Illinois TAP Math

Illinois TAP Math Author Mary DeSouza Stephens
ISBN-10 149223091X
Release 2013-08-28
Pages 298
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Illinois TAP Math - This book is designed to help you succeed on the mathematics subtest of the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Test of Academic Proficiency. It covers all the essential topics to develop a deep understanding of math fundamentals including number sense, functions, algebra, geometry, graphing, data analysis, and statistics. The book contains over 500 practice questions, 40 lessons, detailed explanations, quizzes, and comprehensive exams to ensure a complete grasp of all objectives tested on the exam. Please visit www.prepforward.com for more information on this book, to contact the author, or to find out about online, interactive, self-paced review courses for all subtests of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency.



ILTS TAP Mathematics

ILTS   TAP Mathematics Author Preparing Teachers in America
ISBN-10 1533518009
Release 2016-05-02
Pages 142
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This guide includes an online tutoring subscription. Rate the best test prep book, this guide contains updated ILTS - TAP Mathematics exam questions based on the recent changes to the ILTS - TAP Mathematics Exam. The ILTS - TAP Mathematics exam questions are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. This guide includes multi-step ILTS - TAP Mathematics Math Exam word problems similar to the real ILTS - TAP Mathematics exam. Included in the guide are detail explanations to each of the ILTS - TAP Mathematics practice exam questions. In addition, suggestions on when and how to use the calculator are included. Plus, a free online tutoring subscription is included with the purchase of the study guide.



ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency 400 Secrets Study Guide

ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency  400  Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN-10 1627331077
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 176
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** If you want to ace the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400), without spending weeks or even months of long nights on boring, tedious study, then ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets is the resource you need. Our comprehensive ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets study guide was developed and compiled by educational testing experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to do well on the exam. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses of the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400), which you can take advantage of to earn an exam score higher than you thought possible, and start on the education career of your dreams. ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (400) Secrets covers: Mathematics: Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, Geometry, Functions and their Graphs, Probability and Statistics, Analytical Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Computer Science, Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling, Standard Units of Measurement, Visual Displays of Quantitative Information Reading Comprehension: Figurative Language and other Literary Elements, Literary Forms and Genres, Interpreting Texts in Historical and Cultural Contexts, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature Language Arts: Principles of Language Development, History and Development of the English Language, History and Development of American English, Elements of Grammar, Elements of Semantics, Elements of Rhetoric and much more...



Ilts Test of Academic Proficiency Practice Questions

Ilts Test of Academic Proficiency Practice Questions Author Ilts Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
ISBN-10 1630945420
Release 2014-08-22
Pages 96
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ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Practice Questions are the simplest way to prepare for your ILTS test. Practice is an essential part of preparing for a test and improving a test taker's chance of success. the best way to practice taking a test is by going through lots of practice test questions. Our ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Practice Questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on test day if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is a key to success and using practice test questions allows you to reinforce your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Detailed answer explanations are also included for each question. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed them) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why our ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency Practice Questions include answer keys with detailed answer explanations. These in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand any questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.



ILTS Mathematics 115 Exam Secrets Study Guide

ILTS Mathematics  115  Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Ilts Exam Secrets Test Prep
ISBN-10 1627330798
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 120
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ILTS Mathematics (115) Exam Secrets helps you ace the Illinois Licensure Testing System, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ILTS Mathematics (115) Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ILTS Mathematics (115) Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ILTS Test Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; Introduction to the ILTS Test Series including: ILTS Assessment Explanation, Two Kinds of ILTS Assessments; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific ILTS test, and much more...



ILTS Early Childhood Education 107 Exam Secrets Study Guide

ILTS Early Childhood Education  107  Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Ilts Exam Secrets Test Prep
ISBN-10 1627330615
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 180
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ILTS Early Childhood Education (107) Exam Secrets helps you ace the Illinois Licensure Testing System, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ILTS Early Childhood Education (107) Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ILTS Early Childhood Education (107) Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ILTS Test Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; Introduction to the ILTS Test Series including: ILTS Assessment Explanation, Two Kinds of ILTS Assessments; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific ILTS test, and much more...



ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency 400

ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency  400 Author Dean Cantu
ISBN-10 0738611441
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 288
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REA's ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) Test Prep with Online Practice Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Nationwide, more than 4 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps. Our test prep is designed to help teacher candidates master the information on the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) exam and get certified. It's perfect for college students, teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to become Illinois teachers. Written by Illinois teacher educators, our complete study package contains an in-depth review of all the competencies tested on the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) exam, including reading, language arts, writing, and math. A diagnostic test and a full-length practice test are offered online in a timed format with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed explanations of answers. Each test features every type of question, subject area, and skill you need to know for the exam. Our online practice replicates the ILTS question format, allowing you to assess your skills and gauge your test-readiness. The online tests at REA's Study Center offer the most powerful scoring and diagnostic tools available today. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you'll succeed when it counts. Every practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don't just say which answers are right - we explain why the other answer choices are wrong - so you'll be prepared on test day. The book includes the same practice test that is offered online, but without the added benefits of detailed scoring analysis and diagnostic feedback. This complete test prep package comes with a customized study schedule and REA's test-taking strategies and tips. This test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach in Illinois!



ILTS Assessment of Professional Teaching 101 104 Exam Secrets Study Guide

ILTS Assessment of Professional Teaching  101 104  Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN-10 1627330542
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 132
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ILTS Assessment of Professional Teaching (101-104) Exam Secrets helps you ace the Illinois Licensure Testing System, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ILTS Assessment of Professional Teaching (101-104) Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ILTS Assessment of Professional Teaching (101-104) Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ILTS Test Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; Introduction to the ILTS Test Series including: ILTS Assessment Explanation, Two Kinds of ILTS Assessments; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific ILTS test, and much more...



Praxis II Middle School Mathematics 5169 With Online Practice Tests

Praxis II Middle School Mathematics  5169  With Online Practice Tests Author Stephen Reiss
ISBN-10 0738611840
Release 2014-09-14
Pages 320
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REA's PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics Test Prep with Online Practice Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Nationwide, more than 4 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps. REA's PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics (5169) test prep is designed to help you master the information on this important exam, bringing you one step closer to being certified to teach middle school math. It's perfect for college students, out-of-state teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach middle school math in states where this exam is required. This study package contains in-depth reviews of all the content categories and topics tested on the PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics exam. A pretest and posttest are offered online to help you pinpoint strengths and weaknesses as you study the review chapters. The book includes two full-length practice tests based on actual PRAXIS questions and features every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exam. Two additional practice tests are offered online at the REA Study Center and come with automatic scoring, timed testing conditions, and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day. This test prep is a must-have for anyone prepping for the PRAXIS II: Middle School Math exam!



Mathematical Proficiency for All Students Toward a Strategic Research and Development Program in Mathematics Education

Mathematical Proficiency for All Students  Toward a Strategic Research and Development Program in Mathematics Education Author Deborah Loewenberg
ISBN-10 9780833034113
Release 2003-04-15
Pages 122
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A clear need exists for substantial improvement in mathematics proficiency in U.S. schools. The RAND Mathematics Study Panel was convened to inform the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement on ways to improve the quality and usability of education research and development (R&D). The panel identified three areas for focused R&D: development of teachers' mathematical knowledge used in teaching; teaching and learning of skills needed for mathematical thinking and problem-solving; and teaching and learning of algebra from kindergarten through the 12th grade.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Adding It Up

Adding It Up Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309218955
Release 2001-11-13
Pages 480
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Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: Research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and the implications for mathematics instruction. Details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers, as well as beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics.



The Language Demands of School

The Language Demands of School Author Alison L. Bailey
ISBN-10 9780300109467
Release 2007
Pages 226
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The Language Demands of School is an edited volume describing an extensive empirical base for academic English testing, instruction and professional development. The chapters comprise empirical research by Bailey and colleagues at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA, and invited contributions by practitioners in the fields of language policy, testing and instruction. The central focus of the chapters is the research conducted by CRESST over the last two years in an attempt to document the academic English language demands placed on school-age learners of English. The three additional chapters give the perspectives of a policy-maker at the state level, test developers, and practitioners. The Language Demands of School fills a gap in the current literature by addressing the kind(s) of English required of K-12 English Learner students from an evidence-based perspective. This is timely given the broader context of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which has prompted school systems to identify English language proficiency tests to meet the federal mandate. One of the problems that has surfaced in the search for English language tests for K-12 English Learner students is the inadequacy of existing research on the development of the academic English language skills that all students--both English Learner and native English-speaking--need to be successful in the school setting. The Language Demands of School is devoted to exploring this topic and to presenting research that illuminates both the questions and the answers.



