Indiana Core Content Exam

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  1. Audrea

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    Does anyone have study materials for the Indiana Social Studies Historical Perspectives exam? I am in dyer need. :-(
     
  2. blair lawson

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    I just failed the math for the third time. When I started I felt pretty confident. But then time just started messing me up. i had to rush a little but still felt ok. I wrote a few things down I questioned but not much. I bought both pre-test and studied. Does anyone have any suggestions or material that could help me. Please.....
     
  3. TeacherGroupie

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    Hugs, blair lawson. How close did you come to passing?
     
  4. blair lawson

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    I don't know my score yet just took it today and know I did not pass. The first time I took it I didn't study and got 160 the second time I got 201.
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    That's a nice increase in points, blair lawson! You should be proud of that!

    When your score report arrives, let's talk.
     
  6. dlr718

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    Failed the historical perspectives exam for the third time today. Feeling so discouraged by the results, I emailed the director of licensing for Indiana and she is supposed to call me tomorrow to talk about passing scores and the passing rate for this exam in the whole state.
     
  7. allydeak

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    I've taken the social studies test 3 times now! The first score was a 198, second was a 213 (so close!) and after recognizing most of the questions and thinking I did better, I got a 198 again on the 3rd test! So discouraging! I purchased 240 tutoring and the Pearson's practice test. Any other tips or study guides you all can direct me towards? I want to get this done and behind me! It's my last test left....
     
  8. JCoop

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    I am having trouble passing the elementary generalist exam: science and health. Can anyone give me any pointers or websites that helped them pass? I am feeling a little discouraged and upset that I can't pass this test.
     
  9. lwash

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    Does anyone have any information on what the scaled score is for the 10 test that were lowered? I'm confused about how the passing score is still 220 but lowered the number of questions asked. I took the sub test for Indiana Elementary Generalist Reading & ELA and did not received a preliminary pass or not pass. I received a confirmation of taking the test so i don't know if this means the test has to be manually scored because of the the new lowered requirements. Please advise if anyone has had this happen.
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

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    The scaled passing score will still be 220, because 220 is the scaled passing score for all of Indiana's subtests: the score that corresponds to a theoretical test taker getting just enough questions right in order to be considered qualified in terms of what the subtest tests. The raw score on a multiple-choice teacher test is usually the number of right answers, but the raw score that maps exactly onto the scaled score of 220 is likely to vary from test to test (and especially if the number of questions varies from subtest to subtest).

    When scores are issued later than expected, it usually means that a new version of a subtest has been introduced, and the test maker wants to see how a group of test takers does on this version before deciding exactly what raw score will now correspond to 220.
     
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    Does anyone know anything about tutors for these Pearson exams? I have failed the subtest Mild Intervention: Reading Instruction four times now :(
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    You might find some help in the Other Tests subforum, among the threads for reading-instruction exams like California's RICA. Aside from state-specific interventions and other programs, the content is fairly comparable from one state to the next.
     
  13. lwash

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    No practice test for Mild intervention Reading Instruction i failed it twice. Unfortunately my program graduate program did not cover anything on that test so i am just left out to dry. There is a practice test for reading instruction but, its not mild intervention specific. That test is to be licensed as reading teacher. It does say on the testing site if you past the elementary subtest reading and english language arts, the mild intervention is not required.
     
  14. lwash

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    Maybe you can ask your university if they have tutoring
     
  15. Cubbies1390

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    Thanks for the response. Luckily I have received an emergency license for this year, but I'm at a great school and don't want to be forced out at the end of this year because of this dang test. I was wondering where on the testing site it says you can pass the reading and ELA subtests instead? That may be an option for me to try...
     
  16. lwash

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    I will post screen shot if allowed
    if you go to the indiana educator testing site, and click on content test, go down to required test for mild intervention
     
  17. Bonnie2016

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    If you find any study material or tutors for this test please let me know. I too am on an emergency license for this test. It is the only one I need to pass now to get my license. I have failed it 3 times. I purchased study material from mometrix and recently purchased 10 practice tests from Exam Edge. The issue is they provide a little help, but are not like the test at all. I do have notes from the mometrix book if you can give me a way to get them to you I would be more than happy to share.
     
  18. eleonorasmithh

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    What notes do you have for the exams? Is it just the elementary education generalist social studies or all of them?
    at notes
     
  19. Bonnie2016

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    I purchased the book offered by Mometrix specifically on test IN 064 the Mild Interventions - Reading Instruction and have the information from the book written out as notes on a file that I can share with you if you are interested in them.
     
  20. eleonorasmithh

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    I would love that!!
     
  21. cashmiera

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    Hi! Where would I find materials to study for the pedagogy field (005): elementary education exam? I've already registered and am finding it difficult to find materials (outside of the "assessment blueprint") provided on the IDOE website. I have already registered for the exam but it was prior to me finding out that there was no easy access to study materials , please help!!
     
