Published Online: April 1, 2014
Published in Print: April 2, 2014, as Aspiring Teachers Could Get More Shots at Skills Test

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Aspiring Teachers Could Get More Shots at Skills Test

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Teacher-candidates in Illinois are expected to get more chances to pass the state's basic-skills test.

The state board of education adopted rules this month to allow unlimited attempts to pass the reading, writing, and mathematics test. That used to be the case, but in 2010, the state changed the rule, allowing five tries to pass each portion.

Concerned about candidates struggling to pass—especially after the state raised the bar—the state board decided to go back to the old policy. It has to be reviewed by a legislative committee and should take effect in April or May if there are no objections.

Vol. 33, Issue 27, Page 4

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