CSET: Multiple Subject Prep 2020

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  1. Ashley F

    Ashley F New Member

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    Feb 11, 2020

    Hello everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has taken the CSETs yet this year? If so, how did it go?

    I'm planning to take Subtest 3 at the end of the month... then the next two every two weeks after that. Should be done by April. I'm currently using Khan Academy for the Math/Science portion. Wikipedia to further read on anything for the Reading/ Writing/ History sections. CrashCourse videos for the Arts/ Development/ PE test. I also have the Test Prep Book and have been taking practice tests/ rewriting essays to the constructed response questions. I've been studying since November 2019.

    Anyway, I'm taking the Arts/Development/ PE test first. Anyone have advice/ words of comfort? I think I'll be okay but I'm mostly concerned about the constructed response questions. Specifically with the music portion. The CTC website has a constructed response question on reading music, so was there really something similar to this on the real test? I guess what I'm trying to ask is how much of a music background do I really need?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Feb 13, 2020

    Good luck Ashley! It sounds like you have prepared really well. Though I do not have any answers to your question but I wish you best of luck for your exam. I have heard if one studies diligently, one can clear the exam. Let me know what grade level books did you use to prepare yourself for the exam. Any answer from you would be a great help as I plan to take ms cset 1 in July/August this year. I am currently working so do not get much time to prepare. Best.
     
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    Thank you! I used a CSET MS Test prep book - the book is really great at giving summaries of all the content. However, I've found that the test questions are very specific, so I definitely had to do research on my own (wikipedia, khan academy, etc). I also looked into the CA standards for grades k-8 for all of the subjects. It's a lot to study and remember, but I think I will do enough to at least get the bare min passing score. I'll update this thread after my tests!
     
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    Feb 15, 2020 at 10:39 PM

    I appreciate your reply. And wish you best. I understand the kind of stress these tests give a candidate. Can you also let me know which cset book are you following? I have purchased cliff’s notes and Barron’s.

    Thank you
     
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    Feb 16, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Hi Ashley,
    I took 1 & 3 subsets in 2019, and as for #3 it didn't have a constructed response question for music on it. (I do remember a MC question for music) There was a constructed response PE question that asked to design a lesson plan for a specific grade level. I didn't think #3 was hard. Best of luck to you,
    Kathleen
     
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    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    I'm using the red Test Prep Books: CSET Multiple Subject - it wont let me post the link, but you can find it on Amazon.
     
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    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Hi Kathleen,
    Thank you so much for your response! Any study tips/ advice you have would be greatly appreciated. If you don't mind me asking, did you pass?
    Best,
    Ashley
     
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    Feb 18, 2020 at 2:38 PM

    Hi Ashley,
    I passed 1&3, and I failed #2. Some of #3’s content was my major, and I like English. I used studydotcom and Everything You Need To Ace World History In One Big Fat Notebook. (It’s a Middle School book). I am retaking #2 soon. Math and Science are not my strongest subjects.
     

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