You haven’t even taken the test yet so I couldn’t be talking about you yet. Hopefully i wont ever because you’ll pass. Keep in mind, you don’t get to decide placement, and no one would believe 5 years in when they moved you to 5th grade, you’d announce you’d be doing a disservice to children and leave. I’m sure plenty of teachers on this forum could tell you stories of teachers being switched right before school starts. Every teacher needs a certain level of basic skills to fully understand enough to teach concepts correctly and effectively. They also need to be able to anticipate mistakes and to understand how to correct them. Does a heart surgeon not need a basic level of knowledge of the brain since they do their work below the neck?