Praxis II scores raw/scaled?

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  1. TeacherGroupie

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    Then search the state website for additional references to that scale, or email PA's teacher certification authority for clarification. There should be a Contact Us link of some sort. Alternatively, you can wait for your official score report: one of the reasons that official reports aren't issued immediately is precisely so that information related to compensatory scoring can be incorporated.
     
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    Hi---I believe if you are still currently a student in an education program in a college or university in Pennsylvania, the GPA is utilized. However, if you already have an Instructional I or Instructional II certificate, it no longer applies. You must pass the test with the qualifying score. I'm a former Pennsylvania School Superintendent--not that that means anything but it is what I think I recall a few years ago that that was what happened.
     
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    This thread seems to be fairly active, so here's my question: I took the Elementary Education (k-6) PLT two weeks ago. Should I have received my raw scores at the end? I literally didn't get any feedback like I did after my Elementary Education CIA test (showed raw scores and a 174).
     
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    Help! Just took Praxis 5354 (Special Education) and at the end saw the score 189 but the separate category scores were 13, 20, 21, 17, 21. Obviously those don't add up to 189 so I'm confused. Any way to know if I go at least a 151 (the minimum score I need in my state) at this point?
     
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    That's your unofficial score. Congrats. You passed.
     
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  6. Athena2010

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    I just took my Praxis Test 5354 today. At the end when I went to report my score, the number 169 came up on the screen. I need a 151 to pass in my state. Can someone help me understand just what this 169 means or if I just need to wait untill I get my official score?
     
  7. TeacherGroupie

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    I don't remember 5354 offhand, but I suspect that was an unofficial scaled score. Keep us in the loop, please, Athena2010.
     
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    It's possible that what you're describing is a raw score, but I'm afraid what you're describing sounds more like an unofficial scaled score, in which case those points are already factored in. Hugs to your friend.
     
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    There ARE Praxis exams with more than 100 raw points available, but there aren't all that many, and I don't know if there are any with more than 100 raw points in a single domain. If what showed onscreen was a single score between 100 and 200 and slightly less than passing... well, I won't say there's no chance of passing, but I'd say it's vanishingly small.
     
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    I suppose it isn't impossible, but I haven't heard of it happening.
     
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    Has anyone ever heard of an unofficial Praxis score changing?
     
  17. TeacherGroupie

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    A scaled score? Almost never, in the absence of a compelling reason (such as testing irregularities) that it should change.
     
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    Yes the scales score. Thank you so much for replying.
     
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    You're welcome. Did you come up barely short, or are you hoping the unofficial score you saw will stand?
     
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    Hello,

    A raw score of 33=159. I recently failed praxis 5005 also, all of the material that I studied was not on the test. I purchased the interactive praxis 5005 test from the praxis website after my first attempt and the questions were very similar to my 1st test. Have you retaken yours yet? If so what study material did you use and was the second test similar to your first one? Good luck!!
     
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    Did this end up a passing score? I just got a raw score of 83 today and am kind of concerned if I passed or not
     
  23. CoachWest1

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    Has anyone recently received their score for the 5857 Health and PE Exam? I am trying to figure out if my raw score computes to a passing score. According to a chart I found, in order to receive a passing score of 160, your raw score has to be 74. Does anyone know if that is correct?
     
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    I recently took the esol praxis. After clicking report scores, I saw a score of 200 on the screen. There were 120 questions on the test. How is this possible? There must be an error. Any ideas?
     
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    A 200 is a perfect score. Congratulations! The scoring system goes from 100 to 200. Google "understanding your praxis scores" to get an ETS document providing more info (look at the bottom)
     
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    Hi I'm new to this and I'm curious about my PRAXIS 5038 scores. I took the test and received a 182 raw score with a total of 90 questions correct out of 130. However I need a 167 scaled score to pass . Anyone have any idea if I came close to passing? I'm very anxious and want to begin seeking employment for next year but I don't want to do so with out my certification completed.
     
