Good luck today, those of you taking the Praxis!!
For those that took the praxis on march 10th...were there any certain topics you can remember that you were not prepared for?
Anything that you can remember to help others who take it in the future?
... There were also some super detailed questions that not only would be super hard to recall if you learned it (which I didn't) but also not really necessary to know as an audiologist. For questions like that, you either know it or you don't I gues.
I am just glad it is over....now the long wait!
That is the specific question I was thinking of, ha. I won't tell you...but I guessed wrong I actually don't know if I ever knew the names of them...but I sure know which one to grab depending on the hearing aid...
Any idea how many we can miss (approximately) and still pass? An SLP I know said she missed 45 and still scored in the 700's!
I hope that is the case for us too
Passing score is 600... yes, I believe that harder questions count for less...it is weighted somehow based on difficulty...
since this is a new test though we don't have any numbers available to give us an idea...
OMG! I passed! I passed! I passed!!!! I only got the one score on the old system. I still can't believe it! I did great, but am I reading the report right?? Happiness!
And by relax I mean, finish my capstone, prepare for comps callbacks, and pack my family of 4 to move in May..... lol
Congrats all! I have a classmate who is in the process of preparing for the Praxis and since I took the older version I feel like I cannot really give her pointers.
How did you feel about the material? Where you prepared? How did you prepare?
Thanks ahead of time for any help, and again, congrats to those that have passed!!
I'm not sure if this is good advice but I took the praxis right after our comps do I had the information fresh on my mind. I completed two practice exams prior to taking the praxis. I used test strategies that work for me. I always read the question first then scan through the information provided and underline key things (ex. I would underline information such as "Nystagmus did not stop upon fixation") and then answer the question with my first gut choice. I'm not saying this works for everyone but it worked for me and I still had 20 minutes left to go back and review questions that I was not sure on. Good luck to everyone who is taking the exam in June! Relax and do your best. If I were you I would treat it like I would any other exam.
Dustbug -- I think the new exam is more difficult because it is longer. Everyone I talked to who has taken it said they used most of the allotted time (as did I -- 10 minutes to spare). The practice test took half as long, and I've heard that the old test was quicker to complete. It will certainly be interesting when the next score report comes out, because I have also heard more are failing. The pass rate for the old test was something like 90% of test takers were passing. See earlier in the thread for a link to the prior results.