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PSIA level 1 written exam

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Hi, I am taking the PSIA level 1 written exam soon.  I have read through the Alpine Tech Manual, the Children's manual, and the Core Concepts.  In an effort to be sure I am ready before taking the exam it would be helpful to know (in general) the kind of questions that will be asked.  Is the exam all multiple choice?  Can anyone give me a sample question or 2 so I can properly orient myself to the test prior to taking it?

 

Thanks,

Z

post #2 of 6

I don't think the Level 1 written is on line yet, when it is it will be all multiple choice. There are 50 questions worth 2 points each.

The majority of the questions will come from the glossary of the Technical Manual.

 

The paper exam I took had multiple choice and fill in the blank questions.

One question was what is the responsibility code, you had to write it out. This was worth 14 points out of the 100 total.

The fill in the blank section was picking the correct word from a list for the blank. There were no excess words, same number of words as blanks.

There may be a question on the CAP model.

One question I couldn't remember the answer for was at what age does a child start to defy authority.

 

Good luck.

post #3 of 6
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Thanks...this is good info.  I just received the link this morning to take the online written exam.  As I get ready to take the exam and the date of the evaluation clinic draws closer I am getting more and more nervous.

 

-Z

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Originally Posted by zohan View Post
 

Thanks...this is good info.  I just received the link this morning to take the online written exam.  As I get ready to take the exam and the date of the evaluation clinic draws closer I am getting more and more nervous.

 

-Z


Not an instructor . . . when did you decide to take the PSIA Level 1 exams?  Which region?

post #5 of 6
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Took the written exam today and passed. 

 

For anyone else planning on taking this exam I highly recommend focusing on the PSIA Core Concepts manual in its entirety as well as the MA section of the Alpine Tech Manual and definitely be familiar with the Children's manual especially the "teaching styles" section and the areas about differences in development between the age groups.

 

The test was not what I would call difficult but it was challenging due to the amount of material the questions were pulled from....it is very easy to focus on things in the readings that the test does not target.

 

-Z

post #6 of 6
Congrats! Now on to the exam. I took my level 1 in RM prior to the written exam being in place. Still, the course and exam is highly informative -- enjoy!
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