Discussion in 'Multiple Subject Tests' started by TeacherGroupie, Jun 27, 2006.
Apr 30, 2009
Thanks,I will keep on checking this thread.
Jul 16, 2009
I found a good link with information about different theorists that I believe will be helpful studying for these tests.
Some of the documents are quizzes and study guides. Other documents are brief bios and outlines of the basic teaching of each Developmental Theorist.
Not a substitute for *real* education classes, but kind of a Cliff Notes version for review or for alternative candidates.
Best to you.
Thanks, Groovy. Good karma tends to pay off, you know?
Aug 24, 2009
you can see all the pages a visitor looks at when browsing the visitors and clicking the look for the last page and thats the last page they browsed, is that what you mean?
Oct 1, 2009
I am having a lot of difficulty passing the CST Multi-Subject New York Examination. Do you know a course I can take to help me prepare for the test?? Thanks
How close is your score to passing?
Your score reports should indicate the domains (subject areas) in which you're coming up short. What are you seeing?
Oct 2, 2009
I have scored 217 twice 214 and now I'm at 204. It's usually the Science and Technology section I do poorly in but this time it was Social Studies. Have you heard of Certed courses? Is the MST Multi-Subject Test the same as CST Content Specialty Test? Has anyone here taken this online course?
What have you been using to study?
Nov 20, 2009
I have taken the CST multi 3 times and failed. I am taking it again on December 12, 2009. I bought the NYSCT book and memorized the practice test, so that isn't helpful to me anymnore. The practice guide on their website was useful but there are only 36 questions.
I have done the flash cards, read the book (which doesn't even have anything on social studies). Art has kicked my butt.
If I do not pass the test I will get kicked out of the NYC Teaching Fellows program.
Through this site I read that the cliff notes book and XAM CST Multisubjects book are helpful. Can anyone give me some advise on how to study or what material to study from.
When are you taking the test?
CST MULTI TEST in NYC
Hey, does this website help with the NYC CST Multi for NYC?
CST MULTI TEST in NYC
TeacherGroupie I am taking the test December 12th.
If you're asking whether the Useful Web sites thread can help with tests other than CSET, the answer is yes, though you may need to be a bit creative in applying it.
If you're asking whether someone who does test preparation in California can help you in New York, the answer is that it's quite likely (though it depends on the person who does test preparation and also on the willingness of both of you to work via technology rather than face to face - I strongly prefer face to face but have taught by email).
December 12? You've got some time in hand, then: good.
How are you doing on the constructed response task (or tasks: I can't remember how many of those CST poses)?
the CST only has one essay to complete. I've done fine in them. The practice test they have on their website is helpful and has helped me pass with the key words they use.
How fine is "fine"? Often it's possible to squeeze a few more points out.
The key-words strategy is useful not just in the constructed response but also with the multiple choice questions. Use the practice test as a source of terms to go look up on the Internet (my favorite tool for this is Answers.com). Make sure you know what each is - not just the definition of it, but also how it connects to the field and to other terms.
Do you generally have trouble with multiple choice questions in other tests?
Nov 24, 2009
Only on standarized tests like this one. I went through this in FL when I was taking the FTCE but I passed it at the third tried. I guess it's the pressure of it that gets me crazy. This time around I will take my time and go in as free as possible. I can't stress my self.
Moniffahh I am on the same boat. I take the test on December 12. I am wondering if you already passed the test since you last were here in October. Any tips? I hope you passed the test if you took it. What have you been studying from? I have taken the test 3 times as well my score keeps going up but it isn't enough to passing.
Feb 26, 2010
Is there anyone who could help me with Subtest III-Multiple Subjects. I will be taking this subtest on March 13. I only have 2 weeks to review. Is there any website for visual and performing arts portion. I did take the practice test in the CSET website and I scored poorly.
My sympathies, jenniffer31. Whereabouts are you located?
Mar 11, 2010
I would have to agree! I went to both his weekend session (well, just on Sunday for Subtest II) and his one-on-one tutoring. I would actually recommend the one-on-one tutoring if you live in the LA area and if you need more attention because he goes through the study guide pretty fast. His one-on-one session is actually the same thing as the weekend session because he uses the same study guide. He's super patient and easy to ask for help when needed.
Apr 1, 2010
Also nervous about the multiple subject CSET
I'd like to add that BrainPop, an animated educational Web site, has been really helpful with the history portion of my studies. It also has information about English, Art, Science, and Math too, but I haven't explored much of that yet. They teach a lot of the concepts in a way that young children can understand them.
