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CliffsTestPrep FTCE : Professional Education Test

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Your guide to a higher score on the FTCE: Professional Education Test Why CliffsTestPrep Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need--fast! Written by test-prep specialists About the contents: Introduction Detailed description of the test and FAQs Study and test-taking strategies Diagnostic Test Complete with answers and explanations Helps you pinpoint areas to review Part I: Competency Reviews Cover all 14 competency areas tested, including specific skills Sample questions on each competency area Part II: Full-Length Practice Tests 2 full-length practice tests designed to be taken, timed, and scored like the actual test In-depth answers and explanations Test-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes? More than Notes! CliffsAP? CliffsComplete? CliffsQuickReview? CliffsTestPrep? CliffsStudySolver
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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 208.28 x 276.86 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0764589954
  • 9780764589959

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Your guide to a higher score on the FTCE: Professional Education TestWhy CliffsTestPrep Guides?Go with the name you know and trustGet the information you need--fast!Written by test-prep specialistsAbout the contents: IntroductionDetailed description of the test and FAQsStudy and test-taking strategiesDiagnostic TestComplete with answers and explanationsHelps you pinpoint areas to reviewPart I: Competency ReviewsCover all 14 competency areas tested, including specific skillsSample questions on each competency areaPart II: Full-Length Practice Tests2 full-length practice tests designed to be taken, timed, and scored like the actual testIn-depth answers and explanationsTest-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes(R)More than Notes!CliffsAP(R) CliffsComplete(R) CliffsQuickReview(R) CliffsTestPrep(R) CliffsStudySolver
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Introduction. General Description. The Professional Education Test Competencies. Competency 1: Assessment. Competency 2: Communications. Competency 3: Continuous Improvement. Competency 4: Critical and Creative Thinking. Competency 5: Diversity. Competency 6: Ethics. Competency 7: Human Development and Learning. Competency 8: Subject Matter. Competency 9: Learning Environment. Competency 10: Planning. Competency 11: Role of the Teacher. Competency 12: Technology. Competency 13: Foundations of Education. Competency 14: ESOL. The Role of the Professional Education Test in Teacher Certification. Questions Commonly Asked About the FTCE Professional Education Test. How to Use This CliffsTestPrep Book. How to Prepare for the Day of the Test. What to Do during the Test. Answer Sheet for Diagnostic Test. Diagnostic Test. Answer Key for Diagnostic Test. Complete Answers and Explanations. PART I: COMPETENCY REVIEWS. Competency 1: Assessment. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Effective Assessment. Checkpoint. Testing Terminology to Know. Checkpoint. Formative and Summative Assessment. Checkpoint. Alternative Classroom Assessment Methods. Checkpoint. Traditional Assessments. True-False Questions. Multiple-Choice Questions. Matching Questions. Fill-in-the-Blank or Completion Questions. Constructed Response (or Essay) Questions. Checkpoint. Homework. Checkpoint. Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies. Checkpoint. Assessment Guidelines. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 2: Communications. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Verbal Communication. Checkpoint. Nonverbal Communication. Checkpoint. Leading Class Discussions. Checkpoint. Praise. Checkpoint. Correcting Student Errors. Checkpoint. Teacher Expectations. Checkpoint. Communication and ESOL Learners. Checkpoint. Media/Technology Communication. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 3: Continuous Improvement. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. The School Community Professional Development Act. Checkpoint. Planning of the Professional Development for IPDPs. Checkpoint. Delivery of the Professional Development for IPDPs. Checkpoint. Follow-up of the Professional Development for IPDPs. Checkpoint. Evaluation of the Professional Development for IPDPs. Checkpoint. Certification Needs. Checkpoint. Teachers Appraisal. Checkpoint. Reflective Practitioners. Checkpoint. Area Centers for Educational Enhancement and Professional Organizations. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 4: Critical and Creative Thinking. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Critical Thinking. Checkpoint. Creative Thinking. Checkpoint. Skillful Questioning. Checkpoint. Brainstorming. Checkpoint. Metacognition. Checkpoint. Graphic Organizers. Checkpoint. Logical Reasoning. Checkpoint. Problem Solving. Checkpoint. Scientific Thinking. Checkpoint. Cognitive Complexity of FCAT Items. