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Become a Science Teacher with Confidence

Unlike other teacher certification test preparation material, our TExES Science 8-12 study guide drills all the way down to the focus statement level, providing detailed examples of the range, type, and level of content that appear on the test. Completely aligned with current TExES exam, this book provides the support you need to study and pass the exam with confidence!

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Overview

Become a Science Teacher with Confidence

Unlike other teacher certification test preparation material, our TExES Science 8-12 study guide drills all the way down to the focus statement level, providing detailed examples of the range, type, and level of content that appear on the test. Completely aligned with current TExES exam, this book provides the support you need to study and pass the exam with confidence!

This study guide includes one practice test to help you test your knowledge, understand how the exam is weighted, and identify skills and competencies you need to focus on. Our detailed answer explanations reference related skills in the book, allowing you to identify your strengths and weaknesses and interact with the content effectively. Maximize your study by prioritizing domains and skills you need to focus on the most to pass the exam.

This study guide is perfect for college students, teachers, and career-changing professionals who want to teach Science in Texas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581979312
  • Publisher: XAMOnline.com
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: XAM TEXES Series
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,367,013
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2009

    Not as good of quality as expected

    The book is somewhat poorly written. Although the sections of the book are broken up into the different applicable sciences, within each section is disorganization. Topics are scattered throughout each section. Also, there were many inconsistencies throughout the book and I was constantly having to refer to other reference material for clarification. There were plenty of type-o's throughout the book as well. It seems this book was not proofed prior to printing. While the topics are mentioned in this book, they are not covered as deeply as what is really expected of you on the exam. There are not enough examples. I would not pay over $20 for this book if I had it to do over.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2011

    Don't buy this book!!!

    I bought the 2nd edition (2007). My coworker bought the 2008 edition. THE EXACT SAME ERRORS ARE IN BOTH EDITIONS! Numerous typos. There are numerous places in the text that say "Error! bookmark not defined". They attempted to use symbols/greek letters or letters wit subscripts that end up showing as a square because the symbol/letter was not recognized. Math errors all over the book, such as 4 x 16 = 48. There are references to figures that don't exist. There are tables where one column is printed over a second column. Errors with the practice test and answer key. Greek letters mixed up in formulas and solutions (phi and theta). Editing remarks, such as "deleted", are left in the book. Bad manipulation of formulas, especially PV = nRT. I ended up using the free TEXES review materials and my own college text books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2011

    Good as an outline, but in serious need of an editor

    This review is for the 2007 copyright edition. I do not know if any of the issues were fixed in the 2008 edition.

    Pros:
    Well organized. All the info is broken down to correspond to the domains, competancies, and skills as outlined by the Texes website.
    Useful for the sections of the test on ethics, science practices, teaching science, grading, etc.

    Cons:
    Typos, typos, and more typos! At times it makes you wonder if they even ran a basic spell checker, much less employeed a real editor.
    I found 2 practice test questions that were not answerable due to typo differences in the test question and the answer section question.
    I found 5 typos in the answer key that would cause you to grade your test wrong unless you double checked the answers from the key with the answers in the answer section.
    Needs more diagrams, pictures, charts, etc.
    Needs test questions that include diagrams, pictures, charts, etc (as these do appear on the Texes tests).
    Needs better/more calculation explanation
    Needs a list of formulas. Scanning through the text to pick them out to make my own reference sheet was annoying.

    Summary:
    I think as a detailed outline and general summary of the topics, it is good. But you will probably need other, more detailed review books or textbooks to round out your review, especially if it has been a while since you last took a science class. It is probably not going to teach you how to do complicated specifics like calculations very well, nor is it good enough if you've never actually taken the class in question. It also has plenty of typos.

    How well does it prepare you for the test? Use it as an outline to make sure the books you actually use to study cover all the topics, and also to identify what you DON'T need to study as well. It is also useful for the parts of the test on teaching science. The actual test will probably feel harder than any practice test you take because the real test questions are often worded in ways that are designed to make you really think about what you know and analyze it or apply it to a situation instead of just demonstrating that you have memorized all the correct information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2010

    Find a different book!

    This book is not helpful. It is poorly organized and just sort of glosses over topics without really explaining any actual information. If you just need to see what is on the test, you can print it off of the test website. It isn't worth purchasing this book. The book is full of ridiculous spelling errors and inaccurate information, almost as though it wasn't edited. If I could go back, I wouldn't waste my money on this book.

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