MSU Students Perform Well on Praxis

Six education majors at Mississippi State University-Meridian campus scored in the top 15 percent on the national Praxis exam.

Passing the 2-part test is a requirement for college students who want to be teachers.

It assesses general knowledge in reading, writing, and math, as well as specialty areas.

"When you score above 85% of the people in the nation, they go to some schools that consider themselves superior to a public university," said Dr. George Thomas, chair of MSU Meridian's Division of Education. "This includes all the students taking this test nationwide, so our students did extremely well."

"Your exceptional performance earned a score that ranks within the top 15 percent of all test takers who took this assessment in previous years," said Kurt Landgraf, president and chief executive officer of the Educational Testing Service. "This achievement indicates a high level of proficiency in an area critical for professional educators."

The MSU Meridian students are: Adam Carlberg of Marion; Whitney Alexander of Newton; Lynn Holliman of Meridian; Ashley Sims of Meridian; Paul Queen of Quitman; and Lauren Harmon of Harpersville.


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  • by Lynn Location: Meridian on Dec 12, 2009 at 04:50 PM
    Thank you Aunt Kay! I love you too :) Courtney, I just take your time and read through every question well. Most of what I remembered during the exam, I remembered from class..good luck! :)
  • by Kay Morvant Location: Meridian on Dec 10, 2009 at 09:13 PM
    I am so very proud of my niece Lynn Holliman, She also has her 1st book pubished. The road may have been rough, but with God's help she made it! I love you Lynn! She is so special in all our hearts! Also Congrats to all of you!
  • by Courtney Location: Byram, MS on Dec 9, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    That is great that you all did so well. I have been struggling with the Praxis Cia for a while now. Are there any tips you can give me.
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