  28. TeacherGroupie

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    Let me see if I can explain, kellybook53.

    A raw score is the number of points one actually earns on the test; if the test is a standard multiple-choice test, the raw score will be less than or equal to the number of questions available, although if the test includes matching questions or drag-and-drop questions, some questions will be associated with more than one raw point, and any constructed responses are typically graded on a scale from 0 to 3, 0 to 4, or 0 to 6. It is possible for a raw score to be less than 100.

    Any given teacher test exists in more than one version or edition. The versions inevitably differ both in specific topics that they cover and in difficulty - try writing two or three questions that are exactly equivalent in difficulty - so a raw score of 90 on the test version that you took can't always be compared to a raw score of 90 on a different version of the same test.

    A scaled score takes the raw score as input and generates a number on a scale from 100 to 200. The algorithm that converts raw scores to scaled scores takes into account the comparative difficulty of the version of the test that one took, and the point of scaling is to produce scores that can reasonably be compared.

    Your 182 isn't a raw score, it's an unofficial scaled score. Let me offer unofficial congratulations, though I'd recommend waiting to celebrate fully until you receive your official score report.
     
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    Thank so much! I appreciate it! I will keep my fingers crossed till I get my official report.
     
  30. David.usmc

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    Hello, this is my first time posting. I have taken 3 praxis exams (elementary content knowledge, elementary plt, and elementary curriculum and instruction) and have passed them all. I am taking my final praxis, reading 5203 in two days and was curious if anybody has taken it before, I am trying to get an idea of how many raw points are needed to pass. Thanks in advance
     
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    Welcome to A to Z, David.usmc. You'll find discussions of various states' reading-instruction tests in the Other Tests subforum: while formats differ, there's considerable parallelism in underlying content.
     
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    Hello Everyone,
    I'm looking for some positive insight on the 5038 Praxis. I'm planning to take the exam soon and would like some study resources and tips so I can really get my head in the game and pass. Any info is greatly appreciated
     
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    I just finished taking praxis 5857. My unofficial score was 158 and my raw score is 72/130. I need a 160 in Louisiana to pass. Any ideals will my score change from the 158 or is that my final score.
     
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    Hugs, erickamichelle. While official scores can theoretically go up or down between the test date and the official score report, it's rare that they do. 158 is likely to be your official scaled score.
     
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    5435 Praxis-- my raw score is 129. There were 135 questions how do I calculate my scale score.. The raw score is number that pops up correct?
     
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    When I did it my overall score was high enough that I didn't need to meet each specific section. But just double check.
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    Praxis calculates scaled scores from raw scores; the goal is to ensure that a scaled score of (say) 160 on version X of that test will reflect the same level of performance as a scaled score of 160 on version Y of that test.

    If you saw scores by section and added them up to get 129, all of those - the section scores and the sum - are raw scores (that is, one point per correct answer); since 5435 contains only 135 questions, a raw score of 129 overall would correspond to a scaled score near or at the maximum of 200. But the chances are very good that 5435 also contains what Praxis sometimes calls "pre-test" questions, or questions that aren't counted either for or against the test taker because they're being field-tested for inclusion in later versions of the test. Given 135 questions overall, I would expect at least 15 to have been "pre-test" questions"; this makes me fear that your 129 is in fact a scaled score.
     
  38. haley913

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    I just got done taking the Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications (5354) Praxis test. When it was over I got a score of 186. It didn't say raw or unofficial. I asked the administer how do I know if I passed and he said the score I saw was the score I earned. So this means I passed right?
     
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    I just looked at the passing scores on the ETS site for this. It seems you passed for every single state. Congrats!:)
     
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    Yes that is what I am afraid of. It just read raw score: 129. After taking the Praxis 5857 it read UnOfficial Score 153 and I failed. I am praying my raw score of 129 has to be converted to a scale score.
     

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