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Essential Academic Skills (EAS)

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expanded study guide EAS–Subtest I: Reading 10-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 5 chapters featuring instructional content, test tips, typical test question stems, graphs, and review questions; end-of-chapter exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Words and Phrases
  2. Main Idea and Supporting Details
  3. Writer's Purpose and Audience, Point of View, and Intended Meaning
  4. Critical Reasoning Skills
  5. Organization of Written, Graphical Info
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide EAS–Subtest II: Writing Directions for completing a written assignment; explanation of a scoring scale; 6-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 4 chapters featuring instructional content, test tips, typical test question stems, graphs, and review questions; end-of-chapter exercises; suggestions for additional study resources. Topics within chapters are cross-referenced for ease of review.
  1. Purpose, Audience, Organization
  2. Sentence Formation
  3. Standard Written English Grammar
  4. Written Assignment
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide EAS–Subtest III: Mathematics 10-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 5 chapters featuring instructional content, test tips, graphs, photos, tables, and abundant interactive, You Try It! review questions; end-of-chapter exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Number Properties and Operations
  2. Principles of Algebra
  3. Measurement and Geometry
  4. Probability and Statistics
  5. Mathematical Problem Solving
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide EAS–Subtest IV: Technology Literacy 10-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 2 chapters with subsections featuring instructional content, screen shots, graphs, photos, tables, and abundant, interactive review questions; end-of-chapter exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Computer Operations and Software
  2. Computer Research, Communication
$22.50
[6 months]

Assessment of Professional Knowledge (APK)

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expanded study guide APK—Elementary Directions for completing a written assignment; 30-question multiple-choice and constructed response diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 10 chapters featuring instructional content, guidelines, tables, charts, and review questions; abundant end-of-chapter multiple choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Student Development and Learning
  2. Instructional Environments
  3. Student Diversity
  4. Assessment Instruments and Practices
  5. Planning Curriculum and Instruction
  6. Varied Instructional Approaches
  7. Student Motivation and Communication
  8. Classroom Management and Structure
  9. Parent and Community Partnerships
  10. Ethics; Professional Development
$35.00
[6 months]
expanded study guide APK—Secondary Directions for completing a written assignment; 30-question multiple-choice and constructed response diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 10 chapters featuring instructional content, guidelines, tables, charts, and review questions; abundant end-of-chapter multiple choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Student Development and Learning
  2. Instructional Environments
  3. Student Diversity
  4. Assessment and Instruction
  5. Planning Curriculum and Instruction
  6. Varied Instructional Approaches
  7. Student Motivation and Communication
  8. Classroom Management and Structure
  9. Parent and Community Partnerships
  10. Ethics; Professional Development
$35.00
[6 months]

Elementary Assessments

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expanded study guide Early Childhood Education 28-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and correct answers; 14 chapters featuring instructional content, abundant video clips, tables, charts, and review questions; end-of-chapter multiple choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Early Childhood Development
  2. Assessment Types and Uses
  3. Positive Learning Environments
  4. Oral Language Development
  5. Foundations of Literacy Development
  6. Reading Instruction
  7. Writing Processes and Strategies
  8. Arts Learning
  9. Health, Safety, Physical Activity
  10. Mathematical Concepts and Skills
  11. Social Studies Concepts and Skills
  12. Science Concepts and Skills
  13. Parent and Community Partnerships
  14. Roles and Responsibilities of Educators
$35.00
[6 months]
expanded study guide Elementary Education Subtest I 16-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 8 chapters featuring instructional content, video clips, maps, diagrams, tables, charts, and review questions; end-of-chapter multiple choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Language Development
  2. Phonics, Word Analysis, and Fluency
  3. Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary
  4. Purposes of Texts and Graphic Sources
  5. Written and Oral Communication
  6. Government and Economics
  7. U.S. and World History
  8. Geography and Social Studies
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide Elementary Education Subtest II 16-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 8 chapters featuring instructional content, diagrams, tables, charts, and abundant review questions; end-of-chapter multiple choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Mathematical Operations
  2. Mathematical Problem Solving
  3. Patterns, Algebra, and Functions
  4. Geometry and Measurement
  5. Life Sciences
  6. Physical and Earth/Space Sciences
  7. Scientific Inquiry
  8. Arts, Health, and Fitness
$22.50
[6 months]
Essential Components of Elementary Reading Instruction 32-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with multiple-choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Oral Language, Phonological Awareness; Print Concepts, Letter Knowledge; Assessment (Oral Language); Reading/Writing: Beginning Stages; Reading/Writing: Advanced Stages; Development of Fluency; Word Analysis and Fluency; Vocabulary Development; Academic Language Development; Reading Comprehension, Comprehension Strategies; Assessment (Vocabulary, Comprehension); Literary/Narrative Texts; Information/Expository Texts; Assessment (Comprehension and Analysis Skills); Classroom Environment; Research, Professional Development.
$22.50
[6 months]

