SLLA 6011- admin exam

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  1. Been There

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    You're preaching to the choir! Having worked with incompetent teachers and administrators for many years, I appreciate the need for rigorous standards. I also have no problem with the need for certification - as you so astutely pointed out, ALL educators need to be certified. I'm just sooo glad that I had the option of taking a Commission-approved performance assessment for my Clear Administrative Services Credential. I read that the 4-hour SLLA is used by states to test the competencies of entry-level education leaders and is waived for those who possess a master's or doctoral degree. Fortunately, I didn't have to take the test since I possess three advanced degrees - I've passed enough exams to last a lifetime! At least in my state, there are alternative certification requirements for those who have extensive experience and education.
     
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    I took my exam on yesterday and I feel like I did well on the MC section of the exam but I don’t feel like I did well on the CR. I get my scores on July 6th. I’m praying I did well enough on the MC section to receive a passing score.
     
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    What state are you trying to pass for?
     
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    Mississippi
     
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    Well, I'm wishing you the best. May I ask where you completed your administration program?
     
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    Mississippi College
     
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    I am taking it July 10th. Is there any area you wished you had studied more like law or ethics? I am sure you did well! I have never taken a test like this on computer before. I have always taken paper pencil. So, I am not looking forward to that except for being able to type my critical responses. I think I will be able to do that faster than writing them.
     
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    I reviewed the ETS practice study guide. I wish you nothing but success on your exam. I will respond back to you once I receive my scores.
     
  9. LMBethea

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    I took the test on June 16, 2018 and I got FINALLY got my scores today. I passed with a score of 182. YES!!!! I am so relieved and excited!!!!
     
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    I would recommend to manage your time wisely. I took the test on June 16, 2018 and became overwhelmed a bit with time management. I got my scores today and passed. Thank God!
    I would definitely recommend to not spend an enormous amount of time with any question because the time moves very quickly.

    God bless!
     
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    Thank you for the advice! Anything is appreciated. Based on your score report, do you know about how many multiple choice you need to get right in order to pass? I took the ETS online practice test. I hope that helps. Going to work on my constructed responses tomorrow. Tuesday is getting closer!!
     
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    I’m not sure how many you have to get correct. It doesn’t say on the breakdown of my score.
     
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    The number of multiple choice questions one needs to get right depends on one's performance on the constructed responses, and vice versa. A strong performance in constructed response can help rescue a less distinguished performance in multiple choice; a stellar performance in multiple choice can make up for a dismal one in constructed response.
     
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    I took the SLLA on June 12th and I've received an email saying my score is ready to view, but when I login into my account it still says no score report. What is happening that I can't view my scores?
     
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    Contact ETS
     
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    Hey Guys

    I am taking the SLLA on Aug 2nd. I have the practice test and have been doing the ones from the practice book as well as the one online to purchase for $20.00.
    I took a one hour crash course on the test as was told to just do bullets for the essay section. I graduated 5 years ago with my masters but I am just now taking the test so I feel like I lost alot of what I learned in the classes back then. I keep scoring around a 75% or so on the MC and am going to do the practice essay parts this week. I reviewed the info for the different titles in ed (title I, Title II, etc). Should I review laws or other things like that to help with the essay section and if I keep getting a 75% is that good enough if I dont blow the essay section. I only need a 160 to pass.
    Thanks
     
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    I would not worry too much about the law part except for basic working knowledge of the big ones. The CR are more like the practice ones where you just answer questions based on the scenarios and information given. Always remember to form committees. Don't make decisions alone that involve a group or complaints. Collaboration and professional development are important. Make sure you understand how to compare data and use your findings to make recommendations for improvement. I took it July 10th and the biggest problem I had was getting focused in the beginning and being able to concentrate and not worry about time. Hope that helps.
     
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    Any update on your score? Here’s hoping you passed!
     
