NYSTCE: Test Prep

KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW THE TEST, KNOW YOUR RESOURCES

Frankly, if test prep isn’t about using critical thinking skills, I don’t want anything to do with it. As you prepare for your exams, try this:

Wear two hats – one the hat of a person preparing for a standardized exam, and the other the hat of a person who will be preparing their own students for standardized exams.

In other words, make every effort to use test prep as a means to help you explore ways you might approach test prep in your own classroom.

Specifically, I encourage you to teach through the test rather than to the test.

Use the test, don’t let it use you – or your students.

Below is a free booklet to get you started on test prep for the NYSTCE exams:

cropped-logo1.jpgA Guide to Calm and Effective Preparation for NYS Exams for Teacher Certification

Get started on the Big 3 of test prep:

Know the Test, Know Yourself, Know Your Resources

A Watson Guide _ EAS and CST Introduction

You can also head over to my other site to find more:

A Watson Guide: NYS EAS and CST exams