Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam
Keys to Certification and District Leadership
- Elaine L. Wilmore - Elaine L. Wilmore Leadership Initiatives
Foreword by Jeanne M. Gerlach
Licensure Preparation | Superintendency
"Wilmore has hit another homerun! This book is a great resource to help all future administrators not only pass the test, but also fully understand the domains and competencies set forth by SBEC. Wilmore's knowledge, wisdom, and enthusiasm are all evident in this outstanding book. A must-read for those interested in passing the exam and entering the wonderful career of school administration."
—Jay E. McWilliams, Principal
McCamey High School, TX
The perfect study guide for aspiring superintendents to succeed on the TExES exam!
In this comprehensive resource, Elaine L. Wilmore guides superintendents in Texas and elsewhere through the TExES exam for superintendent licensure. Because Texas standards are closely aligned with those of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), this must-have guide is useful for aspiring educational leaders across the nation, not just those taking the TExES exam.
This book covers each of the ten key competencies in detail within three domains: leadership and educational community, instructional leadership, and administrative leadership. Wilmore highlights what test-takers must know and understand as they approach this important exam, including:
- Details and examples from each domain and leadership competency
- Test-taking tips and strategies
- Data analysis and problem-solving skills
- Plans for preparing both cognitively and psychologically, leading up to the day of the exam
- Suggested additional resources
This relevant resource offers support not only for passing the exam, but also to improve test performance and achieve lifelong leadership goals.
"Wilmore is known throughout Texas as the guru of helping educators pass the required state certification exams for teachers and practical administrators. Her useful insights and tips have helped hundred of students. I highly recommend Wilmore’s book for anyone who desires a passing score."
"At a time when busy educational leaders must make every minute count, this book is refreshing in its clarity, efficient organization, and commonsense approach! For those aspiring to the higher levels of leadership in an increasingly complex profession, Wilmore’s approach is direct, specific, and attentive to the details that matter and to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that make a successful school administrator."
"Wilmore has a gift for cutting through what seems confusing to prospective and practicing administrators. Her approach to education administration provides clarity in my day-to-day challenge to make a positive impact on the teachers and students I work with as a school administrator. Read this book."
"Wilmore has hit another homerun! I read Wilmore’s Passing the Principal TExES Exam and found it not only very beneficial in passing the exam, but also very practical and easy to read. Her new book, Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam, is another great resource to help all future administrators not only pass the test, but also fully understand the domains and competencies set forth by SBEC. Wilmore's knowledge, wisdom, and enthusiasm are all evident in this outstanding book that is a must-read for all those interested in passing the exam and entering the wonderful career of school administration."
"Thanks for helping me pass my TExES examination for superintendent. I had taken the test several times and I was frustrated because I would get very close to getting a 240 but kept falling just under that score. Your words of encouragement and the techniques in your book help very much to build my confidence and breeze through the test."
We will be using this text to prepare post-master's students to take the TExEs exam this summer. Dr. WIlmore is a favorite among our students, smart and funny in her advice.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Welcome to Our World