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How to Prepare for the CLAST Florida Teachers Test

ISBN-10: 0764120336

ISBN-13: 9780764120336

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Robert D. Postman

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Revised and updated to reflect Floridas most recent College Level Academic Skills Tests, this manual presents a diagnostic test and two full-length CLASTs, all with answers and explanations. The author also provides a special section to familiarize applicants with the computer-adaptive CLAST, and offers carefully structured subject reviews of all test topics.
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List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Prefacep. vii
Introduction to the CLASTp. 1
The CLASTp. 1
Preparing for the CLASTp. 4
Some Proven Test-Taking Strategiesp. 6
Multiple-Choice Testing Strategiesp. 7
Readingp. 9
Passing the Reading Testp. 9
Literal Comprehensionp. 11
Recognize the Main Idea (A1)p. 11
Identify Supporting Details (A2)p. 12
Determine the Meaning of Words in Context (A3)p. 13
Critical Comprehensionp. 22
Recognize the Author's Purpose (B1)p. 22
Distinguish Between Fact and Opinion (B3)p. 23
Detect Bias (B4)p. 24
Recognize the Author's Tone (B5)p. 26
Identify the Author's Overall Organizational Pattern (B2)p. 27
Recognize Relationships Within Sentences (B6)p. 29
Recognize Relationships Between Sentences (B7)p. 30
Recognize Valid Arguments (B8)p. 31
Draw Logical Inferences and Conclusions (B9)p. 32
Reading Practice Explained Answersp. 33
Steps for Passing the Reading Testp. 35
The Six Stepsp. 35
Applying the Stepsp. 38
English Language Skillsp. 49
Passing the English Language Skills Testp. 49
Review Quizp. 50
Answer Checklistp. 52
Use Words to Convey the Denotative and Connotative Meanings Required by Context (B1 a)p. 54
Use Proper Pronoun Case Forms (B4 c)p. 56
Use Standard Verb Forms (B4 a)p. 58
Verbsp. 58
Avoid Inappropriate Shifts in Tense (B4 f)p. 61
Maintain Agreement Between Pronoun and Antecedent (B4 b2)p. 62
Pronounsp. 62
Maintain Agreement Between Subject and Verb (B4 b1)p. 65
Subject-Verb Agreementp. 65
Use Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly (B4 e)p. 67
Adjectives and Adverbsp. 67
Make Logical Comparisons (B4 g)p. 69
Place Modifiers Correctly (B2 a)p. 71
Use Standard Practice for Capitalization and Punctuation (B5 b)p. 73
Capitalizationp. 73
Punctuationp. 75
Avoid Comma Splices, Fused Sentences, and Fragments (B2 d)p. 78
Sentence Fragmentsp. 78
Comma Splices and Fused Sentencesp. 79
Use Parallel Expressions for Parallel Ideas (B2 c)p. 81
Parallelismp. 81
Avoid Wordiness (B1 c)p. 82
Dictionp. 82
Use Standard Practice for Spelling (B5 a)p. 84
Coordinate and Subordinate Sentence Elements According to Their Relative Importance (B2 b)p. 86
English Language Skills Practice Explained Answersp. 88
Strategies for Passing the English Language Skills Testp. 91
Essayp. 92
Passing the Essay Testp. 93
Steps for Writing a Passing Essayp. 93
Applying the Stepsp. 94
Scoring Objectives Used by CLAST Essay Ratersp. 96
Essay Scoring Scalep. 97
Sample Essaysp. 98
Essay 1p. 98
Essay 2p. 98
Essay 3p. 99
Essay 4p. 100
Handwritten Essayp. 101
Mathematicsp. 102
Passing the Mathematics Testp. 103
Mathematics Review Quizp. 104
Answer Checklistp. 110
Arithmeticp. 112
Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Fractions (I A1 a)p. 112
Multiply and Divide Positive and Negative Fractions (I A1 b)p. 115
Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Positive and Negative Decimals (I A2)p. 117
Identify Equivalent Decimals, Percents, and Fractions (II A3)p. 119
Calculate Percent Increase and Percent Decrease (I A3)p. 121
Solve for One Variable of the Equation: a% of b is c (I A4)p. 122
Recognize the Meaning of Exponents (II A1)p. 124
Identify the Place Value of a Digit in a Decimal Numeral and Identify the Expanded Notation for a Decimal Numeral (II A2)p. 125
