Submitted by Jordie Kirkham
I took this test yesterday morning. Several coworkers had told me it was incredibly difficult and my district only gave me one chance to pass so I STUDIED STUDIED STUDIED. I used the materials provided by Texas Teachers, went through the State Manual as well as 240 Tutoring. 240 Tutoring did a wonderful job of how breaking down all the concepts and gave you a plethora of practice questions. I made flashcards, took the practice test multiple times etc.
WOW, there is definitely no way to study for this sucker. Some of the questions were straight forward, others you could narrow down to two answers or just had no idea. I took the test all the way through marking questions I was unsure of, took a 20 minute break then came back and went through it all again. I left feeling like it could go either way. There were none of the laws, no grammatical questions, no Krashen or Cummins questions. A lot of questions about syntax, morphemes, phonemes etc, the different types of programs then the rest was purely situational. On the situational questions, I tried to picture myself in the students shoes, "If I had just moved here and was an ELL, what activity would be most beneficial for me?" FINGERS CROSSED!