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This test was taken on Paper.
Study: I studied the TEKS, TExES study guide book, and the 10 Standards of Teachers. I took the 5th grade TAKS released test before taking the Generalist EC-4. If taking a higher grade take the highest grade content TAKS test. Pace your studying.
Test: Use conent specific answers. Eliminate the two answers that are way off. That way you have a 50% chance to get the answer.
This test was taken on Computer.
Study: The Ultimate Guide to the EC-4 (Big Yellow Book). Read manual and took practice test at end. Couldn't read free manual online.
Test: No tricks - it was all situational. Just review basic skills and be able to apply them to various situations.
Study: I only studied the Registation Bulletin. I studied each domain and competency. The practice test really helped me a lot.
Test: It was easier than expected. I would recommend just taking your time and when you finish, check your answers one more time.
Study: I used Cliff's Notes TExES EC-4 and Janice Nath's Preparing to Take the EC-4 Generalist exam.
Test: It was easier that what I expected. Take a deep breath and relax. Look for answers where the children are the most actively engaged.
Study: Texes EC - 4 Book ordered from Barnes and Noble. I don't know what I would have done differently. Advice: don't second guess yourself, go with your gut.
Test: It's hard in having so many choices of answers and having a correct aspect of at least 2 of them.
Study: I did not buy a study guide for either tests. I studied from the State's practice tests and got familiar with the format of these tests. It is really a strategy test.
Test: The test was easier than I expected. I would just say relax and take your time on all questions. They give you plenty of time to finish.
Study: The Ultimate Guide to the TExES Generalist EC-4. Focused on areas that were most challenging (English and Science). If I needed to take it again, I would study the same material for longer. Just focus on the areas that give the most challenge to the test taker.
Test: It was as hard as I expected. Study, Study, Study! Remember, it is student-centered, so focus on the answers that are geared more toward the student and what's going to benefit them the most.
Study: I used the Big Yellow Book that is $35 off the link from this website.
Test: It was harder than I expected. I knew the material in the book that I studied but it doesn't prepare you adequately for the application questions. The test is 95% application, so it's hard to study for it. I did pass it with a score of 264 though. A lot of times there are 2 questions that seem right, but you have to determine what the BEST answer is.
Study: I used the study/review packet from the website. I just went over the domains and example questions. I would tell someone studying for it to go over the domains and example questions and remember to pick the "best" answer, and to try to think how the state wants their teachers to think, ie, student-centered.
Test: It took me longer to finish than I thought it would, but it was "do-able" for me. I'd tell someone about to take the test to remember what they learned in their teacher prep program and to review questions in the study manual.
Study: I used only the study guide off of the TEA website.
Test: It's not as hard as others make it out to be. Go over the study guide, don't get too anxious and answer each question like you were the perfect teacher in the perfect school.
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