Use [greater than sign], [less than sign], and = to Compare Real Numbers (II A4)p. 126
Estimate the Sum, Average, or Product of Numbers in a Word Problem (II A5)p. 129
Find Missing Numbers in a Pattern (III A1)p. 130
Solve Real-World Word Problems Not Involving Variables or Percent (IV A1)p. 132
Solve Real-World Word Problems That Involve Percent (IV A2)p. 133
Solve Problems That Involve the Structure and Logic of Arithmetic (IV A3)p. 134
Geometry and Measurementp. 136
Round Measurements to the Nearest Given Unit (I B1)p. 136
Calculate Distance, Area, and Volume (I B2)p. 139
Identify Relationships Between Angle Measures (II B1)p. 143
Classify Simple Plane Figures According to Their Properties (II B2)p. 147
Recognize Similar Triangles and Their Properties (II B3)p. 149
Identify Appropriate Units of Measurement for Geometric Objects (II B4)p. 151
Infer Formulas for Measuring Geometric Figures (III B1)p. 152
Select Formulas for Computing Measures of Geometric Figures (III B2)p. 153
Solve Real-World Word Problems About Measures of Geometric Figures (IV B1)p. 155
Solve Real-World Word Problems Involving the Pythagorean Theorem (IV B2)p. 156
Algebrap. 158
Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Real Numbers (I C1)p. 158
Use the Correct Order-of-Operations to Compute (I C2)p. 160
Use Scientific Notation in Calculations of Very Large or Very Small Numbers (I C3)p. 160
Solve Linear Equations and Inequalities (I C4)p. 162
Use Nongeometric Formulas (I C5)p. 165
Find Values of a Function (I C6)p. 166
Factor a Quadratic Expression (I C7)p. 167
Find the Roots of a Quadratic Equation (I C8)p. 168
Solve a System of Two Linear Equations in Two Unknowns (I C9)p. 170
Use Properties of Operations (II C1)p. 173
Determine If a Number Is a Solution to an Equation or Inequality (II C2)p. 174
Recognize Statements and Conditions of Proportionality and Variation (II C3)p. 175
Match Regions of the Coordinate Plane with Equations and Inequalities (II C4)p. 176
Identify Equivalent Equations and Inequalities (III C2)p. 179
Solve Nongeometric Word Problems Involving Variables (IV C1)p. 181
Solve Problems That Involve the Structure and Logic of Algebra (IV C2)p. 182
Statistics and Probabilityp. 184
Identify Information Contained in Bar, Line, and Circle Graphs (I D1)p. 184
Determine the Mean, Median, and Mode of a Set of Numbers (I D2)p. 186
Use the Fundamental Counting Principle (I D3)p. 187
Recognize Relationships Among the Mean, Median, and Mode (II D1)p. 189
Choose the Most Appropriate Procedure for Selecting an Unbiased Sample (II D2)p. 190
Identify the Probability of an Outcome (II D3)p. 192
Infer Relations and Make Predictions from Statistical Data (III D1)p. 193
Interpret Real-World Data from Frequency Tables (IV D1)p. 196
Solve Real-World Word Problems Involving Probability (IV D2)p. 198
Logicp. 200
Deduce Facts of Set Inclusion or Set Noninclusion from a Diagram (I E1)p. 200
Identify Negations of Simple and Compound Statements (II E1)p. 201
Determine the Equivalence or Nonequivalence of Statements (II E2)p. 203
Draw Logical Conclusions from Data (II E3)p. 204
Recognize Invalid Arguments with True Conclusions (II E4)p. 205
Recognize Valid Reasoning Patterns in Everyday Language (III E1)p. 207
Select Rules Used to Transform Statements (III E2)p. 209
Draw Logical Conclusions When Facts Warrant (IV E1)p. 210
Mathematics Practice Explained Answersp. 212
Strategies for Passing the Mathematics Testp. 224
Practice Test 1p. 228
Essayp. 229
English Language Skills/Readingp. 232
Mathematicsp. 249
Practice Test 1--Answers and Explanationsp. 260
Practice Test 2p. 266
Essayp. 267
English Language Skills/Readingp. 270
Mathematicsp. 288
Practice Test 2--Answers and Explanationsp. 298
Computer-Adaptive CLAST (CAT-CLAST)p. 302
Introductionp. 302
The CAT-CLASTp. 303
Strategies for Passing the CAT-CLASTp. 304
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