Improving Test Scores in Five Easy Steps

Author: Gary W. Quinn
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 160709505X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through the chapters in this book, a plan will be outlined, that if followed, will improve test scores in any school district. The amount of improvement will be determined by various variables including present level of achievement, previous implementation of some of these concepts, the level of implementation, the vision from the top and the focus on the plan.

Standardized Testing Skills

Author: Guinevere Durham
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610489969
Format: PDF, ePub
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These young children now experience the stress of having to “pass” the test in order to be promoted (a process continued through high school graduation.). Standardized Testing Skills provides the materials that prepare teachers, parents and students for this undertaking.

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

Author: George Thomas Kurian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810884933
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.

Instructional Leadership

Author: Anita Woolfolk Hoy
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132678070
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This first-of-its-kind resource offers principals and other instructional leaders up to date knowledge and theories of teaching and learning, plus practical curriculum applications of those perspectives. Reaching beyond the traditional concept of supervision in which principals were responsible for rating teachers' effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, 4/e asserts that teachers and principals must work as colleagues to improve teaching and learning in schools. Using a learning-centered approach that emphasizes making decisions that support student learning, the authors address issues critical to the teaching and learning process: student differences, learning, student motivation, teaching, classroom management, assessing student learning, and assessing and changing school climate and culture.

Holistic Accountability

Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978329
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive program that leads directly and swiftly to better practices, better decision making, improved staff morale, and higher student achievement.

Silver Bullet Selling

Author: G.A. Bartick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470373002
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For years, G.A. Bartick struggled to build a career in sales, but just couldn't get ahead. He had the enthusiasm, the attitude, and the work ethic, but he didn't know what he didn't know. And it was what he didn't know that doomed him to failure. He didn't know the six secrets of sales success that all great sales professionals use to build trusting relationships with their prospects and clients. Once he discovered those six secrets, his career took off and he never looked back. Based on years of extensive research, Bartick's own sales experience, and interviews with thousands of top sales performers in a variety of industries, Silver Bullet Selling reveals the secrets all great sales professionals have in common. More importantly, this book packages those secrets in a simple, six-step process that gets real results. Because it's not just what you say to prospects that determines your long-term success; it's how you manage and execute your sales process that really matters. Silver Bullet Selling shows you how to take the normal consultative selling theory and apply it to every interaction so you can close more sales. Rather than just explaining sales theory, this book shows you how to apply it consistently, effectively, and profitably on your very next sales call. You'll learn to communicate better with your prospects, differentiate yourself from the competition, build value for your product in the mind of the buyer, and close more sales than ever before. If the size of your paycheck depends on commissions, you can't just wing it and expect to win. You need this consistent, effective sales process that puts you in position to make the sale every time. Selling is hard, and there's no single silver bullet that will close every sale for you. But if you put in the effort and follow the steps in Silver Bullet Selling's repeatable process, you'll have not one, but six rounds in your sales arsenal, and you'll get the results you want. Start reading—and fire away at the competition.

The Silver Bullet Easy Learning System

Author: John Jensen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462805795
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Students can change rapidly. Just entering a different room they may feel happier and more successful because they respond instantly to changed conditions. The same students may be bored and uncooperative, and then learn zestfully. The most powerful influence available to teachers is students' opinion of each other. Properly applied, it inspires them to do better in all ways, with results evident in a couple weeks, K-12. They're more cooperative, supportive, gain firm knowledge hourly, and are proud of their accomplishments. National legislation ordering schools to change is an unwanted distraction. Teachers instead need methods easy to apply that work quickly and obviously. With seven key elements and fifty-four methods, this book explains • How current instruction insures superficial learning • Easy changes that increase long-term mastery • How the axiom "Practice makes perfect" applies to learning • How to generate pride with hourly success and turn it into a body of knowledge • The absolute fastest way to get mutual support and harmony • How to make learning a team sport that includes everyone • How to solve the national problem of assessing learning objectively. • How to discipline without alienating • How students remember the most for the longest time

Five Levers to Improve Learning

Author: Tony Frontier
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617647
Format: PDF
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Why have decades of school reform had so little measurable effect on student achievement? Why have billions of dollars spent on technology, small-school initiatives, and school-choice options failed to improve our schools? Too often, educators are simply pulling the wrong levers, say Tony Frontier and James Rickabaugh. They explain that the various components of schooling fall into five categories: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. Understanding how these five "levers" work--and their relative power--can help unlock the potential for lasting improvements in teaching and learning. The authors show readers that changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective). At the heart of this book is a simple message for teachers, administrators, board members, and education policymakers at all levels: the key to success is not doing more work and making more changes, but doing the right work, and making the right changes.

The Sports Gene

Author: David Epstein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101622636
Format: PDF, ePub
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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

For the Love of ACT Science

Author: Michael Cerro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996832205
Format: PDF
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To really nail the Science section of the ACT standardized exam, you have to understand basic principles of science - experimentation, data collection, numerical and graphic data analysis, and how to develop conceptual conclusions. Who better to write the test prep book than an engineer who loves science? Michael Cerro uses his background as a chemical engineer, chess player, and highly-impactful ACT tutor with years of test prep experience to write a book that offers a new approach to ACT Test Prep rooted in: LOGIC. He brings together copious opportunities to practice with sample problems at each strategic lesson, using customized questions that feel just like the real test. Michael has an ability to create essential teaching moments on each page, as you walk through the book; and you may even have fun doing it!Above all, his love of the exam and of science ensure that anyone who uses this book - from teachers to tutors to students - will master the ACT Science section as well as gain a valuable understanding about the world of science that will be beneficial throughout life.