Any tips for the PPR?

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  1. Lyquidphyre

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    I'm taking the PPR test on Saturday and I was wondering if anyone had an useful tips. I was told to think of everything "in the perfect world" when answering questions. I don't know if I should study (but what?) or just go with my gut.
     
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  3. weno88

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    I have a PPR study guide with practice tests included for each level. I bought it at Books-A-Million, but I can't remember the title.
    There is also a practice test at texes.ets.org. I think practice helps more than anything!

    Remember everything should be constructivist and learner-centered, also. I took the 8-12 PPR yesterday... I'll try to think of some more tips.
     
  4. Lyquidphyre

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    Thanks! I planned to look over the practice test on their website and spend Friday studying what I can.

    Did you take the paper based or computer based test?
     
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    I took the computer based. It was really convenient, but I was so distracted by the sound of all the other people clicking or typing!
    The great thing about it is that your raw score is reported at the end. The book I have says usually 63 correct is passing. I got 68, so I feel pretty good about it. :D
     
  6. Lyquidphyre

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    I'm taking the paper based test because there was an opening this Sat. (as opposed to like, the end of the month!). I would rather take the paper based version so I can write on it.. that and staring at the computer for a long time hurts my brain.

    Congrats on your score! Hopefully I will do well, too =o)
     
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    It helps to know your competencies REALLY well! It also helps to be very familiar with the TEKS for all grade levels. For most questions, one answer is ridiculous, one is so-so, and two are good answers. Both of the good answers would be acceptable in a classroom, but which is better. This is where it comes down to choosing the more child-centered answer. Look at the answer that gives the child the opportunity to discover for herself, rather than the teacher telling them about something. I have to say that this test is very confusing because the answer choices are very tricky.
    Good Luck! :up:
     
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    Thanks!

    I took the practice test the website provides and I only missed like 4 AND one of the answers I missed I didn't read entirely (I should know better) and it was so OBVIOUS it was the correct answer. So, I think Im in good shape!
     
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    How did it go?
     
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    I thought it was pretty easy and finished in a little over an hour. Hopefully I did okay on it. I didn't rush or anything, but the answers seemed to be obvious (except for a few). I took the paper based test, so I won't know for a while how I did
     
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    I'm going to crawl slightly out on a limb and guess that you did fine, Lyquidphyre.
     
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    I hope so! My Life Science 8-12 exam was MUCH harder and I did really well on it. I guess I'm worried that I thought it was so easy when it really wasn't.. or something. I don't really feel like spending more money (it cost me $150) to take the test again.
     
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    As a class, people who do well on secondary science and math exams usually do well on teaching practice exams that they feel confident about. One could speculate on why that is, but I've just finished an A to Z response containing fractions with exponents - the typography's a challenge - and I'm tired.
     
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    ugh, fractions! ugh, exponents! (No offense Alice if you are reading)

    I was talking to this girl who thought the Life Science test was easy, but was terrified about her results on the PPR. The life science took me well over 5 hours to take.. the PPR about an hour. Crazy!
     
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    One sees both kinds of reaction to just about any teacher test there is.
     
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    :) Sounds like you did well!
    I had to pay that emergency registration fee for my last exam, too. :p They must be making a killing off of us! I'll end up paying over $300 by the time I'm finished with all 3 of mine.
     
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    Someone remind me, please, since I'm feeling lazy: just what fees does TExES charge? I know TExES is now an ETS product, though it's not Praxis per se, and Praxis is a little notorious for its fee structure.
     
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    A regular TExES or ExCET test is $82.
    The late registration fee is $30, and the emergency registration fee is $70.
     
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    Okay, the base fee isn't so bad. Though that late fee - ! Do you have to pay extra to get scores early?
     
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    I think scores come in for everyone at the same time no matter what.

    The emergency fee is just absurd, I had to pay that for my content exam as well... so thats $300 for only two tests, eep!
     
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    ppr score

    did i pass ppr ec-12 ? my score is 46 out of 80
     
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    Hard to say, houston: that's cutting fairly close to 50%.
     
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    Someone on the earlier part of the thread said that you needed 63, according to their study guide. I haven't taken it, yet. Thank goodness, this one only has 80 questions! ( I guess actually 90) My last 2 exams were 110 and 135. That's too many! :woot: Good luck on your score.

    Sheri
     
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    I passed!!
    I got a 249 (needed a 240 to pass). I did really well in all the domains except for one.. I think I got something like 6/18 correct! Ha! But, in my defense, I remember some of those questions being real.. off the wall.. and not related to ANYTHING mentioned in my graduate work. It was the domain about.. professional responsibilities I think. But either way, I don't have to take that again.. yay =o)
     
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    You rock, Lyquidphyre!
     
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    Yeah! Way to go!:party:
     
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    Wow, hopefully you passed. I got 68/80 but failed.
     

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