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    Yes, just FYI. There are two accounts. A praxis account and SLLA account. I didn't know that so I was looking in the wrong account. I did pass!
     
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    Awesome! Congrats!
     
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    Got my score back!! 182! Thank goodness!!
     
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    Excellent work! Well done!
     
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    I'm taking my SLLA in NJ on Thursday. I've never been good at standardized tests, in fact I'm awful I've been studying for months and no matter what example tests I take I always select the wrong answers. Does anyone have any helpful tips for me? This is so stressful.
     
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    I just took it last month. I would say to pace yourself and not overthink. Go with your gut.
     
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    Did you find out yet if you passed? Yeah, I'm not sure my gut is always trusting!
     
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    Hugs, Bookstabern1. That's not a fun place to be, and you have my sympathies.

    You might do well to work on your reasoning skills, or to be precise taking full advantage of your skills in noticing and comparing differences. If answers B and C are stupid and answers A and D are nearly identical, depend upon it that the difference between A and D is crucial: the question stem (the heap of information that precedes "Which of the following...?") will support A's version but not D's, or vice versa.

    Working through LearningExpress's book Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day could be helpful.
     
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    Thank you so much for your tip. I have been using a practice book called, SLLA CRASH COURSE and though the MC is far easier than that of the ETS brand, their MC section seems to help in training to do this exact thing. I am trying to pay very close attention to wording. What is tough is if it is not my first choice it is always my second. I notice that most I get wrong are the "put these answers in order by priority" I have two full days left.
     
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    I did!! 183
     
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    Yay, haha! Such wonderful news. Congratulations!
     
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    So by "put these answers in order by priority," do you mean questions that give a scenario that presents, say, a problem situation that arises at a school, and each answer choice is a list of strategies that a school leader might apply to deal with a specific situation? Something like that?
     
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    That's a fine score, agdamity! Well done!
     
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    I just took my SLLA- I am not sure how I did. I want to remain confident because I feel I may have done well. The MC, in my opinion, was rather difficult and far from the practice tests I had taken as preparation. I feel like I did very well on the CR. If I did not do so well on MC but I did well on CR will it help me out?
     
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    Should, yes: as long as you collect enough scaled points to hit the passing score, neither you nor Praxis care whether the points are evenly distributed across multiple choice vs. constructed response vs. whether you do better with one question type than with the other.
     
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    Do you know what they mean when they say raw score?
     
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    For a test that combines selected-response and constructed-response questions, you get two raw scores.

    First, SLLA has 100 selected-response questions all of which are standard four-option questions, so the highest possible raw score for that part is 100 minus whichever questions aren't being counted because they're being field-tested for inclusion in future versions of the test.

    Second, SLLA features seven constructed responses, each of which is scored by two scorers on a scale from 0 to 3. If this were a Pearson test, I would expect the maximum raw score to be the sum of the scores given by each scorer for each question. Praxis does things differently: Praxis computes the mean (average) of the two scores given for each constructed response, then adds together the means to yield your total constructed-response raw score. (For instance, suppose for four questions Smedley is awarded scores of 2 and 3 and for three questions the scorers give 3 and 3. Smedley's raw score would be 2.5 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 19.)

    These raw scores can't simply be added together sensibly, because multiple choice points count for 70% of the test and constructed response points for the remaining 30%, so obviously each multiple choice point makes a smaller contribution to the overall score than does each constructed-response point. The scaling process takes both the weighting and the relative difficulty of the questions into account.
     
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    Thank you for the thorough answer. That makes more sense now. I couldn't figure out what they meant by that!
     
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    Does the change in passing score mean that the questions will increase in difficulty, or are they lowering expectations because a higher rate of people are not passing with the current score? I found MC difficult. The study guides may have prepared me to make connections. I am awaiting my scores, but I will admit, nervous.
     
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    I'm not sure about increase in difficulty, but the new test code will come with 20 more MC questions and 3 fewer CR, but so far, only MS is changing.
     

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