Good luck tomorrow, CBEST takers!

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  1. TeacherGroupie

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    Best of luck to everyone taking the CBEST tomorrow, Oct. 8. Please remember to take a commercially bottled liter of water with you (remove the label first); please remember your ID and leave your cell phone and calculator at home; please take at least one break, especially if you feel yourself panicking; please don't second-guess your answers; and please do remember that the good wishes of the A to Z community go with you.
     
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    CBEST October 8th

    Thanks TeacherGroupie

    Before comming to this site I was so nervous and well just plain lost. My views on the tests have dratmatically changed and just knowing that I am not the only one struggling with test taking is half the battle. I know that eventually I am going to pass, so thanks again for going the extra mile to encourge and inspire us to do what we love to do and that is...making a difference.

    I'll be sure to post when I get home after taking the test. To let you all know how it went.
    Please think good thoughts for me.. :thanks:
     
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    You're welcome, WonderW05. Go pay it forward by intervening gently with your future students when THEY feel stuck.
     
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    I Did It!!

    I passed the CBEST! It was amazing to go online and see the score staring me right in the face. I thought for sure that I had not passed. Let me tell you why.
    It wasn't that I did not study. I did really hard. I made sure that I got rest the night before, and made extra time for me to make it to the testing site. However, when I arrived there were only about a handful of cars there. Holy Cow! They changed the testing site because there were so many people. I had forgotten to check the address because it had always been given at the same site. So I panicked an rushed to the school and there was no Parking! I freaked..okay finally found one and rushed to the room. Once I took the test I so wanted to change my answers( I am really bad about that) but I vowed to everyone who knows me that I wouldn't anymore.

    After all that......I still PASSED!!!!

    I used flash cards, the study guide and another book which was really great it is called math word problems demystified( I was bad at word problem solving) by Allan G Bluman.
    It is a great book if you want to spend the money.

    I know that one person said that it is an easy test but for me, I had a hard time, and passing this test was a huge accomplishment. Just study, study, study until your brain is full. Be sure to follow teachergroupies advice and yes, I did go outside and take breaks. It works....I am definitely going to have a big chocolate bar to celebrate..teachergroupie! Now onward I go to study and pass my last two CSET tests!

    Best wishes to those taking the test in December..
     
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    High five!
     

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