to the real thing," says Linda Tyler, Associate Vice President, ETS Higher Education Division. "There's no question that Praxis is a very important, high-stakes examination. Our mission at ETS is to create not only a high-quality and fair assessment, but also to provide teacher candidates the best tools to succeed. 'The Praxis Series Official Guide' is one of those tools."

Although McGraw-Hill has published and made available on its Web site ETS's popular Praxis "eBooks Study Guides and Practice Tests," the release of the official Praxis test guide represents the largest ever collaborative publication of this nature between ETS and McGraw-Hill.

"McGraw-Hill is proud to publish this comprehensive, official ETS guide," says Christopher Brown, Publisher for Education, McGraw-Hill Professional. "Collaborating with ETS enables us to support that effort by giving teacher candidates the authoritative Praxis guidance that only ETS can provide. As a leader in educational publishing, we are committed to helping America's teachers achieve their professional goals."

The Praxis Series Official Guide Provides:

--  6 full-length actual PPST® Pre-Professional Skills Tests
--  Hundreds of authentic Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) and
    Praxis II® questions -- so teacher candidates can study with "the real
    thing"
--  Authoritative information on the entire Praxis program
--  The latest state-by-state teacher certification testing requirements
    

The Praxis Series™ assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process. As many as 40 states and territories mandate qualifying Praxis scores as part of the requirement to obtain a teaching license. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.

To order the book online, visit www.mcgraw-hill.com. For more information about the Praxis tests, visit www.ets.org/praxis.

About ETS

ETS, a nonprofit organization, celebrates a 60-year history of advancing quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services for all people worldwide. In serving individuals, educational institutions and government agencies around the world, ETS customizes solutions to meet the need for teacher professional development products and services, classroom and end-of-course assessments, and research-based teaching and learning tools. In 2006, ETS developed, administered and scored more than 50 million assessments in over 180 countries, at more than 9,000 locations worldwide, and in 2006 had consolidated revenues of $836 million. Additional information is available at www.ets.org.

About McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for consumers and the business, scientific, technical, and medical communities. Its offerings include consumer, business, and technical reference books and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, and scientific topics. Headquartered in New York, the company has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Camden, Maine. McGraw-Hill Professional's many imprints and brands include: Schaum's, International Marine, and Osborne. For more information, visit www.mhprofessional.com.

Contact Information

  • ETS Contact:
    Mark McNutt
    (609) 683-2058

    McGraw-Hill Contact:
    Lydia Rinaldi
    (212) 904-5393