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triad 12-09-2019 02:44 PM

Mid/Gen C1 Retake
I am going to retake E3 Science. I scored a 2.25 on that section, but did much better on E1 Reading and E2 Math scoring a 3 on both. I feel like my science content knowledge is low. Any suggestions? I thought about reading over my state standards for grades 4-6. This could help with knowledge on real-world phenomenas and show how the standards flow. I honestly feel like I can put an enriching lesson together and integrate other content areas pretty well. I just need a stronger understanding of science concepts.

I'm also going to retake the Selected Response Section. Any suggestions there? Is the Successful Strategies book beneficial for C1, or is more for C2?

Zia 12-09-2019 05:30 PM

I know many candidates have talked about Praxis study guides to prep for various content areas. Reviewing state standards can help.

Re-taking the SR is a good strategy. It is weighted more heavily than anything else (including the CR items), a very small time/labor commitment, and gives you the most bang for your buck. Additionally, statistically, the more times you take a standardized test, the higher your score. Best luck, whatever you decide.

avlteacher 12-10-2019 05:16 AM

suggestions for component 1
First-time poster but I've been reading this board for a bit!

I did really well on Comp. 1 (I just certified and it was my highest score.). I certified in middle grades generalist. One thing I did to help with science was read the Next Gen Science Standards, along with my state standards. I made notes of the standards I was not completely sure of my understanding. Then, I watched BrainPOP and Flocabulary videos about these standards! Not joking! They really helped me.

Best of luck on your journey to retake.

triad 12-10-2019 12:47 PM

Excellent idea! I use BrainPOP frequently. I have been teaching 6th grade for 11 years. If it doesn't fit in 6th grade standards, I have forgotten it. :confused:

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