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

by Elaine L Wilmore Corwin Press
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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 recognised 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
Texas needs great principals more than ever. 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. 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.”


Learn more about Elaine Wilmore's PD offeringsDr. 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 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. Wilmoreas 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