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Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Practice Tests for Success

Ace the TExES with seven field-tested practice tests, rationales for the correct answers, tables and figures, test-taking strategies, and assistance creating a personal success plan.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483319360
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2014
  • Page Count: 240
  • Publication date: December 10, 2014

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The ultimate practice book—your secret weapon for the toughest test in Texas!

From the author of the best-selling TExES preparation handbook comes this brand-new collection of up-to-date practice tests, each one field-tested for accuracy and designed to show you where you need to improve—and how to do it to pass the TExES exam.

TExES expert Elaine Wilmore starts by getting you thinking like a test developer to learn the exam’s framework inside and out. Then comes the heart of the book—seven practice tests with answers, plus

  • Rationales explaining why the correct answers are correct
  • Tables and figures geared for visual and kinesthetic learners
  • “Important Points to Remember” at the end of each test
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Guidance for creating a personal success plan for the weeks, days, and night before the test

Hands-on practice is the best way to prepare for the TExES exam, and this essential book makes that practice meaningful. It’s your first step in preparing for certification—and for putting your vision in place as a new principal.

"Preparing for the TExES can be overwhelming; however, Wilmore’s ability to provide real-life examples make this book a must-have for the student preparing to gain principal certification in Texas."

Dalane E. Bouillion, Chief Academic Officer
Spring Independent School District, Houston, TX

Key features

  • An introduction to the state legislated standards, domains, and competencies for principals
  • A minimum of 7 Practice Tests with 12 – 18 questions each. Answers and rationales for correct answers will be provided. No other resource does this including the state’s single practice exam.
  • Tables and figures geared for visual and kinesthetic learners
  • An “Important Points to Remember” summary at the end of each Practice Test
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Creating a Personal Plan for Success


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Elaine L. Wilmore

Learn more about Elaine Wilmore's PD offerings

Dr. Elaine Wilmore was a public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education. She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs. She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University. She also founded and is President of Elaine L. Wilmore Leadership Initiatives, which focuses on improving campus and district leadership to increase student performance. Elaine formerly served as a Professor, the Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She also served at Dallas Baptist University as Assistant Vice President for Educational Networking and Program Director for the M.Ed. and, again, the implementing director of the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.

Prior to her position at Dallas Baptist University, Dr. Wilmore served as Special Assistant to the Dean for NCATE Accreditation, Chair and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), and was the founder of all initial Educational Leadership graduate programs at UTA including the innovative field-based and grant funded Educational Leadership UTA, which received national acclaim, and the Scholars of Practice program. While at UTA she also served as Director of University Program Development where she developed and was the original Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee for the College of Education. Dr. Wilmore’s respect amongst those in higher education has led her to serve as a tenure reviewer in four states and a manuscript and proposal reviewer for many conferences and professional journals.

"I attended your workshop at College Station this past summer. I am happy to announce that I passed my certification exam the first time around! I am so excited and look forward to the future and what doors may open. Thank you for your strategies and your book!" - Elodia Witterstaetter, TX

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Section I: Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

1. Here We Are

Rationale for the Book

A Global Overview of the Theoretical Framework and State Legislated Standards Upon Which the Principal TExES Exam Is Built

It's Your Turn

2. Test Taking Strategies

Watch Your "Sherry's"!

The Dot Game: Psychological and Time Management

"Multiple - Multiples": Follow "the Process"

Section II: Practice Tests

3. Practice Test Alpha

4. Practice Test Beta

5. Practice Test Gamma

6. Practice Test Delta

7. Answer Keys, Competencies, and Sub-Competency Rationals

Practice Test Alpha

Practice Test Beta

Practice Test Gamma

Practice Test Delta

Section III: Bringing It Home

8. Preparing for the Test

Tips for Repeat Test Takers

Tips for "Out of State" Test Takers

How to Prepare Now Till Test-Taking Week

How to Prepare the Week of the Test

What to Do and Not Do the Night Before the Test

What to Do and Not Do the Morning of the Test

Living Your Life After the Test

9. Preparing for Actual Certification

Bringing It All Together

Some Last Reminders

Knock the Top Out of That Test!

10. Suggested Additional Resources

Things to Read to Help You Prepare Per Domain



Price: $39.95
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