EC-4 Generalist advice...

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  1. teachme2

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    I took the EC-4 Generalist this weekend and got a 66 on it. Can anyone tell me if that is passing or not? I have a bad feeling that I did NOT pass it and I am preparing to take the written exam in a couple of weeks. UGH...the stress of wondering is causing ulcers!
     
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  3. Teach In Texas

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    You mean on the computer? A 66 is good, usually.

    The problem with the computer generated test is that because the questions are harder, the questions are scored differently.

    Let's say you one person taking the paper test misses 25 and fails. Well, someone taking the computer test misses 25 but passes.

    I am just using "25" as an example. Each questions is weighed differently.
     
  4. teachme2

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    I passed...Thank for responding though...
     
  5. tigr

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    Hey I notice you passed with a 66 well I just took it and got a 63 do you know if i passed with 63 what was your offical score?

    dying to know if i passes too!!
     
  6. teachme2

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    score

    I only passed by 5 points.....so you are cutting it VERY close....however, the questions are scored differently....so hopefully you made a 240....I will keep my fingers crossed for you...
     
  7. tigr

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    Thank You I have been up all night so hopefully i might find out today from email. I saw one posting and she said she took the test on a Friday and she got an email monday afternoon... so hopefully I will know by today! Thanks for the response!
     
  8. teachme2

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    Score

    I took the test os Saturday and had my results by Tuesday afternoon online....and whatever your score is online is the same thing that you will get in the mail...(even though they say it is unofficial)....

    Where are you in Texas? I am in Rockwall..

    I am taking the Special Ed test tomorrow...I decided that I should broaden my opportunities as far as getting a job....I have NO experience at teaching...

    Don't worry...you are not the only one stressing...I have had a mouth full of ulcers for over a month now...
     
  9. tigr

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    Hey I Passed!!!!


    Thank You so much for the encouragement!!!! Wish you the best on your Special Ed test tommorow!!! I'm here in Houston.
     
  10. tigr

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    I exacactly made a 240!!!! I don't care I just passed. Now I can put that test behind me and not worry about retesting!!! YEAHH!!
     
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    Congratulations, tigr!
     
  12. nicegirl

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    Well, that gives me hope. I took it on Wednesday and have not received my scores yet. I also got a 63 out of 100 on the generalist EC-4. What is weird is I am the one who posted about passing the SPED one and taking it on a Friday and receiving my grade on Monday. I hope not getting an official score yet doesn't mean something bad.:( :(
     
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    I am sure you did fine! Did you take it on the computer or paper based test. Let me know how it goes. I will keep my fingers crossed.
    Congrats on passing the SPED!! :)
     
  14. tigr

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    Thanks!!
     
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    check your email. I recieved my score the very next afternoon.

    Tigr
     
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    I've been checking it. Nothing yet. I also checked the TeXes website. I didn't expect to receive anything after Friday because of the weekend. I do hope to hear something tomorrow. Thanks for the encouragement though!
     
  17. tigr

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    Check the mail as well. Try not to worry. :)
     
  18. TeachersRock

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    Any one make a computer score of 64 of 100 on the EC-4 test and pass?

    Worried....
     
  19. TeacherGroupie

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    Try searching the A to Z forums for "EC-4 score".
     
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    Let to let everyone know.....I PASSED exactly with a 240.....
    So if anyone is worried a 64 out of a 100 on the EC-4 Gen Test can be a passing score.
     
  21. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations, TeachersRock! Don't forget to keep playing with the ideas you were studying - that's one of the classic ways to redeem the time you put into test prep, and if you keep 'em active, the ideas and concepts will come in handy when you teach.
     
  22. Peruna

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    Did I pass

    :unsure:

    I just took the computer test (161) Spec. Ed. on Monday the 31st. I had a raw score of 68 with 120 questions. I noticed that tigr passed with a 63 or 66.

    I'm nervous as all get out!!! What do you guys think, did I pass?
     
  23. smalltowngal

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    I think that you passed. You have to remember that 10 of those questions are field questions so they don't count towards your score. Good luck!
     
  24. TeacherGroupie

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    From what I've seen, raw scores are reported with the field-tested questions subtracted from the total. Are there TExES exams that come with more than 120 questions total? If not, then Peruna's raw score would be 68 out of 110, which ups the chances of passing.
     
  25. Peruna

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    Well you guys, the actual number of questions was 135 so there were 15 field questions. So I answered 68 correctly of the 120.

    What do you think?
     
  26. TeacherGroupie

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    Well, if tigr took the same test with the same number of questions and passed with a lower score, you've certainly got a chance.
     
  27. Peruna

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    I sure hope so, I'll keep you posted and thanks for the comments!
     
  28. tigr

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    I pretty sure you passed! Nothing to worry about! I got a 63 and passed so I think your fine! Let me know when you get your scores! I will send a prayer your way! :)
     
  29. tigr

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    my test had 90 questions total, so I will send one more prayer your way!
     
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    Can anyone give some assitance for taking the Bilingual Supplemental? I took it paper made 213 and failed. I studied for the content EC-4 on my own because the class did not make and I passed it. I tried to study for the Bilingual on my own as well and was not that lucky. I am getting ready to take it again but would like some specific things to study before I take it again. I don't have a job yet but have been on three interviews and nothing yet.
     
  31. TeacherGroupie

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    Tell us what the test tests and it will be easier for us to help.
     
  32. lemonhead

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    On your print out it should tell you what sections were your worst. Those would be the things you should hit. Also, while it is fresh in your mind, write down the ones you knew you guessed on and look that stuff up.
     
  33. Peruna

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    We'll thanks for the prayers all, but I didn't pass the test I made a 239. I missed it by one point.

    I'm scheduled to restest on June 3rd. This is for the Spec Ed 161 Content. I'll keep you guys posted.
     
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    Markheah,
    What did you study for the Ec-4 generalist exam? I give it in a few weeks and would appreciate any help at all. Thanks!
     
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    That's very close, Peruna. Have you gotten your printout yet? If so, where does it say you need work?
     
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    I just took the practice test on the SBEC website. We also took classes during our student teaching that prepared us for it. They had asked the previous test takers to jot down some questions from the test.
     
  37. QQQ

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    smalltowngal,
    thanks! will go over the sbec tests.. my acp program has a review session next week, im hoping that helps too
     
  38. TeacherGroupie

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    QQQ, have you downloaded the free material from the official Web site? There's a fair bit of guidance in it.

    Which subject areas have you most concerned?
     
  39. Psilence

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    Did you take it online? Because if you did, I heard that if you got a 64 or higher that means you passed but I don't know if its true. Good luck.
     
  40. Psilence

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    I can't seem to pass the EC-4 generalist. The Reading/Lanuguage Arts part is very hard for me. Any advice is very much appreciated. I take the test on 6/21.
     
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    Can you (without giving away actual test questions) be more specific about parts of reading/language arts that have you struggling?
     

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