Submitted by Xavier
If this test is taken seriously it is not that difficult. I failed the first time around thinking that my background in science ( toxicology degree with a minor in chemistry) would suffice for majority of the test. STUDY.COM STUDY.COM STUDY.COM. It does cost $60 a month but if you use study.com and study all the material that they offer you will pass. Study.com even offers a month free trial so if you time it properly you could actually use study.com for free. I also used certifyteacher.com for practice questions. Certifyteacher is good for explanations about their practice questions but their question bank is only about 10 questions per competency. Texas teachers offers a discount for certifyteacher that makes it pretty affordable. After I failed the first time around I dedicated at least four hours a day to studying for about six weeks.
I failed the test the first time with a 226. I take responsibility for that I did not come close to properly studying the material. There is such a wide array of questions that the test could choose from you need to give yourself time to properly study all of the material. Some of the major topics I can remember from my test are properties and laws of gases, oxidation-reduction reactions, understanding how to properly calculate force ( incline planes, coefficient of static friction, etc.), simple harmonic motion, projectiles, laws of thermodynamic, acid base reactions, phases of the moon, etc. I can't say it enough if you study everything that study.com has and understand it you will pass. I used study.com in conjunction with the preparation manual and went though every domain. Also complete the practice assessment in the preparation manual and buy the $10 ETS interactive practice test, some of those questions could be on the actual exam just in different wording. Both times i took the test I didn't bother studying domains 1 and 10 they're mostly common sense and I only missed one question per domain each time. First time I studied independently and relied on my prior knowledge and failed with a 226. The second time I used study.com and googled and youtubed any thing that I had questions about. I passed with a 253.