Passing the Special Education TExES Exam
Keys to Certification and Exceptional Learners
- Elaine L. Wilmore - Elaine L. Wilmore Leadership Initiatives
Assessment & Testing in Special Education | Special & Inclusive Education
Gain confidence, lower stress, and raise your TExES exam scores!
Testing for certification can be a stressful experience. State exams are rigorous and cover numerous domains and competencies. Test scores can impact both special education certification and teacher preparation programs. You may find there is simply too much material to study, or that test-prep books hammer you with too many random questions.
Understanding what will be on the test and why is a key to success. With artful prose, TExES test prep veteran Elaine Wilmore breaks down the EC-12 and Supplemental special education test so you can feel calm and confident on test day. Built on her successful test-prep training seminars, she navigates each special education domain and competency and covers
• Philosophies behind the test questions
• Teaching stories that improve answer recall
• Tips for analyzing test questions
• Ways to use key words and concepts to improve test results
• Hints for managing time while testing
• Tips for before, during, and after the exam
• Techniques for in-state and out-of-state test takers
With its empowering approach, this book shows you how to think like the test was developed and improve your test results.
“Dr. Elaine Wilmore has, once again, created the must-have educator preparation resource—this time for special education instructors. Packed with real-world examples, sparkling wit, and expert subject knowledge, Passing the Special Education TExES Exam is the gold standard resource for Texas educators.”
—Richard W. Kincaid, Director, Career and Technical Education
Round Rock ISD, Round Rock, TX
“This is much more than a test preparation manual… Teachers will refer to it long after they have become certified.”
—La Vonda Loney, Assistant Principal
Killeen ISD, Killeen, TX
"Dr. Elaine Wilmore has, once again, created the must-have educator preparation resource—this time for special education instructors. Packed with real-world examples, sparkling wit, and expert subject knowledge, Passing the Special Education TExES Exam is the gold standard resource for Texas educators."
"Dr. Elaine Wilmore has done it again. A must have to all educators who wish to pass the Special Education TExES Exam. This is a well-thought-out and complete guide to passing the test and nothing less. Thank you!"
"This is much more than a test preparation manual, it is a special educator's guide to continual success. Dr. Wilmore has captured the very best elements of teaching and combined them with the characteristics/ needs of special learners to create this one-of-a-kind guide. Teachers will refer to it long after they have become certified."
"The preparation of special education teachers is at a critical stage in our nation today; fewer and fewer teachers are willing to be certified in this area. Dr. Wilmore's book will greatly assist prospective special educators in passing the certification exam and preparing for their time in the classroom."
"This book is an excellent resource, not only for those pursuing the EC-12 Special Education TExES Exam, but also for educational leaders. The text thoroughly reviews fundamental concepts, provides great strategies, and includes realistic and humorous scenarios. An outstanding, enjoyable and easy read."