Praxis 5004- Elementary Ed- Social Studies

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    I have been reading everyone's posts. Congrats to all that have passed.
    I just took SS for a second time and again my score was a 152 and I need a 155 to pass so I am REALLY close. For those that passed the 5004 (SS) part -what study guides did y'all use? I think I have the ets guide, and two other books on the 5001 exam as a whole?

    Any tips, suggested study guides/materials, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Hugs, njteach1. Are your prep books working for you, or do you find when you go to study that, golly, the floor's a mess and the bathroom sink really needs cleaning again?
     
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    !!!!!!!!! Just passed my S.S. 5004 Test!!!!!!!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    Today I scored a 172 after initially scoring a 144 Now I'm all finished with Praxis: Multiple Subjects!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    Here are some things you need to know:

    1. Know multiple reasons why the US entered WWI
    2. Understand what an "enclave state"
    3. Why farmers use irrigation
    4. Reasons for "deforestation"
    5. Satellite Countries during wwII
    6. Similarities and differences between Aztec, Maya, and Inca civilizations
    7. Know South American "terrace farming"
    8. Dynamics of French Revolution and "Napoleon."
    9. Brown v Board, Plessy v Ferguson, Miranda v Arizona, Marbury v Madison.
    10. Know "Judicial review"
    11. Know Articles of Confederation and how it relates to federalism
    12 Know following Wars: American Revolution, French Revolution, War of 1812, Spanish-American War, Mexican-American War, *Civil War*, French Indian war, *World Wars*, *Viatnam and Cold War* Persian Gulf war, War in Iraq

    Duckster.com is the best resource I found (it's a kids website) lol but it has EVERYTHING YOU NEED 4 TEST! and just gives you brief overviews in a simplistic manner.

    13. Know most Populated Continent
    14. Know major rivers, lakes, and mountain ranges
    15. I was asked what state is the most likely to flood if the Mississippi over-flooded?
    Washington, Maine, and Utah were among the choices so know geographical locations of the states
    16. Great Lakes (HOMES)
    H uron
    O ntario
    M ichigan
    E rie
    S uperior
    17. Know county "closest to the equator"
    18. Know Difference in Economic Development and Economic Growth
    19. Know Supply/Demand (very important)
    20. Gross Domestic Product and that its prime indicator of economic health
    21. Know Ancient Mesopotamia, (Sumerians, Babylonians, Akkadians, Assyrians, Persians) Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece along with Alexander the Great and "CITY-
    STATES Athens & Sparta.
    VERY IMPORTANT to what each civilization is known for and key leaders of these empires.
    Ex. Sumerians were the 1st ever known Civilization (known for advent of the "wheel" and **Cuniform**) Cuniform- 1st form of know writing
    Ex. Babylons known for 1st code of Law
    Etc...........each civilization & or empire has a very good chance of showing up on the test.
    22. Middle Ages and the CRUSADES
    23. Know first 5 Amendments. Along with 13-15 Amendments and 19&21 Amendements.
    24. Know Louisiana Purchase
    25. TREATY of Versailles
    26. **Monroe Doctrine**
    27. Bay of Pigs
    28. Cuban Missle Crisis
    29. House of Burgesses
    30. Tectonic plates
    31. Ring of fire
    32. Key battles and ppl of the civil war
    33. Jim Crow laws
    34. Korean War
    35. Command and market economy
    36. Important presidents Lincoln, Jefferson, JKK, FDR, & Washington
    37. Indian removal act
    38. Trail of Tears
    39. Dawes Act
    40. Bleeding Kansas
    41. Popular sovereignty
    42. Sons of Liberty
    43. Homestead Act
    44. Northwest Ordinance
    45. ****MANIFEST DESTINY****
    46. Joseph Stalin & Hitler
    47. Communism vs democracy
    48. Voting requirements
    49. *****Immigration trends in the US (1500-1950) who and why?
    50) transcontinental railroad
    51. ******Industrialism*****
    52. Erie Canal
    53. ***Great Depression*** and the NEW DEAL


    MOST IMPORTANTLY ****ORDER THIS BOOK!!!**** (wasn't expensive I think around $15-17 off Amazon)

    It's called:
    "Praxis II: Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001 Exam)"
    "SECRETS Study Guide- Your key to success"

    The book is made by "MOMETRIX"

    This book has EVERYTHING you need to pass not only the S.S. Subtest but science, reading/writing, and Math as well.

    I'm 32 and forgot everything from hs and all I used was this book 75% and Duckster.com 25%

    I started to use other books but found this one to be a step above the rest! THE BEST PART IS THAT it comes with a video breakdown of each section so if you don't understand something you can literally have someone explain it to you. For example there are awesome videos on ALL THE WARS and Ancient Empires-Really there is a video on everything you really need to know. And the language appears as if the book is meant for a child-Short, sweet, and SIMPLE.......you don't have to search through a bunch of jargon to extract the meaty facts and details u need to learn.
     
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    Preparing Americans Teachers is a good book!!!!!!. I got it off Amazon
     
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    Hello,
    I just saw this post about the 5004 praxis test. I took the test 2 times and I have to retake it in November. Anybody have any study material or suggestions? This test is the only test that's in my way of internship. Please help!!!!!
     
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    Do you have any study materials?
     
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    Praxis 5004 Social studies seems to be very challenging, and the questions refered to a lot of passages that you can only answer if you have a deep knowledge of the wars, important people & that time period.

    My raw score: 30
    U.S History 13
    Geography- 8
    World History - 9

    Did anyone pass with a raw score of 30?
     
