Discussion in 'Single Subject Tests' started by nasimi77, Nov 28, 2006.
Oct 30, 2007
And now you know the trouble with asking me a question, joe...
You're welcome, of course.
Feb 18, 2008
Here We Go Again
Recently, I beat the English Cset on the second go-round. Now I'm returning to my field of expertise in Art for my second "subject matter competence" (ho ho!). I signed up for May 08'. I see the rather long list of references on the cset site, and from my Cset English experience I doubt they will be of much help. On that go-round I had Elmer's notes and a couple of good book suggestions from TeacherGroupie. Is there anything similar here? :help:
Have you looked through the rest of this thread, Freemaker7?
Mar 6, 2008
I have a Multiple subject credential but I am trying to get an art authorization by taking this test. If you had to recommend three courses that would help you pass, what would they be? Also, do you know the price and duration of this test?
Testing time per session is as it is for the multiple subject test: five hours. During that time you may take both subtests or just one. The fee per subtest is $105 because there are just two subtests (that is, each CSET test overall costs $210).
CSET Art requires that you present a portfolio of photos of your own artwork in several different media. To find out more, see the Test Guide at http://www.cset.nesinc.com. I think the portfolio manual isn't posted on the Web site - it's sent out about a month or so before the test, I think - but we'll hope the veterans of the test find your question and offer some comments.
May 4, 2008
I just read all previous thread. Like you, Double trouble, i will be taking the Art CSET in May. I was shocked to read the questions on the real test are hard to decipher and the answers too.
I know more about contemporary artists than historical ones and know my elements and principles of art so I am hoping this will help. What does someone who took the test in January think? Were more of the questions dealing with contemporary artists?
The practice test was clear and straightforward, but from what I hear the real one is not like that. Was the January test ambiguous and convoluted in its language use?
Has anyone found any new sources to help besides the one art history book perviously mentioned?
I loved Joe's Questions and felt they were valid and clear. Can anyone who recently took the test add to the answers?
Are you still out there Joe?
AS with everyone else, I'm not sure what else to study beside the elements and principles of arts and the content standards. And of course Art history and architecture. Any new ideas from those who have taken it?!
How are you generally as a test taker, artsurf6?
I'm not that great. I did everything I could not to have to take this. But I do.
How are you at explaining art, then?
Fairly good. Though I know the correct term and definitions, I can not always pull them up.
Do you mean you can't pull them up immediately? If so, you've got lots of company, so make sure you take at least one break during testing time.
Are you currently doing art?
May 5, 2008
Well it's good to hear you can take breaks! I am doing some art now, painting and print making. Mostly i teach elementary art. I'm at a private school so I missed getting validated for NCLB
Okay: as you teach, rehearse the terminology - in other words, make your teaching time part of your study time.
There aren't scheduled breaks in CSET testing time, but one can certainly get excused "to the bathroom" - and one should, because it's amazing how often the answer that was being elusive will come to one's mind en route from the testing seat to the, um, other seat.
Thank you for the helpful ideas. I do try to use the correct terminology in class but I will work at being more cognitive of its use and application. I worked on it today actually. I tried to pay attention to my analysis and interpretation of other artists work.
I'm hoping this will help me with discussing my own work.
My biggest question right now is how much of the test is dealing with application of standards and the elements and principles of art?
Can anyone help with
May 15, 2008
CSET VS. PRAXIS
Can someone tell me the difference between the CSET Art and the PRAXIS Art? I have passed the CSET because of California's requirements, but am now moving to Oregon and must take the PRAXIS. Oregon does not recognize the CSET test yet. If I passed the CSET without trouble, should that be true for the PRAXIS as well? Thanks all!
One thing that CSET Art has that Praxis II art tests don't is art produced by the test taker. The tests will also differ in format, and Praxis II exams don't allow the test taker the option of getting more time by spreading out the test taking. The up side of this is that there will be a scheduled break during which you can eat and even study a little without there being problems.
If you passed CSET Art in one go, I would expect you'd have no trouble with the Praxis II Art tests.
Jun 18, 2008
I wondering if you past subset II?
I passed the subset I, but I am having trouble with Subset II.
Do you have any suggestions?
Do you have any tips for passing subset II?
I already passed subset I.
I missed subset II by 10 points?
What do you see in the chart on side 2 of your score report, rokera?
Jun 19, 2008
I don't understand how to read the chart.
Separate names with a comma.