FTCE Pk-3 Exam

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  1. s.shaw

    s.shaw Rookie

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    I recently took this exam and I did not pass. Since I'm on a tight time frame to pass this exam, I am scheduled to take it again next month in April, but I was wondering if anyone can offer any suggestions on what resources they used to successfully pass this exam. I do have the XAM online Pre K-3 book and since I do not have my score report yet, it's hard to judge on what my weak areas are.

    I have reviewed math material on Khan and I've Googled some things to further expand my knowledge, but I am completely lost as to how to successfully prepare and past this test. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Loren

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    Did you pass? I have taken the developmental knowledge portion 5 times. It is keeping me from getting my bachelor's degree... I have studied everything, I don't know what else to do.
     
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    I've taken this test 2 times. The 2nd time I received a 197 in Developmental Knowledge and all I used was the XAM online Pre K-3 book. I haven't passed any of the sections yet the second time My scores were very close, it sucks because I almost passed all 4 sections! I honestly have no idea what else to use to study and review from.

    As hard as it is, I try to remember what were some of the questions that stumped me and try to find information on those subjects. That's what I did the second time I took it and I'm not sure if that's what helped me, but my score did improve. So here I am yet again getting ready to take it again next month. Is that the only section you need to pass? What did you use for the other sections, I need help with everything! Paying the retake fee is killing me!
     
  5. Loren

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    Yes, it is the only section I need to pass in order to get my Bachelor's degree. It stinks! I went in for the first time and didn't study and passed those sections. But I have a friend who used the FTCE secrets study guide book and she said that helped a lot.
     
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    Hello. I'm not sure if I can offer much help because I haven't taken the test yet but I've heard of a company called Learning Liaisons that have very good reviews. They have a Video on Demand course that is offered for Prek-3 for like $50 that may help you pass. I plan to use them to help me pass the test along with the XAM book that I recently purchased. Any study tips anyone can provide to help me out will be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Hi. I just signed up to take this exam again. I printed out the free study guide. I passed it over 10 years ago but I need to take it again now. Any suggestions?
     
  8. s.shaw

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    I recently took the test again and it seems I'm getting closer to passing. I finally passed something! I passed the first 3 subtests, but did not pass the Science so that is the only one I need to pass. I have to wait about 3 weeks before I find out what my score is, but the second time I took this test I got a 192, so I wonder if I scored the same, better or worse. That was my 3rd time taking this test. I pretty much continue to use the same resources, I have the XAMonline Prek-3 book, I signed up and have a paid subscription with ixl ( I used it mostly for the math and science) I also tried to remember those questions and the key words that stumped me and researched those topics, and lastly I have also used The Learning Liaisons, but I signed up for that course the first time I tested, but I remembered the strategies taught and just kept applying that each time I took the test.

    If anyone has taken and passed the science portion. What resources did you use? I sort of remember some of the topics on the test, but some of those things aren't in the XAMonline book I have and with the ixl website they aren't there also. So if anyone has any other resources they used, could you please share them with me? Thanks!
     
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    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    Wednesday is my test day and from reading all these posting I see Ive been studying from the same sources as everyone, my friend, we study together, she took it last Friday and did not pass Developmental and LA, she said most of the test were scenarios and questions about teaching strategies, kind of assessment to apply to scenarios, even IEP questions??? Im studying until the day I take it but will appreciate any recommendation or resources anyone want to share .
     

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