I posted this as a comment to another review, but I think it's important that people see it, so I'm leaving it here as a review, not just of this book but of ETS in general. I DID use this book, by the way, to study for my PLT II 7-12, in addition to Cracking the Praxis, 2nd Edition (Professional Test Preparation) and Praxis: PPST: Pre-Professional Skills Test and PLT: Principles of Learning and Teaching (Praxis I W/CD), so I am not leaving a shill review for a product I didn't read. I obtained all books from my local library. I found the Learning Express book the most useful and best organized, BTW.
Background: I've been a Princeton Review teacher and tutor for the past decade. We specialize in test prep.
ETS (the company that makes this test and who published this book) is a money-making corporation. They currently charge $140 to take the PLT II. They have a vested financial interest in you not doing well, because you then re-take the exam and they make another $140 off you. Now multiply that by the hundreds of folks who take the test on just one day. Now think about all the folks who take the test in a week, a month, a year. That's a lot of $140 payments (and re-payments) they're raking in. ETS LIKES IT WHEN YOU DO NOT DO WELL. You are simply adding more cash to their coffers that they can use to further beautify their manicured headquarters' campus in Princeton, New Jersey.
ETS is also banking on the fact that, at every test administration, tester's scores will fall into a normal distribution/ bell curve-- that is, most scores will cluster around the average; the higher or lower the score, the fewer testers there will be who attain those scores. This bell curve is the holy grail of data: When institutions see it, they think, "What a good test! it's reliable and valid!" However, ETS' tests are neither. They obtain their bell curves/ perfectly normal distributions under false pretenses. How does ETS manage to do this with every test administration? By carefully crafting tricky questions and answers that test obscure material and are confusingly-worded (if they really wanted a true measure of your knowledge, they wouldn't deliberately try to deceive or outsmart you); and by TIMING you (if they really wanted a true measure of your knowledge, you'd have no time limit). The institutions that use PRAXIS scores, by the way, pay ETS for the permission to use their scores. ETS LIKES IT WHEN THEY CAN TRICK THEIR POOL OF TEST TAKERS AND CREATE THE SEMBLANCE OF MAKING GOOD TESTS. It means they will get more contracts with more institutions, and are less likely to lose the contracts they already have.
Given all of that, why would ETS create a prep guide with genuinely helpful material contained in it? It would hurt their business: one, they'd lose a lot of revenue from the poor suckers they're hoping will have to re-take the test; and, two, it would make the institutions that use their scores question the validity and reliability of their tests, which could lead to them losing those contracts.
ETS LIKES IT WHEN YOU BUY THEIR TEST PREP MATERIALS, THINKING THEY'LL ACTUALLY HELP YOU. Can you hear that? It's ETS laughing all the way to the bank.