Praxis anxiety - please help!

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  1. hopetoteach

    hopetoteach Rookie

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    Hi everyone, I am currently in a graduate teacher prep program and I took the Praxis Elementary Content for the first time yesterday. I am so stressed. I don't want to take it again.

    Does anyone know how this thing is scored? I think I read on our state website that we need 140 to pass. How does this work with a 120 question test?

    Two of my cohort members took the test, thought they failed and ended up passing. I am hoping this is a trend :confused: ???

    I was breezing through the Language Arts and Math and then when I got into the SS, I started to have trouble. Same with Science.

    I've heard that doing well on some sections can help you if you don't do as well on others?

    I did study for the SS (knew this would be my weak point as I have been out of school in corporate America for so long), but I really don't think it helped.

    I'm really depressed. Thanks for any experience you can share?
     
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    Hello I can totally understand where you are coming from. I took that test about a year ago. I was very anxious about it. I was sure that I failed it. We had to make a 150 in our state so that was even harder. I felt like the SS was the hardest part as well. I was sure that I failed,but I passed the first time. I left in tears!!If you took the time to prepare and study, I know you passed. I'm not sure how they score the test, but I heard that some of the questions are worth more points than others. I think it is out of a possible 200 points. Just don't do what I did and freak out over worrying about it all month waiting for your scores. It made me sick. Basically what I am trying to tell you is that it is normal to feel the way you do, but try to relax. GoodLuck!!! Keep your faith high!!
     
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    THANK YOU!!!

    Thank you so much for you words of encouragement!! You have no idea how much it helped. It was the weirdest test. I studied for the SS and it seemed like the questions were so random.

    Again, I really appreciate your response!!!!
     

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