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Making the Principal TExES Exam Real:

Making the Principal TExES Exam Real:
Competency-Based Case Studies with Practice Questions

June 2015 | 104 pages | Corwin

Learn From The Best As You Prepare For The Principal TExES Exam. 

The TexES Principal exam is a high-pressure undertaking, as a passing score is required before principal certification can be granted. Prospective new school principals are faced with a difficult exam that requires careful case analysis and responses to multiple options. 
Elaine L. Wilmore’s books have helped countless educators succeed on TExES exams and are widely recognized as the gold standard in TExES preparation. In this comprehensive new guide, the author turns her expertise to another facet of the exacting standards tested by the Principal exam. 
Beginning with a thorough overview, Wilmore delves into case studies that all students will find useful and applicable to their preparation. To solidify the concepts, the book includes close to four hundred practice exam questions with a detailed answer key. Other features include:

  • Graphics to clarify complex concepts
  • A clear breakdown of the domains and competencies tested on the exam
  • Specific advice and strategies for first-time test takers and also those who previously failed

With this book, your path to joining them is much clearer. 

About the Author
Section I. Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
1. Hello!
2. What About All Those Domains And Competencies? They Scare Me: Overview of the TExES Learner-Centered Domains and Competencies
Section II. Domain I: School Community Leadership
3. Competencey 001: It's All About The Vision
4. Competency 002: Do You Hear What I Am Really Saying?
5. Competency 003: Why Should We Even Need To Be Told?
Section III. Domain II: Instructional Leadership
6. Competency 004: Curriculum and Instruction: The Meat and Potatoes of Education
7. Competency 005: Professional Development—Student Learning: One of These Things Leads to the Other
8. Competency 006: Staff Evaluation: Doing it Right
9. Competency 007: Making Sound Data-Based Decisions: Easier Said Than Done
Section IV. Domain III: Administrative Leadership
10. Competency 008: Campus Management at Its Finest
11. Competency 009: Campus and Student Safety as Top Priorities
Section V. Summing It Up
12. Here A Question, There a Question, Everywhere a Question, Question

"Dr. Wilmore's book is so critical to the success of our UTSA students that we purchase a copy for each student in our program."

David P. Thompson, Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle

"Dr. Wilmore's book is essential to preparing for the Principal TExES exam. The questions aer aligned and provide an accurate experience that allows principal candidates to assess strengths and weaknesses in order to target specific competencies for additional study."

Amy Burkman, Ed.D., Assistant Principal
Wylie Independent School District, Wylie, Texas

“Dr. Elaine Wilmore’s Passing the Principal TExES Exam: Practice Tests for Success is a Heisman Trophy Winner. Dr. Wilmore provides the technical information, human skills required, and comprehensive practical skills needed by principals, supervisors, and educational leaders.  Finally, Dr. Wilmore’s book will definitely help to improve schooling in America and globally.  I highly recommend it.”


William Allan Kritsonis, PhD, Professor
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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Chapter 1

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ISBN: 9781483366739