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:
A 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
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