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Evaluating Programs to Increase Student Achievement

Evaluating Programs to Increase Student Achievement Author Martin H. Jason
ISBN-10 9781452293769
Release 2008-03-27
Pages 208
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This updated edition on evaluating the effectiveness of school programs provides an expanded needs-assessment section, additional methods for data analysis, and tools for communicating program results.



Assessment of Student Achievement

Assessment of Student Achievement Author C. Keith Waugh
ISBN-10 0132689634
Release 2013
Pages 267
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Prev. ed. cataloged under author Norman E. Gronlund.



Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference

Teacher Evaluation that Makes a Difference Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9781416615736
Release 2013
Pages 192
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In this essential new book, best-selling author and researcher Robert J. Marzano and teacher-effectiveness expert Michael D. Toth lay out a framework for the "next generation" of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations. The book includes * Standards, rubrics, and suggested rating methodologies; * A detailed, five-phase plan for implementing the model; * Guidelines for calibrating evaluation criteria according to teachers' experience levels; * A step-by-step guide to creating a coaching program for teachers who require intervention; and * Recommendations for using technology platforms to enable teacher collaboration. Teacher evaluation has too often focused on affixing ratings to teachers rather than helping them grow into mastery. The practical, field-tested model proposed in Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference has everything your school or district needs to provide teachers--and, by extension, their students--with the support necessary for success.



Why Can t We Get It Right

Why Can t We Get It Right Author Marsha Speck
ISBN-10 9781483304229
Release 2005-02-01
Pages 184
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How can we use professional development to provide the best teaching and learning opportunities for all students? Teachers who know their content and strategies can open a virtual toolbox and take out what they need to help all students become successful. This revised and updated edition explains how educational leaders can design, deliver, and evaluate collaborative standards-based professional development, and contains: Essential questions about high-quality professional development Information on creating the culture for a learning community Conditions and processes for professional development Suggestions on designing your own model Tools for evaluating and rethinking professional development and learning Strategies for deepening a leader’s impact on a standards-based system



Encyclopedia of School Psychology

Encyclopedia of School Psychology Author Steven W. Lee
ISBN-10 9780761930808
Release 2005-04-27
Pages 656
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The Encyclopedia of School Psychology is the first comprehensive guide to this field, featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Approximately 250 entries by 175 contributing authors from psychology, education and counseling, child development, and special education address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more.



Program Evaluation in Practice

Program Evaluation in Practice Author Dean T. Spaulding
ISBN-10 9781118450208
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 300
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An updated guide to the core concepts of program evaluation This updated edition of Program Evaluation in Practice covers the core concepts of program evaluation and uses case studies to touch on real-world issues that arise when conducting an evaluation project. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples written in accessible terms and provides a wide variety of evaluation projects that can be used for discussion, analysis, and reflection. The book addresses foundations and theories of evaluation, tools and methods for collecting data, writing of reports, and the sharing of findings. The discussion questions and class activities at the end of each chapter are designed to help process the information in that chapter and to integrate the information from the other chapters, thus facilitating the learning process. As useful for students as it is for evaluators in training, Program Evaluation in Practice is a must-have text for those aspiring to be effective evaluators. Includes expanded discussion of basic theories and approaches to program evaluation Features a new chapter on objective-based evaluation and a new section on ethics in program evaluation Provides more detailed information and in-depth description for each case, including evaluation approaches, fresh references, new readings, and the new Joint Committee Standards for Evaluation



Evaluating Professional Development

Evaluating Professional Development Author Thomas R. Guskey
ISBN-10 9780761975618
Release 2000
Pages 308
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This is a practical guide to evaluating professional development programs at five increasing levels of sophistication: participants' reaction to professional development; how much participants learned; evaluating organizational support and change; how participants use their new knowledge and skills; and improvements in student learning.



