About This Book
REA’sTExES Bilingual Generalist EC–6 (192)test is a comprehensive guide designed to assist you in preparing to take the TExES (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards) test which is required for teaching in Texas. To enhance your chances of success in this important step toward your career as a teacher in Texas schools, this test guide:• presents an accurate and complete overview of the TExES Bilingual Generalist, EC–6 (192)• identifies all of the important information and its representation on the exam• provides a comprehensive review of every domain• presents sample questions in the actual test format• provides diagnostic tools to identify areas of strength and weakness• provides a full-length practice test based on the most recently administered TExES test• replicates the format of the official exam, including level of difficulty• supplies the correct answer and detailed explanations for each question on the practice test, which enables you to identify correct answers and understand why they are correct and, just as important, why the other answers are incorrect.This guide is the result of studying many resources. The editors considered the most recent test administrations and professional standards. They also researched information from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), professional journals, textbooks, and educators. This guide includes the best test preparation materials based on the latest information available.
Format of the TestThe TExES Bilingual Generalist EC–6 (192) includes 185 scorable multiple-choice items and approximately 15 non-scorable items. Your final scaled score will be based only on scorable items. All multiple-choice questions are designed to assess your knowledge of the domains and related skills mentioned above and reviewed in this book. In general, the multiple-choice questions are intended to make you think. You are expected in most cases to demonstrate more than an ability to recall factual information; you may be asked to think critically about the information, analyze it, consider it carefully, and compare it with knowledge you have, or make a judgment about it.Answering the multiple-choice questions is straightforward. You will have four choices labeled A, B, C, and D. You must mark your choice on a separate answer sheet. You should have plenty of time in which to complete the test, but be aware of the amount of time you are spending on each question so that you allow yourself time to complete the whole test. Although speed is not very important, a steady pace should be maintained when answering questions. Using the practice tests will help you prepare for this task.About the Review SectionsThe reviews in this book are designed to help you sharpen the basic skills needed to approach the TExES, as well as provide strategies for attacking the questions. Each teaching competency is examined in a separate chapter. The skills required for all six-competency areas are extensively discussed to optimize your understanding of what the 192 Bilingual Generalist EC–6 test covers.Your schooling has taught you most of what you need to answer the questions on the test. The education classes you took should have provided you with the know-how to make important decisions about situations you will face as a teacher. Our review is designed to help you fit the information you have acquired into specific competency components. Reviewing your class notes and textbooks together with our competency reviews will give you an excellent springboard for passing the exam.Test-Taking Tips