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    Help.....My only test left is the Praxis 5004 Social Studies. I just took it for a 3rd time and pretty sure I didn't pass. It gave me a NS (no score) not sure what that means. I have the
    Praxis II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) Exam Secrets Study Guide: Praxis II Test Review for the Praxis II: Subject Assessments - which I have read thousands of times. And I also have used teacherstestprep. I am ALWAYS coming up short by like 3-5 points. It is getting me very frustrated and feeling like I will never pass

    I always had a hard time taking test. Any suggestions on what else I can do? The questions are ALWAYS different which I know they are supposed to be but it seems like they are always covering different topics. So I try to add the topics I just read about but that doesn't seem to help

    I feel like I will never pass this test. If I don't pass this next time I feel like I am done.

    Any suggestions
     
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    NS might simply mean that the version of 5004 you took is new enough that Praxis is still working out how raw scores on it translate to scaled scores.

    For purposes of elementary-school teacher tests, it can help to think of history as the story of how the United States of the 21st century came to be as it is. Pretty much everything in the US Constitution (including amendments, of course) has its roots in issues that human beings have been dealing with throughout history: how society is organized, who's in charge and who gets to decide who's in charge, how people make a living, and how people resolve differences among themselves.

    If the test-prep books aren't engaging you in social studies, try books that aren't for test prep. A good historical atlas, such as Dorling Kindersley's Atlas of World History, offers an overview of history that shows where events happened. "For Dummies" books are approachably written and generally good at highlighting the major themes of history. YouTube videos, such as the Hip Hughes History series, can be very helpful; see Richard Byrne's blog Free Technology for Teachers, www.freetech4teachers.com, for other possibilities.
     
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    HI DID YOU PASS THE SS WITH RAW SCORE OF 30 I JUST TOOK MINE AND I FOT 30 RAW POINTS LAST TIME I TOOK IT I MISSED BY 2 POINTS PLEASE LET ME KNOW
     
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    Hi I'm just sick over my praxis 5001. I just finished and here are my raw scores:
    LA 42
    Math 28
    Social Studies 30
    Science 38
    Did I pass anything? :(

    All my scores, except science, average to 50% and worse!
     
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    Average 50% and worse? I think not. According to the Study Companion, https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/5001.pdf, page 5, you should have had 80 LA questions, 50 math questions, 55 social studies questions, and 50 science questions. Your science score is pretty strong: 38/50 is 76%. 30/55 in social studies isn't as strong but is still 55%. 28/50 in math is 56%. Your 42/80 is the closest to 50% at about 53%. And let me point out that Praxis says that not all the questions are counted in scoring: your raw scores include all and only questions that do count, so your final percentages will be higher.

    Did you pass all four subtests? Hard to say right now. Did you pass at least one? Probably.

    Breathe, please.
     
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    Thank you, I am just struggling because I passed all my other state required tests and have a 4.0 GPA. However, I work full-time for a school, part time at another job, and I'm a full-time mom so that's a lot of stress on me.
    I did however find this on my state Department of education's site
    Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) Test

    Reading and Language Arts (5002) 157 scaled score (42 raw-score points) July 1, 2015
    Mathematics (5003) 157 scaled score (26 raw-score points)
    Social Studies (5004)* 155 scaled score (35 raw-score points)
    Science (5005)* 159 scaled score (33 raw-score points)
     
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    Hi. I just took the PRAXIS 5001 in the state of Hawaii for the first time. Here are my raw scores. Any idea of what the scaled scores could be?
    LA: 50 out of 80
    Math: 26 out of 55
    SS: 32 out of 55
    S: 41 out of 50

    Thank you!
     
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    Reading and Language Arts (5002) 157 scaled score (42 raw-score points) July 1, 2015
    Mathematics (5003) 157 scaled score (26 raw-score points)
    Social Studies (5004)* 155 scaled score (35 raw-score points)
    Science (5005)* 159 scaled score (33 raw-score points)


    So u only need ss now
     
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    Than
    Thank you.... taking just one will be a piece of cake (hopefully) than taking all 4 at once.
     
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    Thank you.... taking just one will be a piece of cake (hopefully) than taking all 4 at once.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Passing raw scores on one version of a subtest don't necessarily predict exact passing raw scores on another: questions and versions of tests inevitably differ. Renee56, you've almost certainly passed science, but I'd hesitate to commit on the other three right now. Keep us posted, please.
     
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    I took the 5004 and 5005 about two weeks ago, no score was shown but I did get a 'raw score' on specific areas of the test. 35 on the science and 36 on social studies.
    It was my 4th time taking the test and these are my highest 'raw scores', I'm nervously waiting on results and I pray that I pass.
     
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    Congratulations on your personal best raw scores, destin4success2! Hold onto the fact that you accomplished that, please, whatever else happens.

    35/50 is 70% correct and 36/55 is just about 2/3. As I've explained to michellems, not all questions count and the questions that don't count have already been removed from your tally, so your final percentages should go up. I think you stand a decent chance of passing science. Whether you've passed social studies is harder to say.
     
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    Hi I have a question, Im recently in a battle trying to pass by a deadline. My raw score for Praxis II Social Studies 5004 was a 32....Was your score of a 172 based off a raw score lower than this or higher? Just very nervous about passing :(
     
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    I passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    In case anyone saw my raw scores..... just found out I passed all 4 sections!! Don't judge a raw score until you get ur results.. u never know! Good luck to you all!!
     
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    Congratulations, michellems1 and Renee56!
     
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    Congratulations!!! I also passed. My 'raw' scores turned into actual scores of 162 in Science and 172 in Social studies!!!!
     
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