SLLA 6011- admin exam

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  1. whizkid

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    You only need 163. Pretty certain you can attain that. My classmates told me to place my biggest focus on the MC portion and write bullet points for the CR.
     
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    Well then I hope I passed it this time because I am far better at CR! lol
     
  3. whizkid

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    I now possess an administrator license for the state of Arkansas. Now for MS.
     
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    Oh yeah! Keep it up! Are you going to become a VP, P, or try to find work in a district office?
     
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    Congratulations, whizkid!
     
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    District office
     
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    Thanks! Been a loooooong road.
     
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    What is the exact position you’re interested in? :)
     
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    Did you just get your praxis scores today? I am still waiting on mine.
     
  10. whizkid

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    A program director or coordinator of something lol
     
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    I passed my test in December 2016. I had to wait another year of teaching though to get the license for administration though AR changed the law to three years of teaching this past spring :mad:
     
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    Wow, so long! I would have been antsy to start job searching if I knew I could increase my earning potential dramatically.
     
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    The wait has been excruciating.
     
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    Wait a minute, it’s been almost two years since you passed the test. Does that mean you have to wait 1 more year?! :fearscream:
     
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    Nah, I have my license now, it's just that waiting that long was so tough.
     
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    Oh, good. Phew! I asked that because you said the district changed the requirement to three years and I was like: Oh. My. God.
     
  17. whizkid

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    It was the state of AR that changed the law.......I'm doing reciprocity with Mississippi......the old AR law said you needed four years of teaching to acquire an administrator license. They changed the law this past March, if they had changed it last year, I could have had the license last year. I was seriously pissed about that, but the wait is over. I should get my MS administrator license some time in the next 7-10 days.
     
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    But with my masters degree in Business and my administrator license, the doors are even more wide open, so the wait has been tiresome but worth it.
     
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    Please keep us posted and let us know what jobs you apply for and which one you accept, ultimately! I’m looking forward to your updates. :)
     
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    took my test Aug 2nd and just got my results. I was worried after I left it and didn't feel as good leaving as I do going in but ended up getting a 184. Good luck to anyone taking it. Take a ton of practice test and go over the answer even the ones you got right.
     
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    Congratulations, Phil!
     
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    @whizkid and @futuremathsprof I will have my Tennessee admin license in the next couple of weeks. You guys played a big role because you helped me apply there, when I had not passed for my state (needed 163 and got 161). Our original thread started on page 7. I wanted to reach back to you guys and say thanks, because I did not know where to turn, at the time. I will be applying for AP jobs in the spring. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!
     
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    Yay!!! I’m so excited for you!

    Now, you owe it to yourself to go and get that admin position. I can’t wait to get mine and get a VP position. Congratulations!

    This is such wonderful news. :)
     
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    Glad to help! Great that things are working out for you!
     
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    I now have my administrator license for the state of Mississippi. My three year journey is complete.
     
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    Do you plan to apply to schools outside your private schools once you have your admin credential?
     
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    I plan to stay at my private school, but may branch out if I see greater opportunities elsewhere, though it would be a tough sell as I absolutely love my current school.

    I don’t see myself becoming a P until I have sufficient experience working as a VP for a few years. The salaries for VP’s at my school are fixed at $115,000, so I don’t think it would make fiscal sense for me to matriculate to another school unless I was offered more than that. And VP’s make around the 85k-90k range in my area in public schools to start, which is not good enough for me to justify relocating. I will not accept anything less than six figures for an administrative position.
     
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    Congratulations! :celebrate:

    Please keep us posted about your job search and how much you were offered!

    Once again, congrats! :)
     
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    Hi All,

    I'm new to this site and the Admin License journey. I live in VA and have been enrolled in a doctoral program at Liberty University and am planning to take the SLLA in the fall. It appears that I can take 6011 or 6990. Do you have any thoughts on either of them? I'm starting my study plan in about a week, so I'm open to any suggestions or ideas.

    Thank you :)
    Lynn
     
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    Where either of two Praxis tests is accepted, it's often the case that the state is transitioning from one to the other. If 6011 (for instance: I'm not looking at the Praxis site right now) is being phased out, when is the final date on which its results will be accepted? A test taker who for whatever reason foresees not passing on the first attempt might be better off taking the other test to begin with. In addition, chart the differences between them: question types (constructed response vs. selected response plus types of selected response questions), duration and structure (single tests can't be split up, but subtests can be (re)taken one by one), and coverage in terms of concepts. Consider how each test works with and against your own test taking style.
     
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    I took the 6011. The 6011 is 100 mc and 7 essays, the 6990 is 120 mc and 4 essays. I used the ets practice praxis test to help me prepare. You have to answer questions as an administrator and not a teacher. Also, for the essays, get right to the point with answers. You don't need long drawn out answers. Use bullet points when answering. This will save you valuable time.
     
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    Please tell me you are applying to admin positions. I need an update on your job hunting situation!

    We will both be admin if you find a position, lol!
     
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    Thank you! You make some really good points about the test differences, and I haven’t done my due diligence to uncover that information yet. I think the only game changer for me would be if the test parts could be taken separately. I hadn’t even considered that, but it’s important.
     
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    I’m curious why you took both? Did you need both? Did you find the content more common-sense on one and philosophical on another? I’m just curious...
     
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    The plot thickens...it appears that the SLLA 6990 is only available for one testing session, which is July 1-13, and the 6011 has two 7/1-7/13 and 7/29-8/10. Do you think that ets hasn’t updated the schedule for the remainder of the year, or is this it? I have to pass my test with scores in hand by Feb 1. ETS still has the 2018 dates posted, which include later dates. Any thoughts?
     
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    I only took the 6011. I was just giving you info on both. The new 6990 info is available on the praxis website. The test is really a common sense test, but again, you have to answer as an administrator. My classmates who had already taken the test told me this and they were right.
     
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    I don't think they have included the dates for the remainder of 2019 based on what was posted for 2018.
     
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    I'm not ready to give up that summer break just yet, but if I'm approached with the right position for the right pay, I'd take it. I'm just happy to be done with class work, testing and never ending paperwork.
     
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    What you've posted means that both tests are given in two-week testing windows rather than year around, but where 6011's windows may be as frequent as every four weeks, 6990's windows are scheduled less often. That could be important information for you, Lynn Beal. This also indicates that Praxis's testing year begins either the second or third week of August. It wouldn't be wise to predict the exact test windows for 2019-2020 from the schedule for 2018-2019, but it's broadly true that a computer-based test will be offered in the same number of windows in 2019-20 as it has been in 2018-2019. May is the latest month in which Praxis (and Pearson) generally announce the next year's test dates. It wouldn't surprise me to see an announcement this week.
     
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    Thank you, that explains my scheduling confusion. You suggested reviewing the tests' components and timeframes, which I've done. Given the intent to phase out one effective 1/1/2020, I have decided to go with the new one, 6990. Are there any books or study materials one can buy for these tests? I plan to print the ets practice and pay for the one-time online assessment at some point. As of now, I'll probably take the exam at the end of summer, allowing ample retake opportunities if they're needed.
     

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