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For a colleague, I'm looking for suggestions on how to prepare for the MS Science Praxis test. Websites? Readings? Coursework? Thanks.

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I took this a couple years back and think this is the book I used: http://www.amazon.com/Praxis-General-Science-Middle-School/dp/15819.... I did pass the test - and felt that the book made me study some content I wouldn't have thought about otherwise. However, I was not a fan of the book at all. Tons of grammatical/spelling/punctuation errors, some inaccurate science information, and almost a "brain dump" approach to the content. I found myself going online to supplement what was there.

 

It looks like there are other guides and notes available from Amazon or lulu.com. I can't speak to the quality of any of them, however.

 

I should add that I have a degree in biology and then taught science (in a state that didn't require Praxis II) for 8 years before moving to a state that did require it. Others might need more involved prep if they don't have such a background.

 

Good luck!

Hello, I took the 7-12 Biology Content Praxis in June, and passed even though I have been out of college a long time.  I can't speak specifically about the MS test, but I would not recommend the book(s) offered by ETS unless you do what I did, just use it as more of a topic guide - I went through the book looking for "topics" I thought I should brush up on, and then studied those topics via online web sites.  I even went through some topics on Cliff notes and thought they were a great way to brush up. Good luck!

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