Jamie Goodwin

5 of the Best Praxis Test Prep Books

Studying from the best praxis test prep books

In order to effectively study for the Praxis Core exam, you need to have the best resources at your disposal. This includes the best Praxis test prep books. There are lots of great study materials to choose from, but these 5 books are worth checking out.

REA’s Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test

The Research and Education Association created this 560-page book in 2015 to help test takers prepare for the exam. It offers a review of the Praxis Core format and question types, as well as tips to help you prepare for the exam.

The authors also offer clues for handling reading passages, techniques to conquer the writing section, and tips for tackling math problems. Then, there are 6 practice tests, so you can practice the new techniques you learned.

Praxis Core for Dummies

Praxis Core for Dummies begins by familiarizing you with the test format. Then, it provides math review, test-taking strategies for reading, and tips for the writing exam. There are also lots of test-taking strategies described that you can use. The last part of the book contains 5 practice tests for you to try. Time yourself to see how well you can do in the allotted time.

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators from LearningExpress

This study book from LearningExpress was published in 2014 and contains 324 pages. The book is written in a way that is easy to understand and contains lots of helpful strategies and techniques to use on the exam. There is an overview of the exam with test-taking tips and 3 full-length practice tests. The book has a heavier focus on math, so if you need more help reviewing for the math exam, this is a great book for you.

Exam SAM’s Praxis Core Study Guide

Exam SAM offers 2 books to study for the Praxis Core exam. One contains the review for the math exam, and the other contains reading and writing practice. Each book contains 2 practice exams for you to try with lots of questions that are similar to the format and content levels on the Praxis Core exam.

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Education Exam by Praxis Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

For 20 helpful test-taking tips, an overview of the exam, and a review of each section, this book is a great option for you. It contains 176 pages with a reading guide, practice questions with detailed explanations, and flashcards. Similar to some of the other Praxis test prep books, it also has a heavier focus on the math exam than on reading or writing.

Which book should you choose? Which ones are the best Praxis test prep books for you? Think about the content that you need to review the most. How many practice tests do you want to take? Do you want a book that also offers online material? As you answer these questions, think about these books and choose the one that will help you study effectively and pass the exam with flying colors.


  • Jamie Goodwin

    Jamie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English Education. She spent several years teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, high school, and college level. She currently works as a contract writer and curriculum developer for online education courses. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her boys!

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