SLLA 6011- admin exam

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  1. Bookstabern1

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    Thank you for that tip. I have taken 3 practice tests. I just purchased a book "SLLA Crash Course" and it has a lengthy practice test section (but I wish they gave explanations for the right answers). I hear that the answers should show how they relate to the standards as well (which should help). I will keep in mind what you said in trying to relate the answer to the question! I know there is a solid method to answering MC correctly, I just need to work at it more. I would feel discouraged if I failed it. When I took my Praxis for teaching I failed it by 1 point the first time. That was a major blow. I still have a very long time until I take it BUT I do want to take it before finishing the program so that I gain more confidence.
     
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    Has anyone from MS obtained license in TN then transferred back to MS. I made as high as a 165.
     
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    I don't personally know of anyone who has done it yet, but the rep from the state department told me they'll accept a passing score from another state. I have another year of teaching to meet the 4 year teaching requirement from AR, and once I get that license, I'm going to transfer it to MS.
     
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    What state did you obtain your ed leadership degree from?
     
  5. Mom4life

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    Does the test has a lot of law questions? I took my certification in Texas (different test) but unfortunately Virginia didn't accept my scores. I have to take the SLLA and have been practicing with the study guides offered by ETS. I'm also reviewing my notes from Texas. I'm just nervous about the different state laws. I'm taking the test in two weeks, and I'm really freaking out about the written response/essay questions. What should I emphasize in studying at this point?
     
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    Since SLLA isn't specific to a state, it shouldn't include state-specific laws, nor for that matter state-specific programs (or if it does mention one, the correct answer to a question won't depend on knowing state-specific aspects of one, though it could depend on being aware of the sorts of things that state-specific laws cover).
     
  7. whizkid

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    In addition to Teacher Groupie, I'd focus heavily on the multiple choice portion of the test. That's where the bulk of your points will come from. It's mostly scenarios and making the best decision as an administrator, not a teacher. You need only a 163 for VA. Also, create bullet points when writing your constructed responses. Get straight to the point. I wouldn't try to write whole paragraphs. There are seven of them, three parts each, so you'll end up with like 21 answers. I took this advice from another user here. The second time I took it, I was gunning for the state minimum score that I got the degree from, not the one that I'll transfer it to. I was much calmer the second time I took it. It was the exact same test, nothing was different. The ETS practice test helped a lot. Much of what you learn in school won't even be on the test. A fellow classmate told me this and he was right.
     
  8. twindad32

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    I'm fairly confident with the M/C part. The writing part is what worries me. I know it's computer based, so the typing will definitely help me with speed. However, does anyone have any tips for the constructed responses? I bought the ETS study guide and it has the questions, but not what an optimal response should be.
     
  9. whizkid

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    Make sure you answer every question, but get to the point. Don't write long paragraphs. Bullet points will suffice.
     
  10. Mars Powers

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    Hello All:

    The study tips I recommend using is the practice test, guide yourself each and everyday. Practice certainly makes perfect! But more specifically, practice your writing. The test is not looking for how beautifully or flowery your style of writing is. Instead it is measuring your overall knowledge in various contents. One suggestion is to practice answering principal interview questions. Focus on the actions one would take to manage a situation and its practicality. Learn how to bullet your answers, aforementioned action oriented. But committing to these suggestion, it will allow you to answer all questions smoothly and with ease. I took the SLA 6011 test in late March. And just received my score, and I passed. Schedule study time and focus. The cost of the test is entirely too expensive to wing it.
     
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    How many Multiple choice do you need to get correct to get a passing score? I am in Louisiana 166 is required!
     
  12. dbellard1976

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    I am taking the test Wednesday and I am worried! I have been practicing, but I get nervous!!! I am in Louisiana and we have to make a 166 to pass. Any recommendations??
     
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    I noticed it said you took admin test in Arizona. How was the subtest II. What testing tips do you have for that?
     
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    HI whizkid.. I am taking the admin for AR tomorrow and tips on this test?
    Last minute things to look for? Im very nervous
     
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    Hi, what did you use to study for the Texas exam? I am needing to take it this summer and I am really nervous because I don't have a clue on what to study?
     
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    Just now checking your message.

    If you answered the questions as if you were an administrator and not a teacher you should be fine. You only need a 163. I would have concentrated more on the MC than the written responses. That's not to say the written responses were not important, but the heavily weighed part of your score will come from the MC.
     
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    The ETS Study guide and practice test are great resources for this test.
     
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    Thanks for the tips for SLLA and referring Desiree alexander as a good resource. I have already spend over $3000 to pass this test but always short by 6 numbers. How much would the 4 hour course cost? I haven't tried the new online test yet. Is it really helpful? Any other tips? getting discouraged and getting out of time too.
     
