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1. GACE I Basic Skills Workshop Reading & Writing Dr. Richard Binkney, Ph.D. Revised 2010 2. GACE I -- Passing Scores “Some succeed because they are destined to –…
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  • 1. GACE I Basic Skills Workshop Reading & Writing Dr. Richard Binkney, Ph.D. Revised 2010
  • 2. GACE I -- Passing Scores “Some succeed because they are destined to – But most succeed because they are determined to.” <ul><li>Scale 100 – 300 </li></ul><ul><li>Passing Score 220 </li></ul><ul><li>You must pass all 3 sections </li></ul><ul><li>No limit to re-takes </li></ul>
  • 3. Paper Test Selection <ul><li>*Morning 7:45 am – 12.30 pm 4 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>*Afternoon 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm 4 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>*…You are automatically given four hours to take one test of an assessment if you register for only one test per session or test administration….” p. 21/GACE </li></ul><ul><li>Test I – Reading (200) </li></ul><ul><li>Afternoon only </li></ul><ul><li>Test II – Math (201) </li></ul><ul><li>Test III – Writing (202) </li></ul><ul><li>* 1 or 2 content tests </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Test Date Deadline Late $ Report </li></ul><ul><li>*March 27 Feb. 12 March 5 April 26 </li></ul><ul><li>*May 8 April 30 </li></ul><ul><li>*June 19 May 7 May 28 July 19 </li></ul><ul><li>*July 17 July 9 </li></ul><ul><li>*August 21 July 9 July 30 Sept. 20 </li></ul>Paper Test Dates
  • 5. GACE I –Computer-Based Testing <ul><li>Registration for the new Computer-Based Testing -- </li></ul><ul><li>only for the Basics Skills Tests (Reading, Writing, </li></ul><ul><li>and Mathematics) -- is available on a first come – </li></ul><ul><li>first served basis at test sites in Albany, Atlanta- </li></ul><ul><li>North, Atlanta-South, Macon, or Savannah, GA. </li></ul><ul><li>See the Internet at: www.GACE.nesinc.com </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-Based Test Dates – </li></ul><ul><li>February 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 </li></ul><ul><li>April 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Atlanta—Metro area (104) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parkview High – Lilburn & Pebblebook High – Mableton </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Atlanta—North area (106) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forsyth Central – Cumming & Centennial High – Roswell </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Atlanta—South area (108) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandy Creek – Tyrone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Atlanta—West area (110) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pope High – Marietta </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Macon area (116) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rutland High – Macon </li></ul></ul>Paper Test Sites                                                               
  • 7. Atlanta Test Areas Atlanta Paper Test Areas
  • 8. <ul><li>Nonrefundable administration fee $45 </li></ul><ul><li>Nonrefundable registration processing fee (per test date) $20 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Skills (per test) $25 </li></ul><ul><li>Late fee $30 </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency fee $50 </li></ul>Test Fees
  • 9. <ul><li>Internet (24/7) www.gace.nesinc.com </li></ul><ul><li>Visa or MasterCard only </li></ul><ul><li>US Mail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visa or MasterCard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check/Money Order </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telephone only for Emergency </li></ul><ul><li>registration 800/523-7064 (9 to 5) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visa or MasterCard only </li></ul></ul>Registration Options
  • 10. What to Bring to the Test Site <ul><li>Admission ticket </li></ul><ul><li>Several No. 2 pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Identification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One piece of current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>government-issued ID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the name in which you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>registered bearing your photo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and signature </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One other piece of ID </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb print with be taken </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced security measures expected </li></ul>
  • 11. Test Site Prohibitions <ul><li>No Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>No Visitors </li></ul><ul><li>No Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>No Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>No Electronic devices </li></ul><ul><li>No Calculators </li></ul><ul><li>No Handwritten or printed </li></ul><ul><li> materials </li></ul><ul><li>No Packages </li></ul><ul><li>No Food or Drink </li></ul><ul><li>No Unauthorized aids </li></ul>
  • 12. Personal Information To Register <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Address </li></ul><ul><li>Daytime telephone number </li></ul><ul><li> (Internet) </li></ul><ul><li>Social security number </li></ul><ul><li>Date of birth </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Gender (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail address (Internet) </li></ul>
  • 13. Test Taking Strategies <ul><li>Schedule study time & break time – Practice test skills </li></ul><ul><li>Surround yourself with positive supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Be rested & comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a good meal & exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Know what to expect </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive on time & take snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Expect some anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid worried testers </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on the test </li></ul><ul><li>Take one question at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Relax – Breathe – Start to work </li></ul>
  • 14. Time Management <ul><li>Plan ahead * Be prepared * Be confident </li></ul><ul><li>Look ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Do not skim—read carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Think – then write </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a watch (no alarms) </li></ul><ul><li>Write down time left </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your eye on the goal </li></ul>
  • 15. When You Get Your Test <ul><li>Check to see the test is complete </li></ul><ul><li>Read the instructions carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the directions & rules </li></ul><ul><li>Read each question carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Answer easy questions first </li></ul><ul><li>Circle key words in hard questions </li></ul><ul><li>Read all possible answers – </li></ul><ul><li>the best one could be the last choice </li></ul><ul><li>Answer all questions. You are NOT penalized for </li></ul><ul><li>wrong answers. Guess wisely. </li></ul>
  • 16. Test Taking Tips <ul><li>Find a study partner and/or study group/study plan </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t believe the rumors you hear </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t expect to find a pattern in the positions of the answers or try any “beat the test” strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make uneducated guesses. Try to get the correct answer by reasoning and eliminating the wrong answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually first choice is right </li></ul><ul><li>ONE response is the best </li></ul><ul><li>Skip difficult questions </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil mark test questions </li></ul>
