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Essential Academic Skills (EAS)

Product Description Chapters   Price    
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]

Elementary Assessments

Product Description Chapters   Price    
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]

Secondary Assessments

Product Description Chapters   Price    
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]
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

Product Description Chapters   Price    
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]