cset english subtest IV?????

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  1. niki

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    English CSET IV

    I have taken this test fourteen times and had 3 different tutor's. Can someone please help me?
     
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    How close are your scores to passing, niki, and what does page 2 of your score reports have to say about where you're coming up short?
     
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    On the average 193-207. I get a check in each area.
     
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    Hm. A score of 207 goes with getting four checkmarks, but a score below 200 generally doesn't.

    What have your tutors told you to do?
     
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    I just got my CSET scores, I passed I and failed the III last fall, but I just passed III along with II, but failed IV (I took the II, III, and IV back in January 2014 an found out the results last night). I got checks in all 4 questions for IV, but my score was 193 (with two pluses). I saw that if I got three pluses, I would have passed, so I am wondering exactly what do I have to provide when I write my short responses for IV in order to get the the third or more pluses? I did look at the cset website, and I thought I did pretty similar to the 3 points, but I am not exactly sure where I went wrong.
     
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    Teachergroupie,
    Yep, I have three checks with a score of 193. My tutors gave me a bunch of paperwork regarding information. I paid one tutor to look at my written work, but I found the info. she wanted me to write would be difficult to fit on the test itself. Another told me to make sure I am including tense, person, what, and why.
     
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    Are you trying to write an essay for each Subtest IV constructed response, or are you trying to write something else?
     
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    Sorry, I was out of town. I am trying to write a response for each question. Both tutors told me to break down each question so I answer it correctly. Am I doing something wrong?
     
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    Let me be a bit clearer. Is what you're writing for each question an essay or something else?
     
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    I am trying to write an essay.
     
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    For Subtest IV, don't. Don't introduce, don't conclude: get to the point as you would in jotting a note to a colleague or department chair who just wants to know what you're up to and why it makes sense.
     
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    My problem is with pt. 4 also. However, I think this whole testing thing and failing by a few points each time, is one big money scam. I think it's away for them to make money!
     
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    I feel your pain. I struggled with 4 also.
    The biggest tip I can give you is:

    Only answer the question given. You don't need to dazzle them with everything you have ever know about the topic. Follow,the What/How might it look/ why is the right way model.

    There is a teacher in Glendora who teaches a study class on this test. I struggled and finally passed after going to meet with her. pM me and I will get you the information

    I ended up,taking this subtext 4xs missing it by 7points, and the. Finally scoring the needed 220after meeting with the above mentioned teacher
     
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    bananas1964, what are you seeing in the performance diagnostics on page 2 of your score reports?
     

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