The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests assess a new teacher's knowledge and understanding of educational practices foundational to beginning a career as a professional educator. The tests' content focuses on key indicators of an educator's knowledge of topics such as human development, learning processes, instructional processes, diverse learners, and professional issues. The four grade-specific PLT tests covered in the test-prep book are Early Childhood, Grades K-6, Grades 5-9, and Grades 7-12.
Cumulatively, the following states require beginning teachers to pass one or more of the PLT tests: Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia, plus D.C., Virgin Islands,Guam, and the Department of Defense.
Features of the guide focus on what test-takers need to know:
• Subject review chapters
• One model practice test with answers and detailed explanations for each of the four PLT tests
DIANE E. KERN, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Rhode Island and a member of the School of Education's ad hoc committee on licensure tests. She resides in Wakefield, Rhode Island.