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Now that you know the details of what’s on the MOS exam, how will you prepare your students for success?
How Do You Prepare Students for the MOS Word Certification?
Preparing your students to take the MOS Word exam involves more than you may anticipate.
You may be tempted to head straight for the test prep materials.
Study guides and practice tests are a great way to measure how ready your students are for the exam, but they don’t actually help you teach the material!
On top of that, teaching to the test can harm your student’s long-term retention and accidentally lead you to skip important information that the exam doesn’t cover.
That’s why it’s best to take a two-step approach when preparing your students for the MOS Word Associate exam:
Teach your curriculum
Prep for the exam
This approach lets you show students the information they need to succeed with Microsoft Word, and then you use the MOS Word Associate certification as a capstone for the marking period!
To start, teach thefoundational Microsoft Word skillsstudents will need to know for the exam and their future careers.
To do this, you’ll need a tried-and-true curriculum that highlights the foundational concepts students need to learn more advanced information about Microsoft Word.
If you have specific course standards, you’ll want to meet those as well!
After you’ve covered the basics, switch gears toward the end of the semester to focus more specifically on the exam.
This is a great time to break out the test prep materials to help your students review before test day.
Overall, this process is surprisingly easy, even for first-time computer applications teachers. For this process to run smoothly, you need to find a good balance between teaching the material and focusing on the exam.
That’s why so many teachers usea comprehensive curriculumto do the heavy lifting when it comes to teaching Microsoft Word skills for the MOS exam!
Prepare Students for the MOS Word Exam with iCEV
Thousands of teachers across the United States use iCEV to teach computer applications classes and prep students for the MOS Word Associate exam.
iCEV's MOS curriculum is designed to make your life easier and help your students earn the MOS Word Associate certification with pre-made curriculum, automatic grading, and on-demand access that you can use at any time.
Want to learn more about how you can prepare students for the MOS Word Associate Exam with iCEV? Visit the certification alignment page to discover how iCEV meets standards to ensure students succeed on test day.