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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryLet us help you build confidence ahead of the Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency exam by using this course to review topics in mathematics, reading and writing. Our short, engaging video lessons outline everything you'll find on the test, and you can measure your knowledge with the self-assessment quizzes and chapter tests.
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|Lesson 2 - Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article||Take Quiz|
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About the Course
Illinois schools and licensing agencies use the Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency to determine whether an applicant is ready for teacher education programs or a credential or license. The test is only offered in a computer-based format and contains questions that cover four major categories: reading comprehension, language arts, mathematics, and writing. The test consists of 170 multiple-choice questions and one timed essay. The test is split into four independently scored (and passed) subtests, one for each major category.
The Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency - Preparation and Registration
Our simple, short, and engaging video lessons in each subject area of the test to help you prepare for the Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency. The chapter on vocabulary and language will help you pass the reading comprehension portion of the test by introducing topics like metaphors, allusions, synecdoche, and similes. Other chapters will introduce concepts like critical reasoning, interpreting information, grammar, and data analysis. Every lesson includes a quiz written by the instructor, offering you the chance to test your knowledge of the material.
You can register for the Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency only over the Internet. You'll have to answer some background questions to make the test potentially more accessible to you. The Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency is offered six times a year, throughout the year, and if you want to re-test, you'll have to wait 60 days. The test costs $99 for all four subtests combined or $49 for each subtest separately. Additional fees will apply for late or emergency registration, but waivers are available for those fees through qualifying Illinois schools or agencies. Make sure to bring an acceptable form of identification to the testing location on the day of the test.
The Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency - Scoring
Because the test is only available on a computer-based platform, your scores will become available four weeks from the testing date. It's possible to learn unofficial scores for multiple-choice subtests immediately after testing. You can also send your scores to up to three institutions or licensing agencies for free, and you can order more score reports for an extra cost. To pass the Test of Academic Proficiency, you must achieve a scaled subtest score of 240 or higher on each of the four subtests. If any of your scores do not meet or exceed 240, you will not pass the TAP until you receive a passing score on each of the four subtests.
Overview of Our Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency Lessons
|Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Vocabulary & Language||Review the different parts of language, including metaphor, allusion, synecdoche, and simile.|
|Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Find the Main Idea & Supporting Details||Discover how to analyze a literary passage and improve your reading comprehension by finding the main idea in texts|
|Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Inference & Interpretation||In this chapter, you'll learn how to interpret literary meaning, what inference is, and how to draw inference of mood and figurative language in poetry.|
|Illinois TAP Reading Comprehension: Critical Reasoning||Learn how to evaluate reasoning in an essay or article and analyze a passage to draw conclusions or recognize fallacies in an argument.|
|Illinois TAP Reading: Summarizing & Interpreting Information||Find out how structure in writing affects meaning, how to organize main ideas into an outline, summarize main ideas, and interpret information in charts and graphs.|
|Illinois TAP Language Arts: Grammar||Discover the different parts of speech, including nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives and all of the ways they connect to each other in the architecture of a sentence.|
|Illinois TAP Language Arts: Writing Mechanics||Review the standard spelling of words, how to use commas and other punctuation, and the capitalization rules in writing.|
|Illinois TAP Writing: Understanding Audience||Learn how to determine the best audience for an essay and how to write for that audience, as well as how to appeal to that audience.|
|Illinois TAP Writing: Development & Organization||Find out how to organize your essay by writing outlines, understanding basic essay structure, and how to write and connect to a thesis statement.|
|Illinois TAP Writing: Editing & Revision||Understand the purpose of revising and proofreading your essay for spelling, grammar, and writing quality.|
|Illinois TAP Writing: Clarity||Learn how to structure paragraphs and sentences in an essay to write clear sentences and avoid problematic issues like fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences.|
|Illinois TAP Writing: Practice||Find out how to write a great argument, write a great essay quickly, and how to practice essay writing to improve your style and arguments.|
|Illinois TAP Math: Integers||Review the different types of numbers, the order of operations, and arithmetic with integers.|
|Illinois TAP Math: Fractions, Decimals & Percents||Learn how to find least common denominators, build and reduce fractions, and add and subtract like fractions and mixed numbers.|
|Illinois TAP Math: Estimation & Measurement||Discover the basics of estimation skills and use them to solve problems, as well as US customary measures and the Metric system.|
|Illinois TAP Math: Reasoning Skills||Understand how to draw conclusions using inductive and deductive reasoning and how to identify errors in critical thinking and logic in mathematics.|
|Illinois TAP Math: Algebra||Learn the different parts of a graph, how to graph algebraic expressions, and how to write a linear equation.|
|Illinois TAP Math: Geometry||Find out the properties of shapes, angles, and lines, as well as how to calculate the volumes of basic three-dimensional shapes.|
|Illinois TAP Math: Data & Statistics||Learn the importance of data visualization techniques like bar graphs and pie charts, how to calculate mean, median, mode and range, and how to understand correlation and standard deviation.|
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