Praxis II scores raw/scaled?

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  1. erickamichelle

    erickamichelle Rookie

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    Can you please let me know what your scaled score was and raw score was Praxis 5857? I was offered a teaching position, but have to have a passing score on this test and don't get results until another 2 weeks.
     
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    Praxis 5857 Physical and Health education.

    My Raw score was 72 out 130 questions and my official score was 158

    Hope this helps someone.
     
  3. destin4success2

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    I recently took Praxis 5354. There were 120 questions on the test and the score on the screen was 162. It did show scores for the individual areas but I do not remember them. I need a 151 to pass. Is it likely that my unofficial score of 162 will change. I hope not as I have already applied for jobs that require me to have passed this test. Thanks
     
  4. TeacherGroupie

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    Jul 17, 2017 at 2:01 AM

    Unofficial Praxis scores sometimes go up by a few points, but they don't seem to go down in the absence of some kind of testing irregularity. Let me offer you unofficial congratulations.
     
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    Jul 17, 2017 at 7:13 AM

    I took mine last month and the unofficial score was 158 and received my official score last week and it was exactly the same. So most likely you passed!
     
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    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    How long did it take to get your official score report?
     
  7. erickamichelle

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    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:12 AM

    I received it 10 business days after my testing window ended. For multiple choice only it states 10-16 business days after testing window ends. And my test was all Multiple choice
     
  8. Changing Gears

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    Jul 21, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Hi there, I took the Earth and Space Science exam this morning and got an unofficial/raw score of 188. I need to score a 156 to pass in my state. How should I be feeling right now? Thanks in advance.
     
  9. TeacherGroupie

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    Jul 21, 2017 at 1:36 PM

    Changing Gears, your 188 is certainly an unofficial score, because you saw it on the day of testing and because it wasn't reported on the official score report - but it's unlikely to be a raw score.

    A raw score, on a test that's strictly selected response, is simply the number of responses that you got right. If all the questions are multiple choice, there's one correct response per question; other question types (matching, choose all that are correct, fill-in with more than one slot to fill in) can have more than one correct response and thus count for more than one raw point. A total raw score ranges from zero (nothing right) to however many responses are in the test, minus the number of responses that are not counted because the questions to which they pertain are "pre-test" or experimental questions.

    A raw score counts every response equally. The problem is that it's darned hard to write even two questions that are exactly equivalent in difficulty, let alone several tests' worth of them - and that means that one raw score of 85 on the test version that you took may not reflect the same level of performance as a raw 85 on a different version of the same test. The solution to this is to use scaled scores: an algorithm converts each raw score of 85 to a scaled score that, for Praxis, begins at 100 and generally tops out at 200, and in the process adjusts for the relatively difficulty of the test versions. While raw scores from different versions really can't be compared one-to-one, the scaled scores can. (Statistics for the win!)

    Let me offer you unofficial congratulations.
     
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