Notice of Proposed Rule Changes to Chapter 13, Educator Testing

The proposed changes to Chapter 13, Qualifying Examinations for Teachers, Educational Specialists and Administrators, stem from the regular regeneration (revision) process employed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Each Praxis exam undergoes regeneration every five years. ETS conducts a multi-state standard setting study designed to assemble two separate groups of current practitioners who work for two to three days to review the validity and reliability of the test being regenerated. The end result is a recommended cut-off score that is deemed appropriate for the just qualified candidate. Several of the tests required by the Maine Department of Education were recently regenerated, so our current Chapter 13 must be updated to reflect these changes.

Proposed changes in Chapter 13 include new test codes, new test titles, recommended cut off scores, and language to allow old tests no longer being administered to be used for up to five years after which time only the new tests will be accepted. There are also several minor changes in grammar and punctuation.

Written comments may be submitted via email to mark.cyr@maine.gov or via mail to:

Mark A. Cyr
Maine Department of Education
Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

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