  • 17. Test Taking Tips <ul><li>Prepare * Organize * Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Follow directions exactly </li></ul><ul><li>Reword difficult questions in your own words </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Record the answer correctly </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Manage your time wisely </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Pace yourself </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Tune out distractions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Stay focused </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Keep a good attitude </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Think positively </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 18. Before Your Turn In Your Test <ul><li>Use every minute of the time wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Review and proof your answers </li></ul><ul><li>Check for an answer in each box </li></ul><ul><li>Respond fully & clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the test is only </li></ul><ul><li> one way of measuring your </li></ul><ul><li> academic performance. </li></ul>
  • 19. Do You Have Test Anxiety? <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Negative thoughts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Past performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consequences of failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How everyone else is doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing the answers after the test, but not while taking it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mental blank-out </li></ul><ul><li>Racing thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty concentrating </li></ul>
  • 20. Signs of Test Anxiety <ul><li>Test Anxiety can manifest itself physically, just like other forms of stress and anxiety. Some of the symptoms you may experience are: </li></ul><ul><li>* Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>* Cramps </li></ul><ul><li>* Faintness </li></ul><ul><ul><li> * Sweating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* Headache </li></ul><ul><li>* Butterflies </li></ul><ul><li>* Dry mouth </li></ul><ul><li>* Tense muscles </li></ul><ul><li>* Fast heartbeat </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> * Increased breathing rate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 21. Counter Negative Thoughts With Positive Thoughts & Actions <ul><li>Negative </li></ul><ul><li>I always do poorly on tests. </li></ul><ul><li>If I don’t pass this test, I’m a failure. </li></ul><ul><li>The test is going to have trick questions. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s impossible to learn all these things. </li></ul><ul><li>My knowledge of 1 area is shaky. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve got a better study plan for this </li></ul><ul><li>test than I ever had before. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m going to pass, but if I don’t </li></ul><ul><li>I can bounce back. </li></ul><ul><li>The test is designed to let me </li></ul><ul><li>show what I know, and I know all </li></ul><ul><li>the format of the questions. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t need to know the answer </li></ul><ul><li>to every question; I just need to </li></ul><ul><li>pass. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t need to know everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, if I start studying now and join </li></ul><ul><li>a study group, I can learn more. </li></ul>
  • 22. Learn the Truth About Tests <ul><li>MYTH REALITY </li></ul><ul><li>*The first question is always a “trick.” *No question is intentionally “tricky.” </li></ul><ul><li>*The same answer choice never appears *There are no set rules about answer </li></ul><ul><li>more than 3 times in a row. choice or placement. </li></ul><ul><li>*Questions are written to test how well you *Every question is written to test a </li></ul><ul><li>take standardized test, not what you specific skill or piece of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>actually know. </li></ul><ul><li>*Test are designed so you have to answer *Tests are designed so that most test </li></ul><ul><li>each question really quick or run takers will have enough time to </li></ul><ul><li>out of time. answer every question. </li></ul><ul><li>*Hard questions are worth more *All questions count equally. If you find </li></ul><ul><li>points than any others. a hard one, move on, & save it for later </li></ul><ul><li>*Tests are full of biased *Test makers do everything possible to </li></ul><ul><li>questions. ensure no bias occurs in questions. </li></ul>
  • 23. Overcoming Test Anxiety <ul><li>Put the test in perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare * Prepare * Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Locate test site early </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid test cramming </li></ul><ul><li>Think of good things </li></ul><ul><li>Take a short walk or exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize your success </li></ul><ul><li>Take deep breaths – exhale slowly </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine a peaceful setting </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on muscles – contract & relax </li></ul><ul><li>Keep away from negative influences </li></ul>
  • 24. Test Design <ul><li>Test I – Test Code 200 – Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives 1-6 42 Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test II – Test Code 201 – Math </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives 7-10 48 Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Test III – Test Code 202 - Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives 11-15 42 Questions 1 Essay (4 pt. scale / 1 = F) </li></ul></ul>
  • 25. Reading Pattern Plan of Attack <ul><li>SKIM the “questions” first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark important words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>READ the passage actively </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark main points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ANSWER the question/s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Without spending a lot of time on any one question </li></ul></ul>
  • 26. The “Plus – Minus” System <ul><li>Answer easy questions immediately </li></ul><ul><li>When you reach a problem question, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>place a minus sign (-) beside it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mark a “guess” answer (?) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and move on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Place a plus sign (+) beside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>any time consuming problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and move on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eliminate (mark out) wrong answers </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow down your possible choices </li></ul>
  • 27.                                                G E R A D I N E T S T
  • 28. Reading – Objective 1 <ul><li>Understand the </li></ul><ul><li>main idea and </li></ul><ul><li>supporting details </li></ul><ul><li>in written material </li></ul><ul><li>* *explicit main idea </li></ul><ul><li>*implicit main idea </li></ul><ul><li>*expression of main idea </li></ul><ul><li>*support the main idea </li></ul>
  • 29. <ul><li>When you want to hang the American flag over the middle of a street, suspend it vertically with the blue field, called the union, to the north and east-west street. When the flag is displayed with another banner from crossed staffs, the American flag is on the right. Place the staff of the American flag in front of the other staff. Raise the flag quickly and lower it slowly and respectfully. When flying the flag at half-mast, hoist it to the top of the pole for a moment before lowering it to mid-pole. </li></ul><ul><li>When flying the Ameri
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