The requirements in Ohio are so much more easier than Illinois. So in Ohio I had to take two test: Principles of Learning and Teaching and Special Education. In Illinois it is not that simple. They require a Basic Skills test. In that test there are four subtest: Reading Comprehension, Math, Language Arts and Writing. Each subtest must be passed in order to pass the Basic Skills test. Then there is an APT test which, I don't know what APT stands for. But it is like the Principals of Learning and Teaching test. Then I had to take two separate test on Special Education since that is what my license will be in.
So as of now I have passed all the tests except the Reading Comprehension portion of the Basic Skills test. So today I got up to drive an hour away to take this last test. Let's talk about pressure. I can't get a job until I get licensed and I can't get my teaching license until I pass this test! Reading comprehension is like my nemesis. I struggled with it in high school and still struggle today.
Going into taking this test I felt a lot of pressure to pass this test. That doesn't help when you are taking a standardized test.
I do feel somewhat confident now that the test is over.
My picture is of my admission ticket for my test today. Let's pray that I will not be retaking this test in the next month.
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