VCLA Unofficial Score

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  1. mspv124

    mspv124 New Member

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    I just took the VCLA and I think I did horrible. Does anyone know if 71 and 77 percent are passing?
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    VCLA's a basic skills test. The passing scaled score for each subtest is 235 on a scale from 100 to 300 - in other words, there are 200 points available and you need 135 of them. 135 is 2/3 of 200... so your chances are not bad, though I'm not guaranteeing anything.
     
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    so your saying 77% on both the reading and writing are ok scores? are they bad scores?
     
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    It doesn't work by percentage. I'm guessing that each question is weighted differently, and that there's some strange scaling done based on percentages and averages. You can usually find the scoring information if you dig enough.
     
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    I hope so do you know how long it takes for the scores to come in the mail?
     
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    It doesn't work by percentages, true, and different editions of the test will contain questions that are weighted differently - but experience tells me that, for teacher tests as a class, 2/3 of available points tends to be enough.
     
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    So honestly do you think 77% on both test is a good percentage to have on the MC part of both subsets? Also do you know how long it takes to get the scores posted online?
     
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    If the subtests are both only multiple choice, 77% is fairly likely to work for you.

    The VCLA page with test dates should also tell you when scores go online.
     
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    Not sure, sorry, I was going to ask if anyone knew if 88% reading and 85% writing on the unofficial one was passing? I just took it, they haven't had a chance to grade the short answer/writing that I did.
     
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    Those are respectable scores, maq91325. Your chances are good.
     
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    Thank you, TeacherGroupie!
     
  13. TeacherGroupie

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    I'm guaranteeing nothing, mind you - there's not a direct relationship between raw scores and scaled scores - but if you were NOT to pass, it would surprise me deeply.

    Keep us posted, please.

    Oh, and welcome to our playground. What are you planning to teach?
     
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    Did you pass mspv124??? I got the same scores but feel I did fairly well on my essays... I hope.

    I'm really worried because I studied really hard for this but I am dyslexic so reading and test taking is very dificult for me and not to mention I don't have the money to take it again. I don't even want to teach english but rather math.

    Please let me know if you passed
     
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    If accommodations are available to you, Kindness, there's no shame in taking advantage of them.
     
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    I passed by a lot but thanks :)
     
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    VCLA HELP!

    Hey!

    I just took the VCLA and I got a 60%, I get my real scores in 10 days but I wanted to know if I passed or not now.

    Thank you if anyone can help!!!
     
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    I just recently took the VCLA and did not do well in the writing section I got a 68 percent, and I was curious if you passed with a 60?
     
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    TeacherGroupie, I want to teach deaf children math and I passed by a long shot. Thank you
     
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    Splendid on both counts, and congratulations, KindnessIsMagic!
     
  21. TeacherGroupie

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    I've answered this question elsewhere.
     

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