A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 0985890207
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Usher in the new era of school reform. The authors help you transform your schools into organizations that take proactive steps to prevent failure and ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators, you’ll learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of your schools. Each chapter includes what actions should be taken at each level.

A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

Author: Robert J. Marzano
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ISBN: 9780983351276
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In A Handbook for High Reliability Schools: The Next Step in School Reform, authors Robert J. Marzano, Phil Warrick, and Julia A. Simms and their colleagues help educators transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to prevent failure and ensure success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy for high reliability, K 12 school leaders will learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their school and students' success. Each chapter highlights a single level of the hierarchy and clarifies what actions educators should take at each level to increase their school's effectiveness. The chapters offer readers reproducible surveys to identify leading indicators (conditions needing improvement) and templates to identify lagging indicators (evidence of achievement) and criterion scores to measure high reliability status. Throughout, readers will access examples and specific questions to aid their process. Chapter 1 discusses having a safe and collaborative

Promoting Your School

Author: Carolyn Warner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412958134
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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To help schools develop community support, this third edition offers practical communication strategies to strengthen the partnership between schools, parents, businesses, and the community.

Leading a High Reliability School

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781945349348
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How do educators build High Reliability Schools (HRS) and boost academic achievement? By implementing interdependent systems of operation and performance assessment. A critical commitment to becoming an HRS is the PLC at Work(tm) process. This user-friendly teaching resource focuses on: (1) a safe and collaborative culture, (2) effective teaching in every classroom, (3) a guaranteed and viable curriculum, (4) standards-referenced reporting of student progress (standards-based grading), and (5) a competency-based system. Marzano, Warrick, Rains, and DuFour will help you: Increase school effectiveness through a focus on learning and the implementation of research-based leading indicators of operation. Monitor effective practices through the use of lagging indicators and quick data sources. Explore the three big ideas associated with the PLC at Work(tm) process to implement student-centered learning, collaborative teaching strategies, and data-driven instruction. Engage in periodic reflection on effective school leadership and instructional coaching practices. Understand how to balance and achieve school and district goals using data to improve student achievement and college- and career-readiness skills. Contents: Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: High Reliability Organizations and School Leadership Chapter 2: Safe and Collaborative Culture Chapter 3: Effective Teaching in Every Classroom Chapter 4: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum Chapter 5: Standards-Referenced Reporting Chapter 6: Competency-Based Education Chapter 7: District Leadership in High Reliability Schools Appendix References and Resources Index

Practical Statistics

Author: David Kremelberg
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 150631791X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Making statistics—and statistical software—accessible and rewarding This book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on running a wide variety of statistical analyses in IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Stata, and other programs. Author David Kremelberg begins his user-friendly text by covering charts and graphs through regression, time-series analysis, and factor analysis. He provides a background of the method, then explains how to run these tests in IBM SPSS and Stata. He then progresses to more advanced kinds of statistics such as HLM and SEM, where he describes the tests and explains how to run these tests in their appropriate software including HLM and AMOS. This is an invaluable guide for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students across the social and behavioral sciences who need assistance in understanding the various statistical packages.

What Every Teacher Should Know about Students with Special Needs

Author: Roger Pierangelo
Publisher: Research PressPub
ISBN: 9780878224678
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical manual presents educators with positive interventions for helping special education students succeed in school. Each chapter contains useful and tested classroom management strategies that are designed to meet the needs of all children with disabilities as they face academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Content Areas -- Learning Disabilities -- ADHD -- Emotional Disabilities -- Speech/Language Disorders -- Hearing Impairments -- Visual Impairments -- Orthopedic Disabilities and Other Health Impairments -- Traumatic Brain Injury -- Developmental Disabilities -- Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders -- Gifted Children The authors provide helpful information on each targeted area, such as definition, incidence, characteristics, guidelines for assessment, and educational implications. They also discuss parent-teacher conference considerations and include a listing of useful references and national organizations.

Handbook on Restructuring and Substantial School Improvement

Author: Herbert J. Walberg
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607526522
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(Published in cooperation with The Center on Innovation & Improvement) As suggested by the title, the purpose of this Handbook on Restructuring and Substantial School Improvement is to provide principles for restructuring and substantially improving schools. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center on Innovation & Improvement (CII) engaged leading experts on restructuring and school improvement to prepare modules for this handbook to assist states, districts, and schools in establishing policies, procedures, and support to successfully restructure schools. The Handbook is organized into three sections. The topic of the Handbook’s modules – restructuring with a focus on the district as the impetus for dramatic improvement – is relatively new in the nation’s education history. For this reason, the module authors were selected because they are highly experienced experts in their fields and can be counted on to judiciously weigh the less than definitive evidence and to state useful guiding principles.

Rigorous PBL by Design

Author: Michael McDowell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506359000
Format: PDF
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By designing projects that move students from surface to deep and transfer learning through PBL, they will become confident and competent learners. Discover how to make three shifts essential to improving PBL’s overall effect: Clarity: Students should be clear on what they are expected to learn, where they are in the process, and what next steps they need to take to get there. Challenge: Help students move from surface to deep and transfer learning. Culture: Empower them to use that knowledge to make a difference in theirs and the lives of others.

Handbook of School Improvement

Author: Joseph Blase
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Capturing insights from 20 successful principals, this illuminating book presents real-world strategies that help school leaders refine their administrative skills and generate dramatic improvements in schoolwide achievement.