I’m happy to write that I passed my EIPA written exam back in October. I actually passed. Yay!!
So why the detour in my journey to certification? Well, this past Saturday my I got my results for the performance test. I retook the assessment four months ago to improve my score.
…I did improve, but only by .10. Not the gain I was hoping for. Not the gain I had worked toward for two years. As I reviewed the breakdown of my score I had actually gotten worse in some areas that I nailed previously. WHAT?!? Ugh… So while I won’t be getting national certification this year, I did improve. I didn’t slip backwards.
I just read a quote from Janet Fitch, the author, “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” So burn, baby, burn. I will rise. I will soar.