SCORINGThe number of raw points awarded on the Praxis II Social Studies 0081 is based on the number of correct answers given. Most Praxis examinations vary by edition, which means that each test has several variations that contain different questions. The different questions are intended to measure the same general types of knowledge or skills. However, there is no way to guarantee that the questions on all editions of the test will have the same degree of difficulty. To avoid penalizing test takers who answer more difficult questions, the initial scores are adjusted for difficulty by using a statistical process known as equating. To avoid confusion between theadjustedandunadjusted scores, ETS reports theadjusted scoreson a score scale that makes them clearly different from theunadjusted scores.Unadjusted scoresor “raw scores” are simply the number of questions answered correctly.Adjusted scores, which are equated to the scale ETS uses for reporting the scores are called “scaled scores.”For each edition of a Praxis test, a “raw-to-scale conversion table” is used to translate raw to scaled scores. The easier the questions are on a test edition, the more questions must be answered correctly to earn a given scaled score.The college or university in which you are enrolled may set passing scores for the completion of your teacher education program and for graduation. Be sure to check the requirements in the catalogues or bulletins. You will also want to talk with your advisor.The passing scores for the Praxis II tests vary from state to state. To find out which of the Praxis II tests your state requires and what your state’s set passing score is, contact your state’s education department directly. To gage how you are doing using our practice tests, if you score a 75% or above you can be assured that you passed the practice test.When Will I Receive My Examinee Score Report and in What Form Will It Be?
ETS mails test-score reports six weeks after the test date. There is an exception for computer-based tests and for the Praxis I PPST examinations. Score reports will list your current score and the highest score you have earned on each test you have taken over the last 10 years. Along with your score report, ETS will provide you with a booklet that offers details on your scores. For each test date, you may request that ETS send a copy of your scores to as many as three score recipients, provided that each institution or agency is eligible to receive the scores.Don’t make questions more difficult than they are—there are no “trick” questions or hidden meanings.STUDYING FOR THE TEST