texes special education test (ec-12)

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  1. darlibby

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    I called ETS today. They said scores do not come out any sooner than the date it says online. I took it April 4th, and the scores will be out April 27th :(
     
  2. darlibby

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    The scores came out a little early on the SBEC site, I (barely) passed! Phew. That was a long wait.
     
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    Congrats!!!!! I just looked and I passed as we'll!!!!!!:)
     
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    That's fantastic! Glad your scores were out too :)
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations, kinderkc and darlibby!
     
  6. CandeeStars

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    does anyone know?

    I have gotten so many conflicting answers from school districts to my advisor at my teacher certification program on this question, In order to be Highly Quailfied in the state of texas, I know I need to take the Special Ed TExES, however, if I want an elementary job do I just take the EC-4? My education advisor told us at an orientation she THINKS we can take the 4-8 generalist TExES and this will allow us to be Highly Qualified from EC-8 and can teach in any of these grades!

    HELP! :unsure:
     
  7. CandeeStars

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    I take my Special Ed test TOMORROW!!!!
     
  8. CandeeStars

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    I am talking to myself.. but I passed! :)
     
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    Congrats CandeeStars!!!
     
  10. CandeeStars

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    TY!

    THANKS!
     
  11. kinderdl

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    Special Education exam

    Congratulations to all of you that passed the test, it was quite difficult!!
    I read all of your comments and just a note to say Thank you for always being so positive and kind. I have barely become a member but I did read your comments as I was INpatiently waiting for my test result!!

    I got them last night and I passed, wheh!!! The waiting is the hardest part!!

    Well good luck to all of you who are going to take your test soon.

    "Your attitude determines your altitude."
    Blessings....:):):)
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations, kinderdl!
     
  13. kinderdl

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    Thank you TeacherGroupie.
    I was wondering if anyone knew how exactly it is that they score the tests. My friend and I were reading about how scores like 72 75 were passing with a 243 and so forth. I got my results in by domain today and well I scored a 251. It's not great but its passing.:whistle:
    Well I counted the number of test questions that I got right and I recieved 87 correct. I personally expected a little higher score. Not sure.

    Thanks
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    Teacher tests use scaled scores because it's very challenging to write test questions that are exactly equivalent in difficulty, so the algorithm that translates raw scores to scaled scores includes fudge factors to ensure that each score of 251 represents the same overall level of achievement.

    You passed with more than the absolute minimum number of points; that's likelier to count in your favor than not.
     
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    I am studying for the special ed EC-12 content exam, can anyone give some recommendations on what to study because I do not know where to begin! Do I need to study actual content like how to solve an algebraic expression or how to do a chemistry experiment or do I need to know more laws and how to handle different scenarios? PLEASE HELP!
     
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    Finally... This is the second time i take the test. I got a 220 the first time.. So I took it again aug 29 (PBT) and finally got my scores this morning. Barely passed with a 242.. I dont care the score Im just glad I passed cuz I did not want to take that test again.. Well anyways.. Thanks everybody, now time to change my applications to Spec ed certified...
     
  17. TeacherGroupie

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    Belated congratulations, Magua_8!
     
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    Hi!

    I take my SPED 161 exam tomorrow morning and I'm not too sure what to study.

    Does anyone have any advice for me?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    Most of it is Language Arts. About 15 questions on Math. Know laws and be able to address classroom situations. It's been over 3 years, so it may have changed some. Good luck! :)
     
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    Congrats!!!!!:thumb:
     
  21. educated1

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    Hello Everyone,
    I'm getting ready to take the EC-12 next month Jan 29th. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what I need to study. I am having a difficult time trying to figure out the areas I really need to study. So, would someone please help me?
     
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    Hello Everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone can tell what I need to study for the EC-12? I will be taking the EC-12 Jan 29, 2010, and I'm going crazy because I don't "NO" what to really study. Please someone help!!!!!
     
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    Hello Everyone,
    I'm getting ready to take the EC-12 next month Jan 29th. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what I need to study. I am having a difficult time trying to figure out the areas I really need to study. So, would someone please help me?
     
  24. TeacherGroupie

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    Welcome to A to Z, educated1.

    Sorry people haven't responded more - but a lot of us are distracted with preparations for the holidays.

