How to Prepare for the TASP: Texas Academic Skills Program

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Barron's, 1994 - Basic education - 788 pages
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Offers advice on test-taking strategies and provides a full-length sample test with answers explained

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About the TASP Test
Preparing for the TASP Test
A Diagnostic TASP Test

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About the author (1994)

Philip Schmidt is the program coordinator in mathematics and science education at The Teachers College at Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

JOE CORTINA earned his B.A. degree in English from San DiegoJANET ELDER was graduated summa cum laude from the Universit State University and his master's degree and doctoral degrey of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in English and Latin. She ie in curriculum and instruction in reading from the Universis a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the recipient of a govty of North Texas. He has taught undergraduate teacher educaernment fellowship for Southern Methodist University's Readition courses in reading at the University of North Texas andng Research Program, which resulted in a master's degree. He Texas Woman's University. In 1981 he was selected to represr Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in reading is from Texent the Dallas County Community College District as a nomineas Woman's University where the College of Education presente for the Piper Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition, ed her the Outstanding Dissertation Award. She established tDr. Cortina was selected as his division's nominee for Richlhe first comprehensive secondary reading program in the Dalland's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987, 1988 and 1993. Ias Independent School District, and has conducted extensive n 1992 he was selected as an honored alumnus by the Departmestaff development training for Dallas area teachers. After tnt of Elementary, Early Childhood and Reading Education, of eaching reading and study skills courses at Richland for sevthe University of North Texas and in 1994 he was a recipienteral years, she was asked to develop and implement an honors of an Excellence Award given by the National Institute for program for the college. After coordinating the honors progStaff and Organizational Development. In addition to teachinram during its first six years, she resumed teaching full tig reading courses at Richland College, he has served on inteme. In addition to teaching reading courses, Dr. Elder periordisciplinary teaching teams for honors English courses and dically serves on interdisciplanary teaching teams for honorhas served as a faculty leader of Richland's writing-across-s English and humanities courses. She has served on a task fthe-curriculum program. Dr. Cortina has served on the conferorce that re-evaluated Richland's writing-across-the-curricuence program committees for both the College Reading and Lealum program. She has twice received the Extra Mile Award frorning Association and the National Association for Developmem special services (disabilities) students, has twice been hntal Education. He has also served as a member of the editorer division's Piper Award nominee for excellence in teachingial advisory board of The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Li, and in 1993 received an Excellence Award from the Nationalteracy. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings an Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In 1999d inservice workshops. she was one of three nominees for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award. A frequent presenter at professional conferences and inservice workshops, she has a deep interest and expertise in "brain friendly" instruction.

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