4 AAC 12.310 - Designation and qualifying scores of teacher competency examination

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) The following Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessments are designated as competency examinations for teachers under AS 14.20.020(i) with the following qualifying scores for this state:
(1) for the Computer Based Test (adaptive),
(A) reading: 322;
(B) writing: 321; and
(C) mathematics: 318;
(2) for the Computerized Pre-Professional Skill Test, an average score of 174 with no score less than 172 on each of the reading, writing, and mathematics tests; and
(3) for the Academic Skills for Educators Test,
(A) reading (5712): 156;
(B) writing: (5722): 162; and
(C) mathematics: (5732): 150.
(b) The California Basic Educational Skills Test, administered in California or Oregon, is designated as a teacher competency examination under AS 14.20.020(i) with a qualifying score of at least a total score of 123, except that no score on any subsection of the test may fall below a scaled score of 37.
(c) The Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic is designated as a teacher competency examination under AS 14.20.020(i) with qualifying scores of
(1) reading: 240;
(2) writing: 240; and
(3) mathematics: 240.
(d) Any of the following examinations is designated as a teacher competency examination under AS 14.20.020(i):
(1) the Alabama Work Keys with qualifying scores of
(A) reading for information: 4;
(B) writing: 3; and
(C) applied mathematics: 4;
(2) the Florida Teacher Certification Exams with qualifying scores of a passing score on each of the reading, English language skills, and mathematics tests;
(3) the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators with qualifying scores of a passing score on each of the reading, writing, and mathematics tests;
(4) the Illinois Certification Testing System with a scaled total test score of 240 as a qualifying score, and additionally with qualifying scores of
(A) reading: 50 percent of questions correct;
(B) writing: 5 out of 12;
(C) mathematics: 35 percent of questions correct; and
(D) language arts: 50 percent of questions correct;
(5) the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification with a scaled score of 220 in each of the reading, writing, and mathematics tests as qualifying scores;
(6) the New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Basic Skills with qualifying scores of
(A) reading: 240;
(B) writing: 240; and
(C) mathematics: 240;
(7) the New York State Teacher Certification Liberal Arts and Sciences Test with a qualifying score of 220;
(8) the Oklahoma General Education Test with a total test score of 240 or more as a qualifying score, and additionally with qualifying scores of a passing score on each of the general studies and liberal arts and sciences tests;
(9) the National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills with a qualifying score of 220 on each of the reading, writing, and mathematics subtests;
(10) the SAT with qualifying scores of
(A) reading: 500;
(B) mathematics: 515;
(C) writing: 490;
(11) the ACT with qualifying scores of
(A) reading: 22;
(B) mathematics: 22;
(C) writing: 8.
(12) the GRE taken before August 1, 2011 with qualifying scores of
(A) reading (verbal): 450;
(B) mathematics (quantitative): 500;
(C) writing: 4.5;
(13) the GRE taken on or after August 1, 2011 with qualifying scores of
(A) verbal reasoning: 153;
(B) quantitative reasoning: 145;
(C) analytical writing: 4.5.
(14) the Pennsylvania Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment with qualifying scores of
(A) reading: 220;
(B) mathematics: 193;
(C) writing: 220;
(15) the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments with qualifying scores of
(A) reading: 183;
(B) mathematics: 180;
(C) writing: 220;
(16) the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency with qualifying score of 240 on each subset for reading comprehension, language arts, mathematics, and writing.
(e) In this section,
(1) "ACT" means the ACT high school achievement and college admissions examination administered by ACT, Inc.;
(2) "SAT" means the SAT high school achievement and college admissions test administered by College Board, Inc.;
(3) "GRE" means the graduate record examination general test administrated by the Educational Testing Service.
(f) An applicant who has qualified for certification with the certifying agency of another state may satisfy the requirement of AS 14.20.020(i) by providing to the department the applicant's qualifying scores on each competency examination required by the certifying agency of the other state.

Notes

4 AAC 12.310
Eff. 9/29/2005, Register 175; am 9/30/2005, Register 175; am 12/21/2007, Register 184; am 6/27/2014, Register 210, July 2014; am 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016; am 6/1/2018, Register 226, July 2018; am 11/28/2019, Register 232, January 2020

Authority: AS 14.07.060

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