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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.

Evaluating School Programs

Evaluating School Programs Author James R. Sanders
ISBN-10 9781452261089
Release 2005-11-28
Pages 104
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This updated edition of the bestseller features a five-step NCLB-based process that demonstrates how skillfully administered annual program evaluations result in lasting educational benefits.

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)

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.

Assessing Impact

Assessing Impact Author Joellen Killion
ISBN-10 9781412953559
Release 2008
Pages 237
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Effective program evaluations can improve staff development programs and increase student achievement. Learn how to assess a program's evaluability, formulate evaluation questions, and collect and interpret data.

Improving Teacher Evaluation Systems

Improving Teacher Evaluation Systems Author Jason A. Grissom
ISBN-10 9780807774502
Release 2016
Pages 202
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This is the first book to gather and address what we have learned about the impacts and challenges of data-intensive teacher evaluation systems—a defining characteristic of the current education policy landscape. Book Features: Contributions by scholars working at the cutting edge of research and pioneering leaders directly involved in the implementation of teacher evaluation systems.Examination of the challenges and impact multiple measures-based evaluations are having on teaching and learning. Empirical research on the reliability and validity of evaluation measures, including classroom observation instruments, value-added measures, student surveys, and teacher portfolios. Contributors include: Ryan Balch, Marisa Cannata, Casey D. Cobb, Julie Cohen, Sean P. Corcoran, Morgaen L. Donaldson, Tim Drake, Dan Goldhaber, Ellen Goldring, Bridget K. Hamre, Gary T. Henry, Nathan D. Jones, Venessa A. Keesler, Susanna Loeb, Robert C. Pianta, Min Sun, Andrea Whittaker “Grissom and Youngs collect our best research-based knowledge on the topic in a smart, accessible volume that sets the standard in the field.” —John Tyler, Brown University “An insightful guide to new teacher evaluation systems. The contributions from individual authors couple what we know about measurement quality in these systems with a valuable first look at on-the-ground implementation.” —Heather Hill, Harvard Graduate School of Education “One of the most significant recent changes in school district administration has been the widespread development and implementation of teacher evaluation systems based on pupil performance and other measures. This book brings together top scholars who identify key issues, providing insights into possible benefits and perils.” —Robert E. Floden, Michigan State University

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

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results Author Douglas B. Reeves
ISBN-10 9781416612445
Release 2012-05-29
Pages 156
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How can we create and sustain professional learning programs that actually lead to improved student achievement? In this thoughtful and informative guide for teachers, administrators, and policymakers, Douglas B. Reeves provides answers. First he casts a critical eye on professional learning that is inconsistent, unfocused, and ultimately ineffective, and explains why elaborate planning documents and "brand-name" programs are not enough to achieve desired outcomes. Then he outlines how educators at all levels can improve this situation by * Taking specific steps to move from vision to implementation; * Focusing on four essentials: teaching, curriculum, assessment, and leadership; * Making action research work; * Moving beyond the "train the trainer" model; and * Using performance assessment systems for teachers and administrators. If you're tired of professional development that takes up too much time and delivers too little, read Transforming Professional Development into Student Results and discover how to move toward a system that gives educators the learning experiences they need to make a measurable difference for their schools and their students.

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.

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.

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

Making Evaluation Meaningful

Making Evaluation Meaningful Author PJ Caposey
ISBN-10 9781506378879
Release 2017-06-24
Pages 152
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Re-evaluate your perspective on teacher evaluation to truly transform school performance! The tools, strategies, and reflections in this book provide realistic solutions to the problem faced by many schools: meaningless evaluation. A considerable amount of time, energy, and money is spent on the teacher evaluation process, yet the question remains whether it is truly transforming the learning of teachers and, therefore, students. This practical guide shows how evaluation can become the tie that binds all school improvement activities together to: • Bring clarity and purpose to all educators making their roles more effective • Improve teacher practice since they receive better support • Increase student achievement and overall school culture

Designs for Learning

Designs for Learning Author Paul V Bredeson
ISBN-10 0761978909
Release 2003
Pages 172
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Using the principles of architecture, the author provides advice on ways to implement professional development programs.

Evaluating Service Learning Activities and Programs

Evaluating Service Learning Activities and Programs Author David A. Payne
ISBN-10 0810837471
Release 2000-01
Pages 167
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How do you implement a service-learning project into your curriculum? Utilizing an extended case study, this book explores the pros and cons of service-learning projects and provides the reader with a step-by-step guide covering everything from designing the program to evaluating its success at the completion. It provides an essential reference guide for any teacher or administrator planning on implementing a service-learning project into their curriculum.