Do you remember the tests for which I was madly studying and cramming in November and early December? I had to take all three sections of the CTEL (Certificiation for Teaching English Learners) for the State of California in one day. It cost me big bucks to register and take the tests. If I didn't pass the tests, I'd have to 1) retake them in June 2008 and pay the big bucks again, and 2) possibly lose my position because I did not have the required certifications for the job.
I knew the unofficial scores would be posted today and I had not decided whether I would even go to the internet site and look. I was not real confident about at least one of the tests. Finally, this afternoon I took myself firmly in hand and reminded myself that it is better to know the worst than keep wondering. So I opened my email to scroll down and find the email that had my registration number and there in my inbox were three emails telling me my scores were unofficially published.
I opened the first one: pass.
I opened the second one: pass!
I opened the third one: PASS!!
People, I passed ALL THREE of the tests! I am so relieved!
So, tonight, The Professor is bringing home a pizza! In our family, we have traditionally celebrated milestones with pizza or a congratulatory meal provided by the person who achieved the milestone.
Tonight the pizza's on me!