ICTS: Basic Skills Test (096) & Elementary/middle Grades Test (110)

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Al Davis
Research & Education Association, 2010 - Study Aids - 382 pages
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If you’re ready to start teaching in Illinois, REA has the ICTS test prep you need!     REA’s ICTS Basic Skills & Elementary/Middle Grades Test Prep Helps Illinois Teachers Get Certified!   NEW Second Edition with TestWare CD!     REA’s new ICTS (Illinois Certification Testing System) test prep is designed to help you pass the ICTS exam and start teaching!   This test prep is perfect for teacher candidates, students, out-of-state teachers, and career-changing professionals who are seeking an Illinois teaching license. Completely aligned with Illinois professional teaching standards, our test prep targets exactly what you need to know so you can study with confidence and succeed on exam day.     The book contains reviews for the Basic Skills (Field 096) and Elementary/Middle Grades (Field 110) tests. The Basic Skills review covers Reading, Language Arts, Writing, and Math. The review for the Elementary/Middle Grades exam includes Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Sciences, The Arts, Health & Physical Education. Examples and sample questions are included in each chapter to increase comprehension and reinforce skills.   Our test prep includes two full-length multiple-choice practice tests (one for Basic Skills and one for Elementary/Middle Grades) that cover everything tested on the official ICTS exams, so you can study with confidence. Detailed explanations of answers help you identify your strengths and weaknesses while testing your teaching knowledge.    The enhanced TestWare CD includes the book’s practice exams complete with automatic scoring, diagnostic feedback, and on-screen detailed answer explanations. Our timed exam format gives you the closest experience to taking the actual test. The test prep comes complete with a customized study schedule and REA’s test-taking strategies and tips.     This book is a must for anyone seeking certification as teacher in Illinois!     REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging test for state licensure. Our comprehensive test preps are teacher-recommended and written by experts in the field.   

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Al Davis, M.S., M.A., teaches mathematics in the public schools (grades 1-5) in Champaign, Illinois. He previously taught English and business writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has written extensively on education problems, among many other subjects. He received his M.S. from the University of Illinois, and he passed the ICTS tests in 2002.  
David M. Myton, Ph.D., is Chair, School of Education, and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Education at Lake Superior State University. Dr. Myton received his Ph.D. and M.S.T. from Portland State University. His areas of specialty include teacher education and environmental chemistry.
  Renay M. Scott, Ph.D., is Chair, Teacher Education and Professional Development at Central Michigan University. She has served as a social studies teacher in middle and high school. She is currently the President of the Michigan Council for the Social Studies and a former Social Studies Educator of the Year. Dr. Scott has written numerous articles and given numerous presentations on social studies education, methodology and curriculum.
  Karen Bondarchuk, M.F.A., teaches in the Foundation Art Program at Western Michigan University. She has been very active in elementary art education. She developed and taught the art program at The Montessori School in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and has taught private and public art lessons to children for many years. She received her M.F.A. from Ohio State University and her B.F.A. from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  
John A. Lychner, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Music Education at Western Michigan University. He has taught in public schools in St. Louis County, Missouri and in Tallahassee, Florida. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University in Music Education. In addition to his work with instrumentalists, he has taught 6th and 7th grade general music and has had numerous articles published in academic music journals.
  Janet E. Rubin, Ph.D., is Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Theatre at Saginaw Valley State University. She has served as national president of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and has received several prestigious research awards from her university. Dr. Rubin has shared her work through numerous publications and national and international presentations.
  Ellen R. Van’t Hof, M.A., received an M.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences/Dance from Western Michigan University. She did post-master’s work in a doctoral dance education program at Temple University. Since 1976 she has been a professor of dance at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is now the director of Calvin’s dance program. She has presented at many state, national, and international dance conferences on the topics of dance education, dance history, integrated arts, Multiple Intelligence Theory, and sacred dance.
  Nelson Maylone Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. He has served as a middle grades and high school mathematics teacher, and an elementary and middle school administrator. He is a former NASA NEWMAST fellow. His doctoral dissertation, which examined the relationship between school district socioeconomic status and student achievement, won the Midwest Dissertation of the Year award from Phi Delta Kappa in 2002.
  Ginny Muller, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Saginaw Valley State University. She has served as a classroom teacher and a curriculum consultant at the preschool, elementary, and middle school levels. Her doctoral dissertation, which examined the relationship between successful language acquisition and reading success in a cleft palate population, won the Robert Fox Award for academic excellence at the University of Michigan.

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