Unfortunately, they don't get into the complicated stuff like the Language Acquistion Device or Childhood Development concepts. So, does anyone have any good P.E. terminology Web sites that I could check out?
I am a recently unemployed news reporter trying to get into the special education field. For the credential program that I am trying to get into, I have one chance to pass the CSET Subtests 1 and 3 to get into the program. The test is in a month and I have been very, very nervous.
I'm studying on my own with the Kaplan and Cliff Notes, but any other help from you guys will be much appreciated!
Welcome to A to Z, uncleal. How are you generally as a test taker?
Hi TeacherGroupie. So far, I have been pretty good at some of the tests that they have thrown at me to become a teacher.
I have spent two months studying for the CBEST so I feel fairly confident that I will pass it. I passed the No Child Left Behind Exam in basic English and Math with really high grades. I also passed a U.S. Constitution exam that I need to get into my credential program.
Overall, I feel like a good test-taker, but what terrifies me is that there is so much that I need to know about for the CSET. There are so many terms and concepts. Right now, I am feeling quite confused with the Reading and Writing section.
If you pass CBEST, you don't need CSET-Writing; if you pass CBEST, you have some important skills for CSET-MS Subtest I, but, yes, there's some other information you'll need.
Let me suggest having a look at the state content standards for English-language arts; you can find them on the Web site of the California Dept. of Education, via the Curriculum and Instruction page.
Oh, and breathe, please.
Jun 14, 2010
Florida Elementary K-6 Study Guide Website FREE
I found this FREE WEB BASED online study guide for the Elementary K-6 exam extremely helpful. It is put out by the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Student Education:
It is free, you just have to register. Despite what it says, you do not have to currently be teaching to register.
May 9, 2012
And these tests have NO relevance to teaching in an elemetnary classroom. They are ridiculous and put together by people who have no clue what is necessary to be a competent teacher.
May 10, 2012
I wrote that in 2007: how time flies.
CSET exams are explicitly aligned to California's content standards. That knowledge of the content for elementary school has no relevance to teaching it is an unusual perspective, I think.
Aug 26, 2012
CSET Multiple subject Subtest 3
Dear Teacher Groupie and everyone else,
I am wondering what study guides to use for CSET Multiple Subjects Subtest 3. I would greatly appreciate if you could please share some names of websites or guides to help me study for CSET Subtest 3 Multiple subjects. Since I did my graduation in another country, I am not sure where to look for help. I am very anxious about the test.:mellow:
Aug 27, 2012
Welcome to our playground, Pretty Polly. What did you take your degree in?
Dear Teacher Groupie,
I majored in English Literature and Public Administration.
Which of the three domains (PE, human development, arts) has you most concerned?
Oct 1, 2012
Khan academy helped me out a lot with everything. Videos can be found on YouTube or the khan academy website itself.
Aug 9, 2013
PRAXIS 2 5031 Multiple Subject Test
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to expect for this test? I have taken it 2 times, I passed the Science the first go round and I am still lacking points on the Social Studies, Math and Language Arts/Reading. Does anyone have any suggestions on books to use for studying for this test? I take the test again in October and I really need to pass it this time!
For social studies and language arts, including reading, look up your state's content standards - I mean the ones that are intended for teachers to work from, and, if you can, the pre-Common Core standards: start with grade K and work your way through grade 12, locating every term that you don't know cold and looking it up on the Internet. Yes, you're not going to be teaching the material at that depth - but it's perfectly reasonable to expect teachers to know the material at that depth.
For math, try the same exercises with the content standards through Algebra I and Geometry. Alternatively, go through the videos and exercises on the Khan Academy Web site (www.khanacademy.org), beginning with the most basic math and going through the equivalent of Algebra I and high-school geometry. One goal here is for you to get comfortable doing the math; the other is for you to get comfortable talking about the math, using the technical terminology of the field.
Aug 16, 2015
Is there a website to help with the Texes?
Thanks in Advance
Aug 17, 2015
Try googling PedagoNet and check their study guides
May 18, 2016
Does anybody have any suggestions for CSET III . The test is very frustrating, i am having a hard time being able to pass it. any good useful links??
Jun 29, 2017
I am new here. I recently passed the CBEST and now going to prepare for CSET. This forum is awesome resource to make a perfect study plan. I highly appreciate if anyone recently appeared/passed the exam can give me some tips or pointers.Thank you!!