ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : ACC-99-031

Date Created : 01/06/1999

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
   
Section:   Accountability - Dr. Charity Smith
Subject:
New Praxis I and Praxis II Testing and Increased Score Requirements

Regulatory Authority:
Approval by the State Board of Education

Contact Person:
Donna Elliott, Coordinator, Professional Licensure

Phone Number:
501-682-4311

E-mail:
delliott@arkedu.k12.ar.us

The State Board of Education approved the recommendations for new Praxis I and Praxis II testing and increased score requirements on November 9, 1998. The implementation is scheduled to begin effective July 1, 1999. The first test administration after the implementation date will be in October, 1999. These requiements apply only to new, beginning teachers, or to teachers who wish to add an additional area of licensure to an existing credential.

These new requirements are outlined in the attached chart. Please note that not all testing areas are affected immediately. Other areas will be required to complete more than one test component.

NOTE: There is a paper attachment to this memorandum that will be or has been disseminated in bulk mailing.

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