Math Praxis 5161

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  1. ReverseSpin

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    I thought the $20 practice test was a fair representation of the actual test.

    My experience was 140s, bought and took practice test, 170s. When I took the practice test I thought it was a bit easier than it should have been - and when I took the 2nd actual test I thought it was easier than I expected; so I think my sense of the practice test was because I improved my understanding between the 140s exam and taking the practice test. Looking back I think the practice test was more or less spot on in difficulty.
     
  2. zb29

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    Sure did. Official scores came in with that as well.
     
  3. AM14

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    Thank you! I had no idea that there was a formula screen.. The last time I took the praxis was the first time I was able to use my own calculator on the test, and I improved my scores a lot. I do have a teaching job, (as of today) but I will be on long term sub pay until I pass the 5161. Hopefully I will pass it Monday with flying colors!
     
  4. MrsPascal

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    Hi, all!

    I'm stressing a bit about my score. I have a job offer, given I pass this exam. I've taken it twice before and scored a 153 and 155, raw scores 31 both times (22/9 and 21/10). This time I have a raw score of 41 (28/13). However, I didn't receive my score immediately. Does this mean it's a new version? I was told they wouldn't be released until June 25th for this testing window. Do y'all think this raw score is sufficient to get me a 160? I'm hoping so. Surely it is, right?! :)
     
  5. AM14

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    I would think that a raw score of 41 would be passing! I take it again on Monday. I do think that the NS usually means that it is a new version, because my last one gave me a NS also. My last raw score was also 21/10.
     
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  6. NumberTheorist

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    According to most replies to this thread, it seems that a raw score of 35 has historically resulted in a 160 more often than not. With you having 6 more on top of that, I'd be very surprised if you didn't have a passing score.

    EDIT: In fact, I'd be willing to bet money on it.
     
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  7. TeacherGroupie

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    I'm with NumberTheorist. And, yes: this does seem to be one of the new versions for which Praxis is still working on the scoring scale.

    MrsPascal, while I wouldn't recommend icing the celebratory beverage just yet, let me shoo you out the door to go buy it.
     
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  8. ReverseSpin

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    You should be in the 170s. Let us know in 3ish weeks if I'm correct.
     
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  9. AM14

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    Well I took it again today. I increased my raw score by 1 point. I had a 21 and 11. I didn't use my time wisely on this one and I know that I could have done better. Here's to hoping that it will scale to at least a 160. My 31 was a 151 last time.
     
  10. funkymom

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    Well...you went up 1 and I went down 2! It's useless! I am so bummed!! I hope that extra question got you the 160. Please post when they are released. I felt behind the whole test. Ugh!
     
  11. Florenca Kolldani

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    Hi,
    What did you get with your 36 raw points?
    I took mine this week, and I got 35 raw points (25+10). I hope I got 160!!!
     
  12. AM14

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    Hang in there and keep trying! I have taken the test several times! I have a teaching job, but I will not be on full salary until I pass. If I don't pass this time, then I will just have to sign up to take it again. We are too close to give up! This is a very challenging test, and there is a great need for math teachers!
     
  13. B22

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    Hi I took the Praxis 5161 today and scored 39 (27+12). I am praying and can put this test behind me. I think the scores will be out on Friday June 24 , after 5:00..
     
  14. puff5655

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    This thread is reassuring... My husband just took the exam yesterday for the first time and had a raw score of 37. Fingers crossed that it's a passing score!
     
  15. vmachine

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    I just took it today and received the same score. I know that's passing!
     
  16. Florenca Kolldani

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    Hi,
    Was this on 5161?
    I got 35 raw score and I cant wait to find out my real score!!!
     
  17. vmachine

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    Don't feel discouraged! Retake it until you pass which I'm confident you will. I used praxis2math and I searched on YouTube how to solve calc problems on my calculator. I actually plugged the majority of the problems onto my calculator and saved time. I skipped problems I knew I'd have to think too long about and went back to at the end of the test. You ARE a teacher. Claim it and make it happen! Good luck.
     
  18. PrettyQueenBee

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    Words cannot express how happy I am that I stumbled across this website. A little bit about myself: I was born and raised in TN. I have a BBA in Accounting and I minored in Spanish & math. I haven't taken a math course since my undergraduate days, so some of the stuff I forgot. I took the 5161 exam early today. I don't think it was super hard, but I definitely believe I could have done much better if I had more time to go through certain concepts. I didn't get a chance to touch on limits and matrices (and what a coincidence, both subjects had tons of questions on my test). There were also a lot of probability, logarithms, exponential decay, and function questions on my test. I'm too ashamed to state my raw score. Unfortunately, it wasn't in the 30's. I honestly feel like the next time I take it, my score will be much higher. Now I'm impatiently waiting on my score so I can see what I need to focus on more. Good luck to everyone and congrats to those who've passed !!
     
  19. MathMama

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    I took the Praxis 5161 last week and got a raw score of 31 (20+11). Luckily here in Alabama the required scaled score is 145. The time limit was my biggest issue. I skipped a lot and went back and had to guess on some. I decided to go to grad school to finish my teaching certification and the Praxis is required for admission so it's the only thing I have standing between me and grad school admission. This wait is killing me!
     
  20. MrsPascal

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    How did you end up doing on your test?
     

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