OGET Review - Grammar Bytes
A close look at the OGET scores from elementary education majors showed that Cameron students are generally successful on their persuasive essay, but sometimes have trouble passing the communication skills multiple choice sections. The questions in that section focus on grammar -- specifically grammar terminology and identifying examples in sentences.
To help with that section, we suggest you spend time studying the "Grammar Bytes" website found at http://chompchomp.com/menu.htm. Here you will find an easy to use and understand list of terms with their definitions along with handouts to study. You can also practice using the interactive activities that mirror the types of questions on the OGET. (And there is lots of applause for correct answers!)
OGET Review - Tutor.com
Cameron University students now have access to 8 free hours of tutoring through Tutor.com. Tutor.com is an online tutoring service that provides one-to-one personalized access to expert tutors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here for details on help with the following OGET topics: math, science, English, writing, and history & humanities: http://www.cameron.edu/distancelearning
OGET Review - Khan Academy
If you need help on the math sections of the OGET, you might want to watch the following videos from the Khan Academy on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy/videos?query=mtel In the videos a teacher walks through all of the questions on the Massachusetts teacher test for general knowledge, giving the right answers on the test page. It's not the OGET itself, but should be very close in content.
OSAT Review - Reading Horizons
Reading Horizons is a resource to aid in learning skills to improve the ability of our candidates to teach reading to P-12 readers. This company provides a free workshop for Cameron teacher education candidates to review the basics of the 42 sounds of the alphabet, 5 phonetic skills, and 2 decoding skills. This online learning program will provide a review to enhance the learning of basic literacy skills for beginning and struggling readers.
OSAT Review - Reading Practice Tests
Several students who have been successful on the Elementary Education OSAT Subtest 1 have used the study guide for a similar test required of California teachers (RICA) for additional support. Two students specifically said that they worked through the RICA practice test using the textbooks from their Cameron reading classes as references. Anything that they didn't understand, they looked up. Here's a link to information about the RICA if you want to try this yourself: http://www.rica.nesinc.com/RC_preparation_materials.asp
The Commonwealth of Virginia also has a similar reading test, The Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA). Practice tests for the VCLA might prove equally useful in preparing for the OSAT.
Testing Help Documents
The documents below contain information helpful in preparing to take the OGET and OSAT. Some of the documents reference the PRAXIS exam which is similar enough to the Oklahoma tests to be useful.