Study Materials Written by LaVerne Funderburk

In addition to writing the UIL Accounting contest materials, my goal is to write study materials for contest preparation.  This section of the website lets you know what is currently available and what materials are under construction.  As you consider how you will use your contest study materials spending budget for the school year 2017-18, please remember that several products are currently under construction and may not be available until much later in the school year.  Until these products appear on this website and on the Order Form, they are not yet completed.  Thank you for considering these Accounting study aids.

For the school year 2017-18, my goal is to write the following products:

1. an update to the product called Detailed Accounting Concepts List for 2017-18 and thereafter (this is in response to the new state-adopted textbooks)

2. Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2017 test (there was only one district test last year) 

3. 2018 LFCPA District Practice Test  

It is anticipated that the UIL Accounting Concept List's FRAMEWORK will remain unchanged.  This means that concepts to be covered at each level (district, region, state) will remain essentially the same for 2017-18.  THERE WILL LIKELY BE additions to the Concept List.  The importance of this statement is that all of the prior year study materials written by LaVerne Funderburk continue to be useful for contest preparation. You will need to watch this website for the release of the 2017-18 UIL Accounting Concepts List coming later in the Fall 2017.

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Updated August 11, 2017

 

 

LFCPA Practice Tests and Detailed Solutions

You may use the tests for classroom practice or for an invitational meet your school is hosting.  The Detailed Solutions booklets are sold separately and do NOT include the respective test.

Please order in ample time as all materials are shipped by regular postal service.  If expedited shipping is necessary, please e-mail me to make arrangements.

As explained in other articles on this website, the FRAMEWORK of the UIL Accounting Concept List will remain essentially the same.  There WILL be additions to the Concept List.  The importance of this statement is that prior year study materials written by LaVerne Funderburk continue to be useful for contest preparation for 2017-18.

Detailed Solutions for Prior Year District Competition Tests

There are now "Detailed Solutions" written for THREE prior year district tests that were used in competition. The "Detailed Solutions" show how to solve the test questions. These booklets may even be used by students for study on their own.  The booklets will include solving strategies, warnings for common pitfalls, and detailed explanations using charts and T-accounts.  They each are designed to be helpful educational tools and so much more than simply a column of numbers explaining how to arrive at the answer in the key.  You will need to have your own copy of the actual test because the test questions are not repeated in the Detailed Solutions. Actual tests for years 2015 and earlier are available free on the UIL Accounting website in "Archived Exams." The tests for the most recent past year (2016) may be purchased at very low cost from UIL Academics in their online store.

Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2016-D1 Released 8-20-16

Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2015-D2  Released 8-16-16

Detailed Solutions for UIL Accounting District 2014-D1 (This test has been branded one of the most challenging district tests ever written because of the mammoth worksheet puzzle problem.)

2017 LFCPA District Practice Test  Released 2-6-17   Sharpen your pencil and charge your calculator battery!  This test is a number-cruncher and full of fun mini-puzzles.  With 14 groups of questions, the test covers a wide range of district concepts.  Just over half of the answers are in the format "no-choice numeric," so set aside your guessing strategies.  It really is a fun test.  

2016 LFCPA District Practice Test This test has groups of problems that may help students see the big picture of how certain accounting "puzzles" fit together within the accounting cycle.  Working and reviewing this test could bring a "light bulb shining" moment!  This test is predominantly "no-choice-numeric."  So you can use the score to assess the student's understanding of accounting theory rather than wonder if the student has super-powered guessing abilities for objective question formats.

2015 LFCPA District Practice Test You asked for it AGAIN...heavy focus on the end-of-fiscal-period worksheet and on payroll.  This test includes a number-crunching payroll problem and the basic framework of the infamous worksheet puzzle problem.  The worksheet problem has a lower difficultly level than the worksheet problem in last year's District-1 test used in competition.  This practice test will challenge contestants to know the district level Accounting theory and to work quickly and efficiently.

2014 LFCPA District Practice Test This test includes payroll and a heavy focus on the end-of-fiscal-period.  It has a challenging worksheet problem with most of the answers in the format of "no-choice-numeric," which makes for a strong assessment tool (no guessing).   (Detailed Solutions available for novice contestants.)

