PPR Computer-Based Exam--did I pass?

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  1. TeacherGroupie

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    For an official passing score, caygip, you don't calculate. But it's broadly the case that scores over 70% pass. Do the standard converting-fraction-to-decimal thing: 57 divided by 80.
     
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    Well, I did that! But I have read and heard so many horror stories and I really don't know what to expect.
     
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    And I'm not making any rash guarantees, either, believe me - but it looks pretty good for you.
     
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    Thanks for your vote of confidence!
     
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    All part of the service, Ma'am...
     
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    I got 61 of 80 on my 8-12 PPR

    I took my 8-12 PPR Today on the computer. I am hoping I passed but still not 100% sure. I got 61 of 80 but I am Still waiting on my scores from the state. I am pretty confident but still a little nervous. :confused:

    One thing that I noticed wile reading the manual was that the test is broken down into 4 different areas. Your score can fluctuate not just on how many questions that you miss but also which area that the question came from.

    For example the 1st section is worth 31% the second is worth 15% and the 3rd section is worth 31% and the 4th section is worth 23%. This is why you can not gauge it just by the number you missed etc.

    I hope this helps.

    :love: God Bless All That Teach & Serve...

    Tom :reading:
     
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    got my scores back today. i made a 258 with a 61 out of 80 on the EC-12 yay. :cool:
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    Nice score, scarecrow55!

    When Praxis documents break a multiple-choice test down into domains and percentages, usually that's indicating how many questions out of the total are in each domain.
     
  9. HomeHugTom

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    I think you are right on the percentages referring to the number of questions on the test in that area.

    So if I got 61 of 80 then it would be safe to assume that I passed! That is over 76%. At least I hope I passed. Based on other post It seems like I should.

    BTW: My hats off to all you special ed teachers out there. There will be a special place in Heaven for you...

    Tom





     
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    Malcom really for me the hard questions were the ones where you had to read a paragraph and then answer five questions off of it. to me the single question problems were easier simply because you really do just look for the "perfect" answer. but overall the best advice is to just take your time with every question and think through the answer choices and they usually become pretty clear, if you start losing focus (i do a lot..... how many add kids does it take to screw in a light bulb?....... hey wanna ride bikes?) get up take a bathroom break come back and work agian. i'm sure you'll do fine and good luck


     
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    On tests like these, sometimes you're looking for the perfect answer, but sometimes you're eliminating the stupid answers... and, yes, the bathroom break is a very good idea.
     
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    I Passed

    I got my unafficial results. I passed with a 259. So for me 61 of 80 got me a 259.

    My wife took the paperbased EC-12 PPR and got a 279

    Tom
     
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    Congratulations to you and to your wife, HomeHugTom!
     
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    Hey trying to find the tech ed. Praxis II test takers. Do you know any one who has taking this test?
    mapmap
     
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    What area you missed has nothing to do with your score. Whether you missed all 5 in the section with just 5 questions or missed 5 in the section with 25 questions doesn't matter. Those percentages just show you the breakdown of the test.

    The only thing that matters is the weight of each question that you miss on your test. If their weight is more than 60 you don't pass.
     
  16. TeacherGroupie

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    You want the Single Subject Tests subforum, mapmap.
     
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    This is awesome! Congrats to both of you!!! WOOOOHOOOOO
     
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    Sixxnine641..
    I recently took the spd ec-12. I passed with a score of 181. I wish I would have studied a bit more on what provisions were added with each reauthorization of the IDEA laws. Like- when was transition planning made mandatory, or when were districts required to provide transportation. Knowing best teaching practices was important as well as having a strong foundational base in teaching language arts. Make sure you know process of identification from beginning to end.

    Know basic math, you will have a calculator and a formula's chart to use- it will be provided for you.

    Good Luck

    Oh- one more thing- Because I had taken my EC-4 gen test 3 weeks prior to the SPD test- I recognized several questions that were on the GEN test. of course that could have been a negative if I had answered those questions incorrectly, the first time. :)

    Mi
     
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    i got 75 out of 80 right on the ec-12 ppr and a total scaled score of 290/300.. yayyyyy!!! the exam was taken on a monday by computer and i had my results thursday morning


    i thought i had totally screwed this up- just goes to show how crazy these tests are :)
     
  20. TeacherGroupie

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    Way to go, QQQ!
     
  21. lmcr

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    I was told that the PPR EC-12 was easier than the EC-4:dizzy; how true is it? What study guide do you recommend?
     
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    How does everyone know how many correct answers they have before getting their results? I finished my test this morning and submitted and that was the end of the session. I gathered my things and left... what did I miss?
     
  23. TeacherGroupie

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    I think TExES used to issue score reports on multiple-choice tests before the test taker left, but I think TExES stopped doing that. You should get your results in a matter of days, though. In the meantime, please breathe, okay?
     
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    Thanks TeacherGroupie, I was curious to it only for the fact that I didn't see anything except the Exit when I was done. :) I'll follow up on my scores at a later date. Everyone take care.
     

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