Middle Grades Assessments

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Middle Grades English Language Arts 28-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Foundations of Reading Development; Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension; Reading in Multiple Subject Areas; Reading Informational Texts; Reading Persuasive Texts; Analyzing and Interpreting Literary Texts; World Literatures; Standard American English; Writing Process and Research; Descriptive Writing; Expository Writing; Persuasive Writing; Listening and Speaking Strategies; Viewing, Presenting, and Analyzing Various Media
$22.50
[6 months]
Middle Grades General Science 32-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; formulas; periodic table; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Scientific Inquiry; History and Nature of Science; Science and Society; Matter: Properties/Characteristics; Matter: Physical/Chemical Changes; Characteristics of Forms of Energy; Force, Mass, and Motion; Mechanical/Electromagnetic Waves; Cells: Characteristics and Processes; Living Organisms: Characteristics; Genetics, Evolution, Principles of Classification; Biomes and Ecosystems; Earth: History and Characteristics; The Hydrosphere; Earth: Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate; The Solar System and the Universe.
$22.50
[6 months]
Middle Grades Mathematics 24-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; formulas; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Numbers; Operations; Patterns, Relations, and Functions; Algebraic Techniques and Applications; Linear Relations and Applications; Nonlinear Relations and Calculus; Measurement Applications; Euclidean Geometry; Coordinate and Transformational Geometry; Statistics: Principles and Techniques; Probability: Principles and Techniques; Discrete Mathematics.
$22.50
[6 months]
Middle Grades Social Science 32-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Historical Concepts, Terms, and Sources; World History to 1350 CE; World History 1350 to 1850; World History 1850 to Present; US History Precontact to 1789; US History 1789 to 1877; US History 1877 to 1929; US History 1929 to Present; Geographic Terms, Concepts, and Sources; Physical Environment and the Human Society; Human Systems; Political Science Concepts and Terms; Foundations of US Government; US Government Structure; Basic Economics, Microeconomics; Macroeconomics, International Economics.
$22.50
[6 months]

