Basic tests - math, reading, and writing - I took up to the time they allowed us on all of these tests. I passed all 3 but my score on the writing test was the lowest of the 3. I ran out of time mid paragraph on my last essay. You need a 240 on each exam to pass that portion.
My advice -
Math is tough - study Khans academy - go to IXL and look over topics in Algebra and Geometry - study for this test if you are not 100 percent confident in you math abilities - this test is nothing like the California or other states basic tests this one is tough - basic for college algebra students maybe.
Reading - just read the questions 1st and then read the passage by skimming or you will run out of time - this test is fast and you will not make it to the end if you read every word in the passages.
Writing - go through the questions quickly so you have time to do the essay writing at the end of the test - write a quick outline and then write fast - keep the outline at the top so that they can see what you were going for if you run out of time,
I will post again about the pedagogy and the special education content tests.