Submitted by Hannah
I often get test anxiety so I made steps to ensure that I would be calm and do well on the exam. I first studied using Texas Teachers resources but I couldn't grab the concepts sufficiently. Paid the $55 for CertifyTeacher.com and Quizlet. Those were excellent resources for me. I took the practice exam from CF probably 8 times, which helped me to get over the test "setting". Once I scored an 80 on the practice exam, I scheduled the state test for a week later. The practice exam had 60 questions versus the 80 that's on the state exam (10 aren't graded). Which helped me be more confident and successful.
The questions aren't tricky and are very straight forward. The best answer will most likely be something related to cognitive thinking, higher-order thinking, or something that may be considered more difficult for the teacher but highly beneficial for the student. Best of luck!
Since I took so many practice exams, I feel I was more than ready for the real thing. I passed with a score of 262. CertifyTeacher did an excellent job preparing me. As other T.T. students mentioned, you will need to learn the legal terms and there's several Quizlet cards for those. Overall, it really isn't very hard. I imagine if you take the practice exams from either Certify Teacher or Texas Teacher and you pass, that you will do well on the state exam. Breath. Relax. Go with your gut.