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Curriculum Alignment

Curriculum Alignment Author David A. Squires
ISBN-10 9781412960069
Release 2009
Pages 205
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Provides information for school administrators and curriculum specialists on ways to align the curriculum to state standards to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness.



50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap Author Carolyn J. Downey
ISBN-10 9781412958974
Release 2008-09-26
Pages 320
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Written for school leaders, this completely revised edition outlines detailed, research-based strategies for developing high-performing schools and fostering educational equity for all students.



Aligning Standards and Curriculum for Classroom Success

Aligning Standards and Curriculum for Classroom Success Author Daniel M. Perna
ISBN-10 9781483360089
Release 2006-07-31
Pages 144
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Featuring the latest research on standards and curriculum design, this valuable resource provides educators with a systematic approach for instructional planning aligned with today's high standards.



From Mandate to Achievement

From Mandate to Achievement Author Elaine Makas
ISBN-10 9781452261225
Release 2009-09-14
Pages 248
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Based on a five-step model, this guide helps school leaders establish the processes necessary to align curriculum to mandated standards, develop curriculum maps, and systematize instructional practices.



Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards

Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards Author Joe Crawford
ISBN-10 9781452216478
Release 2012
Pages 223
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Avoid “analysis paralysis” and just get started! The Milken Award-winning educator and author of Using Power Standards to Build an Aligned Curriculum shows how to implement the new Common Core State Standards. This book outlines his proven process for building a guaranteed and viable local curriculum based on the CCSS, and includes: A system for creating local standards from the CCSS Methods for connecting the common, formative assessments to quarterly instructional objectives Ways to scaffold learning expectations Readers will find helpful charts and graphs plus access to Internet-based software for mapping the CCSS to classroom instruction.



Opportunity to Learn Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation

Opportunity to Learn  Curriculum Alignment and Test Preparation Author Jaap Scheerens
ISBN-10 9783319431109
Release 2016-09-28
Pages 135
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This book provides a review of the effectiveness of Opportunity to Learn (OTL) operationalized as the association between OTL and student achievement. In addition, it presents an elaborate conceptual map in which OTL is regarded as part of a larger concept of curriculum alignment. Major components of this framework are national goals and standards, school curricula, formative tests, textbooks, actual delivery of content as part of teaching, and summative tests and examinations.Alignment between educational goals, intended and implemented curricula, and educational outcomes is considered an important prerequisite for effective education. The expectation is that better alignment leads to better student performance. The concept of OTL is commonly used to compare content covered, as part of the implemented curriculum, with student achievement. As such it is to be seen as a facet of the broader concept of “alignment”. As it comes to enhancing OTL in educational policy and practice, proactive curriculum development is compared to a more retroactive orientation. Legitimate forms of test and examination preparation belong to this retroactive orientation, and are seen as favorable conditions for optimizing OTL. This book reviews the research evidence on the effects of OTL on student achievement by means of detailed descriptions of key-empirical studies, a review of meta-analyses, a “vote count” syntheses of 51 empirical studies, conducted between 1995 and 2015, and a secondary analysis based on TIMSS 2011, and PISA 2012 data. It concludes that the effect size of OTL, at about .30, is modest, but comparable in size to other effectiveness-enhancing conditions in schooling. The final chapter of the book provides suggestions for educational policy and practice to further optimize OTL. /div



Driven by Data

Driven by Data Author Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
ISBN-10 9780470548745
Release 2010-04-12
Pages 298
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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.



Aligning and Balancing the Standards Based Curriculum

Aligning and Balancing the Standards Based Curriculum Author David A. Squires
ISBN-10 9781483360591
Release 2004-09-22
Pages 344
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Full of field-tested implementation tools, this comprehensive handbook shows how schools and districts can use the Balanced Curriculum process to put their schools on the track to success.



A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching Author Ted H. Hull
ISBN-10 9781452273655
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 176
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Discover how effective coaching relationships add up to improved mathematics teaching and learning! Based on principles established by NCTM and NCSM, this resource outlines a coaching process for engaging math teachers and fostering productive collaborations that lead to better teaching practice and increased student achievement. Focusing on the role of the math coach in transforming mathematics classrooms and ensuring equity, the chapters help coaches: Collaborate with teachers to align and implement curriculum Build trust and rapport with hesitant or resistant teachers Develop collegial partnerships for planning, analyzing, and reflecting on instruction Support and sustain individual and institutional change



What Successful Science Teachers Do

What Successful Science Teachers Do Author Neal A. Glasgow
ISBN-10 9781452271743
Release 2010-09-20
Pages 272
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Supercharge your science lessons with proven strategies! The experience and science expertise of these award-winning authors makes this easy-to-use guide a teacher’s treasure trove. Included are 75 research-based strategies, each with a concise description of the supporting research, classroom applications, pitfalls to avoid, and references for additional learning. Teachers of students in Grades K–12 will find novel ways to engage children’s natural curiosity, concern, and creativity. Highlights include how to: Promote collaborative learning Differentiate instruction with culturally responsive practices Build students' scientific literacy and reasoning skills Involve parents in their children's science learning



Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Qualities of Effective Teachers  3rd Edition Author James H. Stronge
ISBN-10 9781416625896
Release 2018-03-21
Pages 348
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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.



Five Levers to Improve Learning

Five Levers to Improve Learning Author Tony Frontier
ISBN-10 9781416617648
Release 2014-01-08
Pages 196
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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.



Stirring the Head Heart and Soul

Stirring the Head  Heart  and Soul Author H. Lynn Erickson
ISBN-10 9781412925228
Release 2007-12-14
Pages 265
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This third edition of Erickson's bestseller provides updated information about designing curriculum aligned with state and national content standards, using brain-based teaching methods, and developing higher-order thinking skills.



Align the Design

Align the Design Author Nancy J. Mooney
ISBN-10 9781416616870
Release 2008-02-14
Pages 202
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"This is our THIRD school improvement plan! Why aren't we seeing any results?" "We have all of this data, but we don't know what to do with it!" "What does this workshop have to do with the goals we set for our school? Many of today's school leaders have all the latest tools, techniques, and programs for school improvement. Unfortunately, some leaders fail to create real, sustainable results for their schools because they use one or two "flavor-of-the-month" strategies without connecting all the pieces together for real improvement. In Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement, Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach emphasize the importance of coordinating essential school improvement processes to increase staff capacity, improve student achievement, and develop effective schools. The authors show school leaders how to use "power tools" to *Develop effective curriculum *Make the most of their school's data *Create successful school improvement plans *Implement valuable professional development sessions and workshops *Use efficient supervisory techniques *Foster leadership for school improvement Each chapter includes personal reflections from the authors and lists of touchstone texts that have inspired their efforts. At a time when school leaders are trying to translate urgent calls for higher achievement into actions that work, Align the Designprovides expert guidance and practical tools that will help educators work more purposefully together to create better schools for their students.



Educating One All

Educating One   All Author Lorraine McDonnell
ISBN-10 NAP:11939
Release 1997-06-27
Pages 292
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In this volume, an expert committee addresses how to reconcile common learning for all students with individualized education for "one"--the unique student. The book makes recommendations to states and communities that have adopted standards-based reform and that seek policies and practices to make reform consistent with the requirements of special education.



A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

A Handbook for High Reliability Schools Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9780985890209
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 176
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Usher in the new era of school reform. The authors help you transform your schools into organizations that take proactive steps to prevent failure and ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators, you’ll learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of your schools. Each chapter includes what actions should be taken at each level.



The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416605713
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 221
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.