Has anyone taken this exam. I'm taking it on the 16th of June and I'm extremely nervous. i've never been this nervous about a test. Anyone have any tips or advice. I took a practice test and didn't do so well. I'm brushing up on Reading Essentials for kids. Since its 4-8 I've been studying things such as Phonemes, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary Instruction, text comprehension. Should I also be studying Literary Terms or Literary Periods. I'm doing my certification through an Alternative Certification Program. I'm so glad I found this forum, and it's good to see I'm not the only worry wart when it comes to this.