Hi all, I'm getting ready to take the Praxis PLT (7-12) next Wednesday and I've utilized the Kaplan study guide, as well as watching a handful of YouTube videos for clarification mostly on theories/theorists.This is the last hurdle standing between my receiving certification via reciprocity, as I graduated 3 weeks ago from my graduate level program, received my certification in my school's state (they didn't require the PLT), and am now transferring it to my home state, pending completion of this Praxis. I purchased the practice exam bundle from ETS for $45, which gives you 3 practice tests. I took each of them over the course of the last 3 weeks at various intervals and my scores ranged, in terms of selective response, from 53-60 out of 70 questions. It seems to me that a lot of the questions on this particular assessment are basic common sense (e.g. Student A tells you their father punished them by not allowing them to eat dinner for 3 nights. What is your responsibility as an educator? Obviously you need to report this to the proper personnel/authorities). I found myself finishing the exams in about an hour to one hour and fifteen minutes, including the short response questions, which I thought I did OK on...at least enough to merit a 1 out of 2 for a score on each. I sent a response to a personal friend and he thought it was decent. He also read the sample responses and rubric in the ETS study companion and said that it seems nearly impossible to get a 0 on a response if you put some thought into it, stating that one would have to write "almost garbage and be completely out in left-field, lacking substance or meat in the response." In any event, how helpful are these practice exams in terms of gauging how well one may or may not do on the real thing? Are these practice exams actual ones that have been retired? I've looked at score reports, from within the last 6 years, for this particular Praxis that are available on Google image search and it does seem possible to do well on selective response but lousy on short response to pass. For example, one particular individual scored a 58/68 (2 questions were field tested) on selective response, and a 7/16 (scaled I am assuming since the SR questions are worth anywhere from 0-2) on short response and still passed with a 173. So I am guessing, even if the written response score was, say, 4/16, this person would've probably still passed, somewhere in the low-mid 160s. I know that each version of this test is different; some are more difficult, some easier, so this affects the scaled point distribution to some extent, but they are probably in the same relative ballpark. I'm nervous but I'm not as nervous as I was when I was preparing to take my biology Praxis about 2 years ago, and I guess I am a little confused by this. A friend of mine, who is an educator, remembers taking his about 10 years ago and said there were fellow students in his class who cried after having taken it, and some bombed it. Another person I know told me they failed it 5 times, while another told me they scored in the low 130s. So what gives? Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated. I will come back next week to share my thoughts on the test, and also post my results after I receive them approximately 2-3 weeks thereafter.