Secondary Assessments

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Biology 30-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Principles of Scientific Inquiry; History and Nature of Science; Relationships Between Sciences and Society; Chemistry of Living Systems; Cell Structure, Function, Bioenergetics; Molecular Genetics; Patterns and Processes of Inheritance; Mechanisms of Biological Evolution; Scientific Evidence for History of Life; Organism Structure, Function, and Life Cycle; Homeostasis; Human Organ Systems Anatomy and Physiology; Populations and Communities; Ecosystems and Biomes; Effects of Human Activities on Biosphere.
$22.50
[6 months]
Business Education 32-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Organizational Management; Human Resources Management; Business Law and Ethics; Business Accounting; Personal Finance and Economics; Computation, Quantitative Analysis; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; International Business and Trade; Marketing, Research, and Planning; E-Commerce and Internet Marketing; Entrepreneurship; Business Communication; Information Systems in Business; Information Processing and Technology; Career Development and Professionalism.
$22.50
[6 months]
Chemistry 34-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; formulas; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Scientific Inquiry; History and Nature of Science; Science and Society; Properties of Matter; Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table; Kinetic Molecular Theory and the Gas Laws; Thermodynamics and Calorimetry; Chemical Bonding and Reactions; Inorganic and Organic Compounds; Chemical Bonding and Intermolecular Forces; Chemical Reactions; Chemical Equilibrium; Acid-Base Chemistry; Oxidation-Reduction Reactions; The Mole Concept; Stoichiometry; Solutions and Colloidal Suspensions.
$22.50
[6 months]
Earth and Space Science 32-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Scientific Inquiry; History and Nature of Science; Math and the Sciences; Historical Geology; Plate Tectonics and the Rock Cycle; Earth's Materials and Earth's Internal Structure; Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition; The Hydrologic Cycle and Other Earth Systems; Oceans: Composition and Structure; Freshwater Systems; Atmosphere: Structure and Properties; Weather Systems and Conditions; Earth's Climate Systems and Influences; Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe; The Solar System; The Sun-Moon-Earth System and the Planets.
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide English Language Arts 34-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 17 chapters featuring instructional content, literature excerpts, tables, and multiple choice and essay review questions; multiple choice and essay end of chapter exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Vocabulary; Reading Comprehension
  2. Reading Informational Texts
  3. Reading Persuasive Texts
  4. Reading Technical/Functional Texts
  5. Analyzing and Interpreting Literary Texts
  6. Analyzing and Interpreting Poetry
  7. Characteristics of World Literatures
  8. Major Aspects of World Literatures
  9. English Conventions; Compositions
  10. Writing Process
  11. Effective and Appropriate Research
  12. Narrative Writing
  13. Expository Writing
  14. Persuasive Writing
  15. Critical or Analytical Writing
  16. Listening and Speaking Strategies
  17. Viewing, Presenting, and Analyzing Various Media
$35.00
[6 months]
Family and Consumer Sciences 24-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Human Growth and Development; Interpersonal Relationships; Families and Family Well-Being; Responsibilities of Parenting; Personal and Family Finance; Consumer Skills and Resource Management; Housing, Interiors, Textiles, and Apparel; Nutrition and Food Science; Food Safety and Sanitation; Food Preparation; Family and Consumer Sciences Careers; Employment and Employability Skills.
$22.50
[6 months]
General Science 16-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Principles and Procedures of Scientific Inquiry; History and Nature of Science; Science and Society; Properties and Characteristics of Matter; Chemical Changes; Energy in Physical and Chemical Systems; Force, Motion, and Energy; Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves; Electricity and Magnetism; Cell Processes and Organization; Organisms: Classification and Characteristics; Genetics and Evolution; Biomes and Ecosystems; Physical Geology and the History of Earth; Hydrosphere, Weather, and Climate; The Solar System and the Universe.
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide History 34-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 17 chapters featuring instructional content, maps, photos, timelines, and multiple choice and essay review questions; end of chapter exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Historical Concepts/Terms/Perspectives
  2. Historical Research Skills
  3. Early Civilization to 500 BCE
  4. World Civilizations 500 BCE to 500 CE
  5. World History 500 to 1450
  6. World History 1450 to 1750
  7. World History 1750 to 1900
  8. World History 1900 to 1945
  9. Modern World 1945 to the Present
  10. U.S. History Precontact to 1763
  11. U.S. History American Revolution to 1801
  12. U.S. History 1801 to 1850
  13. Civil War and Reconstruction 1850 to 1877
  14. U.S. History 1877 to 1914
  15. U.S. History 1914 to 1945
  16. U.S. History 1945 to 1970
  17. U.S. History 1970 to the Present
$35.00
[6 months]
Mathematics 32-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; formulas; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Mathematical Problem Solving; Mathematical Communication; Number Theory; Relations and Functions; Polynomial Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Defined Functions; Measurement Principles; Euclidean Geometry; Transformational Geometry; Trigonometric Functions; Differential Calculus; Integral Calculus; Statistics: Principles and Techniques; Probability: Principles and Techniques; Discrete Mathematics.
$22.50
[6 months]
Physics 28-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; formulas; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Scientific Inquiry; Science and Society; One- and Two-Dimensional Motion; Understanding Forces as Interactions; Conservation of Energy; Harmonic Motion and Rotational Dynamics; Properties of the Electric Field; The Magnetic Field and Electromagnetic Induction; Electric Circuits; Fundamental Properties of Waves; Light and Electromagnetic Radiation; Thermal Energy and Kinetic Energy; Modern Physics; Nuclear Physics.
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide Social Science 32-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 16 chapters featuring instructional content, maps, diagrams, tables, charts, and multiple choice and essay review questions; end of chapter exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Historical Concepts, Terms, and Sources
  2. World History to 1350 CE
  3. World History 1350 to 1871
  4. World History 1871 to the Present
  5. U.S. History Precontact to 1789
  6. U.S. History 1789 to 1877
  7. U.S. History 1877 to 1929
  8. U.S. History 1929 to the Present
  9. Geographic Terms, Concepts, and Sources
  10. Physical Environment and Human Society
  11. Human Systems
  12. Political Science Concepts and Terms
  13. Foundations of U.S. Government
  14. U.S. Government Structure
  15. Basic Economics; Microeconomics
  16. Macroeconomics; International Economics
$35.00
[6 months]