    Have you downloaded the free preparation manual that's on the TExES Web site? Anything that's mentioned therein is fair game to be asked on the test.
     
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    Yes I did, and thank you. I just wondering what I really should study in order to well prepare myself?
     
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    TExES 161

    Well, I took the EC-12 Spec Ed test on Wed, Feb 29th in the CAT form and was wondering if anyone knows how soon scores will be posted, where they are posted and if an e-mail is sent out to notify you that grades have been posted:confused:. I am so anxious :eek:to get my results because I honestly have no idea how I did. I feel like the entire 135 questions were all scenario based and I have had no classroom experience, nor have I had any education or special education classes, but I am extremely common sense savvy:thumb:!! Anywho, anxiously awaiting:whistle:!
     
  27. mommy2l3

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    I passed

    Not sure if anyone is on here anymore, but I passed the EC-12 Spec Ed with a 270, now I am getting ready for the 4-8 ELA...any tips are greatly appreciated...taking it on March 21, 2012. Thanks!
     
  28. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations on passing EC-12 Spec Ed!

    What about 4-8 ELA has you nervous?
     
  29. mommy2l3

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    TExES CAT test scores

    Hi. I have taken 2 TExES CAT test in the past on Wed and had my scores by Fri afternoon. This last test that I took was on a Fri...do you think I will have my scores by Mon?
     
  30. mommy2l3

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    TeacherGroupie...I was nervous about all three test that I took simply because I have never had an education class and wasn't really sure how to study for the tests...so I didn't really study, I just took the pretest over a few times and luckily I passed my EC-12 Spec Ed, EC-6 Generalist and 4-8 ELA all on the first try...now to get a job!! Best of luck to everyone else out there and just have confidence in yourself...thanks!
     
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    TexES 161

    Hello all! So, took my sped content exam yesterday (4/16) and got my results TODAY!!!
    One thing I want to say to all you future special ed teachers - I really studied for this exam and when I finished the test I felt really unsure about my performance.:unsure: I thought I might have failed because I went back and changed a few answers, when I should have gone with my original answer. Also, many questions had two very similar answers. Well, I came home from the test and read through all these posts, twice, trying to determine how many I could miss and still pass. Suffice it to say I was a nervous wreck!
    Anyhow when I checked to see if my scores were posted today, sure enough they were and I PASSED (first try;)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 280/300 :haha:
    Moral of my story: study study study and after you take the exam -- even if you feel like you did not do well -- take it easy and BREATHE because you probably did better than you think. Good luck to all!
     
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    Took my Special Ed. 161 test on Friday 4/27. Not really sure how I did. Most questions were situation based with two good answers and two answers that were obviously wrong. I probably knew 60 questions for sure, and most of the others was able to rule out two answers. This is not really an area of interest for me as a high school math teacher, but I was required to take it at my alternative high school due to budget cuts. I used the XAM study guide which was helpful.
     
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    Hi all! I will be taking 161 on Tuesday. Any advice? I have been studying XAM and TEA downloadable guide. I am extremely nervous!! Congrats to all of you passing geniuses. :)
     
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    Breathe, please.

    Know the laws, know how they apply, know how to differentiate, and make sure that the age/grade/disability in the possible answer matches the age/grade/disability in the question stem.
     
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    TeacherGroupie, THANKS!
     
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    Took the Texes this afternoon. Testing center did not provide formula/definition sheet. A calculator was given but not needed! I am a little uneasy but if I failed it's due to a lack of studying. I drove over 1100 miles to take the exam! I hope it was worthwhile!
     
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    Keep us posted, please, Believeachieve.
     
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    Passed 161! I took EC-6 (191) this afternoon. Do not feel confident about it! I will be going back to Florida on Saturday. Hopefully, I will be offered an interview in Texas!
     
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    Congratulations on 161; keep us posted on 191.
     
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    HELP with EC-12!!

    I will be taking the EC-12 or the SpEd Supplement soon, and I've gone back and read ALL the posts on this thread. Since postings stopped 3 months ago, not sure if I'll get a response...but would appreciate any updated advice before taking the test. I'm a veteran regular Ed elementary teacher, and all I've looked at thus far is the TES online study guide. Someone mentioned in an earlier post "Put Reading First." any idea where to find that? This thread has been most informative!
    Thanks!
     

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