REA’s TExES Core Subjects 4-8 (211) Test Prep with Online Practice Tests Gets You Certified and in the Classroom!
Teacher candidates seeking certification to teach the middle-level grades in Texas's public schools must pass the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam.
Written by a team of faculty experts led by Dr. Ann M. L. Cavallo, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, REA’s test prep provides extensive coverage of the four core subject areas tested on the exam: English Language Arts and Reading (806); Mathematics (807); Social Studies (808); and Science (809).
In addition to a thorough review, this test prep features a diagnostic test and 2 full-length practice test batteries (1 in the book and 1 online at the REA Study Center) that deal with every question type, competency, and skill tested on the exam. REA’s online tests run under timed conditions and provide automatic scoring and diagnostic feedback on every question to help teacher candidates zero in on the topics that give them trouble now, so they can succeed on test day.
The new 200-question Core Subjects test, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, was first administered in January 2015; it replaced the TExES Generalist 4-8 (111) exam.
REA’s test prep package includes:
- Comprehensive review of all domains and content categories tested on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam
- Online diagnostic that pinpoints strengths and weaknesses to help focus study
- 2 full-length practice test batteries based on actual exam questions
- Practice test answers explained in detail
- Proven study tips, strategies, and confidence-boosting advice
- Online practice tests feature timed testing, automatic scoring, and topic-level feedback
REA's TExES Core Subjects 4-8 (211) is a must-have for anyone who wants to become a middle-school teacher in Texas.
About the AuthorDr. Ann Cavallo
is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Co-director of UTeach Arlington Science and Mathematics Education program, and Distinguished University Professor of Science Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Cavallo earned her B.S. from Niagara University, and her M.S. in Science Education/Biology, M.S. in Natural Science, and Ph.D. in Science Education from Syracuse University. She holds secondary teacher certification in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and General Science, and taught middle and high school science prior to earning her graduate degrees.
She has held faculty appointments at the University of Oklahoma, the University of California-Davis, and Wayne State University. She joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006 as Associate Professor and earned the rank of Professor in 2009 in her field of Science Education. She is Principal Investigator of three National Science Foundation grants totaling over $3 million. Dr. Cavallo’s research has investigated high school and college students’ learning approaches and strategies, scientific reasoning, self-efficacy, and their acquisition of conceptual understandings of science. Dr. Cavallo has more than 40 publications in internationally and nationally refereed journals and proceedings, as well as several books and book chapters. In total, she has secured more than $9 million in grants from various funding agencies to support her work. She has made over 70 presentations at professional conferences, and has held significant leadership positions in her professional organizations.
Dr. Cavallo is the co-author of REA's bestselling TExES Generalist 4-8 prep.