The purpose of the Parallel Worksheet for the Texas Essential Knowledge Test (TESOL) is to help prepare students for the other two parts of the test, or as it is also known, the Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet answers. The Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet are a few questions that provide you with data about the group you are in, like your gender, ethnicity, or race.
Although the Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet is a separate question on the Test and is not related to the other two, the questions are very similar. They are both hard questions that are focused on your knowledge and skills for that group of students. The next question will be given to you for each group, but for those students that had issues with this question, they will receive a multiple-choice answer. This multiple-choice answer will be the answer to the question on the Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet.
There is no real difference between the two questions. One of the easiest ways to answer both questions is to look at the group label on the side of the screen, which will give you the same information as one of the questions. For example, in the category “Transgender”, the category label will read “female”, while in the category “Mixed-Race”, the category label will read “Latino”.
These questions do not test the reading skills or vocabulary used by students in the Texas Essential Knowledge Test, but rather to test their ability to answer questions based on data obtained from the questions they had answered previously. That is why you will find them on the Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet, and you will continue to find them on the test.
These questions are not just about grouping the student into groups but instead go a step further and assess the individual skills and knowledge used by each student for that group. The one exception to this is when you have questions from a group that is not included in your previous group but will still appear on the Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet.
This can happen if you are asked a question in the Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet that relates to your ability to solve problems or come up with new ideas for a new group of students. The key to answering questions like this, or any question, is to develop a habit of looking at all the groups and finding the same question as to the question in your last group.
As you will see, there is no real difference between these questions and the questions in the test. You need to use the information you will gather from these questions to determine if you have more skills to develop, or if you need to reevaluate the questions you have answered previously.
This is why the information you get from the test can be so useful in identifying specific areas for improvement. You will continue to receive questions on this format in future tests, but will also continue to receive questions that only appear on the Proving Lines or Shorthand Worksheet.