Detailed Solutions for the 2014 LFCPA District Practice Test  If worksheet puzzle problems have you puzzled, this solution booklet is for you!  This solution includes narrative explanations, visual explanations (using charts, T-accounts, and spreadsheets), and of course a step-by-step listing of how to solve the big worksheet puzzle with an illustrated worksheet solution.  This is a powerful learning tool for novice contestants and coaches.  Please note: The Detailed Solutions booklet is sold separately and does NOT include the test itself. 

2013 LFCPA District Practice Test "A fun number-cruncher!"

2012 LFCPA District Practice Test

2011 LFCPA District (See corresponding Detailed Solutions)

Detailed Solutions for the 2011 LFCPA District Practice Test--This is so much more than mathematical computations that show you how to arrive at each answer.  It includes narrative explanations, pitfalls, shortcuts, and the theory behind the answer.  It also explains how to use the given information AND provides ordered steps to solve each group of problems.  This document is useful for novice students and teachers who need more than the printed key that comes with the test.  There are as many pages in the Detailed Solutions as there are in the test itself!  Please note: The Detailed Solutions booklet is sold separately and does NOT include the test itself.

2010 LFCPA District Practice Test

2010 LFCPA Regional Practice Test--This test provides intense coverage of regional level concepts.  It could be used as an assessment tool to gauge a student's understanding of the regional level concepts.  It will also serve as excellent contest preparation. 

2010 LFCPA State Practice Test--This test is designed with 90% state level concepts and 10% regional level concepts.  About 60% of the test uses the answer format of "no-choice numeric" which decreases the opportunity for guessing.  So this test should prove to be a valuable tool in assessing a student's understanding of state level concepts and a strong review as students prepare for state meet!

Updated August 11, 2017

Detailed Accounting Concepts List

The Detailed Accounting Concepts List  is a resource tool for contest preparation.  It is intended to be an exhaustive listing of elementary accounting principles, vocabulary, theory, procedures, practices, etc. that could possibly be included on a contest exam.  A sample page is available for viewing.

Because of the new state-adopted textbooks in the classroom for the school year 2017-18, this product will be updated and is still under construction.  The updated DACL should prove to be a valuable tool for coaches as we all become more familiar with the content of the new books.  Coaches, please remember that you may be using a particular textbook for your classroom teaching, but to thoroughly prepare students for this contest, you must also cover the content in the "other" textbooks.  This DACL is like an index that tells you which textbook contains a particular theory item.

Updated August 11, 2017

Regional Study Packet

A packet of 3 regional tests written by LaVerne Funderburk is available through Hexco.  Each test focuses heavily on regional level concepts providing a platform for classroom use in preparation for the regional contest.  This product can only be purchased through Hexco.

Concept Builder--Accruals, Deferrals & Reversals

This packet begins with a detailed teaching narrative that explains cost theory, timing differences, the two types of accruals, the two types of deferrals, and reversing entries.  Throughout the narrative are valuable charts, journal entries, and summary exhibits.  Of special benefit is the Time Sheet for Accruals & Deferrals.  There are terms/definitions, helpful hints, exercises to test understanding, and typical problem formats from prior year state level exams.  It also has problems for students to work along with demonstrated solutions.  If you always seem to run out of time getting all state level concepts covered before state meet, this packet serves as an excellent "self-study" material or a thorough review.

Concept Builder--Plant Assets

The Concept Builder--Plant Assets packet begins with a bulleted listing of key points outlining the theory within the concept area (plant assets, depreciation, property tax, and disposal).  The next section shows how to do any math computations that are specific to the concept area (straight-line and declining-balance depreciation methods).  Finally, typical recurring problem formats from prior year contest materials are demonstrated.  Throughout the demonstrations are suggestions for problem-solving strategies, short-cuts to try, and pitfalls to avoid.  Problems are included for students to solve and solutions are provided.

Products Under Construction

So many ideas...not enough time!  Envisioned are individual packets called Concept Builders.  These will focus on regional and state level concepts.  Each packet can be used to teach or reinforce the vocabulary, journal entries, and procedures associated with that concept.  Recurring contest exam formats will be demonstrated along with suggested approaches and solving shortcuts.

The Concept Builders in the works are:

  • Uncollectible Accounts
  • Inventory Costing
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Promissory Notes
  • Accounting for Corporations
  • Accounting for Partnerships

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