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I'm conducting some research on teacher testing for a
Tests & Measurements course that I'm taking. Anyone
interesting in answering the following questions?

1. What type of Praxis test have you taken?
2. What was the intended purpose of the test?
3. Who made the decision for you to take it?
4. Was the person who administered the test to you
trained to adminster the test?
5. What are you thoughts on the effectiveness of the test?
6. What criticisms or issues do you have concerning the
validity of the test?
7. What are you feelings about the test design and

Thank you for your comments.
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Math Teach hysics major: Your post is sopt on! I was a math major, and get ticked off by those who complain about the Praxis 2 for secondary math. In this economy, they should raide the passing scores, so only those who are competent in math (and physics) can pass.

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Apr 1, 2009
I'll never forget this guy I went to school with... I was signed up for the single subject math CSETs. I had printed out the CSET description of the tests and was looking it over in one of my basic education classes. This guy in the class (not very smart guy--a coach trying to be a p.e. teacher) asked to look at the material. I slid it over to him. He flipped through the pages and said it looked eas...See More
Apr 1, 2009
Nikki I took the three Praxis I tests a month ago. I found out that the paper based test was offered about 14 days before I took it and studied about an hour every evening in anticipation of the test. I passed with flying colors even though I have not practiced any of the skills over the past 10 years and I have never been a good math student... It baffl...See More
May 26, 2009
John The hardest test I ever took was my Master's orals. I think they only asked 4 questions in 2 hours, but with each question they probed and probed until they discovered where my knowledge fell short.

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Jul 2, 2009
Christy Munson On 4/01/09, physics major wrote: > I am SO disturbed by everyone saying they are "qualified" to teach physics > yet can't past the test. The test is EASY, compared to other states' > tests. The praxis tests GENERAL physics. I took this test after teaching > for over 10 years, so it's not like it's made for recent graduates like > oth...See More
Jun 18, 2010

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