CSET July 21, 2007

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  1. TeacherGroupie

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    Yup: doesn't it just make you want to invite yourself over?

    Now, now, roberts: scores aren't promised till close of business. Go find some chocolate... and here's a hug for free.
     
  2. teach101

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    Results available online. Boohooo...212 Did not pass :(
     
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    My sympathies, teach101. That's very close, though. When your official score report arrives, take a look at side 2 for some information that can help you pass next time.
     
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    Science Subtest I

    Hi TG,
    :D :D I passed. I feel like a kid. I am preparing for the second subtest. This news is so encouraging. Thanks for all the help everyone. OOO, what a relief! I didn't find the score online though!
    Emma:haha:
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    Emma1, you won't find the score online, nor in your official score report, if you pass: it'll just say "PASSED".

    Actual numerical scores for passers aren't reported to you nor to institutions that get score reports nor, as nearly as I can tell, to God Almighty - the intent of the CCTC is that passing scores will not be used in hiring decisions.

    Go celebrate YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT, please. (Though I dunno why I'm insisting on that here: single subject test takers, especially in the sciences, are generally much better about taking credit for passing rather than attributing it solely to luck.)
     
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    I can't believe it. I passed English subtest I, II III! I seriously cannot believe it because I really felt like I was guessing my way through 80% of I. BUT I did not pass IV - got a 193! :( I am really shocked because I thought that section was really easy and I majored in film and I teach speech. I didn't study for that section because I thought I knew the material enough as it is. I still cannot believe I passed the other sections which I thought were so hard. So I am doubly shocked. Now, I have to register for IV again and get some real study materials for that! Thank you everyone for all your wonderful help and encouragement. :) I seriously cannot believe that I am one subtest away from getting an English credential! Yay! This adds to my multiple subject credential and makes me feel so much more confident as a teacher.
     
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    I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, the RELIEF!
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    jennyscout, could be that you ran out of steam by the time you got to Subtest IV. Or it could be that you relaxed a little more than was quite called for - there's something similar with CBEST, in that the essay section trips up people who aren't very good writers AND people who are.

    Be sure to read side 2 of your official score report when it arrives later this week: the diagnostic information there will help you prepare.

    In the meantime, please celebrate your accomplishment on Subtests I through III!
     
  9. TeacherGroupie

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    Way to go, roberts3206!
     
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    TY! I'm done now ... passed English 1, 2, and 4 in May, that's 3 and I can get into Project Pipeline!!!!!!
     
  11. jennyscout

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    Thank you TeacherGroupie! I did whip through Subtest IV, but I thought I put in enough buzz words, but I guess not. Anyone have any good materials for Subtest IV? I'd like to buy them off of you. Please PM me. Thank you.


     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    There's a list of drama terms among the goodies in the "elmer's English resources" sticky thread, and there are some fine Web sites for media studies/journalism in the sticky thread on useful Web resources for single subject English/history. In addition, if you rummage among the old threads, you'll find other resources.
     
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    I passed Social Science I-III!
     
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    I passed Social Science 2 & 3, already passed 1. I'm so excited and relieved! Very happy to have passed them on the first try. I was pretty sure i passed but didn't want to get my hopes up! Woo Hoo I'm Done! :D :D

    Congrats to all who passed!!!
     
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    Well done, Jarenko and greenbean6! I'm not surprised in either case.
     
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    Congrats you two on the Social Science passing! I was talking to another intern type the other day who said it was thought to be the hardest of the CSETs ... I mean there isn't much to it or anything... you just have to remember EVERYTHING that has ever happened anywhere in the world since the beginning of history, LOL!

    Great job! I hope you're able to enjoy your victory more than I am ... I came home from school and plopped into a dark room with a migraine I had to work thru all day...
     
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    Oh, roberts, I'm sorry about the migraine. Please celebrate when you can.

    I think CSET Math's the hardest, or at any rate the least easy to navigate primarily on good test taking smarts.
     
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    Congratulations to everyone who passed! Way to go! :up: Oh yeah, all right, woo-hoo! :2up:

    I wasn't working today, or so I thought, but then I got called in late for a substitute teaching job. I actually forgot about CSET results today! Ha. I just got back and saw the email. I thought it was a link to the site to see my score, but there it was, right in front of me. It's Unofficial! I passed CSET Math subtest 1! How do you spell relief? No "poor baby" in Italian or whatever for me!

    Thank you to all on this forum, especially TeacherGroupie and Jay (innovation guy). You've been a great help.

    Well, no celebrating now because I'm getting ready for some classes at the community college tonight. A new program started in Jan. called Process Technology. It's only 8 courses and then you are qualified for high paying jobs at refineries or Dow Chemical, etc. ($45k/65K entry level pay; $100k or more after 5 years). I figure, what the heck. It is the only program in Northern CA, and it is getting a lot of attention. So, tuition for our Spring classes was refunded (nice surprise), as will be tuition for the rest of the program. Since I have a BS, I already have the Chemistry, higher math, and Physics prerequisites finished. I'm covering my bases and opening options. Choices I'm planning for: multiple subjects teacher, math teacher, COBOL programmer again, Process Technician, or finally figuring out how to make money online. Something will work. I'm tired of being broke. If only I knew what I want to be when I grow up. :p
     
  19. jennyscout

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    Congrats everyone! And Jazz, the new job prospect sounds great!
    Keep your options open.

    I was wondering - has anyone had CSET regrade their essays for the English CSET? Will they even do that? I really think my Subtest 4 essays were pretty strong. In fact, that was the only section I thought I nailed coming out of the test, even though I did rush them. Maybe I wrote too much? So anyways, just wondering if anyone ever got a regrade?

    Thanks.
     
  20. jennyscout

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    Nix that. I just read the CSET site. It costs $50 for a score verification. Might as well just take it again. I just ordered the Orange County materials for Sub 4.
     

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