Raising Test Scores for All Students

Author: Eugene Kennedy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360679
Format: PDF
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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, Kindle
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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
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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.

Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483319377
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The ultimate practice book—your secret weapon for the toughest test in Texas! This carefully curated collection of TExES practice tests, each field-tested for accuracy, is designed to show you where you need to improve—and how to do it to pass the TExES exam. Start by thinking like a test developer, learning the exam’s framework inside and out. Then move on to seven practice tests with answers, plus Rationales explaining why correct answers are correct Tables and figures geared for visual and kinesthetic learners “Important Points to Remember” at the end of each test Test-taking strategies Guidance for creating a personal success plan Important notice: A few answers have been corrected and the errata sheet can be found at Elaine's website: http://www.elainewilmore.com/.

Driven by Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470548746
Format: PDF
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Testing Teaching and Learning

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309172868
Format: PDF, Mobi
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State education departments and school districts face an important challenge in implementing a new law that requires disadvantaged students to be held to the same standards as other students. The new requirements come from provisions of the 1994 reauthorization of Title I, the largest federal effort in precollegiate education, which provides aid to "level the field" for disadvantaged students. Testing, Teaching, and Learning is written to help states and school districts comply with the new law, offering guidance for designing and implementing assessment and accountability systems. This book examines standards-based education reform and reviews the research on student assessment, focusing on the needs of disadvantaged students covered by Title I. With examples of states and districts that have track records in new systems, the committee develops a practical "decision framework" for education officials. The book explores how best to design assessment and accountability systems that support high levels of student learning and to work toward continuous improvement. Testing, Teaching, and Learning will be an important tool for all involved in educating disadvantaged studentsâ€"state and local administrators and classroom teachers.

How to Raise Test Scores

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN: 9781575171630
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Formerly a SkyLight publication. How to Raise Test Scores supplies teachers with sound instructional strategies that are guaranteed to get results in the classroom. Written in a straightforward, no nonsense style, this booklet lays out 10 different methods that will help students: Improve their communication skills Learn how to mediate their thinking strategies Understand the best way to attack a question and increase their exam scores

The Testing Charade

Author: Daniel Koretz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022640885X
Format: PDF
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For decades we’ve been studying, experimenting with, and wrangling over different approaches to improving public education, and there’s still little consensus on what works, and what to do. The one thing people seem to agree on, however, is that schools need to be held accountable—we need to know whether what they’re doing is actually working. But what does that mean in practice? High-stakes tests. Lots of them. And that has become a major problem. Daniel Koretz, one of the nation’s foremost experts on educational testing, argues in The Testing Charade that the whole idea of test-based accountability has failed—it has increasingly become an end in itself, harming students and corrupting the very ideals of teaching. In this powerful polemic, built on unimpeachable evidence and rooted in decades of experience with educational testing, Koretz calls out high-stakes testing as a sham, a false idol that is ripe for manipulation and shows little evidence of leading to educational improvement. Rather than setting up incentives to divert instructional time to pointless test prep, he argues, we need to measure what matters, and measure it in multiple ways—not just via standardized tests. Right now, we’re lying to ourselves about whether our children are learning. And the longer we accept that lie, the more damage we do. It’s time to end our blind reliance on high-stakes tests. With The Testing Charade, Daniel Koretz insists that we face the facts and change course, and he gives us a blueprint for doing better.

Using Test Data for Student Achievement

Author: Nancy W. Sindelar
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607099624
Format: PDF, ePub
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Schools are drowning in test data, but many schools do little with test results other than sort students into various categories of proficiency or lack thereof. Some educators feel testing has taken the joy out of teaching. Others believe valuable instructional time has been lost as a result of testing. Yet, NCBL and other federal and state mandates have placed educators under increasing pressure to make certain all students meet standards on high-stakes tests. Now, more than ever, teachers and administrators need to embrace testing as a valuable classroom tool to guide instruction, use efficient technological resources available for test scoring and analysis, and profit from the benefits of test analysis to increase learning and achievement. 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.