Evaluating School Programs

Author: James R. Sanders
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261083
Format: PDF, Docs
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This updated edition of the bestseller features a five-step NCLB-based process that demonstrates how skillfully administered annual program evaluations result in lasting educational benefits.

The Educator s Guide to Assessing and Improving School Discipline Programs

Author: Mark Boynton
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416606114
Format: PDF, Docs
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As every educator knows, even the best-performing schools have occasional discipline issues. In The Educator's Guide to Assessing and Improving School Discipline Programs, Mark and Christine Boynton provide a framework for preventing as many discipline problems as possible--and for dealing with them effectively when they do arise. This framework includes four principal components: positive relationships with students, clearly defined parameters of student behavior, effective monitoring of students, and appropriate consequences for misbehavior. In addition to explaining the rationale for each component, the authors provide *In-depth surveys and interview forms for addressing each component of the discipline program on a schoolwide basis, including separate forms for primary and secondary schools; *Advice on how best to form school discipline committees; *A framework for devising and implementing appropriate interventions when preventive measures aren't enough; *Guidelines for discussing student misconduct with parents; and *Strategies for working with particularly difficult cases, such as students with oppositional defiant disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The best way to maintain a productive learning environment is to have a thorough system of preventive measures in place. Whether you're creating a new discipline program or hoping to improve an existing one, this book has everything you need to get the job done right.

An Educator s Guide to Evaluating the Use of Technology in Schools Classrooms

Author: Sherri Quinones
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788188666
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This reports intended informal style & accompanying worksheets provide the basic principles of evaluation & are designed to help district & school personnel gain an overview of & ideas for evaluating local technology initiatives. Chapters: Overview; Why am I evaluating?; What is an evaluation?; Where do I start?; What questions should I ask?; What information do I need to collect?; What's the best way to collect my information?; What are my conclusions?; How do I communicate my results?; Where do I go from here?; additional sources; worksheets; & examples of technology surveys.

Schools and Data

Author: Theodore B. Creighton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145223843X
Format: PDF
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Improve instructional leadership practice with proven, easy-to-understand strategies for data-based decision making! This reader-friendly second edition of Schools and Data provides real-world examples and step-by-step procedures for collecting and organizing data, providing every school leader with the means to facilitate more appropriate and effective decision making. With a highly practical method for statistical analysis, this highly accessible resource places special emphasis on: Connecting statistics and educators’ daily work Integrating Excel and SPSS technology Strengthening educators’ data interpretation skills Increasing the focus on correlation and regression Building strong skills in problem analysis, program evaluation, data-driven decision making, and report preparation

Prevention That Works

Author: Cynthia R. Knowles
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978053
Format: PDF
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This invaluable guidebook contains a rich list of resources, sample surveys, and easy-to-apply advice.

Christian Educators Guide to Evaluating and Developing Curriculum

Author: Nancy Ferguson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780817015237
Format: PDF
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Frustration runs high for many a Sunday school superintendent and Christian education committee burdened with the task of finding "the perfect curriculum." No matter how well-defined the qualities of the "ideal curriculum," the reality is that, unfortunately, it probably doesn't exist! According to Christian educator Nancy Ferguson, the good news is that it is possible to provide curriculum materials that are consistent with a congregation's understanding of what it means to be a Christian and how Christian faith is formed. Two ways exist to accomplish that goal: use clear guidelines to evaluate purchased curriculum resources and write curriculum resources that are in harmony with a congregation's priorities. With the Christian Educator's Guide to Evaluating and Developing Curriculum, educators will learn how to: Articulate the goal and purpose of your congregation's educational ministry; Identify the six key elements of your Christian education program; Use the six key elements to evaluate purchased curriculum resources; Develop a scope and sequence for writing your own resources; Write session plans that are in agreement with your six key elements; Equip writers to develop session plans consistent with your educational purpose; Train teachers to use the curriculum materials; Evaluate the curriculum resources you have written. Reproducible worksheets throughout make this a highly practical resource for Christian education committees and teaching workshops. - Publisher.

Professional Development

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1596671939
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This top-selling book will serve as the compass and road map to your school s professional development journey. A comprehensive and authoritative resource you will go to again and again, this book helps guide principals, directors of professional development, school/district committees, and other leaders in creating an effective professional development program that moves ideas from knowledge to action. Topics include: Learning Communities Job-Embedded Learning Coaching Teacher Study Groups Critical Friends Lesson Study Portfolios And more! Additionally, this book features helpful case studies, useful forms and templates, sample agendas, and other invaluable resources for professional development. The second edition contains the following enhancements: Expanded coverage of job-embedded learning, which is a cost-effective way for administrators to enhance professional development with their staff More information on the theoretical grounding of professional development with applications that can be readily adapted for use in schools Updated references and figures to reflect newly published literature on the topics covered User-friendly tabs, so you can find and return to your favorite sections time after time "

Using Data to Improve Student Learning in School Districts

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922840
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.