What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Assessment

Author: Leslie Walker Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923804
Format: PDF
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This is the second edition of a highly successful book, previously titled Better Instruction Through Assessment: What Your Students Are Trying to Tell You. The revision was undertaken to respond to the No Child Left Behind legislation, which has changed the way we must look at students’ achievement data. This book shows you how to get the most out of your state’s high stakes standardized tests, use test results to make the right decisions about how to teach the students in your class, avoid becoming a victim of accountability systems, infuse “test savvy” into everyday instruction. It covers a wide variety of types of assessments – from classroom-based, teacher created tests to state-mandated, high stakes standardized tests, both selected response and performance assessment. Unlike traditional “textbooks”, this book was written specifically for practicing teachers and administrators. It contains real-world examples which demonstrate the role of assessment in a teacher’s daily work. It is filled with actual student responses and scenarios based on real life situations faced by teachers.

What Every Teacher Should Know about Educational Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205380633
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This handy guide covers the basics of authentic and standardized assessments. It is a perfect guide to the basic information about assessment tools and their use in evaluation of students, teachers and schools.

What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Psychology

Author: David Didau
Publisher: John Catt Educational
ISBN: 9781909717855
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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David Didau and Nick Rose attempt to lay out the evidence and theoretical perspectives on what we believe are the most important and useful psychological principles of which teacher ought to be aware.

Classroom Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134894638
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jim Popham's widely popular Classroom Assessment shows teachers how to use classroom testing skillfully and formatively to dramatically increase their teaching effectiveness and make a difference in how well students learn. As in past editions, the author pays particular attention to the instructional payoffs of well-designed classroom tests and highlights the implications of testing on teaching throughout in special But What Does This Have to Do with Teaching? sections in each chapter. Decision Time vignettes present practical classroom problems and show readers actual decisions being made. Parent Talk features describe situations in which a teacher needs to explain something about assessment to parents and show what the author would say in that situation. And a lighter tone is established with cartoons to which readers can relate. The new Eighth Edition highlights the increasing importance of educational assessment in an era of common core state standards and teacher evaluations based on students' tests scores, incorporates the Standards for Educational and Psychological testing guidelines throughout relevant sections, and includes a new section on instructionally diagnostic tests to help readers evaluate the merits of commercial or locally developed diagnostic assessment. Also available with MyLab Education MyLab(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Education helps teacher candidates bridge the gap between theory and practice-better preparing them for success in their future classrooms. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Education does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Education, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Education search for: 0134027299 / 9780134027296 Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know with MyEducationLab with Enhanced Pearson eText, Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134053869 / 9780134053868 Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, Loose-Leaf Version 0134239903 / 9780134239903 MyEducationLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know

What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation

Author: Donna Walker Tileston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271410
Format: PDF
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Powerful, brain-friendly strategies for motivating, challenging, and celebrating your students! This second edition is filled with practices for motivating even the most at-risk and reluctant students. Informed by current research on the plasticity of the brain and new insights on the relationship between culture and student motivation, the book features an extended classroom example of motivational techniques in action and vocabulary pre- and post-tests for teachers and details how: Technology influences the brain and motivation Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are related to celebrations and rewards Specific strategies can motivate students to begin and finish a task Teachers can foster students' positive self-talk and on-task behaviors

Embedded Formative Assessment

Author: Dylan Wiliam
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765012
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Formative assessment plays an important role in increasing teacher quality and student learning when it’s viewed as a process rather than a tool. Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments for students.

What Every Elementary Teacher Needs to Know about Reading Tests from Someone who Has Written Them

Author: Charles Fuhrken
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107649
Format: PDF, ePub
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The content of tests can be puzzling to students and teachers alike. While a state test purports to measure the curriculum, often the curriculum standards seem mysterious as well--written in code or so general in meaning that it seems impossible for teachers to know if their instruction will adequately prepare their students. --Charles Fuhrken When he was a student struggling to concentrate on dreadfully boring passages of standardized reading tests, Charles Fuhrken remembers thinking to himself, "Who writes this stuff?" He had no idea that one day it would be him. Fuhrken has spent years working as a writer for several major testing companies, and he believes that what he's learned about testing could be very useful--even liberating--for teachers interested in teaching effective reading strategies as well as preparing students for reading tests. In What Every Elementary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests, Charles takes the mystery out of reading tests. He explains how reading tests are created, how standards are interpreted and assessed, and how students can apply their knowledge of reading to standardized tests. What Every Elementary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests sets the record straight about the myths and realities of tests and offers extensive, practical strategies that help students perform well on test day. This ready to use, easy to understand resource provides a wealth of information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials; samples of the most frequently assessed reading standards; and more than thirty engaging, core-reading activities. Tests require a special kind of savvy, a kind of critical thinking and knowledge-application that is not always a part of classroom reading experiences. That's why teachers need to provide students with sound, specific information about reading tests. Only then can students feel prepared and confident on test day.

RTI from All Sides

Author: Mary Howard
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325026701
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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To listen to Mary Howard's podcast "Principles for Success with RTI" click here. This book is desperately needed in districts and state departments everywhere. It is loaded with interventions that are right for kids and right for the educators who serve them. It profiles RTI as a framework for increasing intentional instruction...keeping the emphasis on knowledgeable educators rather than "programs." If this book could become a prerequisite to implementation, I fully believe that the goals of RTI may well be realized. -Linda Hoyt Author of Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition Response to Intervention (RTI) is here, but what do teachers need to know about it? As Mary Howard investigated that question, she was surprised: the more she knew about it, the more this "teacher's teacher" was excited by it. That's because RTI promises to use the great teaching you know to catch readers before they falter. With RTI from All Sides, she shows how to make RTI live up to its promise. In RTI from All Sides, Howard points the way toward thoughtful and effective RTI-and away from potentially dangerous, rigid implementations. She offers suggestions for instructional design, collaboration, and troubleshooting-even for avoiding mediocre RTI products. Most important, she demonstrates how to apply the principles you trust to RTI: teaching reading and writing in authentic ways to help students choose just-right books that set them up to read in and out of school using simple, ongoing assessments to know when to intensify instruction inside and outside the regular classroom differentiating reading instruction to maintain the flow between whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction while meeting specific students' needs designing interventions to amplify instruction instead of sidelining students to skill-and-drill that takes them further from engaged, proficient reading coordinating efforts within and between instructional supports to emphasize acceleration through the targeted instruction students need to succeed. In addition, Howard includes helpful questions that lead book study groups to a better understanding of RTI, its structure, its implementation, and its daily application. RTI has the potential to return instructional decision-making to teachers and to galvanize schools to design effective practices for helping all readers achieve-especially those who struggle. Read RTI from All Sides and get the information you need to create a safety net that can save struggling readers before the learning gap widens forever. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save when you order 15 copies of RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know. A $277.50 value for $235.88. Save $41.62.

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment

Author: W. James Popham
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141297979X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With plain language and practical examples, Popham covers key understandings for school leaders, including validity, formative assessment, interpreting test results, instructional sensitivity, and more.