On 4/07/10, Hollywood wrote:
> On 4/06/10, elizabeth wrote:
>> I am taking the LBS1 content area test in 2 weeks. A job
>> relies on this test turning my approval into and
>> endorsement. I am trying to study for the test. Any
>> pointer out there? Help would be greatly appreciated. I
>> am alittle overwhelmed as to where to begin.
> Don't worry about "studying". You're not going to be asked
> about specific facts and figures here. Your coursework and
> teaching experience (if you are already teaching) will be
> enough. Just use your common sense; choose the answer that is
> most child-centric...or as I like to say, choose the answer
> that would make the most work for the teacher. :)
> If you're going to prep, consult some info on general
> test-taking techniques. When dealing with multiple-choice,
> sometimes it's better to focus on eliminating the answers that
> you know are wrong to help you zero in on the right answer.
> The techniques I've taught my students for dealing with the ACT
> or SAT apply very well to the LBS1. Most standardized tests
> are written with the same philosophies. This approach to a
> test will help you feel more focused and confident. Test
> anxiety is a far worse enemy than not knowing the content.
> BTW, unlike other ISBE tests, the LBS1 does not have an essay.
> It's just a number of multiple-choice questions (I think 100
> or 120), and you have *5 hours* to take the test.
thanks for your quick input...i have 6 years of teaching
experience, but have been out of school for a long time...the
laws changed after i left to stay home with my children and now
i am back and teaching is a whole new world! you really put my
mind at ease..thanks again!
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