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PRAXIS/ACTFL Testing

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Requirements for Beginning Teachers, Specialists and Administrators

More information on the MSDE site

PRAXIS

Paraeducators (not required w/ 48 credits from a regionally accredited college/university)

More information about PRAXIS

Supporting Services

Some supporting services positions require that the applicants successfully satisfy a test requirement. Please call 301-279-3291 or 301-279-3204 to schedule a test if required in the advertised vacancy.

Listed below are tests administered through the Office of Human Resources and Development:

  • Automotive Service Worker
  • Automotive Technician Apprentice
  • Automotive Technician I
  • Building Service Manager
  • Cafeteria Manager
  • Carpentry Knowledge
  • Electrical Knowledge
  • Electronic Technician I
  • Financial Assistant
  • Food Service Satellite Manager
  • General Maintenance Worker II
  • Heating Mechanic I
  • Heating Mechanic II
  • Heating Service Worker
  • HVAC Knowledge
  • Maintenance Electrician Knowledge I
  • Media Service Technician
  • Small Equipment Mechanic

 

Test Score Table for Supporting Services

Position

Test Required

Passing Score

Automotive Service Worker

Yes

30

Automotive Technician Apprentice

Yes

30

Automotive Technician I

Yes

30

Building Service Manager

Yes

35

Cafeteria Manager

Yes

46

Carpentry Knowledge

Yes

50

Electrical Knowledge

Yes

50

Electronic Technician I

Yes

15

Financial Assistant

Yes

50

Food Service Satellite Manager

Yes

46

General Maintenance Worker II

Yes

12

Heating Mechanic I

Yes

50

Heating Mechanic II

Yes

32

Heating Service Worker

Yes

35

HVAC Knowledge

Yes

25

Maintenance Electrician Knowledge I

Yes

50

Media Service Technician

Yes

17

Small Equipment Mechanic

Yes

17

Interpreter/Translator

These tests are designed to cover occasional, unusual situations when interpreting and translating needs to be done. These tests are strictly voluntary for all permanent SEIU members under the provisions of Article 7, Section G of the negotiated Agreement between SEIU Local 500 and the Board of Education of Montgomery County.

Please call Mrs. Rebecca (Becky) Woods at 301-279-3291, or Mrs. Juana Ormeno at 301-279-3204, to schedule one or both of the following tests.

  • Spanish Interpreter Test
  • Spanish Translator Test

Helpful Hints When Translating

  • Remember that conventions for the use of uppercase letters is different in English and Spanish; often what is written with an uppercase letter in English is written with a lowercase letter in Spanish.
  • Make proper use of written accents
  • Make proper use of contractions
  • The convention in MCPS is not to translate directory information that is anything one might have to look up to contact someone or research something.
  • ALT Codes are special characters such as accents

For more helpful hints, please use the Helpful Hints When Translating Into Spanish document.

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