The sun was hot, the breeze was cool, the music was loud, and my sleeves were short. Yes, that's right...a perfect day to have to go and take a three hour written test.
I took the Praxis I test, yesterday. That's the first of three tests that you need to pass to get a teaching certification.
Praxis I tests you in reading, writing, and math.
Praxis II tests you in your specialized content areas (English and science, for me) and pedagogy.
Praxis III is an in-class evaluation, where they come and watch you teach.
I got back my scores on the reading and math sections, but the writing will take longer, because they have to grade an essay in addition to the multiple choice questions.
Here's the shocker: I scored higher on math than I did on reading. I passed both, but it's still weird. Weirder still, I thought writing was the hardest part. I swear, if I pass math, but fail writing, I'm going to be double-plus-pissed.
"Sandro came back from world travel stupider than left,
Even good guys fight each other, even bad songs are theft.
We walked stupied, he talked stupid, he could not comprehend,
So everyone called him...a stupid man."
-"Harem in Tuscany (Tartana!)" by Gogol Bordello