Sunday, February 26, 2017

Update on Praxis Core Tests & Student Teaching

The voucher process to take the Praxis Core tests has changed. Instead of you getting a voucher in the mail, ETS (the company) now allows us to order the vouchers in bulk. This means when we place an order, instead of you getting vouchers, we will get a bunch of codes to for you. When you register for the test, you enter the code and you're set. Jen ordered some codes so they should be in soon.

I'm sure a number of you are hoping to student teach this fall. The deadline for applications is March 9th for preference in placement. If you have your application in by this date, you have a really good chance of getting a placement.

If you still have to pass some, or all, of your Praxis Core tests, that doesn't necessarily mean you won't be student teaching this fall. The March 9th date is for preference only. You can still take your tests, and if you pass, you can still apply for student teaching. If there are classrooms open, you might still get placed. It's basically a "first come, first placed" type setting.

It's up to you. Some of you have studied and taken your tests. Others have been putting them off for various reason. It's up to you. We would sure like to have you study and take the tests but that's your decision. You have to want to do this, like really want it and decide you're going to study hard and go for it.

Make a commitment to yourself to give it a really good try. Study, study and study some more. Then take the test again and again, until you pass. You've come a long way so keep going, just a little bit more!!!