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New analysis finds 54 percent fail tests on first try


April 18, 2019

Questions for elementary school teachers: Did you feel prepared to teach when you first entered the classroom? If not, do you believe your education and training didn’t prepare you?

A recent analysis by the National Council on Teacher Quality revealed high numbers of elementary teacher candidates fail their professional licensing tests each year. An advocacy group for more rigorous teacher training, NCTQ was able to delve into scoring data made available for the first time from the Educational Testing Service, which administers the Praxis elementary content test mandated in 18 states and an option in five other states


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