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Passing the Principal TExES Exam
Practice Tests for Success



December 2014 | 240 pages | Corwin

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


 
Preface
 
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

 

"The author writes in a very enjoyable and conversational style but the message is clear, always do what is right for students. There are many hard decisions to be made as an administrator and the TExAS exam is undoubtable difficult but no one can go wrong if they keep this tenet at the heart of all of their decisions."

Susan Bolte, Elementary Principal
Providence Elementary, Aubrey, TX

"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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


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ISBN: 9781483319360
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