PLACE test Special Education Generalist (20) Questions

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  1. DanielleQuarter

    DanielleQuarter Rookie

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    Oct 15, 2015

    Hello everyone,

    I am going to be relocating to CO from FL. I am taking the PLACE Test for Special Edu. Generalist in this Nov. I am trying to find information about how the test is set up and I am having trouble finding it on the PLACE website.
    I am wondering
    How many questions are typically on this exam?
    What is the raw score need to receive the passing scaled score of 220?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    My goodness, you're right: that information is hard to find. I finally rummaged it up in the pdf that gives the general overview of the PLACE testing program, http://www.place.nesinc.com/PDFs/CO_SG_frontmatter_2007.pdf: "Each actual test that does not include a performance assignment will include about 100 multiple-choice questions. The structures of the tests that do contain one or more performance assignments (Basic Skills, all languages other than English, Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired) are described in the practice questions sections for those fields." [emphasis mine: TG]

    Many states' special-ed exams cover more academic subject matter than they do teaching practice and, because many special-ed teachers teach in self-contained classrooms, these tests pose questions that span the curriculum, so we generally classify them as multiple-subject tests. On looking at the test objectives for Special Education Generalist (20), I conclude that it is more a teaching-practice test than it is a subject-matter test, so let's move it to the Other Tests subforum.
     
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    Thank you so much for finding and sharing this information with me!
     
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    You're welcome. I had forgotten that PLACE did that with exams. Someone else is likely to need to know, so it's a good question to ask.
     

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