Passing the Principal TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and School Leadership [NOOK Book]

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Ace the TExES exam! This is the definitive guide to the newly revamped exam for prospective principals who want to demonstrate outstanding school leadership.
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Passing the Principal TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and School Leadership

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Overview

Ace the TExES exam! This is the definitive guide to the newly revamped exam for prospective principals who want to demonstrate outstanding school leadership.
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Editorial Reviews

Tom Parks
"Elaine Wilmore has done it again with this updated second edition of her phenomenal book. Here is a guide that is at once comprehensive and specific in its focus; as broad as a sunbeam and as detailed as a laser beam. For the serious educator, it doesn't get any more helpful than this."
Jerry Lowe
"Dr. Wilmore's book is our go-to reference when working with students who are studying for the TEx ES Exam. The clear and effective strategies and insights have undoubtedly helped increase our TEx ES Exam pass rate. The book is written in language that is easy for students to understand and the strategies presented are very clear and easy to follow. Dr. Wilmore has surely provided a rich resource for all of us involved in the preparation of school principals."
Annette A. Perez
"Wilmore's book looks like another winner. The addition of new material that reflects today's high standards in education make this book a necessary volume in any aspiring administrator's professional library. It's a great tool for anyone preparing for the TEx ES exam."
Denny Dowd
"Dr. Wilmore writes in a clear, conversational tone that engages you in school leadership. As you read, it is almost as if you are drawn into a conversation in which you can hear the voice of this expert in the field."
Arthur L. Petterway
"Our principal passing rate for this school year was 94.4% in large part due to the useful strategies outlined in Elaine Wilmore's book.Our students are blessed to be able to have such a reliable tool at their disposal to ensure their success on the state required exam and in the field of education. Bottom line, I strongly recommend her book to any and all institutions offering Principal Certification."
Linda N. Townzen
"I have used Dr. Wilmore's book with over 200 graduate students who were completing their degree in Educational Administration in Texas. The students found the book to give practical information and specific examples of the competencies of educational leaders. This knowledge assisted the students to learn through real-life situations information they needed to know in order to pass the certification examination. All of these students were successful in meeting the requirements to be an administrator for all levels in the schools in Texas. I feel that any student in any state could study this book and pass certification tests required in any state in the union."
Amy Burkman
"As a college professor I am always looking for affordable, up-to-date materials that are valuable resources for my students. This book is always at the top of my recommendation list!It is the most practical resource on the market, and it provides readers with a firm foundation."
Rod Muirhead
"On the first try this summer I came so close to passing. I took the exam for the second time this last Saturday, January fourth. I got my scores today. WOW! I Passed! The second edition is amazing."
J. Travis Barnes
"Elaine,

I know you have never met me, and probably never will, but I wanted to tell you thank you for writing your book! It was a great resource after I missed passing my test the first time by one point! After reading it, I retook my test and passed! I am now (almost) two weeks into my first admin position and this is the first time I have had to email you. Just wanted you to know I'm appreciative of you!

Thanks. "

Paul Kirchubel
"I purchased Dr. Wilmore’s second edition of Passing the Principal Texes Exam. I was struggling with the Oklahoma Secondary Principal exam. I found the book very helpful and wanted to write and let her know that I passed and owe some of that success to her book. "
Tony Dodson
“Dr. Wilmore’s work enabled and empowered me to be successful on the Principals TEx ES exam. I have no doubt in that regard.”
Glynis Durham
"I just found out today that I passed the principal exam. The practice test and Elaine’s book are spot on! I know I wouldn't have passed without them! Thank you! "
Tammy Morrison
"I want to thank you for your incredible insightfulness in your book Passing the Principal TEXES exam!Through your guidance and wisdom, I was able to successfully navigate my way through my test and passed the first time! I implemented the various strategies while studying AND during the test, which was tremendous advice. I could go on all day about how your book has literally changed my life! Thank you, thank you, thank you! "
William Allan Kritsonis
The new edition of Dr. Elaine Wilmore's text is absolutely outstanding. "Passing the Principal TEx ES Exam" will be of tremendous value to those aspring to be principals in Texas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452286006
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 211,239
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Elaine Wilmore is a former 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 has formerly served as a Professor, Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She has previously 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.

Before that 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 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 untold conferences and professional journals.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Section I Content: The Knowledge Base
1. Welcome!
Basic Concepts
Leadership: A Skill or and Art?
Getting Started
Section II Philosophy: The Theoretical Framework
2. Standing on the Promises
Global Overview of TExES Domains
Key Concepts
Guess My Favorites
The Ideal Principal
Pretend
Important Recurring Themes and Concepts: The Sherry’s
The Three Domains
Domain I: School Community Leadership
Domain II: Instructional Leadership
Domain III: Administrative Leadership
3. Learner-Centered Leadership and Campus Culture
Domain I: School Community Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Culture, Climate, Vision
Competency 001
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorites
Important Points to Remember
4. Learner-Centered Communication and Community Relations
Domain I: School Community Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Culture, Climate, Vision
Competency 002
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorite
Important Points to Remember
5. Learner-Centered Values and Ethics of Leadership
Domain I: School Community Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Culture, Climate, Vision
Competency 003
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorites
Important Points to Remember
6. Learner-Centered Curriculum Planning and Development
Domain II: Instructional Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development
Competency 004
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorite
Important Points to Remember
7. Learner-Centered Instructional Leadership and Management
Domain II: Instructional Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development
Competency 005
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorites
Important Points to Remember
8. Human Resources Leadership and Management
Domain II: Instructional Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development
Competency 006
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorite
Important Points to Remember
9. Learner-Centered Organizational Leadership and Management
Domain II: Instructional Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development
Competency 007
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorite
Important Points to Remember
10. The Business and Technology of School Leadership and Management
Domain III: Administrative Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Finance, Facilities, Safety
Competency 008
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorite
Important Points to Remember
11. The Physical Plant and Support Systems
Domain III: Administrative Leadership
Domain Key Concepts: Finance, Facilities, Safety
Competency 009
The Principal Knows How To . . .
Guess My Favorite
Important Points to Remember
Part III The Real Deal: Practical Application
12. No Data Left Behind
Data Analysis Simplified
How to Read and Interpret Standardized Tests
The Big Surprise
How to Read and Interpret an “Academic Excellence Indicator System” Report
Section I of an AEIS Report
Section II of an AEIS Report
Summary
13. Test-Taking Strategies: Now Listen to Me Here…
The Dot Game: Psychological and Time Management
The Dog and Star Game: Making Good Choices
Multiple Multiples
“The Process:” Do This for Multiple- Multiple Questions
Key Words and Themes
The Ideal Principal
Summary
14. Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Creating a Personal Success Plan
Tips for Repeat Test Takers
Tips for Out-of-State Future Texas Principals
Mantras
From Now Until Test-Taking Week
The Week of the Test
The Night Before the Test
The Morning of the Test
After the Test
15. That’s What I’m Talking About
References
Suggested Additional Resources
Domain I: School Community Leadership
Domain II: Instructional Leadership
Domain III: Administrative Leadership
Index
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