Texes 135 Mathematics Grade 8-12 W/CD-ROM

Texes 135 Mathematics Grade 8-12 W/CD-ROM

by Mel Friedman, Steve Reiss


TExES Mathematics Grades 8-12 (135)

The Most Complete Subject Review
Everything you need to know for the TExES Mathematics Grades 8-12 (135) exam, prepared by a leading mathematics specialist. Comprehensive review chapters cover all the subjects

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TExES Mathematics Grades 8-12 (135)

The Most Complete Subject Review
Everything you need to know for the TExES Mathematics Grades 8-12 (135) exam, prepared by a leading mathematics specialist. Comprehensive review chapters cover all the subjects and skills tested on the exam. Examples in each chapter reinforce knowledge as you study.

The Best Practice Exams Available
2 full-length practice exams based on the official TExES 135 Mathematics Grades 8-12 test – balanced to include every topic and type of question you can expect on the actual TExES 135 Mathematics exam.

Total Explanations of Questions & Answers
Each practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don’t just say which answers are right – but explain why the others are wrong, so you’ll be prepared on test day!

Proven Test Prep Methods
REA’s focused TExES Mathematics content and practical advice have helped millions succeed on their exams. With our step-by-step study plan, you can score high on the TExES and get certified to teach in Texas!

Federal Guidelines for NCLB Compliance
You can expect that candidates with NCLB-compliant credentials will enjoy preferential status in hiring. In Texas, this means you need to pass the TExES assessments. Maximize your exam performance and master the TExES with the unrivaled certification expertise that only REA can offer.

Get the World’s Most Advanced TExES Software
REA’s TExES Mathematics Grades 8-12 (135) TestWare combines a realistic test environment with the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available. With every practice test you take, you’ll gain knowledge and confidence for the real exam. 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 on the TExES!


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Product Details

Research & Education Association
Publication date:
TExES Teacher Certification Test Prep Series
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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About This Book 

REA’s The Best Teachers’ Test Preparation for the TExES 135 Mathematics 8-12 Test is a comprehensive guide designed to assist you in preparing to take this TExES test, the purpose of which is to ensure that you have the prerequisite content and professional knowledge necessary for an entry-level position in Texas public schools. 

To help you to succeed in this important step toward your teaching career in Texas schools, this test guide features: 

• An accurate and complete overview of the TExES 135 Mathematics 8-12 Test 
• The information you need to know about the exam 
• A targeted review of each domain 
• Tips and strategies for successfully completing standardized tests 
• Diagnostic tools to identify areas of strength and weakness 
• Two full-length, true-to-format practice tests based on the most recently administered TExES 135
Mathematics 8-12 Test are included in two formats: in printed form in this book and in TestWare® format on the enclosed CD.  

• Detailed explanations for each answer on the practice tests. These allow you to identify correct answers and understand not only why they are correct but also why the other answer choices are incorrect. 

When creating this test prep, the authors and editors considered the most recent test administrations and professional standards. They also researched information from the Texas Department of Education, professional journals, textbooks, and educators. The result is the best TExES test preparation materials based on the latest information available. 

About the TExES 135 Mathematics 8-12 Test 
The purpose of the TExES 135 Mathematics 8-12 Test is to assess the knowledge and skills of prospective Texas teachers in the areas of mathematics. The Mathematics 8–12 test will contain 80 scorable multiple-choice items and approximately 10 nonscorable items. Your final scaled score will be based only on scorable items. The nonscorable multiple-choice items are included for the purpose of pilot-testing of proposed new questions. These pilot questions do not count toward your score. However, they are not identified on the test either. 

There will be four answer choices for each multiple choice question. Answers will be marked on a separate answer sheet. A Definitions/Formula Page will be provided for you. If you wish to use a calculator you must bring your own to the test site. However, it is very important that you bring a calculator that is listed with the brands and models seen on the TExES registration bulletin. 

The approved list of calculator brands and models could change. The test administration promises that you will be notified if such a change occurs. All of the calculators on the approved list are graphing calculators, which perform all the operations of typical scientific calculators. 

As some test questions are designed to be solved with a graphing calculator, it makes good sense to bring a graphing calculator with you to the test site. However, you will not be allowed to share calculators. The testing staff will clear your calculator’s memory both before and after the test. 

Who Administers the Test? 
The Texas Education Agency has contracted with Educational Testing Service (ETS) to assist in the
development and administration of the TExES.
For additional information you can contact: 
ETS-Texas Educator Certification Program 
PO Box 6001 
Princeton, NJ 08541-6001 
Telephone: 1-800-205-2626 (U.S., U.S. Territories, and Canada) 
1-609-771-7393 (all other locations) 
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central time 
Fax: 1-973-735-0156 or 1-866-484-5860 
E-mail: texes-excet_inquiries@ets.org 

Test Administration 
The TExES tests are administered six times during the testing year. Each test date has morning and afternoon test sessions. Each session is five hours long. 

Do I Pay a Registration Fee? 
To take the TExES, you must pay a registration fee. For information about the fee, log on to   http://www.texes.ets.org/texes/AboutTheTest/. 

How Is the TExES 135 Mathematics 8-12 Test Scored? 
Test results are reported as scaled scores in a range from 100 to 300. Your total scaled score shows how you performed on the test as a whole and whether you passed the test.
The scale score allows comparison among any version of the same test. The raw scores cannot be compared from one version of a test to another. You receive one point for each correct response and no points for each incorrect response. Most tests will also include nonscorable questions. Therefore the total number of questions reported on your score report is usually less than the total number of questions that you saw on the test. The nonscorable questions will not be used in the calculation of your score. 

When Should I Start Studying? 
It is never too early to start studying for the TExES 135  Mathematics 8-12 Test. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study because it does not allow you the time you need to think about the
content, review the domains, and take the practice tests. 

What Do the Review Sections Cover? 
The targeted review in this book is designed to help you sharpen the mathematical skills you need to
approach the TExES 135 Mathematics 8-12 Test, as well as provide strategies for attacking the questions. 
Each competency area included in the TExES 135 Mathematics 8-12 test is examined in a separate chapter. The skills required for all domains are extensively discussed to optimize your understanding of what the examination covers. 

Your schooling has taught you most of the information  you need to answer the questions on the test. The review sections in this book are designed to help you fit the information you have acquired into the domains and competencies specifi ed on the TExES. Going over your class notes and textbooks together with the reviews provided here will give you an excellent springboard for passing the examination

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Meet the Author

About the Author  
Author Mel Friedman, M.S., is a former classroom teacher at the high school and university levels. He has also worked as a test-item writer for Educational Testing Service and ACT, Inc. 

Contributing Authors 
Stephen Reiss, M.B.A., is the founder and owner of the Math Magician and the Reiss SAT Seminars. He also tutors students in the math portions of the SAT, SAT II and the ACT. Reiss serves as a consultant to San Diego area high schools, teaching his SAT seminars on campus.   
Adel Arshaghi, M.S., has taught mathematics at both the high school and college level. He has been a frequent contributor to mathematics books.  

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