K–12 Assessments

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Art 36-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises and links to example images; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Foundations of Art: Elements and Principles; Principles of Design; Drawing: Tools, Techniques, and Processes; Painting: Tools, Techniques, and Processes; Tools and Techniques in Printmaking; Tools and Techniques in Sculpture; Photography, Video/Film Art, Multimedia; Functional Arts (e.g., Ceramics); Art in Culture and Society; Art in Historical Context; Cultural and Historical Influences on Art; Characteristics of Cultural Art; Comparing Art from Various Cultures; Social Influence of Visual Images; Aesthetic Concepts; Critical Analysis and Interpretation; Visual Arts and Other Disciplines; Careers and Opportunities in the Visual Arts.
$22.50
[6 months]
Chinese (Mandarin) Directions for written and speaking assignments; presentational writing and speaking scoring scales; 16-question diagnostic test; essay diagnostic test; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Literal Comprehension of Oral Messages; Inferential Comprehension of Oral Messages; Literal Comprehension of Written Material; Inferential Comprehension — Written; Language Structures; Application of Language Structures; Geography, History, Cultural Impacts; Practices, Products, and Perspectives; Communication Through Writing; Communication Through Speaking.
$22.50
[6 months]
English to Speakers of Other Languages 20-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Linguistics and Sociolinguistics; Language Acquisition and Literacy; Culture in Language Learning; Standards-Based ESOL Instruction; Assessment of ESOL Students; Impact of External Influences; Best Practices in ESOL Instruction; Assessing Language Development; Assessing Literacy Development; Assessing Content-Area Learning.
$22.50
[6 months]
French Directions for written and speaking assignments; presentational writing and speaking scoring scales; 16-question diagnostic test; essay diagnostic test; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Literal Comprehension of Oral Messages; Inferential Comprehension of Oral Messages; Literal Comprehension of Written Material; Inferential Comprehension — Written; Language Structures; Application of Language Structures; Geography, History, Cultural Impacts; Practices, Products, and Perspectives; Communication Through Writing; Communication Through Speaking.
$22.50
[6 months]
German Directions for written and speaking assignments; presentational writing and speaking scoring scales; 16-question diagnostic test; essay diagnostic test; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Literal Comprehension of Oral Messages; Inferential Comprehension of Oral Messages; Literal Comprehension of Written Material; Inferential Comprehension — Written; Language Structures; Application of Language Structures; Geography, History, Cultural Impacts; Practices, Products, and Perspectives; Communication Through Writing; Communication Through Speaking.
$22.50
[6 months]
Health 20-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Human Anatomy and Physiology; Proper Nutrition for Health; Health-Related Physical Fitness; Prevention of Illness and Disease; Reducing Personal Health Risks; Healthy Relationships; Treating Injuries, Responding to Emergencies; Skills for Enhancing Health; Products and Services to Enhance Health; Influences on Health.
$22.50
[6 months]
Music 26-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Elements of Music in Recorded Examples; Western, US, and World Music; Elements of Musical Performance; Musical Notation; Melodic, Rhythmic, and Harmonic Elements; Composition, Arrangement, and Improvisation; Western Music Middle Ages to 1750; Western Music 1750 to the Present; US and World Music; Principles of Music Methodology; Vocal and Choral Performance; Instrumental Performance; Conducting, Scores, and Repertoire.
$22.50
[6 months]
Physical Education 24-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Human Growth and Development; Anatomy and Physiology; Motor Development and Motor Learning; Movement Concepts and Biomechanics; Sports and Recreational Activity; Dance, Gymnastics, and Group Activities; Health-Related Physical Fitness; Weight Management Plans; Physical Activity and Responsible Behaviors; Phys Ed Opportunities for Children; Phys Ed: Instructional Activities; Phys Ed: Professional Guidelines.
$22.50
[6 months]
School Counselor 18-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Human Development to Young Adulthood; Learning Processes; Guidance Curriculum; Student Goal Development and Planning; Providing Responsive Services; Principles of Leadership; Testing/Assessment Applications; Developing Effective Relationships; Professional Standards.
$22.50
[6 months]
School Library Media Specialist 20-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; expanded competency descriptions with multiple-choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Role of Library Media Programs; Professional Growth, Development; Promoting Information Literacy; Curriculum and Instructional Design; Student-Centered Environment; Information and Technology Resources; Information Literacy Skills; Collection Development and Management; Human, Financial, and Physical Resources; Evaluating the Library Media Program.
$22.50
[6 months]
Spanish Directions for written and speaking assignments; presentational writing and speaking scoring scales; 16-question diagnostic test; essay diagnostic test; expanded competency descriptions with exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.

Topics include: Literal Comprehension of Oral Messages; Inferential Comprehension of Oral Messages; Literal Comprehension of Written Material; Inferential Comprehension — Written; Language Structures; Application of Language Structures; Geography, History, Cultural Impacts; Practices, Products, and Perspectives; Communication Through Writing; Communication Through Speaking.
$22.50
[6 months]
expanded study guide Special Education 20-question diagnostic test with instant scoring and rationales for correct answers; 10 chapters featuring instructional content, video clips, tables, charts, and review questions; end-of-chapter multiple choice and essay exercises; suggestions for additional study resources.
  1. Student Characteristics
  2. Development, Learning, and Daily Living
  3. Formal and Informal Assessment
  4. Developing Individual Programs
  5. Planning the Learning Environment
  6. Success in the General Curriculum
  7. Behavioral Interventions
  8. Functional Skills and Transitions
  9. Foundations of Special Education
  10. Educator Roles and Responsibilities
$35.00
[6 months]