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COLL 201. Preparing for the Minnesota Teacher Licensing Exam in Reading

Credits: 1
Department: Academic Support Department
Description: Theoretical underpinnings of the teacher certification examination in reading, focusing on standards that frame the exam, working through "basic skills" exams, and the patterns and problems inherent to such exams. Sources and symptoms of test anxiety and management tools. Designed for pre-service teachers.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: Both

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify meta-cognitive strategies for test-taking
2. Describe their own test-taking abilities and potential barriers to success
3. Construct and demonstrate techniques for developing memory
4. Differentiate ways to quickly access mental schema and probe prior knowledge
5. Make connections between their stores of knowledge and the questions they are asked on exams
6. Develop strategies to become more fluent readers with stronger comprehension skills

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