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  1. Praxis Program™ UpdateOCTEO ConferenceApril 16, 2010Dublin, OH Ines Bosworth, Client Relations Director Dena Hoffman, Marketing Director

  2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVES • Brief “Praxis 101” review • Focus on what’s new • Revised tests • Multi-state model for standard setting • Service enhancements • Additional test prep • Improved website • Tools for IHEs • Answer questions

  3. OHIO AND ETS • Valued client since late 1980s • Praxis I – basic academic skills for entry to programs • Praxis II – content tests, including Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) • Praxis III – until last year • ParaPro

  4. MORE THAN PRAXIS • SAT, Advanced Placement, NAEP, GRE, TOEFL • Support State Teachers of the Year via CCSSO • Work with HBCU’s • NCCTQ – Teacher Quality Center • Teacher Leader work • Educator Performance Assessments

  5. LICENSURE BASICS • State regulated process • Required, not voluntary • Focus is on core knowledge required to begin practice • Tests are one of multiple requirements • Tests are high stakes; must be legally defensible • Tests do not predict performance

  6. CREATING QUALITY ASSESSMENTS • A National Advisory Committee (NAC) comprised of practitioners is convened for each test • ETS solicits states to provide nominations • National standards and state needs are considered • Job Analysis Survey is conducted – reality check • The NAC develops test specifications focused on core knowledge essential for beginning practitioners • Practitioners write items matched to specifications • Test forms are assembled and reviewed by NAC and other experts

  7. PRAXIS TEST REGENERATION PROGRAM • 5-year strategic review of test titles • If revisions are not more than 20%, a new standard setting study is not required • Revision process takes 18 months

  8. NEW MULTI-STATE STANDARD SETTING MODEL • Introduced in 2009; replaces single-state model • 2 panels of experts nominated by client states • Convened at ETS; work independently from each other, 2 day process • Arrive at a definition of the “just qualified candidate” • Panelists judge each item to arrive at a recommended passing score; discuss, rate items again • Data from 2 panels are combined • Study report enables each state to select a score

  9. REVISED TEST TITLES STARTING FALL 2010 • Special Education: Core Knowledge and Application (0354) • Business Education (0101) • Teaching Reading (0204) • French: World Language (0174) • German: World Language (0183) • Spanish: World Language (0195) • World Language Pedagogy (0841)

  10. 3 TEST CHANGES THAT WILL AFFECT OHIO FALL 2010 • Sp Ed: Core Knowledge and Applications (0354) replaces Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge (0353) • Old test was 1 hour MC; new test is 2 hrs MC • OH had 4 panelists on national validation panels • Teaching Reading K-12 (0204) replaces Intro to Teaching of Reading (0200) • OH had 2 panelists on national validation panel • For licensing a beginning reading teacher

  11. 3 TEST CHANGES THAT WILL AFFECT OHIO FALL 2010 • Business Education (0101) replaces Business Education (0100) • Main change is the addition of a new area, entrepreneurship • OH had 2 panelists on national validation study • Score scale changing from old 250-990 to 100-200 new scale

  12. TAAGS FOR REVISED TESTS • Will be available on the ETS website, www.ets.com/praxis starting in mid-July • Draft copies available now via ODE or Ines Bosworth at ibosworth@ets.org

  13. TEST TITLES UP FOR REGENERATION, 2010-2011 • Teaching Students with Visual Impairments • English to Speakers of Other Languages • Education Leadership, Administration & Supervision • Technology Education • Teaching Students with Language Impairments • Art: Content Knowledge • PLT – 4 tests

  14. THE PRAXIS PROGRAM IN OHIO Program Operations • 7 paper/pencil administrations annually • Praxis I offered paper/pencil and on computer at Prometric centers and some IHEs • ADA accommodations we provide: • Extra time, Braille, large print test books, test reader, additional breaks, sign language • Primary Language Not English

  15. THE PRAXIS PROGRAM IN OHIO Candidate Score Reports • Candidates: • Must designate who gets scores • Can designate up to 3 score recipients • Institutions: • Can receive scores three ways • Paper • CD-Rom • ScoreLink (internet delivery of data file) • ODE automatically receives scores

  16. THE PRAXIS PROGRAM IN OHIO Service Enhancements • Score reports now available faster and online • Multiple-choice test scores available in 17 days • Candidate score reports available via Web • Simplified fee policies based on client feedback • One registration fee per testing year • Automatic refunds for candidates who re-register for the same test prior to receiving their score report • More flexible registration options • Register up to a week before test day – with a guaranteed seat

  17. THE PRAXIS PROGRAM IN OHIOProgram Enhancements • Computer delivery, Fall 2010: • Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (0014) • Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (0011) • New Test Prep: • E-books • PLT online tutorial available now • El Ed: 0014 interactive practice test available now • Praxis I Webinars – free • Praxis I tutorial - available this summer