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    What state are you trying pass for?
     
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    Virginia
     
  21. David DiCaprio

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    Has anyone taken this test recently? I have a practice book from a colleague of mine but am still worried about it. I am an excellent writer but horrible with multiple choice. I hear you have to be good at multiple choice but its pretty much common sense and picking the best of the four answers.

    Thank you for the information and God Bless.

    -David DiCaprio
     
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    I'd recommend the practice test on the ETS testing site so you're familiar with it. The multiple choice is weighed much more heavily than the writing. Answer all questions as if you're an administrator and not a teacher.
     
  23. David DiCaprio

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    Thanks WhizKid. I am going to buy the $20.00 practice test. I wonder if it is updated frequently.

    Take care,
    David
     
  24. AlwaysAttend

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    I doubt it. Get the test done before they switch the test to the new standards (if they haven't changed it already).
     
  25. MooSRI850

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    Don't get too fancy with your writing. The evaluators are more worried about the information that you provide. My answers were in bullet form and I scored very well on the writing portion.
     
  26. AlwaysAttend

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    The training I went to also recommended bulleting. Some guy travels around to different universities and charges like $100-$150 for a session. He used to grade the exam for the company.
     
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    Try working through LearningExpress's Reasoning Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day, taking it as a handbook on cracking multiple choice questions.

    In a well-written test for grownups, it shouldn't be the case for most multiple choice questions that the answer is obvious on first glance. We're all used to this with math tests - one expects to have to do some calculation in order to determine the answer, no? But experience suggests that teacher tests go in less for choosing the right definition of a term than they do for applying the concept behind the term to derive a result. The correct answer choice is the one whose specifics and assumptions deviate least from the ones in the question stem. If the question stem describes what turns out to be a grade 7 student with inattentive-type ADHD, while answer choice b describes an intervention that is suited to a grade 2 student who's high functioning on the autism spectrum, some other answer choice is likely to be correct. It can be helpful to use the scratch paper to make assumptions visible and thus facilitate matching them up.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Thanks







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    Thank yoU!!!!!!
     
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    THank you!!!!!!
     
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    Now for the timing... everyone has told me to leave timing for my Essay's but list (like you all have mentioned).

    1.) Is it set up like this??? You do the multiple choice (Say you take two hours even). Then it makes you stop to take a ten minute break. Then when you return to do the Essay questions, you have two additional hours to complete that portion? Basically, can time carry over?

    2.) When you fill out paperwork when you register, that does NOT go against your time right?

    Thanks friends,
    David
     
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    Now for the timing... everyone has told me to leave timing for my Essay's but list (like you all have mentioned).

    1.) Is it set up like this??? You do the multiple choice (Say you take two hours even). Then it makes you stop to take a ten minute break. Then when you return to do the Essay questions, you have two additional hours to complete that portion? Basically, can time carry over?

    2.) When you fill out paperwork when you register, that does NOT go against your time right?

    Thanks friends,
    David
     
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    Time does not role over. You will have tons of time left after multi choice. You choose when to start the next section.

    No, initial paper work does not count toward time.
     
  34. David DiCaprio

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    Hey Everyone,

    I took my Praxis (SLLS6011) on 9/23/17 computer based. It still has not posted yet; however, on their website it says it should be available today. A colleague of mine said hers took well over a month. Did anyone receive theirs a lot longer than they expected? Or does it truly follow the 15-16 business days like ETS states?

    Thanks,
    David
     
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    David, how did you do? I took my test on Friday and hope I scored well enough to pass (need a 163). I'm on the fence on how I performed. The CR section was tough! The MC section seemed mediocre, but I'm not sure how I did.

    To answer your question, it takes 15 business days for the scores to be released after the testing window closes. So in your case, you took the test (9/23) on the last day of the testing window so your scores will be available exactly 15 business days after the test. Your friend may have taken the test towards the beginning of a testing window and thus has to wait longer.
     
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    Yes, it normally takes the full window time to post.
     
  37. Rgiles4

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    I received my score at 5:01 EST on Friday and passed with a 171. So relieved and glad that this is over and I can focus on my upcoming and last semester of graduate school. My best advice is to study the ETS material and don't give anyone else your money. The way they score the test you can basically get a 70% and pass in any state. The ETS material will get you there! Figure out how they want you to answer the questions.
     
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    Congrats, what state are you pursuing your license for?
     
  39. Rgiles4

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    VA just needed a 163.
     
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    Cool. What type of administrator are you aspiring to be? I want to be a district director.
     

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