Evaluating Teacher Education Programs through Performance Based Assessments

Evaluating Teacher Education Programs through Performance Based Assessments Author Polly, Drew
ISBN-10 9781466699304
Release 2016-02-10
Pages 436
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Performance-based assessments have become a critical component of every teacher education program. Such assessments allow teacher candidates to demonstrate their content and pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions in an authentic setting. Evaluating Teacher Education Programs through Performance-Based Assessments analyzes and discusses the theory and concepts behind teacher education program evaluation using assessment tools such as lesson plans, classroom artifacts, student work examples, and video recordings of lessons. Emphasizing critical real-world examples and empirically-based studies, this research-based publication is an ideal reference source for university administrators, teacher educators, K-12 leaders, and graduate students in the field of education.



Assessing Impact

Assessing Impact Author Joellen Killion
ISBN-10 9781506395968
Release 2017-12-01
Pages 320
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Design high-impact professional learning programs with results-based evaluations You want to make sure that the time, effort, and resources you are investing in your professional learning programs is truly making an impact on educator effectiveness and student achievement. Joellen Killion guides you step by step through the rigors of producing an effective, in-depth, results-based evaluation to measure effectiveness and retain stakeholder support. The methods outlined here: Adhere to changes in federal and state policy relating to professional learning and educator development Facilitate the use of extensive datasets crucial for measuring feasibility, equity, sustainability, and impact of professional learning Help you make data-informed decisions and increase quality and results



Methods in Educational Research

Methods in Educational Research Author Marguerite G. Lodico
ISBN-10 0470588691
Release 2010-04-07
Pages 560
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Methods in Educational Research Methods in Educational Research is designed to prepare students for the real world of educational research. It focuses on scientifically-based methods, school accountability, and the professional demands of the twenty-first century, empowering researchers to take an active role in conducting research in their classrooms, districts, and the greater educational community. Like the first edition, this edition helps students, educators, and researchers develop a broad and deep understanding of research methodologies. It includes substantial new content on the impact of No Child Left Behind legislation, school reform, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, logic modeling, action research, and other areas. Special features to assist the teaching and learning processes include vignettes illustrating research tied to practice, suggested readings at the end of each chapter, and discussion questions to reinforce chapter content. Praise for the Previous Edition "A new attempt to make this subject more relevant and appealing to students. Most striking is how useful this book is because it is really grounded in educational research. It is very well written and quite relevant for educational researchers or for the student hoping to become one." -PsycCRITIQUES/American Psychological Association "I applaud the authors for their attempt to cover a wide range of material. The straightforward language of the book helps make the material understandable for readers." -Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation



Effective Teacher Evaluation

Effective Teacher Evaluation Author Kenneth D. Peterson
ISBN-10 9781452280868
Release 2005-11-30
Pages 128
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Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations! This is the essential guide for principals who want to improve the teacher evaluation process, develop highly qualified teachers, and improve student achievement levels in their schools. This "hands-on," practical handbook provides principals with specific strategies, including: Using the best objective evidence available Putting the teacher at the center of the process Using multiple data sources which vary by individual teacher Incorporating student achievement data Inspiring ongoing teacher reflection and analysis



Evaluating Achievement of Senior High School Students in Canada

Evaluating Achievement of Senior High School Students in Canada Author Lenora Perry Fagan
ISBN-10 0920315763
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 70
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In Canada today there is a clear move toward a more outcomes-based education system. This report examines the state of high school student assessment and reviews standards and accountability strategies. It reports on the policies, programs, and initiatives in all provincial ministries or departments of education and a sample of school boards across the country. Data were derived from a telephone survey of departmental/ministerial representatives from all 10 provinces and the 2 territories and from a questionnaire that was mailed to 279 school boards. A total of 140 boards responded, a 50 percent response rate. Data show that both boards and ministries are putting more emphasis on the development of comprehensive policies to cover all aspects of student evaluation. There is some movement away from relying on paper-and-pencil testing as the sole means of evaluation; the use of more authentic, performance-based approaches and a greater variety of assessment techniques are being promoted. Some of the best practices in high school evaluation involve use of a broad range of assessment methods; introduction of or improvements to provincial examinations; greater use of summative and formative evaluations; greater emphasis on modifying evaluation for special-needs students; use of performance-based assessment; and more reporting to parents and the public. Thirteen tables are included. Appendices contain copies of the two questionnaires and selected school board material. (Contains 19 references.) (LMI)



Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement

Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement Author James H. Stronge
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110546426
Release 2000
Pages 71
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This book discusses four approaches to incorporating student achievement in teacher evaluation. Seven chapters discuss: (1) "Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement: An Introduction to the Issues"; (2) "What is the Relationship between Teaching and Learning?" (e.g., whether teachers are responsible for student learning and how to measure student learning); (3) "Assessing Teacher Performance through Comparative Student Growth: The Dallas Value-Added Accountability System"; (4) "Assessing Teacher Performance through Repeated Measures of Student Gains: The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System"; (5) "Assessing Teacher Performance with Student Work: The Oregon Teacher Work Sample Methodology"; (6) "Assessing Teacher Performance in a Standards-Based Environment: The Thompson, Colorado, School District"; and (7) Teacher Evaluation and Student Achievement: What are the Lessons Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?" (e.g., basic requirements of fair testing programs that are to be used to inform teacher evaluation). Chapters 3-6 include information on the purposes of the accountability system and how it was developed; student assessment strategies; how the accountability system works; how the accountability system relates to teacher evaluation; the advantages and disadvantages of the accountability system for teacher evaluation; and results of implementation. (Contains 66 references.) (SM)



Linking Teacher Evaluation and Student Learning

Linking Teacher Evaluation and Student Learning Author Pamela D. Tucker
ISBN-10 9781416600329
Release 2005
Pages 175
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Uses the experiences of four schools to illustrate how to link teacher performance to student learning by using a system of objective measurements.



What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science

What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science Author Eric C. Sheninger
ISBN-10 9781935543961
Release 2012-08-29
Pages 176
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This accessible resource offers practical strategies for increasing student achievement in science and fostering a school environment that supports the science curriculum. Assess your own science programs, and discover tools to evaluate teachers’ preparedness for science instruction. With checklists, assessments, and reproducibles that you can share with teachers, parents, and other stakeholders, discover how to improve science instruction and sustain a strong science program.



Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism

Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism Author Caroline I. Magyar
ISBN-10 1441963030
Release 2010-11-12
Pages 297
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Recent years have witnessed a marked increase both in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and those placed alongside their typically developing peers in general education classrooms. These events bring with them a plethora of challenges, particularly in the areas of program design and educational practices. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism offers systematic, evidence-based guidelines—as well as tools, checklists, and other resources—for creating effective learning environments for students across the autism spectrum and the grade span. Planning, development, implementation, and continuous evaluation are examined in detail in this practical volume, which features: An overview of the ASDs, with an emphasis on effective educational practice. In-depth discussion of the ASD Program Development and Evaluation Protocol. A staff training model for personnel working with students with ASD. A detailed framework for student support teams and family-school collaboration. Specific guidelines for conducting needs assessments and student evaluations. • Case examples of applications of the protocol on the program, school, and regional levels. Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism is a uniquely rigorous and thorough reference benefiting school psychologists and special education professionals as well as those in allied educational and mental health fields, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals working with children with autism.



School Funding and Student Achievement

School Funding and Student Achievement Author Andy Spears
ISBN-10 9783319103174
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 78
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This Brief explores school funding reform in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. In 1990, Kentucky passed the Kentucky Education Reform Act designed to overhaul that state’s education system. Two years later, Tennessee passed the Education Improvement Act which included the Basic Education Plan, designed to foster equity in funding among the state’s schools. Initiated as a result of lawsuits against the states’ educational systems, both programs dealt with school funding, specifically funding equalization among districts. This Brief examines the environments that precipitated funding reform in each state as well as the outcomes of the reforms on student achievement. The similarities and differences between the approaches in each state are analyzed and compared to related reform programs in other states. An in-depth study of regional educational reform in the United States, this Brief is of use to public policy scholars as well as education policy consultants and other school system or state education leaders.