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PRAXIS: MUSIC CONTENT & INSTRUCTION GENERAL MUSIC- 2021

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Program Description

The Praxis Series assessments correspond to two key milestones in your development as a teacher:

• entering a teacher training program

• obtaining a license to teach

Praxis II Subject Assessments measure your content knowledge of the subjects you will teach. The Praxis II Subject Assessments include:

Subject Assessments. These assessments measure your general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. These tests feature multiple-choice and constructed-response items.

Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests. These assessments measure your general pedagogical knowledge at four grade levels: Early Childhood Education/General Education content knowledge (PK-5, K–6, 5–9, and 7–12). These tests feature constructed-response and multiple-choice items.

PRAXIS: Music Content and Instruction (General Music) 

The Music Content and Instruction test measures indicators of the beginning educators readiness to teach K-12 music in each of the three major education specialties: general, instrumental, and vocal music education. 

Experience and Skills

*Please be sure to upload your resume and teaching credentials with your application.  

Rater Eligibility Requirements:

  • A current K-12 Music teaching certification
  • Hold a degree in Music Education (Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate)
  • Minimum 3 years of recent experience teaching K-12 and currently teaching General Music specifically in Elementary/Middle or High School

  OR

  • Minimum 3 years of recent experience teaching K-12 and currently teaching college music or elementary music education methods

The following do NOT qualify by themselves: 

  • Private lesson (studio) instructor on voice or any instrument (for example, piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion), college or university studio professor or adjunct instructor on any instrument or voice, instructor of music theory, music appreciation, music history, or music technology.

Also Required:

  • Willingness to accept established ETS essay scoring standards and procedures
  • Be open to the concepts and principles of holistic scoring
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in group situations
  • Be able to score from secure home or office locations and have the necessary Internet-based scoring equipment. (Please note that these requirements are subject to change.) For security reasons, raters cannot use shared office computers, or work in public areas where information may be accidentally viewed, i.e. airport terminal, hotel lobby, Internet caf, etc.
  • Provide equipment and are responsible for ensuring that all hardware and software is in good working order.
  • Meet agreed-upon commitments to the scoring schedule and devote their full attention to the scoring process during each session
  • Be willing to accept established scoring standards and procedures be able to appropriately and consistently apply scoring rubrics
  • Be able to accurately evaluate constructed responses
  • Have at least the minimum hardware, software, and other requirements necessary to access and use ETS’s Online Network for Evaluation (ONE)

 

Scoring Information:

Raters who successfully pass the ETS certification exam will be compensated at $20.36 per hour during scoring sessions. Training and certification are compensated at $11.05 per hour.

Raters will receive training and be required to successfully complete an ETS certification exam. Raters who successfully pass the ETS certification exam will be eligible to score. Certification can take several hours and will continue until the Rater scoring pool is full.

*Rater positions are available based upon test taker volumes. Submitting an application does not automatically constitute your employment as a Rater. ETS reserves the right to withdraw an invitation prior to the scheduled reading session based upon business needs.

*There are separate certification expiration policies for each Task: A Rater must score at least once within a 1-year period to remain certified for a particular Task.

 

Work Schedule:

Raters are scheduled for four or eight-hour scoring sessions.

Scoring shifts are typically available 7-days per week during the Scoring Sessions at the following times:

  • 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

All shifts are based upon Eastern Time.

Additional Requirements: 

• Be able to score from secure home or office locations and have the necessary Internet-based scoring equipment. (Please note that these requirements are subject to change.) For security reasons, raters cannot use shared office computers, or work in public areas where information may be accidentally viewed, i.e. airport terminal, hotel lobby, Internet cafe, etc.

• Provide equipment and are responsible for ensuring that all hardware and software is in good working order.

• Meet agreed-upon commitments to the scoring schedule and devote their full attention to the scoring process during each session

• Be able to work for at least one of the two administrations per year. Raters score from their home or office, under the supervision of an assigned Scoring Leader, using ETS's Online Network for Evaluation (ONE®) system.

 

The following minimum computer requirements are necessary in order to use the ETS ONE® System:

ONE and RM System Requirements (non-LMS tests) 

To use the ETS ONE and RM applications, you must have: 

  • A PC (NOTE: Chromebook™ and tablets are NOT supported) 

Your computer must meet the following minimum requirements: 

Operating System 

  • Windows® 8 or higher 
  • MacOS® 10.12 or higher

Browser (NOTE: Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are currently unsupported) 

  • Chrome® v.70 or higher (Windows, MacOS) 
  • Firefox® v.70 or higher (Windows) 
  • Safari® v.7 or higher (MacOS) 

Browser Configurations 

  • JavaScript must be enabled 
  • Cookies must be enabled 
  • Pop-up blocker must be disabled 
  • Acrobat Reader® 7.0 or higher must be installed 
  • Acrobat Reader® add-on/plug-in must be enabled 
  • Local storage must be enabled 

Screen Resolution 

  • The ONE and LMS applications are best viewed at a screen resolution of 1400 x 1050 or higher 
  • The minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768 

Connection Speed 

  • Non-Video Scoring in ONE: 

              General use of this application requires an internet connection speed of at least 2 Mbps. 

  • Video Scoring in ONE: 

               Video scoring in this application (i.e., within AP CSP) requires an internet connection speed of at least 5 Mbps. 

Antivirus 

Some antivirus software may create issues in accessing the ONE website. The URLs below need to be added in the exclusion/exception list of your antivirus app: 

 

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EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities (including but not limited to special disabled veterans, veterans of Vietnam era, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations) on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICES’ Recruiting Department at HRRecruiting@ets.org.

A Recruitment team member will contact individuals having problems with accessibility or requesting accommodations within 2 business days to provide assistance and/or the information being sought.

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