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.

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