Illinois TAP Math - This book is designed to help you succeed on the mathematics subtest of the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Test of Academic Proficiency. It covers all the essential topics to develop a deep understanding of math fundamentals including number sense, functions, algebra, geometry, graphing, data analysis, and statistics. The book contains over 500 practice questions, 40 lessons, detailed explanations, quizzes, and comprehensive exams to ensure a complete grasp of all objectives tested on the exam. Please visit www.prepforward.com for more information on this book, to contact the author, or to find out about online, interactive, self-paced review courses for all subtests of the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency.
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REA's ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) Test Prep with Online Practice Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Nationwide, more than 4 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps. Our test prep is designed to help teacher candidates master the information on the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) exam and get certified. It's perfect for college students, teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to become Illinois teachers. Written by Illinois teacher educators, our complete study package contains an in-depth review of all the competencies tested on the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) exam, including reading, language arts, writing, and math. A diagnostic test and a full-length practice test are offered online in a timed format with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed explanations of answers. Each test features every type of question, subject area, and skill you need to know for the exam. Our online practice replicates the ILTS question format, allowing you to assess your skills and gauge your test-readiness. The online tests at REA's Study Center offer the most powerful scoring and diagnostic tools available today. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you'll succeed when it counts. Every practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don't just say which answers are right - we explain why the other answer choices are wrong - so you'll be prepared on test day. The book includes the same practice test that is offered online, but without the added benefits of detailed scoring analysis and diagnostic feedback. This complete test prep package comes with a customized study schedule and REA's test-taking strategies and tips. This test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach in Illinois!
Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education
Author: Stefanie Chambers
Publisher: Temple University Press
This book examines the national trend toward mayoral control of big-city school districts through comparative case studies of Chicago and Cleveland - two school districts that adopted mayoral control during the 1990s. Chambers takes up the question of whether granting control to mayors in major cities will indeed fix public school systems. She finds that although both cities have experienced noteworthy improvements in student performance since mayoral control, the increased centralization of decision-making has reduced minority participation in democratic politics. Chambers argues that this conundrum of improved performance at the cost of decreased minority participation could undermine the very democratic and civic values that schools try to teach. In a concluding chapter, she offers several suggestions for better incorporating minority participation educational decisions, even while centralizing more power in mayors' offices.
This volume offers state-by-state listings of the requirements for certification for elementary and secondary schools. Sales figures for previous editions: 75th edition: 1,293 cl 76th edition: 1,206 cl 77th edition: 1,176 cl/22 e 78th edition: 1,028 cl/1 e 79th edition: 966 cl/9 e 80th edition: 865 cl/16 e 81st edition: 754 cl/1 e
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
Challenges and Opportunities in Standards-based Reform
Author: Lawrence B. Joseph
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
"Amid widespread concern that schools are failing to prepare students for workforce participation, higher education, and the economic and technological challenges of the twenty-first century, public school reform efforts across the nation have focused increasingly on standards, performance, and accountability. A particularly critical question involves improving educational opportunities for children in poverty and for other ""at-risk"" students who represent an increasing proportion of public school enrollment.Education Policy for the 21st Century examines a range of key issues in standards-based education reform. Contributors focus on educational trends and issues in metropolitan Chicago, state education policy in Illinois, lessons of Chicago school reform, and standards-based, systemic reform in other states. The volume also includes chapters on standards and assessment in school accountability systems, effects of school spending on student achievement, and ""building-level"" obstacles to urban school reform.Presenting valuable data and a variety of perspectives, this book illuminates both the challenges and opportunities presented by standards-based education reform."