Evaluating School Programs

Author: James R. Sanders
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452261083
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

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

Author: Sherri Quinones
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788188666
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Christian Educators Guide to Evaluating and Developing Curriculum

Author: Nancy Ferguson
ISBN: 9780817015237
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Mathematics Program Improvement Review

Author: Ron Pelfrey
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416602690
Format: PDF
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Outlines a research-based evaluative process containing all the steps needed to review how well an individual math program conforms to ten essential standards.

The Educator s Guide to Assessing and Improving School Discipline Programs

Author: Mark Boynton
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416606114
Format: PDF
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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.

The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids

Author: James R. Delisle
Publisher: Free Spirit Pub
ISBN: 9781575421162
Format: PDF
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Describes six strategies for designing, building, implementing, sustaining, and growing a new or existing gifted program, and includes real-life examples, recommended books and organizations, a glossary, and reproducibles.

The General Educator s Guide to Special Education

Author: Jody L. Maanum
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239088
Format: PDF, ePub
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The essential guide for teaching effectively in the inclusive classroom! The third edition of this handbook offers easy-to-implement ideas, recommendations, and answers to questions to help general education teachers provide top-notch support for all students. In addition to an all-new section that outlines the basics of the RTI model and intervention strategies, this resource covers: 13 categories recognized under IDEA 2004 for which students may be eligible to receive special education services A step-by-step explanation of the special education process Accommodations and modifications to help students access the general education curriculum The transition process for students with special needs

Handbook on Measurement Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

Author: Charles Secolsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131748553X
Format: PDF
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Increased demands for colleges and universities to engage in outcomes assessment for accountability purposes have accelerated the need to bridge the gap between higher education practice and advances in the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. This research handbook provides higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, institutional researchers, and faculty with an integrated volume of theory, method, and application. Bringing together terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances, this second edition facilitates informed decision-making while connecting the latest thinking in these methodological areas with actual practice in higher education. In this valuable resource, well-known scholars present a detailed understanding of contemporary theories and practices, with guidance on how to apply these ideas for the benefit of students and institutions.

A Teacher s Guide to Special Education

Author: David F. Bateman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622047
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to? In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include * The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes * Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved * Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504 * Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life * Classroom management and student behavior * Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options * Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.