ISBN-10:
1452286019
ISBN-13:
9781452286013
Pub. Date:
04/23/2013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Passing the Principal TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and School Leadership / Edition 2

Passing the Principal TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and School Leadership / Edition 2

by Elaine L. Wilmore

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Passing the Principal TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and School Leadership / Edition 2

Your guide to acing the TEx Es exam

This best-selling handbook is the definitive resource for prospective principals who want to boost student performance and demonstrate outstanding school leadership. Thoroughly updated to address the completely revamped TEx ES exam, this new edition details:


  • The domains and competencies of successful school leadership
  • The leadership philosophy on which Tex ES is constructed
  • A sample test and important areas to focus on
  • What to do in the weeks, days, and even the night before the test
  • An extensive list of additional resources to supplement each domain

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452286013
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 163,259
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Learn more about Elaine Wilmore's PD offerings

Dr. Elaine Wilmore was a 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 also founded and is President of Elaine L. Wilmore Leadership Initiatives, which focuses on improving campus and district leadership to increase student performance. Elaine
formerly served as a Professor, the Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She also 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.

Prior to her position at Dallas Baptist University, 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 was the 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 many conferences and professional journals.

"I attended your workshop at College Station this past summer. I am happy to announce that I passed my certification exam the first time around! I am so excited and look forward to the future and what doors may open. Thank you for your strategies and your book!" - Elodia Witterstaetter, TX

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 TEx ES 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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