Three Trevecca students have been notified by the Educational Testing Service that their scores on the PRAXIS exam, the Professional Assessment of Beginning Treachers, placed them in the top 15% of all students in the nation who took the test. One of the three, Alaina Shorr, a senior from Clarksville, Tennessee, is a traditional undergraduate teacher education student. The other two, post-bac students Wendy Comer and Jon Loudermilk, both from Nashville, are studying to become teachers after having careers in other professions. All three students are preparing for careers in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The PRAXIS exam, the test that replaced the National Teacher Exam, is required of all new, beginning teachers. Passing scores on this exam are required before a person is granted a state license to teach.
The University is proud of these students and their accomplishment. (12/08/03)