Pursuing a career in the medical, teaching, or business fields? Don’t trash those test prep books just yet! These professions, to name a few, often require testing for graduate admissions or licensure, and we can help!
We have worked with many students as they prepared for graduate and professional school exams. Read below to see which tests you may need for your program of interest.
HESI A2, TEAS: Test scores from one of these two tests are typically included with nursing applications for consideration into undergraduate nursing programs. The Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI A2) exam tests nine specific subject areas: vocabulary and general knowledge, reading comprehension, grammar, basic math skills, biology, anatomy, and physiology, chemistry, and physics. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) incorporates four subjects: reading, math, science, and language arts. Applicants can determine which test they should take by researching nursing program requirements for each school they would like to attend.
PRAXIS: PRAXIS is a series of teaching exams taken before, during, and after completing a bachelor or master’s degree in education. A combination of these tests must be passed to obtain a teacher’s license and work in the field. Testing requirements vary by state.
Praxis I, also known as the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) includes math, reading, and writing questions. This test is often used as an admissions test into an undergraduate or graduate education program. The Praxis II measures specific subject knowledge and incorporates principles of learning and teaching (PLT), foundations, as well as subject assessments. Praxis III addresses 19 criteria in one of the following categories: classroom environment, lesson plans, instruction and professionalism.
GRE: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized exam often required for admission into graduate or ph.D. business, law, and engineering programs. The GRE is comprised of three main sections covering analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning. Like the SAT or ACT scores, these scores are used to predict academic success in graduate school.
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