SLLA 6011- admin exam

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  1. Bookstabern1

    Bookstabern1 New Member

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    I am currently taking courses for my principal certification. I still have 6 courses to go, so I do have plenty of time to prepare for the SLLA praxis. I am very concerned about the MC questions. I have taken a handful of practice tests and notice that I am usually getting half of the questions wrong. Test taking was never my strongest point. Is there a successful tip to choosing the correct answer? I have also noted that my first answers were usually correct but felt compelled to change them at some point.
     
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    I struggled with the test. I live in MS and we require the highest passing score of any state which requires the SLLA. I took the SLLA twice missing MS's score by 2 points. The last time I took it in Memphis,TN instead of MS and scored much higher than the minimum. The last time I studied the online test prep by ETS and read why the answers I got wrong were wrong. It made me focus on the possible reasons I was missing the questions. Most of the time you need to make sure your MC answers are restating what is in the question. There maybe a few of your choices which sound correct and are probably even considered best practices but whether they relate to the question is what you should look for.
     
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    Thank you for that tip. I have taken 3 practice tests. I just purchased a book "SLLA Crash Course" and it has a lengthy practice test section (but I wish they gave explanations for the right answers). I hear that the answers should show how they relate to the standards as well (which should help). I will keep in mind what you said in trying to relate the answer to the question! I know there is a solid method to answering MC correctly, I just need to work at it more. I would feel discouraged if I failed it. When I took my Praxis for teaching I failed it by 1 point the first time. That was a major blow. I still have a very long time until I take it BUT I do want to take it before finishing the program so that I gain more confidence.
     
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    Has anyone from MS obtained license in TN then transferred back to MS. I made as high as a 165.
     
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    I don't personally know of anyone who has done it yet, but the rep from the state department told me they'll accept a passing score from another state. I have another year of teaching to meet the 4 year teaching requirement from AR, and once I get that license, I'm going to transfer it to MS.
     
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    What state did you obtain your ed leadership degree from?
     
  7. Mom4life

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    Does the test has a lot of law questions? I took my certification in Texas (different test) but unfortunately Virginia didn't accept my scores. I have to take the SLLA and have been practicing with the study guides offered by ETS. I'm also reviewing my notes from Texas. I'm just nervous about the different state laws. I'm taking the test in two weeks, and I'm really freaking out about the written response/essay questions. What should I emphasize in studying at this point?
     
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    Since SLLA isn't specific to a state, it shouldn't include state-specific laws, nor for that matter state-specific programs (or if it does mention one, the correct answer to a question won't depend on knowing state-specific aspects of one, though it could depend on being aware of the sorts of things that state-specific laws cover).
     
  9. whizkid

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    In addition to Teacher Groupie, I'd focus heavily on the multiple choice portion of the test. That's where the bulk of your points will come from. It's mostly scenarios and making the best decision as an administrator, not a teacher. You need only a 163 for VA. Also, create bullet points when writing your constructed responses. Get straight to the point. I wouldn't try to write whole paragraphs. There are seven of them, three parts each, so you'll end up with like 21 answers. I took this advice from another user here. The second time I took it, I was gunning for the state minimum score that I got the degree from, not the one that I'll transfer it to. I was much calmer the second time I took it. It was the exact same test, nothing was different. The ETS practice test helped a lot. Much of what you learn in school won't even be on the test. A fellow classmate told me this and he was right.
     
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    I'm fairly confident with the M/C part. The writing part is what worries me. I know it's computer based, so the typing will definitely help me with speed. However, does anyone have any tips for the constructed responses? I bought the ETS study guide and it has the questions, but not what an optimal response should be.
     
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    Make sure you answer every question, but get to the point. Don't write long paragraphs. Bullet points will suffice.
     
  12. Mars Powers

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    Hello All:

    The study tips I recommend using is the practice test, guide yourself each and everyday. Practice certainly makes perfect! But more specifically, practice your writing. The test is not looking for how beautifully or flowery your style of writing is. Instead it is measuring your overall knowledge in various contents. One suggestion is to practice answering principal interview questions. Focus on the actions one would take to manage a situation and its practicality. Learn how to bullet your answers, aforementioned action oriented. But committing to these suggestion, it will allow you to answer all questions smoothly and with ease. I took the SLA 6011 test in late March. And just received my score, and I passed. Schedule study time and focus. The cost of the test is entirely too expensive to wing it.
     
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    How many Multiple choice do you need to get correct to get a passing score? I am in Louisiana 166 is required!
     
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    I am taking the test Wednesday and I am worried! I have been practicing, but I get nervous!!! I am in Louisiana and we have to make a 166 to pass. Any recommendations??
     
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    I noticed it said you took admin test in Arizona. How was the subtest II. What testing tips do you have for that?
     
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    HI whizkid.. I am taking the admin for AR tomorrow and tips on this test?
    Last minute things to look for? Im very nervous
     
  17. Smile14

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    Hi, what did you use to study for the Texas exam? I am needing to take it this summer and I am really nervous because I don't have a clue on what to study?
     
  18. whizkid

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    Just now checking your message.

    If you answered the questions as if you were an administrator and not a teacher you should be fine. You only need a 163. I would have concentrated more on the MC than the written responses. That's not to say the written responses were not important, but the heavily weighed part of your score will come from the MC.
     
  19. whizkid

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    The ETS Study guide and practice test are great resources for this test.
     

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