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Strategy #1

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 #2

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 #3

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 #4

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 #5

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 #6

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.

Strategy #7

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used the book XAMonline (not actually online). The book was extremely disappointing and was filled with typos. NOT worth the money. I would say about 40% of the book was relevant to the actual test, although the practice test was good. I searched online for practice tests and I must say, I really freaked out when I went to and looked at those practice tests because the questions were mostly things that had nothing to do with what I had been studying in the book. DO NOT FRET! The test was nothing like that and so do NOT pay money for those practice tests.

Test: For some background, I only took this test because I thought it was going to be an in at a specific school. I enjoy sports, but I am horrible at them and am not an expert on all of the rules and terminology of the different sports. I have never taken an anatomy class and do not have any science background. I got a 256. I thought the test was really hard, but I still managed to do very well. There were a lot of questions about mature movements and how you would modify class activities for people with special needs. I can't recommend any specific study materials since I didn't like mine, but take your time, visualize the movements in your head, and you should do fine! I left the test thinking I bombed it, but I did very well!

Strategy #8

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: XAM TExES book worked well for teacher oriented questions. School library should have them.

Test: The test was pretty easy. Study up on Biomechanics, and read the questions twice and see what there looking for.

Strategy #9

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I studied for about 3 weeks. I used the Xam online Study Guide. The Xam online study guide questions are very true to the test. 2 days before the exam I paid $55 for the certify teacher online access. The practice exams were helpful. I did the tests 3 times and it was worth the $55.

Test: The test was about what I expected. Repeating the practice exam in the Xam online book will help with the test. Take your time and read the questions carefully. There will be more than one correct answer. Choose the best answer.

Strategy #10

This test was taken on Computer.

Study: I used the free online study guide and googled the competencies. There was material that cam up from my search. I just studied those along with understanding the terms in the guide. I only studied a few days, but I have been a certified personal trainer for over 6 years.

Test: I took my time and read every question. I marked the questions I wanted to come back to. If you can eliminate the wrong, you have a better chance of getting them right. It wasn't as bad as I imagined.

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