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ULM’s Williamson selected for national testing committee

Published February 10, 2014

Emily Williamson, director of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Child Development Center, was recently appointed to serve on the Praxis Education of Young Children assessment study committee, being conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS). 

ETS is the organization that creates the SAT, GRE, Praxis, TOFEL and other exams. 

Williamson was nominated by Louisiana’s educator licensing agency.


“I am very honored to serve on this ETS national study and represent the state of Louisiana,” she said.

Williamson will travel to Princeton, N.J. to participate in this study, which will recommend a passing score for the PRAXIS test. 

According to Williamson, the purpose of the Multistate Standard-Setting Studies (MSSS) is to keep the test content fresh, relevant, and current with changing requirements for prospective teachers.

The Praxis Series tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.