CliffsNotes Praxis II: ParaPro (0755 and 1755)

CliffsNotes Praxis II: ParaPro (0755 and 1755)

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Overview

Praxis II®: ParaPro (0755 and 1755)

Test Prep

Proven test-taking strategies

Focused reviews and exercises

2 model practice tests

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Sandra Luna McCune,Vi Cain Alexander, and E. Donice McCune

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About the Contents:

Introduction

  • How to use this book

  • Overview of the exam

  • Proven study strategies and test-taking tips

  • FAQs

Part I: Skills and Knowledge Reviews

  • Reading

  • Mathematics

  • Writing

Part II: Two Full-Length Practice Exams

  • Each practice exam includes the same number of multiple-choice questions as the actual exam

  • Complete with answers and explanations for all questions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470397282
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Series: CliffsNotes (Paperback)
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

VI CAIN ALEXANDER, Ph.D., is a professor and Reading Education Coordinator in the Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University.


Prior to his death, ENNIS DONICE MCCUNEwas Regents Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.


SANDRA LUNA McCUNE, Ph.D., is a former Regents Professor and math specialist in the Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she received the Distinguished Professor Award. She now is a full-time author and consultant.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

General Description of the ParaPro Assessment.

Allocation of the Test Content.

Scoring of the Test.

The ParaPro Assessment and Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Frequently Asked Questions About the ParaPro Assessment.

How to Use This CliffsNotes Book.

How to Prepare for the Day of the Test

Test-Taking Strategies for the ParaPro Assessment.

PART I: SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REVIEWS.

Reading Skills and Knowledge Review.

2.1 Main Idea.

2.2 Supporting Details.

2.3 Summarizing.

2.4 Meanings of Words or Phrases in Context.

2.5 Inferences.

2.6 Facts and Opinions.

2.7 Interpretation of Graphical Information.

2.8 Application of Reading Skills and Knowledge to Classroom Instruction.

2.9 Sample Items for the Reading Section.

Mathematics Skills and Knowledge Review.

3.1 Arithmetic and Basic Number Concepts.

3.2 Basic Algebra.

3.3 Geometry.

3.4 Measurement.

3.5 Counting and Probability.

3.6 Data Analysis.

3.7 Application of Mathematics Skills and Knowledge to Classroom Instruction.

3.8 Sample Items for the Mathematics Section of the ParaPro Assessment.

Writing Skills and Knowledge Review.

4.1 Parts of Speech.

4.2 Spelling.

4.3 Capitalization.

4.4 Punctuation.

4.5 Pronoun Usage.

4.6 Verb Tense.

4.7 Irregular Verb Tenses.

4.8 Subjects and Predicates and Subject-Verb Agreement.

4.9 Adjective and Adverb Usage.

4.10 Word Usage.

4.11 Parallel Structure.

4.12 Common Errors in Sentence Construction.

4.13 Application of Writing Skills and Knowledge to Classroom Instruction.

Assisting Students with the Application of Writing for Different Purposes and Audiences.

Assisting Students with the Writing Process.

4.14 Sample Items for the Writing Section of the ParaPro Assessment.

Answer Explanations for Sample Items.

PART II: PRACTICE TESTS WITH ANSWER EXPLANATIONS.

Scoring Your Practice Test.

Practice Test 1 with Answer Explanations.

Reading.

Mathematics.

Writing.

Practice Test 1 Answer Key.

Answer Explanations for Practice Test 1.

Practice Test 2 with Answer Explanations.

Reading.

Mathematics.

Writing.

Practice Test 2 Answer Key.

Answer Explanations for Practice Test 2.

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