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 5: Diversity. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Learning Styles. Checkpoint. Modality Preference. Checkpoint. Field Independence-Field Dependence. Checkpoint. Gregorc's Mind Styles. Checkpoint. Multiple Intelligences. Checkpoint. Attributions and Locus of Control. Checkpoint. Ability Level. Checkpoint. Socioeconomic Status. Checkpoint. Gender Patterns. Checkpoint. Responsive Teaching. Checkpoint. Multiculturalism: Celebrating Diversity. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 6: Ethics. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Code of Ethics. Checkpoint. Principles of Professional Conduct: Obligation to the Student. Checkpoint. Principles of Professional Conduct: Obligation to the Public. Checkpoint. Principles of Professional Conduct: Obligation to the Profession of Education. Checkpoint. Disciplinary Action. Checkpoint. Avoiding Disciplinary Action. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 7: Human Development and Learning. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Developmentally Appropriate Practices. Checkpoint. Types of Play. Checkpoint. Physical Characteristics of Children and Adolescents. Checkpoint. Piaget. Checkpoint. Bruner. Checkpoint. Vygotsky. Checkpoint. Kohlberg and Gilligan. Checkpoint. Erikson. Checkpoint. Behaviorism. Checkpoint. Constructivism. Checkpoint. Motivational Strategies. Checkpoint. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 8: Subject Matter. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Reading Terminology to Know. Checkpoint. Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency. Checkpoint. Content Area Vocabulary. Checkpoint. Reading Comprehension in the Content Area. Checkpoint. Critical Thinking Skills. Checkpoint. Multidisciplinary Studies. Checkpoint. Differentiating Instruction. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 9: Learning Environment. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Effective Classroom Management. Checkpoint. Emergency Procedures. Checkpoint. Kounin. Checkpoint. Learning Environment Accommodations for ESE Learners with Disabilities. Checkpoint. Physical Layout. Checkpoint. Psychosocial Characteristics of Children and Adolescents. Checkpoint. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Checkpoint. Ability Grouping. Checkpoint. Important Statutes Related to Classroom Management. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 10: Planning. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Effective Planning. Checkpoint. Instructional Objectives. Checkpoint. Instructional Strategies. Checkpoint. Lesson Cycle Model. Checkpoint. 5E Model. Checkpoint. Cooperative Learning. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 11: Role of the Teacher. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Role with Parents. Checkpoint. Role as Advocate for Students. Checkpoint. Role with ESE Students. Checkpoint. Role on Collaborative Teams. Checkpoint. Florida Statutes Relevant to the Role of the Teacher. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 12: Technology. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Technology Literate Teachers. Checkpoint. Terms to Know. Checkpoint. Searching the Internet. Checkpoint. Internet Safety. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. Competency 13: Foundations of Education. Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Philosophical Underpinnings of American Education. Checkpoint. Brief History of Elementary and Secondary Public Education in America. Checkpoint. Significant Individuals in American Education. Checkpoint. Important Legislation and Court Cases. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. CliffsTestPrep FTCE: Professional Education Test Competency 14: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Competency Description and Key Indicators. Overview. Acronyms and Abbreviations to Know. Checkpoint. The Florida Consent Decree. Checkpoint. Second Language Development. Checkpoint. Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition. Checkpoint. BICS and CALP. Checkpoint. ESOL Instructional Methods. Checkpoint. Additional ESOL Terms to Know. Checkpoint. Summary. Sample Questions. Answer Explanations for Sample Questions. PART II: FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE TESTS. Practice Test 1. Answer Key for Practice Test 1. Complete Answers and Explanations. Practice Test 2. Answer Key for Practice Test 2. Complete Answers and Explanations. References. Glossary.
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About Sandra Luna McCune

Sandra Luna McCune, Ph.D., is a Regents professor and test preparation specialist in the Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. She resides in Nacogdoches, Texas. Vi Cain Alexander, Ph.D., is a professor and Reading Coordinator in the Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. She resides in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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