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    Re: EC-6 Texes Exam

    I have taken several ExCET/TExES exams in my teaching career. I have
    never spent more than 90 minutes on any one tests and have passed all
    on the first try for my certifications. You will absolutely have to
    pass English Language Arts and Reading because that is about 47
    percent of the test. You do not have to pass every single part of the
    rest of the test. I would suggest you have a passing score for math.
    The other areas are important but if you barely miss passing one or
    two of them, you can probably still pass.

    On 6/14/10, Lana wrote:
    > Thanks for everyone's advice. I take the test in less than 2
    > weeks. (aghhh)
    > I bought the only ec-6 study guide available at the time..which was
    > the "EC-6 Texes-191 Generalist Study Guide" by Nancy...somebody.
    > Sorry, I've forgotten her last name, but it is available at barnes
    > and nobles. There are SO many typos and mistakes, but I am happy
    > with how much I've gained from it. Sheri, there are two full-length
    > (140 question) tests in the back with detailed answer
    > clarifications which I found super helpful! I did a little studying
    > for an ec-4 study guide I picked up at the library. I read the
    > entire book front to back to remind myself of basic math, social
    > studies and science. I am going to take one more practice test and
    > look over all the notes I took while reading the book and I think
    > I'll be ready by the 26th. Hope that helps for anyone who hasn't
    > taken the test. Hopefully it will work for me *fingers crossed*
    > On 6/14/10, Sheri wrote:
    >> Thank you so much for your response. I am furiously looking for
    >> good material to study. Where did you get the 3 practice exams?
    >> Did you buy them online and what site? There are so many to pick
    >> from. On the TEXES site practice exam there are only 50
    >> questions. Thank you so much I hope you read this.
    >> On 6/06/10, cj wrote:
    >>> I have a BBA (20+ yrs) ago & have subbed this past year. I
    >>> studied EC-6 flash cards (from online site) & an EC-4 Exam
    >>> for Dummies manual. Studied info for a few weeks & took 3
    >>> practice exams (several times) until I got them all right.
    >>> EC-6 Test not too hard if you study materials. Make sure you
    >>> know basic science concepts & have good Texas History
    >>> background (many questions in this section were not on the
    >>> practice exams or flash cards). Passed the first time! Good
    >>> luck CAN do it!
    >>> On 4/27/10, Lana wrote:
    >>>> I'm not sure if I am asking this question in the
    >>>> appropriate place, but here it goes...
    >>>> Has anyone taken the new TExEs (191 generalists) Ec-6
    >>>> Exam? How was it? Any advice? Also, they give you 5
    >>>> hours, does it take that long?
    >>>> I have a public relations degree and have NO experience
    >>>> teaching expect with being a substitute a few
    >>>> you need to have an education degree to pass this test the
    >>>> first time around?
    >>>> THANKS!