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Keierleber, Mark. “More Than Half of Aspiring Elementary Teachers Fail America's Most Used Licensure Exam, New NCTQ Report Finds.” The 74 The Problem With Homework Not Much Evidence on Whether It Works Comments, 2019, Website.


The research stated that there is a high percentage of teacher candidates failing the standardized test needed to approve their teacher’s licensure. The Praxis exam for elementary education that includes mathematics, science reading/language arts, and social studies has been criticized for its methodology. The researchers found that the majority of the failing candidates are African Americans followed by Hispanic. Therefore Keierleber argues that this data reflects what is happening in schools. The precise point that he makes here is that that the test “contributes to a racial imbalance within the teaching profession." That means that even if there is a high percentage o

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