Raising Test Scores for All Students

Author: Eugene Kennedy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360679
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique resource marries knowledge about testing and test preparation with school improvement, providing a comprehensive guide for administrators.

Passing the Leadership Test

Author: Leslie Jones
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610487400
Format: PDF, Docs
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Passing the Leadership Test: Strategies for Success on the Leadership Licensure Exam is a study guide for the School Leaders Licensure Examination (SLLA.)

Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412956196
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Elaine L. Wilmore guides superintendents in Texas and elsewhere through the certification test in Passing the Superintendent TExES Exam, the sequel to her best-selling Passing the Principal TExES Exam. This comprehensive resource is a must-have for anyone taking the superintendent TExES exam, but it will also be useful to others across the nation and around the world as the Texas standards are closely aligned with those of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). By breaking down the domains and competencies of the test into manageable components, Wilmore guides readers through personal success plans to superintendent certification.

Raising Test Scores Using Parent Involvement

Author: William L. Callison
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781578861224
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Research has shown conclusively, that parent involvement at home improves student achievement. In this book, William Callison focuses on the role of parents in helping their children succeed in school.

Using Test Data for Student Achievement

Author: Nancy W. Sindelar, PhD, author, consultant and professor
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607099624
Format: PDF
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Using Test Data for Student Achievement shows educators, step by step, how to use test data to facilitate student learning. The book combines research, technology and Sindelar's experience as a teacher and administrator to provide practical and efficient ways to use test data to increase learning, close achievement gaps and even raise test scores.

The School Psychology Licensure Exam Guide Second Edition

Author: Peter S. Thompson, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610990X
Format: PDF, Docs
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ìThis guide is direct and practical. You will find out exactly where you are weakest in knowledge so that your studying can be most directed. I exceeded the NASP passing score AND the national average on my first try at the praxis 400 exam-- using this book as my 'Bible' (and I am "only" a Specialist level sch. psych).î ì[I] used this book and passed with a 720. [I]t's straightforward, and the practice test was useful -- recognized several questions on the actual exam from the practice test.î ìThis book was very helpful in preparing for the Praxis II: School Psychology Test. It not only gave general studying guidelines, but also went through bullet points of all of the most important information to study for each section of the test.î Fully updated, this concise and easy-to-use guide gives students preparing to take the PraxisTM Test in School Psychology--required for licensure by most US states and the National Association of School Psychologists--an accessible content review with two complete sample exams. The guide encompasses all of the content areas appearing on the examóData-Based Decision Making, Research-Based Academic Practices, Research-Based Behavioral and Mental Health Practices, Consultation and Collaboration, Applied Psychological Foundations, and Legal, Ethical, and Professional Foundations. Review content is presented concisely and efficiently, allowing students to focus on the most relevant information. Written by a practicing school psychologist and field-tested with school psychology students, the guide describes the test in a conversational and accessible style and offers helpful tips on how best to study for and take the exam. This Second Edition has been expanded and updated to include: New legal considerations that directly impact the practice of school psychology Coverage of Response to Intervention (RTI) New assessment procedures Current developments in school neuropsychology issues New intervention practices Updated practice exams with new questions that reflect recent exam changes An in-depth answer key providing rationales for correct and incorrect answers New sidebars with insider tips and pointers

Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning

Author: Margot Soven
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1579228798
Format: PDF, Docs
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Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as “high impact”, learning communities – one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book – lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. The faculty may teach independently or together, coordinating syllabi and assignments so that the classes complement each other, and often these courses are linked around a particular interdisciplinary theme. Creating a cohort that works together for two paired courses motivates students, while the course structure promotes integrative learning as students make connections between disciplines. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate syllabi and assignments, but teach most of their courses separately, as well as well as “paired courses” in which two or more courses are team taught in an integrated program in which faculty participate as learners as well as teachers. Part One, Linked Course Pedagogies, includes several case studies of specific linked courses, including a study skills course paired with a worldview course; a community college course that challenges students’ compartmentalized thinking; and a paired course whose outcomes can be directly compared to parallel stand-alone courses Part Two, Linked Course Programs, includes a description of several institutional programs representing a variety of linked course program models. Each chapter includes information about program implementation, staffing logistics and concerns, curriculum development, pedagogical strategies, and faculty development. Part Three, Assessing Linked Courses, highlights the role of assessment in supporting, maintaining, and improving linked course programs by sharing assessment models and describing how faculty and administrators have used particular assessment practices in order to improve their linked course programs.

Improving the Basic Skills of Vocational Technical Students

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Publisher: Amer Assn for Vocational
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This guide provides information and guidelines intended to assist vocational administrators in developing and evaluating programs to improve the basic skills of vocational-technical students. Part one provides background information about basic skills and examines their role in vocational education. Discussed next are various program types, approaches, and staffing patterns that may be used in a basic skills program. The third part addresses the following aspects of planning for basic skills improvement: effective program planning; the planning process; students; staffing; facilities, equipment, and materials; and funding. A chapter on program implementation and criteria for evaluating program effectiveness concludes the guide. Sample forms/correspondence and activities are included in many chapters. (MN)