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EPPP practice test scores for those who passed

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by QClinician, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. proudvegan

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    Was the EPPP test prior to 2011 200 questions with 25 protest questions?
     
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  3. ClinicalTears

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    Welp, finally got around to taking it.

    Passed (644). AATBS material and practice tests (68, 65, 63, 63).

    The actual EPPP was in no way close to any of the practice materials IMO. I felt I had to reason through most of the answers to eliminate, rather than have one jump out at me like the practice tests.

    In short, **** this test and it’s momma.

    Any recommendations for CPLEE material? I will not have access to hand-me-downs. :\
     
  4. GoPokes

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    Ok guys, I may be asking for some reassurance here.

    I've officially scheduled the exam for Sept 6th (I'd probably put it off further, but have to do it that week for my job)

    I've been studying with AATBS written materials and various hand-me-down practice exams. I also purchased the unlimited exams from Taylor Study Method.

    My scores here more recently have been in the low-mid 60's, a few passes or close (70, 73, 69.5) and a 78% on the 250 retired questions from modern psychologist. From looking at this thread, it feels like I'm in a mostly similar place to those who passed. I can't help but worry that I'm not ready for some reason.

    I plan to take the PEPPO and PEPPO2 soon just to see. My hope is that I won't fail them and shake my confidence even more. This is feeling like one of those things in life where you'll likely never feel totally ready.
     
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  5. EPPPhereIcome

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    I have been looking everywhere and have not found the "perfect answer," LOL, so I want to ask. I am about to purchase the practice test access from either psychprep, AATBS, or AR. Would any of you recommend one over the other regarding the similarity of their test questions to the actual exam? AR looks good right now because of the study mode and explanation of the answers, but I have really enjoyed the psycprep audio. I have not used any AATBS materials yet.
     
  6. proudvegan

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    Highly recommend AATBS. It can be overwhelming and intimidating but it will help you with improving your test taking strategy. It was close enough to the actual exam. AR is similar to AATBS and some of the questions are exactly the same. I have used PsychPrep, AR, AATBS, Prepjet. I used sample test from Taylor Method.
     
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    This has been my favorite forum as I prepped for the EPPP. I passed yesterday with a pretty high score (90 NY). May have overdone it, but didn't want to under do it. Started AATBS practice tests in the low 50%. Study areas I missed and general study, listened to tapes, googled answers I didn't know, and made a list of stuff I wasn't getting. After about a month test scores went up to mid 60's, Did more of the same for another month and reviewed the list of stuff I wasn't getting, and eventually scores went up again to mid 70's / low 80's. Took 7 of the 8 AATBS test twice and looked at questions from other older courses and quizlet. I have dyslexia which was a curse and a blessing as my auditory memory is pretty good, but would sometimes misread words in a question or an answer.

    Not an easy test and felt like a gave a decent answers for most questions and some I just didn't have any idea. But like I read on here a lot, if you put in the time and study the way you know you learn you can do it. .I continued make progress about every 3 or 4 practice tests moving from 50's to 60's to 70's on the practice tests. Sending all who are read this my best wishes and encouragement.
     
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  8. EPPPhereIcome

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    Thanks for the help. This is exactly the type of answer I was looking for. Thanks again.
     
  9. EPPPhereIcome

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    One last question for everyone. Sorry to be a bother. I am looking at Academic Review, and I really like their testing program as it has a link to further detail on the topic. However, I have read that AATBS is supposed to be more accurate regarding their test questions and the exam. Both programs offer good rationales for the answers, but AATBS does not offer links to the topic. I am really struggling to decide what would be the best plan. Any further suggestions?
     
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    It's been some time, but I use strictly hand me down AR materials. It was all chapter overviews and 4 practice tests. It was more than enough to get me there with a couple weeks of studying and taking and reviewing practice tests.
     
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    You pretty much answer your own question. You know exactly what you need, go for it. I made the mistake myself. For the past 3 years, I knew I needed a tutor or classroom setting type of learning for the EPPP, but took people's advice to just take practice tests over and over.. Then I took the 4 day workshop, and I told myself, "This is exactly what I needed, why didn't I do it before?"

    AATBS provide rationales but it won't provide the links. If you have AATBS reading materials or other companies' materials, you can always refer to it. And there's always google. More people have high success with AATBS than other companies. But AR is similar. You can't go wrong -- it is not so much the content, but the knowing the test taking strategies. You have to be fluid across all domains because everything interrelates.
     
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    Do you get a discount for saying this? ;)
     
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    Thanks again. I am probably overthinking it.
     
  14. proudvegan

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    Lol Oops. was I not supposed to say that? :-o
     
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    I was more curious if there is actually data to back that up, or it's what they claim. Because the scant data there is would suggest that the opposite is actually the case.

    Are you studying too much for the EPPP?
     
