Praxis Reading Practice Test 2
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Read the following passage and answer the question

Technology is rapidly expanding the scope of capabilities for both professional and personal use; such is the case with smart phones. Professionals now have devices available to them capable of digital media, internet access, phone communication, multi-person scheduling and office tools for documents and presentations. Businesspeople that are often mobile may maximize the use of these critical features on smart phones. Individuals who simply enjoy the luxury of multi-function devices often use these devices for frivolous pursuits such as downloading catchy ring tones, instant messaging about the latest gossip and looking up the world record for most cans crushed on one’s head during the Superbowl. This fusion of capabilities and increased availability of such devices could be a sign of a growing blend in society between work and personal life, or individuals could simply be taking a luxurious approach to their connectivity in personal lives.

The term “frivolous” implies that the author

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Praxis I (PPST) Test Information

Praxis tests are standardized tests that many states use in their teacher licensure and certification processes. 

The Praxis I test is comprised of three separate tests.  The Praxis I Reading Test assess your reading comprehension and ability to evaluate written passages.  The Praxis I mathematics test measures your knowledge of basic mathematical concepts typical of an educated adult.  The Praxis I writing test measures your written communication skills and use of grammar.

The Praxis I tests are multiple-choice tests with essays for the writing test.  The Praxis I tests may be taken as a computer-based test (CBT) or as a paper-based test (PBT).  With either format, you can choose to take each of the three tests separately (on separate days) or as a combined test.


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From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations".  Internet. Available from; accessed 8/29/2011.

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