Friday, April 10, 2009


So in case you didn't know, I took the Praxis 4 weeks ago. It is a "lovely" test teachers get to take in order to keep their job. I have a hard time with tests. I freak out when I take them, so I took a review course our district offered and talked to several people who have already taken it. The biggest piece of advice was, "Write fast." They all said they were really rushed for time, and some didn't even finish every answer. I've always been a slow test-taker, so I was freaking out.

Well, everyone was right. I was writing so fast! I felt really rushed and felt that my answers were horrible. I still don't know if I passed. I read somewhere that you could get your results on April 10th (yup, that's today!), but I have to pay $30 to get the results by phone today. Now I have to wait until stupid!

ANYWAY, in the process of finding out if I could get my results today, I saw this lovely bit of information about taking the Praxis on the official website...

"Plan on approximately 25 minutes per case history. This amount of time has been AMPLE for most examinees to read the case study and respond to the short-answer questions."

AMPLE? According to Ample means "fully sufficient or more than adequate for the purpose or needs; plentiful; enough: an ample supply of water; ample time to finish."

Their example sentence even includes "ample time". This is ridiculous! :)


Jackie said...

You did fine, I am SURE of it!