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    Does anyone have more recent AATBS material that they are selling or willing to give away for free? I have some older psych prep material and had been taking practice tests on AR, but after taking the EPPP yesterday and failing, I felt that I was not prepared. I am feeling very discouraged and must pass ASAP. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. This quote from that article is telling: Just 15 programs — 13 of them PsyD programs — accounted for almost 39 percent of EPPP failures.
     
  18. GoPokes

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    Hi all!!

    Just passed the exam yesterday (yay!) with a 572. I thought I'd add a bit to this thread since it has been so helpful for me throughout this process.

    My job bought the AATBS written materials, which I think were helpful for the first go through, but honestly seemed to go into WAY more detail in most areas than was actually necessary. I purchased the AATBS pre-test thing (the exam to get your baseline or whatever) and scored something dismal like 44% or something. I got some hand-me-down audio lectures that (I think) came from PsychPrep, and I found these very helpful for listening to in the car, while walking the dog, or doing something else.

    I'll add to previous advice: take practice exams. Practice exams were by far the most helpful in learning the style of questions and the other nuances associated with this exam. I also found it helpful to create small "cheat sheets" for the various sections, as these allowed me to continue rehearsal when I started doing more in-depth study on other areas. No time spent on ethics is wasted. I feel like these questions are the most likely to trip you up or present you with an unfamiliar situation or ethical issue. I think it's also worthwhile to give diagnosis/abnormal a good amount of time due to the sheer proportion of the exam devoted to this area, and I spent quite a bit of time on developmental as mostly all of my training/practice has been with adults.

    I'll say I also bought the Taylor Study Method exam-only package. I found these helpful for identifying areas that I still consistently had weaknesses in, and it made it a bit easier to review rationales and things for answers I missed. It took a lot longer to score and identify weakness areas for other old practice tests I had since I had to score them myself. As far as the quality of the TSM exams, I felt like they certainly helped me prepare but I sort of feel like they purposely try to be overly convoluted and attempt to "trip you up" more than the actual exam does. I found the actual exam to be much more straightforward in its questions and answers, and the highlighting/strikethrough features are definitely helpful.

    One last thing I'd mention is when you're taking the exam, don't freak out if you don't take the whole time. When I submitted my exam I still had something like 90 minutes left. I've always been a bit of a fast test taker, so this wasn't too surprising for me personally. Oh, and one last thing, I noticed often that I would switch my answer away from the correct answer. When you're taking exams, try to take note of when you've switched an answer. You may be surprised to find that you're often changing your right answer to a wrong one. Hope that helps!! This exam is definitely doable, and if I can pass it I have full faith that you can too.
     
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    I passed a couple of weeks ago with a 610! I am so happy to have this behind me. I can add very little to GoPokes suggestions. Psychprep in the car, practice exams to the nth power, etc. However, I used ARs testing program and found it very helpful.

    I went through the Psychprep audio over 2 months. I only went through it once. I used Prepjet for the first month of studying. Read each section and took each quiz. I then went back and took each quiz until I had a perfect score. I took a practice test once a week while studying with Prepjet.

    The second month of studying was strictly practice tests in AR. I did them mostly in study mode and it was very helpful.

    I also took both PEPPPOs after about 6 weeks of study - each taken a week apart, with the last one taken a week before my exam.

    I left the test already planning my next study program, only to be absolutely surprised by my score. My theory is that the questions that blow your mind are so powerful that they stand out and make you believe you have failed. I also wonder if it is the experimental questions that cause this issue.

    I was the opposite regarding time. I probably marked 50 questions, but never got to review them as I was booted out after clicking on my last answer. I actually took the entire time to take the test. Probably better I did not review the questions. I would love to review them now, but I guess I need to let go. :)

    Thanks to all for this thread. It has been a great help!
     
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    If you don’t mind me asking, how did you do on the exam? I recently took the exam on the 14th of September and failed. The questions were not remotely similar to the Mock exams I took.
     
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    I found SDN to be helpful as I navigated the EPPP process. Paying it forward :)

    Took it Tuesday and passed (575-600 score). Studied June through October any chance I could get while working full-time. Studied approximately 250 hours (not counting listening to audio CDs while driving, approx 40 min a day).

    Took the PEPPPO (acronym correct?) and passed. The exam most closely resembled the PEPPPO in my opinion. Made high 60s/low 70s on around 8 practice tests from various sources (AATBS, etc).

    Rarely did a correct answer “jump out” at me. It was a difficult exam. I am thankful to be done and soon you will be, too! :)
     
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    I found this thread really helpful when I was studying so I wanted to add to it now that I have passed. I took the eppp today (1st attempt) and scored a 700. I’m about 5 years out of grad school (been working as a school psych) and studied for 4 months for 10 hours a week. I used the academic review books and online tests and quizzes. I also listened to the psych prep audio. My academic review exam mode test scores were around 77-80% correct during my last 4 weeks of studying. I felt like I could at least limit down answer choices on all of the questions and automatically knew answers to about half of them on the test. I hope this helps!
     

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