Be prepared. Get certified. Then get ready to teach! REA's excellent FTCE study guide helps you master the FTCE exam so you will be one step closer to teaching in a Florida classroom of your own. This brand new, fully revised 3rd edition of REA's FTCE (Florida Teacher Certification Exam) test prep contains an in-depth review and 2 full-length practice exams with thoroughly detailed answers. The comprehensive FTCE review contains focused coverage of all relevant exam topics and Florida's 14 competencies including key pedagogical concepts, theories, and relevant laws. Follow up your study with REA's powerhouse test-taking strategies that get you ready for this all-important exam. Fully indexed for easy topic searches. Also contains a complete directory of all Florida public school districts. Also includes REA's TESTware, CD-ROM software that offers full-length, timed, computerized practice FTCE exams plus automatic scoring that provides you with the closest thing to experiencing a live exam at a testing center. DETAILS - Written by 7 leading Florida-based specialists with doctorates in teacher education. - Comprehensive reviews of all of Florida's 14 state competencies. - CD-ROM containing REA's acclaimed TESTware program with 2 computerized practice FTCE exams. - Features every type of question, every subject area, and every skill that can be expected on the actual FTCE. - Each practice exam question is fully explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail. - Adaptable study schedule that fits your lifestyle. - Fully compliant with federal No Child Left Behind guidelines. - Fully indexed for quick and speedy topic searches. - Bonus Appendix of all Florida public school districts TESTware System Requirements - Pentium 75 MHz or higher (300 MHz recommended) or compatible processor - Microsoft Windows 98 or later - 64 MB Available RAM - Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: Passing the FTCE - About this Book & TESTware - About the Test - How to Use this Book - Format of the FTCE - Computer-Based Testing - About the Review Sections - Scoring the FTCE - Studying for the FTCE - Test-Taking Tips - The Day of the Test - FTCE Study Schedule CHAPTER 2: Competency 1: Assessment - Definition of Competency - Purposes of Assessment - Teacher-Made (Classroom) Tests - Authentic Assessments - Standardized Testing - Performance-Based Assessment - Creating Classroom (Teacher-Made) Tests - Principles of Test Construction - Self-Directed Learning and Assessment - Test Blueprints - Objectives - Test Items - Constructing Test Questions - Scoring the Test - Evaluating and Revising Tests - Preparation for Testing - Test Administration - Formative Feedback - Summary - References CHAPTER 3: Competency 2: Communication - Definition of Competency - Principles of Verbal Communication - Voice - Nonverbal Communication - Expectations of Students and Communication - Media Communication - Effective Use of Language - Relationship Between Teachers and Students - Connected Discourse - Marker Expressions - Task Attraction and Challenge - Scrambled Discourse, Vagueness, and Question Overload - Providing Clear Feedback to Students - Make Specific Statements about Students' Responses - Methods of Correcting Students' Errors - Parent-Teacher Communication - References CHAPTER 4: Competency 3: Continuous Improvement - Definition of Competency - Effective Professional Development - Professional Development Delivery Methods - Recommended Professional Development Topics - Barriers to Professional Development - References CHAPTER 5: CompetenEmpric, Julienne H. is the author of 'FTCE: Florida Teacher Certification Exam w/CD' with ISBN 9780878911172 and ISBN 0878911170.