Threshold Concepts in Practice

Threshold Concepts in Practice Author Ray Land
ISBN-10 9789463005128
Release 2016-07-09
Pages 362
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"Threshold Concepts in Practice brings together fifty researchers from sixteen countries and a wide variety of disciplines to analyse their teaching practice, and the learning experiences of their students, through the lens of the Threshold Concepts Framework. In any discipline, there are certain concepts – the ‘jewels in the curriculum’ – whose acquisition is akin to passing through a portal. Learners enter new conceptual (and often affective) territory. Previously inaccessible ways of thinking or practising come into view, without which they cannot progress, and which offer a transformed internal view of subject landscape, or even world view. These conceptual gateways are integrative, exposing the previously hidden interrelatedness of ideas, and are irreversible. However they frequently present troublesome knowledge and are often points at which students become stuck. Difficulty in understanding may leave the learner in a ‘liminal’ state of transition, a ‘betwixt and between’ space of knowing and not knowing, where understanding can approximate to a form of mimicry. Learners navigating such spaces report a sense of uncertainty, ambiguity, paradox, anxiety, even chaos. The liminal space may equally be one of awe and wonderment. Thresholds research identifies these spaces as key transformational points, crucial to the learner’s development but where they can oscillate and remain for considerable periods. These spaces require not only conceptual but ontological and discursive shifts. This volume, the fourth in a tetralogy on Threshold Concepts, discusses student experiences, and the curriculum interventions of their teachers, in a range of disciplines and professional practices including medicine, law, engineering, architecture and military education. Cover image: Detail from ‘Eve offering the apple to Adam in the Garden of Eden and the serpent’ c.1520–25. Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553). Bridgeman Images. All rights reserved.



Incentives and Test Based Accountability in Education

Incentives and Test Based Accountability in Education Author Committee on Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Public Education
ISBN-10 9780309128148
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 150
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In recent years there have been increasing efforts to use accountability systems based on large-scale tests of students as a mechanism for improving student achievement. The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a prominent example of such an effort, but it is only the continuation of a steady trend toward greater test-based accountability in education that has been going on for decades. Over time, such accountability systems included ever-stronger incentives to motivate school administrators, teachers, and students to perform better. Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education reviews and synthesizes relevant research from economics, psychology, education, and related fields about how incentives work in educational accountability systems. The book helps identify circumstances in which test-based incentives may have a positive or a negative impact on student learning and offers recommendations for how to improve current test-based accountability policies. The most important directions for further research are also highlighted. For the first time, research and theory on incentives from the fields of economics, psychology, and educational measurement have all been pulled together and synthesized. Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education will inform people about the motivation of educators and students and inform policy discussions about NCLB and state accountability systems. Education researchers, K-12 school administrators and teachers, as well as graduate students studying education policy and educational measurement will use this book to learn more about the motivation of educators and students. Education policy makers at all levels of government will rely on this book to inform policy discussions about NCLB and state accountability systems.



Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children Author Robert W. Cole
ISBN-10 9781416612490
Release 2008-06-15
Pages 295
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.



Woodcock Johnson III

Woodcock Johnson III Author Nancy Mather
ISBN-10 9780471419990
Release 2002
Pages 516
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A one–of–a–kind resource for evaluators using the Woodcock–Johnson III The Woodcock–Johnson III is one of the most widely used instruments for assessing both cognitive abilities and achievement in children and adolescents. Woodcock–Johnson III: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies is the only reference to provide valuable guidelines for preparing useful recommendations and writing effective, descriptive psychological and educational reports based on WJ III scores, tasks analysis, and error patterns. Featuring the most up–to–date information available on the WJ III, this essential resource offers an overview of the WJ III scores and interpretive information, along with a review of the clusters, and tests. Numerous examples of diagnostic reports that depict a variety of common student learning problems are included, illustrating applications of the WJ III in both educational and clinical settings. Drs. Nancy Mather and Lynne Jaffe also provide a wide variety of educational recommendations, along with summaries of proven methods and techniques for implementing successful examiner recommendations, which can easily be attached to a report. WJ III examiners will find this volume invaluable in preparing psychoeducational reports about children′s abilities, and teachers and educational therapists will find it helpful in converting recommendations into measurable goals and objectives for monitoring students′ progress.