  22. SandyLouB

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    I NEED HELP! I have taken the Indiana Content Math Test three times and I have been very unsuccessful. Does anyone have study materials that was beneficial to passing this test!!. My school will not schedule my student teaching until I pass all parts of the test. I've already passed the other three and Math is my last one. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!!!!!
     
  23. les12345

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    Heather, do you have any study guides that I could have for the reading test? That's the only content on ace left and I've taken it three times already. I saw you passed congrats!
     
  24. Kloe3

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    I have failed the Mild Intervention Reading instruction test (064) several times. I purchased the Mometrix specific book for this test. It has not seemed to help much. Does anyone know of other resources to study or tutoring? I need help with tutoring or other practices materials that will help me pass this test.
     
  25. Dhayes17

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    I am thinking of purchasing the Mometrix book. I have failed 2x now. Have you passed yet?
     
  26. sjh1130

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    Does anyone have any study materials other than the "secrets study guide" text and flashcards to study for the math portion? I would appreciate ANY help!!
     
  27. eleonorasmithh

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    I would love study materials!!
     
  28. TeacherGroupie

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    Khan Academy, or Math Is Fun (the url says mathsisfun, and don't let that put you off: the source is Australian, I think). In books, I came across DK's new book How to Be Good at Math and thought it was terrific.
     
  29. Michelle T

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    Hi, it's me again. I took the Math Indiana Generalist exam and did not pass it. It was way harder than the practice test which is VERY frustrating. Do you have any resources I can use to study? Should I take apart the standards? Thanks.
     
  30. TeacherGroupie

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    How challenging do you find the questions in the online study guide, http://www.in.nesinc.com/Content/STUDYGUIDE/IN_SG_SRI_060_subtest2.htm? Is the practice test less challenging than those questions?

    Khan Academy covers math from counting through post-calculus. Math Is Fun doesn't go quite that far, but if Math Indiana Generalist is for anything below a full-on math license through grade 12, it is is pretty likely to go far enough to help.

    Taking apart the math standards could help; looking for resources with which math is taught in Indiana might also help.
     
  31. Katie Wise

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    Hi! Any advice for passing the Math portion of the Indiana Pearson license test? I have everything else passed except for math. I have bought both of the practice tests, but only scored a 200 the 1st time then a 205 the 2nd time. I have the test scheduled to take again this month for the 3rd time. So if anyone has any advice, I'd love to hear it! :)
     
  32. Alexys Corona

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    ANYONE KNOW OF GOOD TIPS OR MATERIALS TO USE TO PRACTICE FOR CASA TEST-WRITING PORTION? TAKEN IT 4 TIMES AND STILL NO LUCK PASSING IT. :(
     
  33. Alexys Corona

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    Hi Katie!
    I used youtube and there was a video called CASA MATH REVIEW. It helped me out so much and I actually was looking over some of the notes I took while watching the video to look over minutes before the test. Hope this helps!
    p.s.
    What did you do to study for writing portion?
     
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    Have you passed yet?!?!? I have failed 6 times now. Got a 213 two times ago and thought for sure I passed the other day when I took it, but nope! Interested to see what I got. This test is slowly killing me :(
     
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    I will try these! I have been struggling with the math literacy portion, specifically. Do you have any ideas on where to look for this information?
     
  36. TeacherGroupie

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    www.khanacademy.org: look for the math pages.
    www.mathsisfun.com
    I found the DK book either at the local Costco or the local Barnes & Noble.
     
  37. Michelle T

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    I appreciate all your tips. Unfortunately, I failed the IN Math exam AGAIN! And here I thought I might be getting a Christmas present! I was hoping the Pearson would make an announcement that anyone taking a test 3 days before Christmas would automatically pass! Anyway, I am going to look for the DK book. Do you have any other suggestions on how to study? Thanks.
     
  38. TeacherGroupie

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    I just realized I misread your question earlier.

    For discussions of math literacy in Indiana, have a look at the mathematics content standards and supporting resources on the state dept. of education website, http://www.doe.in.gov/standards/mathematics. Start with the Science-Technical Studies Content Area Literacy document, but I suspect also that the Standards Resource Guides up through about grade 8 would be helpful.
     
  39. Michelle T

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    Hi,
    I am in the same boat. If you find anything to help study,I would love to know! I feel your pain!
     
  40. fedup!

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    URGENT! The Indiana Board of Education has included the Indiana Pearson Core Content Exam low passing rate on the agenda of the Jan. 11 meeting. We need YOU and anyone else who has not passed to be there. If you want to see something changed, THIS IS THE TIME! The Board has requested a representative from Pearson be in attendance. Below are the meeting details:
    January 11, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
    At the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room B,
    302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
    I'm taking a vacation day and driving 3 1/2 hours to be there because the current situation is UNACCEPTABLE and "this is of great concern" to the Board. I hope you can make it!
     

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