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Strategy #1

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: Initially, I was super worried about the test. I looked through the online prep manual and realized there was just an outline of the info you needed. After that, I bought the XAM Prep book - it's nice because it has outlines and details of all the domains/competencies. Although, there were typos and definitely some errors, but overall it was nice to have something with all the material. A few days before the test, I ended up purchasing the Certify Teacher practice test materials and am SO HAPPY I did. I loved the study mode and the fact that I could select what domain/competency to specifically study; some of my exam questions were the same as from the Certify Teacher prep.

Test: The test was actually easier than I anticipated. Going into it, I was totally nervous (I'm not always the best standardized test taker), but I got about 20 questions in and felt really good about all of it. My best advice is pay the money for at least one study material, take an online practice exam, and JUST RELAX. I passed with a 283 first time and felt way better walking out of the testing center than I did walking in! Good luck!

Strategy #2

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I took the test in 2012 using the preparation manual and failed it by 1 point. I was discouraged and didn't take it again until 2017 using the Certify Teacher study material. I studied a little here and there, but studied consistently for about three days before the exam. I passed it with a score of 253!

Test: Going in, I felt like I really wasn't prepared but I was going to do my best. Halfway through, I felt like it was very easy but it's hard to tell with these test. There were a few questions directly from the Certify Teacher study material, some of the questions were reversed just to make you think a little. I finished in about 2.5 hours. I marked a few questions to go back and review, but I ended up leaving them as they were. It was much easier the second time around for me. I highly recommend Certify Teacher study material ($55) it's well worth it. Good luck.

Strategy #3

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: To study for the test I utilized the Certify Teacher Software and it was very helpful in helping me pass the test. Also, I purchased the XAM online book, it helped a little but I wouldn't recommend it.

Test: This test is all dealing with common sense. Make sure you study and brush up on things if you're a Kines major. I passed with a 255. My test day was on a Friday and I received my results the following Tuesday. Good Luck to you!

Strategy #4

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I studied the practice questions and the vocabulary on, in addition to the vocabulary on Both exam preparation materials were extremely helpful for me on the test. On Certify Teacher, I studied each competency each day for a month, in addition to completing the practice test, which had similar questions to the actual test. I also read through the Certify Teacher vocabulary until I felt very prepared. I read the Quizlet vocabulary words daily.

Test: Just take your time, be patient, use common sense and you will do well. Extensive Preparation Is the Key!

Strategy #5

This test was taken on Paper.

Study: I Googled the major concept ideas that were going to be on the test. I reviewed the competencies from the TExES prep manual and got an understanding of those. All of this took only 2 days, 2 hours each day. This test isn't difficult, so don't kill yourself studying.

Test: It was pretty much what I expected. Like the other reviews state, if you have a background in sports, or majored in any related topic, the test will be easy. I scored a 290 while only studying for 4 hours, and I'm not the most knowledgeable on this topic.

Strategy #6

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used flash cards and the test from The test worked best for me, because it was as close to the test as you can get. If I could do it over, I would trash the flash cards. I would study movements, dance, and sports.

Test: I thought the test seemed fairly easy, but was having second thoughts until I received my score. I passed and actually scored pretty high. During the test, mark answers you are unsure of and go back and look them over.

Strategy #7

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used the TExES Physical Education EC-12 Preparation Manual to see all of the content that the test would cover. I didn't see very many positive reviews on expensive study guide books so I chose to research the material myself through Google. I found one website to be very helpful as a guide at This covered most of, if not everything, on the actual exam. You can find a few free online practice exams; however, I would study the content thoroughly before even taking those exams. I made the mistake of doing a couple of practice exams online before studying to see how much knowledge I remembered from college 7 years ago. Then, I tried to find more practice exams to see how I would do after studying, but quickly learned that the amount of online practice exams is very limited. You'll see that there are hundreds of websites with the same practice exam.

Test: I found the exam a little more challenging than expected, but I did pass on my first attempt. However much effort you put into studying reflects the difficulty of the exam. The Preparation Manual is a great example of the type of questions asked on the exam. Just study all of the competencies as I guarantee that the exam will ask you a bunch of questions on the material you choose to skip or skim over. Take your time when reading the questions on the exam; sometimes the wording may try to confuse you. Use your common sense and choose the best answer. Good luck!

Strategy #8

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used Xamonline and a few free online practice guides. If you went to school for Kinesiology / Exercise Science then you will be fine. The Xamonline book had a lot of errors in the book but it was a nice study guide. I wouldn't only rely on this for studying.

Test: There was questions regarding movement such as Flexion, Extension and Mature Movements. I read the question then read each answer separately then picked the best one. Take your time and do not second guess your gut feeling. I passed the first time with a 265. Good Luck!!

Strategy #9

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used the Certify Teacher downloadable software. It helped me because it allows you to take quizzes and tests that are close to the actual state test. I studied for two days and for a few hours the day of the test. The software also has 120 flashcards that are quite helpful.

Test: I just recently graduated with an Exercise Science degree, so the test seemed fairly easy. You just need to remember to take your time and don't be nervous. I hate taking tests, so I was nervous going into it but once I started the test I calmed down. There were a couple of problems I had trouble figuring out, so instead of stressing about them I wrote down the question number and made sure to go back at the end and look it over. Take your time and read through the questions several times before you pick an answer, so you know and understand what the question is asking you.

Strategy #10

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I studied for the test for two weeks prior to the test. I used the Xamonline book and I thought it was great and very detailed. I used certify teacher for the last 4 days and the test was very close to this type of questions. Also took the practice test through the prep manual on ETS. If you do not understand a term, look up the website

Test: I took the test in the morning so the night before I studied the flashcards on certify teacher for an hour and was set. Do not cram for this test, just use your common sense and pick a student oriented answer. Get a good nights rest and do not be nervous, go through the test at least twice and try to visualize everything.

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