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Strategy #1

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I ordered flash cards online to study; I only went through about half of them. I then began studying every Quizlet Heath quiz I could find until I mastered them. Neither of these were very helpful on the exam.

Test: The test was nothing like what I expected! Many of the questions were so vague and completely random. I remembered to keep the "perfect teaching world" in mind, but that was never an issue. I honestly left the testing center with no clue as to how I had performed. I got my results two days later and passed with a 268. My advice would be to go into it with an open mind and do your best. Good luck, you can do it!

Strategy #2

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used a Texas High School Health book, took some practice tests on the ETS website, and another free quiz. I feel like the practice test questions helped me more; it allowed me to understand the type of questions they would ask.

Test: The test was not too hard, but not too easy. Mostly scenario based, so there is not a lot of definition. Use common sense and read the question more than once to gain a good understanding. Sometimes too many words can trick you. Put the questions in your own words.

Strategy #3

This test was taken on Paper.

Study: I used a High School Health book, as advised by several other posts I read, and a few notes from college.

Test: "Health" was much broader than I expected it to be. Even as a Health Promotions major in college, I found myself asking what this question had to do with "Health". A lot of the posts I read said to study nutrition/make sure you're very knowledgeable in it, however I only had 2 nutrition questions. The majority of my test was STDs, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and drugs. I feel comfortable saying half of the material was from those content areas. I haven't gotten my results yet, but honestly my fingers are crossed. I was under prepared based off of my studying; luckily, I could make some educated guesses from prior knowledge.

Strategy #4

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used CertifyTeacher test prep; the questions give you an idea on how to answer questions. I found Quizlet to be very very helpful, as it focuses a lot with definitions and understanding the domains.

Test: Mostly application questions. Make sure read for at least an hour everyday for 2 weeks before the exam to get a good knowledge base.

Strategy #5

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I am a long-term sub, so I was advised by a health teacher to obtain a copy of the actual Texas Health textbook by Glencoe. I bought it from Half Price Books and read it along with the Mometrix guide another coworker gave me. I really didn't use the Mometrix book much, but it does cover the core content section by section. I studied a week before and passed with a 256.

Test: If you have any working knowledge of health, you can pass. I honestly didn't think too hard about the questions. I reviewed about 5 before I clicked submit because I had never seen the information before. Overall, fairly easy test.

Strategy #6

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used for five days prior to taking the exam. I found to be an effective site which covered 21 need-to-know chapters of the Health exam. At the end of each chapter, you received a quiz to test your general knowledge and then there was a cumulative test at the end. The information was easy to understand and the information was related to real life experiences. The videos and examples helped tie the information together and gave excellent points of reference.

Test: The information was situational to a teacher's response mixed with common sense. The information related to the materials on The first time I took the exam I made the mistake of only sleeping 2 hours. Because I was on no sleep, I second guessed myself and missed passing by 7 points. The first test focused heavily on the body systems. The second time around, with a goodnight's sleep, I was able to breeze through the test with no problem. Take your time; prepare, prepare, prepare. Get a good night of sleep and always remember to double check your responses. Sometimes after completing the test you may realize now that the biggest part of the stress is out of the way and you may have a different response. It's ok to review and edit your responses if you are unsure about what you chose. Lastly, be confident, I have learned first-hand that nerves can always get the best of you if you let it. Good Luck

Strategy #7

This test was taken on Paper.

Study: I used the free study manual that's provided by Texas Teachers. I found this study manual to be very informative and on point to what would be on the actual exam.

Test: The exam wasn't that hard. It consisted of a lot of common sense health questions. If you know the basics of nutrition, there shouldn't be an issue with passing this exam. I passed it with ease.

Strategy #8

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I borrowed a Health book from one of the local schools. I printed out the domains and looked each domain up in the health book. Next to the domains I wrote which chapter I could find them at. That helped out a lot!

Test: The test was pretty accurate to what I studied. There were about 10 questions that I wasn't familiar with but I passed!

Strategy #9

This test was taken on Paper.

Study: I took the practice test once out of the manual I printed off the ETS website and missed 2 questions.

Test: The test was a little difficult but I felt a lot of the questions were common sense questions and what I learned taking health classes in middle school, high school, and college. I was a Criminal Justice major so I don't have a background in health. I passed with a 260.

Strategy #10

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used Certify Teacher in addition to the Mometrix Test Prep book for Health. Although the Mometrix Test Prep Book had a lot of information, I didn't find much of that information on the actual exam. Certify Teacher did help because it gave me a lot of practice questions that helped me figure out how the questions would be worded.

Test: I thought the test was pretty difficult. Not a lot of what I studied was on the test. However, I was not a health major or science major in college- so that was probably to my disadvantage. I was really nervous after I left the test but found out two days later that I passed! Good luck!

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