Re: [EASCI] Re: Assessment Center
Please tell me more on how and where you got the flash cards. Explain more about them. I don't ever remember anyone mentioning them before now. I am retaking the first 2 tests. Won't old textbooks help.
--- On Tue, 4/28/09, Christopher Heroux <tulsateach@...> wrote:
From: Christopher Heroux <tulsateach@...>
Subject: Re: [EASCI] Re: Assessment Center
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:57 PM
Make sure you receive a response booklet! I tested last Saturday and the testing facility in Tulsa told me I wasn't going to need my labels or a response booklet. I came to question 3 and I needed a response booklet. Was a little stressed since I lost some time trying to get the test facilitators attention so I could be given a response booklet.
--- On Tue, 4/28/09, tmk2950 <tmk2950@yahoo. com> wrote:
From: tmk2950 <tmk2950@yahoo. com>
Subject: [EASCI] Re: Assessment Center
To: EASCI@yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:22 PMHi,
I achieved NBPTS in December of 09. I, like Philip, had no idea what I was doing on the first test. I was so nervous that I just froze. I too BS'ed for 20 minutes. Everything ran so smoothly for the next 5 tests. Test 3, I thought I absolutey aced. I had no doubt when I walked out of there that I got 3.5 or above on it. When I got my scores, I got a 3.25 on test 1 but got a 1 on test 3...how that worked I will never know. The most important thing is to stay calm during that first test and read each question carefully. I think that on question 3, I MUST HAVE READ the question incorrectly and answered something they were not asking because I am absolutely positive my information was 100% correct.
Just stay calm and be careful.
By the way, the descriptions of what each test is about is very helpful. Not only did I study science textbooks, I also used the National Science Standards. That seemed to help focus me.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
--- In EASCI@yahoogroups. com, Phillip Wooley <pwooley2000@ ...> wrote:
> I achieved in 2007 on a retake. Here is my recollection of the Assessment Center: I entered the test site and was asked to empty my pockets into a locker. The prompts are timed and a clock appears at the top of the screen. The first prompt- I knew nothing. I B.S.'d for 20 minutes- I know the assessors must have laughed when they read my entry. However, the second and third prompt were things that I had recently taught. I did well on the assessment center although it was quite unnerving.
> Read textbooks for grades you do not teach. Read lab manuals.
> Good luck.
> Phillip C. Wooley
> --- On Tue, 4/21/09, Amy <amy5047@... > wrote:
> From: Amy <amy5047@... >
> Subject: [EASCI] Assessment Center
> To: EASCI@yahoogroups. com
> Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 1:47 PM
> This group looks like it might have fizzled out. I was wondering if anyone had tips for the Assessment Center, it feels very vague despite what NBTC has put out there.