Praxis I

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  1. Talyarox

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    May 13, 2006

    I want to vent a little about tests. I live in Washington and was required to take the WEST-B for my "entrance" to the teacher ed program and take the Praxis II to get out (graduate). I am applying to some different states and they require me to take the Praxis I. I have paid the 125 and will take it next week, but I don't understand it, I passed the Praxis II for all my endorsements (on the recognition of excellence list) and the WEST-B with top scores. I know I am going to pass with flying colors but 125 dollars?
    After looking at the study guide for the Praxis I, it looks just like the WEST-B. Hopefully, it will be worth it.
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    Talyarox, given what you've said about WEST-B and Praxis II, you should do just fine with Praxis I.

    General point to all: If you've passed state X's teacher tests, it doesn't hurt to ask state Y whether those scores can be accepted in lieu of whatever test state Y requires. (Well, asking is a waste of time if you're applying to California, but other than that... nothing ventured, nothing gained.)

    I'm not at all sure what about Praxis I is worth $125 when CBEST costs $41 or $42, but oh well.
     
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    Yes, I had asked and they told me that I NEED to take the Praxis I...they didn't accept the WEST-B. So I took it on Tuesday, I passed, no problem (I'll find out about the writing later, but I shouldn't have a problem with that either) Well I found out TODAY that if you passed the GRE with higher than a 1000 than you could have skipped the Praxis I! I took the GRE last year! I just want to tell other future teachers that are moving to another states, find out what tests are needed and what can be substituted.
     
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    Hm. That bears remembering, that some states will waive Praxis or the equivalent given a strong score on GRE. For the state in which you're interested, is there an expiration date on that, do you happen to know? - if, say, the GRE score is ten years old or more, is the waiver no longer available?
     

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