FTCE Pk-3 Exam

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  1. s.shaw

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    I recently took this exam and I did not pass. Since I'm on a tight time frame to pass this exam, I am scheduled to take it again next month in April, but I was wondering if anyone can offer any suggestions on what resources they used to successfully pass this exam. I do have the XAM online Pre K-3 book and since I do not have my score report yet, it's hard to judge on what my weak areas are.

    I have reviewed math material on Khan and I've Googled some things to further expand my knowledge, but I am completely lost as to how to successfully prepare and past this test. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Loren

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    Did you pass? I have taken the developmental knowledge portion 5 times. It is keeping me from getting my bachelor's degree... I have studied everything, I don't know what else to do.
     
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    I've taken this test 2 times. The 2nd time I received a 197 in Developmental Knowledge and all I used was the XAM online Pre K-3 book. I haven't passed any of the sections yet the second time My scores were very close, it sucks because I almost passed all 4 sections! I honestly have no idea what else to use to study and review from.

    As hard as it is, I try to remember what were some of the questions that stumped me and try to find information on those subjects. That's what I did the second time I took it and I'm not sure if that's what helped me, but my score did improve. So here I am yet again getting ready to take it again next month. Is that the only section you need to pass? What did you use for the other sections, I need help with everything! Paying the retake fee is killing me!
     
  5. Loren

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    Yes, it is the only section I need to pass in order to get my Bachelor's degree. It stinks! I went in for the first time and didn't study and passed those sections. But I have a friend who used the FTCE secrets study guide book and she said that helped a lot.
     
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    Hello. I'm not sure if I can offer much help because I haven't taken the test yet but I've heard of a company called Learning Liaisons that have very good reviews. They have a Video on Demand course that is offered for Prek-3 for like $50 that may help you pass. I plan to use them to help me pass the test along with the XAM book that I recently purchased. Any study tips anyone can provide to help me out will be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Hi. I just signed up to take this exam again. I printed out the free study guide. I passed it over 10 years ago but I need to take it again now. Any suggestions?
     
  8. s.shaw

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    I recently took the test again and it seems I'm getting closer to passing. I finally passed something! I passed the first 3 subtests, but did not pass the Science so that is the only one I need to pass. I have to wait about 3 weeks before I find out what my score is, but the second time I took this test I got a 192, so I wonder if I scored the same, better or worse. That was my 3rd time taking this test. I pretty much continue to use the same resources, I have the XAMonline Prek-3 book, I signed up and have a paid subscription with ixl ( I used it mostly for the math and science) I also tried to remember those questions and the key words that stumped me and researched those topics, and lastly I have also used The Learning Liaisons, but I signed up for that course the first time I tested, but I remembered the strategies taught and just kept applying that each time I took the test.

    If anyone has taken and passed the science portion. What resources did you use? I sort of remember some of the topics on the test, but some of those things aren't in the XAMonline book I have and with the ixl website they aren't there also. So if anyone has any other resources they used, could you please share them with me? Thanks!
     
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    Wednesday is my test day and from reading all these posting I see Ive been studying from the same sources as everyone, my friend, we study together, she took it last Friday and did not pass Developmental and LA, she said most of the test were scenarios and questions about teaching strategies, kind of assessment to apply to scenarios, even IEP questions??? Im studying until the day I take it but will appreciate any recommendation or resources anyone want to share .
     
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    I am taking it tomorrow. I've been using the same book as everyone else but also have been using Quizlet. People make their own quizzes based on the test. It looks like a good resource we will see tomorrow
     
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    I took my test and passed developmental and science, I will take it again at the end of July, need to finished the test this year, I just missed my opportunity to teach pre k in August but I'm determined I will pass next time, good luck on your test! I used Quizlet too , testing was more scenarios and applying assessments and theories, nothing about any of the men , only one Piaget question in the whole test.
     
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    Glad t

    Yay! At least you passed 2 sections of it! I just needed to retake the Science part which I took today, but surprisingly I didn't get my unofficial score report, it only said "receipt of completion" is this something new? This was my 5th time taking this test and I always either get a pass/no pass unofficial copy. Has anyone else received this "receipt of completion"?
     
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    It probably means that you were taking a version of that specific test that's new enough that Pearson is still collecting data to determine how raw scores will map onto scaled scores.
     
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    Yes, I just checked and it says that there is currently a scoring delay for that test. So now I just have to wait patiently for my score to post it says within 5 weeks.
     
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    Ah, then that suggests that you're dealing with a revised test (that is, the test standards themselves have changed) rather than with a new version of an existing test.
     
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    Ok, thank you for explaining it to me, now I have a better understanding of what's going on.
     
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    Jul 21, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    Ok soooo Im a little confused so does this mean this test is being revised and will be a totally different test now? ..... I just signed up today to retake this test AGAIN and I just need to make sure that Im studying the right material!!! If anyone know of any great study material pleaseeeeeeee let me know!!! Thanks
     
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    Jul 21, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    The likelihood that everything has changed is pretty low. I assume you have downloaded or printed the Competencies for the version for which you expected to be preparing. Find the newest version of the Competencies online. If it bears the same date or version number as yours, you're fine. If it doesn't, identify where it's different: look for additions, subtractions, and rephrasings. You might also see if there's been a change to the state content standards in any of the curriculum areas that PreK-3 covers. (If I were a betting woman, I'd bet that the English/language arts standards now reflect more non-fiction reading and writing and that the science and math standards now stress subject-area literacy. Social studies standards in most states have focused more than math and science standards have on ensuring that students acquire the vocabulary and phrasings of the field and of academic language, so I'd expect less movement there.) Go to the FLDOE webpages that discuss changes and updates to the state standards; the documents there can give you a good overview of what to expect in the standards themselves.
     

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