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From Praxis to Program Development



Because foreign language teacher candidates in Mississippi are required to pass the Praxis II: World Language Test for licensure in French, German, and Spanish, faculty at the institution under consideration sought to better understand their candidates' readiness for this assessment experience. This article describes how faculty modified students' learning experiences, ultimately leading students to success on the Praxis II: World Language Test by emphasizing the test requirements, clarifying proficiency expectations with students, altering instructional practices, strengthening the curriculum, developing new courses, and creating new K–12 partnerships. Challenges related to program development are also discussed.

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