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Dr. Darrell Thompson Participates on National “Principles of Learning & Teaching” Praxis Panel (w/photo)

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    Friday, February 25 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103


(Bluefield)—Dr. Darrell Thompson represented Bluefield State College as one of 19 educators from across the nation to participate in a “Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)” Praxis kindergarten-6th grade panel.  All Education program must pass the PLT to obtain their teacher certification in West Virginia. The panel upon which Dr. Thompson served was created to establish a required score for the new teacher licensure test that will be released later this year.

The panel evaluated 70 multiple choice and four written response questions that would indicate each student’s functional knowledge of relevant information.  Each question was assigned a numerical value to indicate its level of difficulty.

Dr. Thompson was nominated for this assignment by the West Virginia Department of Education.