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Old 07-16-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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OK I don't know how many "educators" are on this board. Or for that matter how many maners are from WA. I'm hoping to find both on here. I currently teach here in CO, and have a teaching license in Utah. I have always wanted to get a job teaching in Washington. Come to find out that my praxis exams that I took out of college equate to squat in that state. I can apply for a license, they will give me a one year temporary license. But I need to take the West B and then the West E exams, in order to have an actual license. I'm not to concerned about the West E because I feel comfortable in my content area. However the West B has me worried, mainly with the math. I haven't been in a math class in over 13 years! Any advice or help?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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It looks like basic math. You'll be fine. There is a big difference between figuring out the right multiple choice answer and having to actually work out the problems. Is the entire test multiple choice? Do they give you all of the formulas? Is the test timed?


Khan Academy is a good suggestion

http://www.west.nesinc.com/PDFs/WA_testobjs.pdf

Based on the information from this PDF, I would concentrate on a basic review of Geometry and Algebra (015 and 017). The rest of it should be common sense.
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I can't recommend this product highly enough (I work in educational assessment, by the way):

www.aleks.com

The site will give you a free assessment and a trial period to try out the instructional side of the software, so you can give it a try without any $$$. We've been using it with our 11-year-old son for the last 6 months, and his progress has been ***AMAZING***. If you need to level up your math skills in a short period of time, this is bar none the best option out there.
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Looks good. Will try out it's Computer Science.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:35 AM   #7
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Haha I would recommend khanacademy and aleks too! Both of those sites are great resources.

I think I'm personally partial to Aleks just in terms of pre-calculus math... they do a really great job walking you through it and then forcing you to do it over and over and get it down through repetition.

All that being said, I agree with razor. It looks very basic so you'll kill it. You'd be surprised with how much stuck with you over the years and the stuff that didn't? Well guess and check long-hand if you have to.
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I took the SAT when I was 25 thinking I wanted to go to uni (I ended up not wanting to). 200 hours of study didn't stop me from getting a slightly above average score on the math. 0 hours of study didn't stop me from getting very high scores on the verbals (there are two now). Grown ups don't need no math!
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Teacher reporting in. I have a family member that was just licensed in Washington. She had to take the test four times to pass the West B.
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Thank you guys for your help. Great info. Wish me luck
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