PRAXIS 5018 Pass/Fail Question

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  1. Teach2017

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    Apr 18, 2017

    Thank you for the motivation! I'll plan to take it again soon. Louisiana test requirements change slightly in September. They no longer accept 5018 and will now require the separate test of all the subjects.
     
  2. DezMatthews

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    I live in Louisiana. Is that starting this year in September? I am taking 5018 tomorrow so....
     
  3. Teach2017

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    You are fine. As long as you take 5018 prior to September. The specific date is listed on the department of ed's website.
    I'm going to schedule to take it again before that date.
     
  4. tiffyteach

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    May 8, 2017

    GUYS, quick & kind of urgent question.
    How important is it to memorize formulas for the math portion?
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    What's up with that is that it is next to impossible to write even two questions that are exactly equivalent in difficulty, let alone two tests' worth of exactly equivalent questions. Scaling the scores weights some test forms and test questions a bit more highly than others, with the goal of producing numbers that can properly be compared with each other. According to Praxis you and your friend performed equally well on your respective test versions - whence the 169 for each of you - but you were faced with questions that were more challenging in Praxis's judgment than the questions that your friend had.
     
  6. Nino700

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    I took the praxis 5018 today. As soon as i submitted my test they gave me my raw score and unofficial scaled scores. They are as followed
    Unofficial scaled *162
    Read/lang arts- 27/49
    Math-25/41
    Social studies-5/25
    Science-13/25

    That gave me a total of 70 raw points out of 140. I am confused because that would have given me exactly 50%. Could my score possibly be 163? Thats what I need to pass
     
  7. TeacherGroupie

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    70 points is your raw score, yes. You seem to have gotten 50% of available raw points, yes. But Praxis scales its scores on a scale that begins at 100 and usually tops out at 200; the reason for this is that versions or editions of the test differ in difficulty, and the score conversion algorithm takes these differences into account. Your unofficial scaled score is likely to be your official score, I'm afraid. The good news is that you came very close to passing.
     
  8. tiffyteach

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    I took 5018 today (5-17-17), breakdown was
    ELA 29
    Math 26
    SS 10
    Sci 15
    I saw either 74 OR 174 on the screen, I'm assuming it was 174 considering my total from the 4 sections was 80 & that my unofficial score was 174. I at least hope so.
     
  9. TeacherGroupie

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    Praxis scaled scores start at 100. I think your assumption is warranted. Congratulations!
     
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    Thank you, I'll feel completely at ease once I get the official score back.
     
  11. Nashiberry

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    I am also struggling with my results. I just took the Praxis for counselors and received a raw score of 146 out of 120 questions. I need 156 to pass...what does this mean? Nashiberry
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    On 5018, which is strictly multiple choice, the raw score is the number of answers you get right. (A raw score CAN exceed the number of questions, but only if a significant number of questions include several drag-and-drop responses; I'm fairly certain 5018 doesn't.) It follows that the highest possible raw score can't be over 120 and that 146 is probably your unofficial scaled score. Hugs, Nashiberry.
     
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    Praxis 5018 ADVICE

    ELA- Study teaching methods and strategies, ESPECIALLY if your degree wasn't in education

    SS- study as many topics as you can, you can get a free study guide outline of major topics you need to know from teacherstestprep, understand the topics clearly enough to explain to someone else, names are more important than dates. I used Crash Course Youtube videos, practice tests from teacherstestprep, praxisprep, and the PDF download from the praxis website

    MATH- I searched Praxis 5018 on Youtube and worked all the problems in the videos. Work many problems lots of time, until you don't need any assistance. I found that on the actual test, formulas weren't that important. It was mostly simple arithmetic. Also, the answer choices almost ALWAYS contain the wrong answer they EXPECT you to get. Work the problem more than once, check all answer choices for accuracy

    Science- It was a lot of process of elimination and common knowledge, I didn't find it particularly difficult. For this I used Crash course videos from Youtube as well.

    OVERALL- Read all questions thoroughly, read them more than once. Sometimes the question alone it meant to trip you up. Do process of elimination for the entire test. It's a little time consuming but worth it. Take your time reading the ELA passages regardless of what the clock says. I was nervous about the time because it took me a lot longer on the 1st 2 sections than expected, I had about 30 minutes left for both Sci & SS, but in the end I had just enough time (about 5 minutes to spare). Lastly, all resources I used were FREE. Another FREE resource I used was 4tests. It allows you to take a BUNCH of FREE practice tests in MULTIPLE subjects with explanations for all questions. It helps you gauge your weaknesses.

    Non of my scores from the 4 sections were SPECTACULAR, however I did pass with a 174

    ELA- 29
    MATH- 26
    SS-10
    SCI- 15
    =80
     
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  14. Nino700

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    Update: I took the test again for y8he 2nd time and i passed with a 163!
    Reading 32/41
    Math 23/36
    SS 9/21
    Sci 13/21
    I know there are 140 questions on the test but when i got my last official score report it was out of 119 questions!? Hopefully when i receive my scores this time my score stays a 163!
     
  15. TeacherGroupie

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    You took 140 questions, yes, but 21 of them are what Praxis has called "non-scoring" or "pre-test" questions: they're being field-tested for inclusion in future versions of the test and so they're not counted. The scaled score takes that into account.
     
  16. DezMatthews

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    You need 80 correct to pass. That is what I get from the posts.
     
  17. DezMatthews

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    Has anyone from Louisiana taught on a Temporary Authorization to Teach certificate (TAT)?
     
  18. TeacherGroupie

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    If what you intend is that a raw score of 80 is high enough to pass any version of 5018, I suppose that might be the case, though I don't have evidence to say that with confidence. The raw score required to attain a given scaled score varies from version to version of the subtest. A scaled score of 162, not quite passing, resulted from a raw score of 70 - but a scaled score of 163, presumably just at passing, resulted from a raw score of 73. That's a big jump in raw points for just one scaled point.
     
  19. Walker

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    Jun 27, 2017

    Hi!
    I am new to the forum and i read through some of the raw scores but i am still a little bit skeptical. Today i took Praxis 5018 and i was convinced that I did horrible (i still think i didn´t do so well) but then when i was done, the screen showed me:
    ELA 26
    Math 28
    Social Studies 12
    Science 15
    I also saw a total 168 too at the very top of the screen. Then i checked Louisiana´s passing score and it says 163. Is that 168 my score??? I know i have a raw score of 81 but i just don´t want to celebrate and then find out that 168 is going to change to a lower number hahah

    Any thoughts?
     
  20. TeacherGroupie

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    Welcome to A to Z, Walker.

    5018 doesn't include components that require human intervention to score, I believe - so what you saw, including the 168, should be what you get.

    Keep us posted, please.
     

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