**Locator tests**are given to help determine which level of an assessment to administer to obtain the most accurate information about a student's academic strengths and weaknesses.

**Locator tests**, such as those for TABE 9&10, are built to measure a wide range of ability with a limited number of items for each content area.

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## How much teachers get paid an hour?

According to the BLS, the average secondary school teacher in the U.S. earns an annual salary of

**$61,420**or $29.52 an hour. The highest paid secondary teachers work in Alaska and New York, earning just over $80,000, or**$38.46**per hour.2

## How much money do teachers make a week?

The average annual salary earned by all kindergarten teachers in the United States was

**$52,350**, which works out to approximately**$1,007**per week, according to 2011 estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.3

## Do teachers get paid in the summer?

Even the

**teachers**who don't work in the**summer**aren't really**on**vacation the way some think they are.**Teachers**are**paid**, and contracted, for the months that school is open. In other words,**teachers**aren't enjoying a**paid**vacation in the**summer**; instead, they have a job that runs nine months a year.4

## How much do teachers get when they retire?

But research finds that teachers value salary much more than retirement wealth. A study conducted after Illinois allowed teachers to pay into the system in order to receive additional benefits found that teachers were willing to pay just

**20 cents**on average in order to obtain a dollar's worth of pension value.5

## What is the rule of 80 for retirement?

Rule of 80 is a benefit provision used to determine if you are eligible for Normal (Full) PSRS service retirement benefits. You have reached Rule of 80 when the combination of your

**age**and your years of PSRS service equal 80 or more.6

## How many years do you have to work as a teacher to retire?

Teachers who retire earlier can receive reduced retirement benefits. To be eligible, you must be

**55**or older with**five**or more service years, or younger than 50 with**30 years**of service.7

## What is the average age of retirement for teachers?

A recent Gallup poll found that the average retirement age in the US is

**62**. Of course, average retirement age varies by profession. University professors retire later than teachers, for example. The average retirement age for teachers hovers around**59**.8

## Do teachers get a pension?

Not all

**teachers**qualify for a**pension**. Of the**teachers**who**do**qualify for benefits, their benefits will vary widely. The statistical average, or mean, hides the fact that only a small percentage of incoming**teachers**will receive a full career**pension**at retirement, while many, many more**get**only a small amount.9

## When should I retire as a teacher?

So, the question "when should I retire" depends on many factors, but age and years of service play a key role on when you can retire with full benefits. You can retire early, but you won't get full benefits. You must be between age 50 to

**59**to retire early. You must also have at least 15 years of service credit.10

## When can you retire from teaching?

If you are a Tier 2, 3, or 4 member who is at least age

**55**, you can retire without a pension reduction as long as you have**30**years of service credit. If you have less than**30**years of service credit when you retire, your pension will be reduced unless you are at least age**62**.11

## What is the earliest a teacher can retire?

In general, TRS teachers can claim retirement benefits when they end active service with Illinois Public Schools (IPS) and meet the following age and service requirements: age

**55**with 35 years of service, age 60 with 10 years of service, or age**62**with 5 years of service.12

## When can you retire as a teacher in Florida?

In order to receive your maximum monthly pension benefits, it's recommended that you work until you're eligible for normal retirement. Florida teachers meet normal retirement qualifications under the following scenarios: At age

**65**. With**33**years of service regardless of age.