At 5:05 pm yesterday, I got an email with my test results in it.
OK, I know none of you were worried that I would pass, but I was, particularly on that reading one. Apparently I did fine. If the scoring range can be translated into a percentage the way that seems obvious, the passing score of 240 is 80%. That means I got 94% on the reading, 95% on writing, and 98% on math! I think I only missed one math question!
If you were wondering about those plus marks in the second box, apparently my “descriptive assignment” essay only demonstrated a “general command of writing skills” instead of a “strong command.” That was a terrible essay to write, and I knew it was not good. I would tell you about it, but I am prohibited from disclosing anything specific for 10 years. So… too bad. I’ll just say that it was a poor choice for essay topic in the first place.
So, there you go! Next up is the Social Studies 5-12 content area test. I’d like to take that soon, but need to find out from my school when I’m supposed to take it. I’ve heard it’s hard and covers a ton of stuff, and is very specific (like dates and names and crap like that, you know, the reason that all of us hated Social Studies in school and the exact opposite of how I would teach it).
I’ll post later today about my latest finished sewing project.