PE CSET Subtest III

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  1. RanFen

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    Hi
    So I have passed the first two subtests but subtest III has taken me down twice...interestingly enough, there are very similar questions I keep seeing and research information and answers to the questions but still am not sure about the answers. I am a Health teacher looking to add on my PE credential... coincidentally I am very physically active but just haven't had a big background in the practical studies... If anyone has either A. the answer to my questions or B. a resource that can help me, I would appreciate it.. I have read through the Healthy Frameworks and accessed books such as Children Moving and Xam, and Mometrix... Furthermore, I score fine in the +++ in the Professional Foundations but only score + on the Integration of Concepts as well as the Constructed response... however I think I know what I need to do with the constructed response so at this point, it's just more information for questions below:
    1. For dribbling a soccer ball at a beginners level, what would be the next skill for kids?
    2. For teaching one handed basketball drills, what would be the next skill learned (once again beginners)
    3. After learning the basics of using a hockey stick, what is the next subsequent skill to learn

    So as you can see, it's the progression steps in learning sports that I need help with. Thanks!
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    First, see if there's any help in the California PE framework, which you'll find on the Web site of the California Dept. of Education at www.cde.ca.gov under Curriculum and Instruction. (The framework for each curriculum area is the document that fleshes out the state content standards. If you don't find immediate help for your specific question, you're nevertheless likely to find general help.) In addition, try searching the Web for lesson plans that cover what you want. I'd recommend doing that directly ("lesson plan soccer dribble", "lesson plan basketball one handed", and so on: adjust search terms as appropriate). You can and should also check out PE Central, www.pecentral.org, and both CAHPERD and AAHPERD. In addition, you might find that organizations that promote the sport to children yield good information for amateur coaches that you'll then need to translate into PE-Teacher-ese: it seemed to me on searching for soccer dribbling lesson plans that AYSO's name was on a number of hits.
     
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    I had the same experience. Passed the first 2 with relative ease. Bombed the third one, even though it was very similar content and I studied even more than I did for the first 2. Weird. Gotta try again next fall.
     
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    "Bombed", or "didn't pass"? There's a difference, at least in my eyes.
     
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    I got a 183. Only one + on the "Foundations of PE" part, which I had a difficult time finding content on. Probably going to try taking it again this upcoming fall but I'm not in a rush to pass, since I like teaching social studies and PE openings are rare.
     
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    That's a substantial gap, yes; I suspect you're also seeing p's and k's and s's on your constructed responses.

    NASPE, the National Association for Sports and Physical Education, is another good resource for you.
     
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    Took it down Already
     
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    This thread is for the CSET exam that prospective PE teachers take, jessica.
     
  10. Treeburn

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    Hi everyone. I passed 1&3 a year ago and am stuck on 2. I now have not passed 4 times missing by 1-3 points! I am going nuts. Ironically on the past4 tests I have gotten 4 stars on the constructed response so not passing was all my fault because It was the multiple choice! However! This time I did great on the multiple choice but strangely got 3 stars on the constructed response. This was the difference between passing and NOT passing. I wrote the exact same stuff per the other ones. I understand how the responses work so I know what I am doing. So there actually IS a way you can ask for a re evaluation so I sent I the 50$ required and wrote a note explaining how one damn star would make all the difference. My schooling has come to a standstill since last September because I cannot go any further in my credential program. I would have had my credential by now. I seriously doubt they will change it because if they do they have to refund me the $50! I did nothing different on the constructed response. I know all the key words they are looking for etc.. It is really strange and I am ready to give up. I am 55 and started over. Would love to hear from anyone. I just need support!
     
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    Bbelton, I'm pulling for you to pass PE CSET Subtest III. I'm taking PE CSET I this month followed by II and III within the next few weeks. Any advice? I've been studying the Mometrix and XAM books, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot more than that. I bombed on the CSET officical practice test from their website, getting 7/15 (AFTER going through those 2 books. I feel like some of the info in the study guides weren't even on the practice test. I worry the actual test will have a lot info not covered in those 2 study guides.
     
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    Hey Everyone,

    I am having trouble passing the PE CSET Subtest III. This will be my 4th time taking the exam and my biggest issue is the constructed response question. I am looking for some resources that can help me study for the exam. I already have a study exam book (mometrix), but I do not feel it helps as much for the constructed response questions. Any advice or resources?
     
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    Welcome to A to Z, PEteacher68, and hugs.

    What are your diagnostics showing, by way of p, t, k, d or checkmark?
     
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    I scored a 214 on the test. I need a 220 to pass. Both multiple choice sections, I scored a +++. Constructed response was ++ and diagnostics were s,d (support, depth of knowledge) Any advice or resources?
     
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    The domains of Subtest III are Professional Foundations, which accounts for about 16 multiple choice questions, and Integration of Concepts, which accounts for about 24 multiple choice questions and one extended constructed response.

    The one constructed response is scored on a scale from 0 to 4 by two scorers; the diagnostics are intended to indicate in which specific aspects - purpose, knowledge, support, breadth/depth - the response fell short. If you received ++ for that constructed response, you probably got half or fewer of the points the scorers were hoping to give you. The s,d diagnostic suggests that the point your answer was making wasn't off base in the scorers' eyes and your grasp of the specific PE concepts and terminology wasn't insufficient (or you would have received p,k). But the scorers seem to have wanted to see more support for your answer, in the form of evidence from the video and reasoning based on the principles of PE. And the difference between CSET short answers and CSET extended answers, like this one, is the breadth/depth dimension: my sense is that d goes to the response that was all right as far as it went but that should have gone farther. The Subtest III constructed response is in Integration of Concepts, so your answer needs to reflect the scope of your knowledge of PE and how PE concepts interrelate.

    At the same time, if you have +++ for multiple choice on both domains of Subtest III, there's room for improvement - enough room for improvement in multiple choice Integration of Concepts alone to accommodate the six points you need to pass. "Integration of Concepts" means that this part of Subtest III pulls together everything from the first two subtests. The more you get in the habit of viewing a physical activity from multiple PE perspectives, the more you'll be able to do that successfully in the test.
     
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    Thank you for the information. Do you recommend any resources that I can use to help me with the test especially the constructed response questions?
     
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    Have you passed the other subtests?

    Your best bet might be to find or make a reasonably comprehensive glossary of PE terms - kinesiology, body mechanics, all that stuff - plus the professional concerns that are mentioned in the California PE framework (www.cde.ca.gov, under the Curriculum and Instruction tab) and then spend some time every day describing things you do using that kind of terminology.
     
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    I recently received my results for the CSET Subtest III and after studying and feeling confident after leaving the exam. I did not pass the exam. I have failed the exam four times so far and I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I actually did worse this time, then I did on my 3rd time taking the exam. I researched online and there does not seem to be many resources for the Physical Education subject.
    I am looking for additional resources. I already have the book, flashcards and have been looking over the California PE framework.
     
  19. TeacherGroupie

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    Hugs, PEteacher68. Does your current score report show s,d on the constructed response again?
     
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    Yes,
    s, d is on the constructed response again. However, I am confused about the grading because my last exam I had s, d with two ++ and this one s, d with only one + .
     
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    Hm. Well, s is for support and d is for depth: it would seem that the scorers still aren't happy with how you're supporting your answer with examples and reasoning and with the breadth and depth of your ability to integrate all the concepts of PE.

    Did you get s on any of your constructed responses for the subtests you've already passed?
     

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