Ahead Of The Curve

Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1934009849
Size: 44.68 MB
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This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy and applying assessments to English learners and students with special needs, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.

Everything School Leaders Need To Know About Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297979X
Size: 17.57 MB
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With plain language and practical examples, Popham covers key understandings for school leaders, including validity, formative assessment, interpreting test results, instructional sensitivity, and more.

On Excellence In Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542389
Size: 11.87 MB
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Learn from the world’s best education researchers, theorists, and staff developers as they present recommendations on effective instruction. The book provides a comprehensive view of instruction from a theoretical, systemic, and classroom perspective. The authors’ diverse expertise delivers a wide range of ideas and strategies.

Using Data To Focus Instructional Improvement

Author: Cheryl James-Ward
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614842
Size: 54.46 MB
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Data. Does the word make you cringe? Does it evoke feelings of guilt? Are you unsure how to distill it and use it effectively? Grab this book and learn how to empower yourself and your school community with information gleaned from your school's data. Experienced educators and authors offer simple instructions that can help focus school improvement efforts and result in increasing teacher expertise--a factor that positively affects the quality of life for students long after they have left the classroom. Accepting responsibility for such far-reaching influence requires educators to adopt instructional improvement as a standard by which a school needs to operate and as a means to collaborate and interact with one another. More than that, though, instructional improvement is an important component of successful schools. Learn how to improve instruction by * Collecting the right data--the right way. * Incorporating relevant data into everyone's daily life. * Resisting the impulse to set brand-new goals every year. * Never settling for "good enough." * Anticipating changes--big and small, local and federal. * Collaborating and avoiding privatized practice. * Involving all stakeholders in identifying problems, setting goals, and analyzing data. * Agreeing on what constitutes high-quality instruction and feedback. The challenge is to understand that data--not intuition or anecdotal reports--are tools to be used in getting better at teaching students. And teaching students effectively is what schools are all about. Following the guidance in this book, overcome uncertainty and concerns about data as you learn to collect and analyze both soft and hard data and use their secrets for instructional improvement in your school.

How Schools Do Policy

Author: Stephen J Ball
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136520945
Size: 67.35 MB
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Over the last 20 years, international attempts to raise educational standards and improve opportunities for all children have accelerated and proliferated. This has generated a state of constant change and an unrelenting flood of initiatives, changes and reforms that need to be ‘implemented’ by schools. In response to this, a great deal of attention has been given to evaluating ‘how well’ policies are realised in practice – implemented! Less attention has been paid to understanding how schools actually deal with these multiple, and sometimes contradictory, policy demands; creatively working to interpret policy texts and translate these into practices, in real material conditions and varying resources – how they are enacted! Based on a long-term qualitative study of four ‘ordinary’ secondary schools, and working on the interface of theory with data, this book explores how schools enact, rather than implement, policy. It focuses on: contexts of ‘policy work’ in schools; teachers as policy subjects; teachers as policy actors; policy texts, artefacts and events; standards, behaviour and learning policies. This book offers an original and very grounded analysis of how schools and teachers do policy. It will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of education, education policy and social policy, as well as school leaders, in the UK and beyond.

School Improvement For The Next Generation

Author: Stephen White
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765918
Size: 41.63 MB
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Discover a fundamentally different way to improve schools. Learn best practices from successful schools that use next-generation school-improvement methods. Focused chapters guide you through the modified planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation cycle at the core of this school-improvement model. Specific strategies empower you to put the knowledge to use.

Rti In The Early Grades

Author: Chris Weber
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764067
Size: 40.92 MB
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Explore why intervention and support for struggling students in the early grades are essential to student success. Teachers and support personnel will discover how to implement RTI-based supports in the early grades and learn what this prevention looks like. Find practical, research-based strategies to seal the gaps in student learning in grades K–3, identify students who need intervention, and more.

Rti In Practice

Author: James L. McDougal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470170735
Size: 76.11 MB
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A must-have resource for educational professionals implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) programs in their schools RTI in Practice: A Practical Guide to Implementing Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Your School is an innovative and timely guide that presents concrete, balanced perspectives and directions for implementing an effective RTI model in your school. Built upon the three tiers of effective general education and universal screening, targeted interventions, and intensive interventions, this authoritative resource addresses: Effective academic programs for all students How to use data to make decisions in general education Guidelines for setting goals, monitoring progress, and graphing intervention outcomes Multicultural considerations Realistic case scenarios appear throughout to bring the implementation strategies to life, and the book is packaged with a CD-ROM containing numerous reproducible and customizable forms, surveys, and screening tools, as well as an annotated list of resources for charting and monitoring individual student and classroom progress. RTI in Practice: A Practical Guide to Implementing Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Your School is a complete resource providing educators and school professionals with the tips¿and tools needed for successful RTI program implementation.