More than half of teachers taking the Praxis elementary test fail according to a new report from NCTQ reported by the 74. What’s worse – just 57% of Hispanic and 38% of black applicants are successful.
Here we are trying to make sure that we have a more diverse teaching workforce and we have only 38% of potential black teachers passing the Praxis.
This is a reality in many of the educator preparation exams – we have disparate impact of these exams on potential teachers of color.
If we truly want a diverse teaching workforce we have to look at the teacher tests and make sure we are not hurting those recruitment efforts.