English Language Literature and Composition Essays …
ABOUT THE PRAXIS SERIES
Praxis is Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) shorthand for Professional Assessments
for Beginning Teachers. The Praxis Series is a group of teacher licensing tests that ETS
developed in concert with states across the nation. There are three categories of tests
in the series: Praxis I, Praxis II, and Praxis III. Praxis I includes the paper-based Pre-
Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and the Praxis I Computer-Based Tests (CBT). Both
versions cover essentially the same subject matter. These exams measure basic reading,
mathematics, and writing skills and are often a requirement for admission to a teacher
education program. Praxis II embraces Subject Assessment/Specialty Area Tests, of which the Praxis II
English Assessments (0041, 0042, 0043, and 0049) are a part. The Praxis II examinations
cover the subject matter that students typically study in teacher education courses such
as language acquisition, school curriculum, methods of teaching, and other professional
development courses. In most teacher-training programs, students take these tests after
having completed their classroom training, the course work, and practicum.
Praxis III is different from the multiple-choice and essay tests typically used for assessment purposes.
With this assessment, ETS-trained observers evaluate an instructor’s performance in the classroom, using nationally validated criteria. The observers may videotape the lesson, and other teaching experts may critique the resulting tapes. The Praxis II English Assessments (0041, 0042, 0043, and 0049) cover the content areas of reading and language arts, literature, and composition and rhetoric. This study guide will deal with each of these broader content areas and with the subareas such as are found in English. Who Takes the Test? Most people who take the Praxis II English Assessments (0041, 0042, 0043, and/ or 0049) are seeking initial licensure. Twenty-eight states require both the English Literature Content Knowledge (0041) and the Middle School English Language Arts (0049) tests to teach middle school English. Seven states require both the Secondary School Language Arts (0041) and the English Language Literature and Composition: Essays (0042) exams; two states—Utah and Arizona—require three of the exams, although Utah notes that in some circumstances all four may be required and to check with the licensing authority. Six states require both the Secondary School Language Arts (0041) and the English Language Literature and Composition: Pedagogy (0043) tests to teach English and additionally require the Middle School English Language Arts (0049) test to teach middle school English. We concluded that there is a significant reason to include the 0041 and 0049 exams in the same book. And our decision to include the 0042 and 0043 exams is supported by the fact that 14 states require the 0041, the 0049, and either the 0042 or the 0043.
English Language, Literature, and Composition: Essays …
State of Nevada Teacher Certification Requirements
This new edition of our test prep was designed to help teacher candidates master the information and excel on any of the four English Language, Literature, and Composition (0041, 0042, 0043, 0049) exams.
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0042: English Language, Literature, and Composition: Essays
The English Language, Literature, and Composition: Essays assesses the subject knowledge of prospective English teachers in a secondary school.