Take the reading again or the writing or both?

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  1. Drm2tch

    Drm2tch Rookie

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    Feb 14, 2020

    Okay guys so not happy to be posting this as I was hoping for a better outcome. I took the VClA in January and got a 78 raw score in reading (235 final score) and 80 raw score(195 final score) in writing. I took the writing portion again in February since that is the one I failed and got 68 raw score (215 final score). I am so disappointed. Although I brought my score up, it was not enough to pass. So here I go for round 3. Should I take the reading portion again to try to increase my score from a 235 to a 255 or should I gamble again on the writing to increase my score to a 235? Or.... should I just retake them both and start from scratch? What would you do? I can’t keep spending the time and money on this test. My licensure will be up in July and I still have the VRE to take. I am so frustrated.
     
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  3. CherryOak

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    I vote reading. You would have the full time and could double check each answer. Look over the standards we're expected to teach.
     
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    vickilyn Multitudinous

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    I would suggest trying to get @TeacherGroupie to notice this post. That is your best bet to have someone make head's or tail's of the information that comes back with the results, giving a better idea of strengths and weaknesses. Best of luck.
     
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    Drm2tch Rookie

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    Thank you. I am glad someone can make sense of it because I sure can’t @TeacherGroupie can you please help?
     
  6. Onaapo2016

    Onaapo2016 New Member

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    I am not very sure but I guess u have to retake the writing section because each section tests for specific content area . I believe one can substitute reading with writing.
    eg: reading + reading = reading.
    reading +writing = VCLA.
     
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    As long as the score combined equals 470. Since my reading was low (but passing) I am thinking I should try to bump up that score to off set the writing. Taking both again is going to be more expensive but I am hoping it will increase my chances of increasing my score
     

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