PASS: Prepare, Assist, Survive, and Succeed
A Guide to PASSing the Praxis Exam in School Psychology
Routledge – 2010 – 240 pages
Are you getting ready to take the Praxis Exam and looking for a resource to help as you study? In this guide, Williams and Mennuti, two veteran school psychologists who have been involved in the development, testing, and revision of the Praxis Exam, present their PASS model to help you study and achieve the best score possible:
Prepare – Find out how to register for the exam, what to bring with you on the day of the test, how the score reporting process works, and how to get ready to study. Chapters review each content area in-depth, and numerous graphic organizers provide invaluable study tools. Useful sample questions with rationales for correct and incorrect answers to each question are included at the end of each chapter to test your knowledge.
Assist – Doing your best on the Praxis depends on successful study habits. The authors show you practical ways to review the material effectively and make the most of your time.
Survive – Feeling overwhelmed? Learn how to get organized, develop a study schedule, take care of yourself, and manage your anxiety.
Succeed – Show-up for the test prepared and confident, and walk-out knowing you did your best!
In this guide, you’ll also find reflections from students who have used the PASS model to prepare for the Praxis, along with their experiences taking the exam and some of the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.
An accompanying CD contains all of the graphic organizers found in the text, six practice exams with answer keys, and other helpful materials for you to use as you prepare for the exam.
Williams and Mennuti have written a comprehensive and eminently practical book for those who will be taking the Praxis exam in School Psychology. This book will ease students’ anxiety, focus their studies, and strengthen their resolve. It makes the prospect of studying for the exam seem doable. Beth Doll, PhD, Professor, School Psychology Program, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
This is a comprehensive, well organized book that condenses the essential material for passing the School Psychology Praxis Exam into an easy-to-read format. I recommend it to educators and serious students in their preparations for the Praxis. Anyone ill at ease with standardized tests will find this book a welcome relief. Tammy L. Hughes, PhD, Chair, Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education, Duquesne University
The guide is a valuable resource for graduate students and others who take the National School Psychology Exam. Six comprehensive chapters provide detailed, organized charts of study topics in key content areas, as well as sample exam questions. Additional chapters address practical suggestions (e.g., developing a study plan and schedule) and personal reflections of past test-takers. Patti L. Harrison, PhD, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling, The University of Alabama
Introduction. Part I: Process of Preparing. Preparation. Assisting. Surviving. Part II: Content of the Exam. Diagnosing and Fact Finding. Prevention and Intervention. Applied Psychological Foundations. Applied Educational Foundations. Ethical and Legal Considerations. Part III: Succeeding. Personal Reflections. References.