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(Neb)-State Changing Scoring On Test For Prospective Future Teachers

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/28/2017 11:10 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Board of Education says its easing the scoring on a test for prospective future teachers so more applicants can pass.

      Aspiring teachers have needed a passing score on each of the 3 parts of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test covering math, reading, and writing, but now all that's needed is an overall passing score.

        State Board member Rachel Wise says the change to composite scoring won't reduce teacher quality but will provide more flexibility.

      The state adopted the test 3 years ago to screen applicants for teacher-education programs. Typically taken during a student's sophomore year, it's designed to measure a student's knowledge, skills, and abilities deemed important in a beginning teacher.


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