Praxis II scores raw/scaled?

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  1. Andria0175

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    I recently took the Praxis 5005 (Science) and my raw score was 33/50. I need a 159 to pass and I need it passed by the 15th of this month. Any chance I pulled it off?
    I tried to compare my scores to others I have seen, however I cant really find an actual pattern for grading. Any help is so appreciated!! Thanks.
     
  2. TeacherGroupie

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    Welcome to A to Z, Andria0175.

    Between 5005 being a test for elementary teachers and it being part of 5001, it's covered in the Multiple Subject Tests subforum, and in several threads there.

    I think your chances of having passed aren't awful.
     
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    I need a 159 also! I got 33/50 and I'm biting my nails. I sure hope you passed!
    Thanks! I will check out the other threads. I don't know if my nerves will handle 15-20 days of waiting.
     
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    Hugs. I remember when the wait was closer to 30 days.
     
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    I was curious if you received your scores yet? My score wasn't far from yours and I'm sweating bullets. lol
     
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    Hi - is there anyone out there that would be willing to share your scores with me for the PA Core Grades 4-8 Praxis Test. I will be taking the test in January - all three parts in one day - the Pedagogy (5153), the ELA/Social Studies (5154), and Math/Science (5155). I need a 162 in the Pedagogy, a 152 in ELA/Social Studies, and a 164 in the Math/Science. What I am really looking for is what raw score do I need in each of those areas to pass the tests? If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks for taking your time to read this.
     
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    Hi there, I just recently took Praxis 2 for special education and at the end of the exam I got a bunch of numbers showing the different categories I got the answers correct in. The numbers added up to 85 and the passing score is 151. Can someone tell me if I would pass or not? really worried.....would appreciate your comments! thanks ;-)
     
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    So, I just took my Praxis 2 (5018) today for the second time. I'm such a horrible test taker but I felt confident today. So the first time I took it I made 27/13/5/12 in reading language arts, math, social studies and science. My score was 143 and I didn't pass. I needed a 163. Fast forward to today I made a 25/22/12/14 in those core areas. I got a score but with raw scores included as well.

    Is there any crazy possible way that I passed this exam? And if someone understands the scoring process, would you care to help me understand it?

    Thanks!
     
  9. TeacherGroupie

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    Your first total score was 57. Your total score yesterday was 73. That's a fine improvement, and the increases in math and social science are quite nice. Even if you didn't pass, you'll have come close in ways that tell me that you do have the capacity to pass this thing, and you should take pride in that.

    Scaled scores exist because test questions inevitably differ in difficulty - if you ever compose a quiz, you'll learn that it's a challenge to write even two questions that are exactly equivalent in difficulty, let alone a whole quiz worth. And each test or subtest exists in more than one version. So a raw score of 57 on the version of 5018 that you took earlier might not (and probably does not) reflect exactly the same level of performance as a raw score of 57 on the version you took yesterday. But for the results to be meaningful, we need numbers that CAN be compared directly. The algorithm that converts raw scores to scaled takes a number of factors into account; the result is that the 143 that you earned earlier CAN be directly compared to the kind of performance that would have gotten you a 143 yesterday.
     
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    Thank you for replying! I am just worried I will start declining in scores as I repeat the test. I took the core math 7 times and declined in my scores before passing. I received a score yesterday after my test, which was 151 but was told that it could possibly change at the testing center. I just want to pass and get on with my teaching degree.

    Any study materials that you would recommend?
     
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    Hm. You hadn't mentioned the 151 before.

    What study materials have you been using?
     
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    I've been using the Cirrus
    Praxis II Elementary Education Content Knowledge (5018): Study Guide with Practice Test Questions.
     
  13. TeacherGroupie

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    Dorling Kindersley has a fairly new book, How to be good at math. It costs $20 (can't remember whether it was at my local Costco or at Barnes & Noble), and it's really helpful. The math explanations on either Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org) or Math is Fun (www.mathsisfun.com) are likely to be helpful.
     
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    Hi so I recently took my 4-8 Middle Level Math Cert, test 5138. I received a score of 171 at the end of the test on the screen. According to the website I need a 173 to pass. Is there anyway that this score could change? Or am I just having tough luck and missing the score by so little? The test had 60 questions
     
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    Hugs. You wouldn't be the first person not to pass by so small a margin. Your best bet, rather than challenging the score, is to take stock of what you know solidly and what you don't and then to work to shore up your knowledge where it's weak. If you've studied primarily out of test-prep books, try resources that focus more on the math, such as Khan Academy.
     
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    Do you know anything in regards to the GPA-Praxis requirement scores?
     
  17. TeacherGroupie

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    I assume this means that it's possible to get away with a score a few points below the standard passing score provided one's GPA is high enough. That sort of thing tends to vary from state to state; if it applies to you, it will be reflected on your official score report.
     
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    Does anyone know if PA how you qualify to use the GPA-Praxis Score Scale?
     
  19. TeacherGroupie

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    You qualify by taking the test for a state that allows it; it gets applied automatically, but only for a state that allows it. I don't see an indication on the Praxis website that Pennsylvania is one of those states, though it's certainly not impossible.
     
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    I found it on the state website, but i am not sure if I qualify
     

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