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Transformative Assessment in Action

Transformative Assessment in Action Author W. James Popham
ISBN-10 9781416611240
Release 2011
Pages 199
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In this follow-up to the best-selling Transformative Assessment, W. James Popham focuses on the decisions involved in the planning and implementation of formative assessment, providing the practical guidance and models you need to turn "formative assessment talk" into "formative assessment action."

Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment Author W. James Popham
ISBN-10 9781416606673
Release 2008
Pages 150
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Testing expert W. James Popham cuts through the jargon and the hype to provide the definitive nuts-and-bolts introduction to formative assessment, a process with the power to completely transform teaching and learning. In his inimitable style, Popham explains the research supporting formative assessment's effectiveness and why familiarity with this research is the key to preserving both teacher sanity and district funds. You'll find step-by-step guidance on how to build frameworks for formative assessment and how to carry out each of the process's four levels: teachers' instructional adjustments, students' learning tactic adjustments, a classroom climate shift, and schoolwide implementation. This book is the place to start for educators considering formative assessment, curious about why their school system is embracing formative assessment, or wondering why the "formative assessments" they're using now aren't producing the desired results. Here, you'll learn what formative assessment is and isn't, what it can do and what it can't, and the practical way to reap its very real rewards: better teaching and better learning.

The Truth about Testing

The Truth about Testing Author W. James Popham
ISBN-10 9780871205230
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 167
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Using items drawn from current tests, provides ideas and insights to develop assessments to improve student learning.

Interpreting Standardized Test Scores

Interpreting Standardized Test Scores Author Craig A. Mertler
ISBN-10 9781452278964
Release 2007-04-13
Pages 272
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Interpreting Standardized Test Scores: Strategies for Data-Driven Instructional Decision Making is designed to help K-12 teachers and administrators understand the nature of standardized tests and, in particular, the scores that result from them. This useful manual helps teachers develop the skills necessary to incorporate these test scores into various types of instructional decision making—a process known as "data-driven decision making"—necessitated by the needs of their students.

Cultural Politics and Education

Cultural Politics and Education Author Michael W. Apple
ISBN-10 0807735035
Release 1996
Pages 149
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Michael Apple offers a powerful analysis of current debates and a compelling indictment of rightist proposals for change. Apple presents the causes and effects of further integrating schools into the corporate agenda, as well as current calls for a national curriculum and national testing, privatization and voucher plans, and fundamentalist religious pressures to censor textbooks. He demonstrates who will be the winners and losers culturally and economically as the conservative restoration gains in strength, bringing with it an even greater restratification of knowledge and students in terms of race, class, and gender.

Dual Disorders

Dual Disorders Author Dennis C Daley
ISBN-10 9781592857708
Release 2009-07-31
Pages 480
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The leading text on the biological and psychological relationship between mental illness and addiction, Dual Disorders contains important resources for individuals and their families. Depression. Schizophrenia. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Millions of individuals diagnosed with psychiatric or emotional disorders must battle an equally menacing and powerful disease--chemical dependency. First published in 1993, Dual Disorders is the leading text on the biological and psychological relationship between mental illness and addiction.The third edition of this Hazelden best-seller includes the latest research, information about medications, and an explanation of diagnostic criteria.Key features and benefits:outlines the relationship between chemical dependency and psychiatric disorderscontains important resources for chemically dependent individuals and their familiespresents practical relapse prevention strategies

Insights Into Action

Insights Into Action Author William Sterrett
ISBN-10 9781416613688
Release 2011
Pages 131
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Do you ever wonder whether researchers and professional developers really know what it's like to be a school leader? Do you sometimes struggle to connect articles and conference presentations with the challenges you face day to day? For award-winning educator William Sterrett, the answer to those questions was a resounding yes. So he made it his mission to identify the most important issues facing today's school leaders and offer practical, effective strategies for success. Drawing on his own experience as a teacher and principal and on interviews with nine distinguished practitioners--including Carol Ann Tomlinson, Richard DuFour, Baruti Kafele, and James Popham--Sterrett merges current research and theory with lessons from successful educators who have truly "been there, done that." Each chapter of Insights into Action carefully examines a particular topic of relevance, translating research and experience into replicable, sustainable practices and offering ways to overcome barriers to success. You'll learn * How to be a more effective leader, including ways to turn your school vision into reality, become a learning leader, make professional development more meaningful, and achieve the elusive work-life balance; * How to strengthen your learning community by differentiating instruction and leadership, fostering a positive school climate, and incorporating learning experiences outside the classroom; and * How to face the challenges of today, including ways to infuse technology into your school community, gather and apply useful data, and turn crises both big and small into success for all. Each chapter includes Action Items and In-the-Field Activities to extend the discussion, help you apply the book's insights and strategies, and enable you to realize actual growth in your school. In a job filled with constant stressors and challenges, it's important to have a solid, well-grounded perspective. Insights into Action offers both practical lessons and inspiration to handle whatever comes your way.

Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Becoming a Reflective Teacher Author Robert J. Marzano
ISBN-10 9780983351252
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 224
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Just as successful athletes must identify strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and engage in focused practice to meet their goals, so must teachers. Learn how to combine a model of effective instruction with goal setting, focused practice, focused feedback, and observations to improve your instructional practices. Included are 280 strategies related to the 41 elements of effective teaching shown to enhance student achievement.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves Author Brent Duckor
ISBN-10 9781416622628
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 333
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How do you know if students are with you at the beginning, middle, and end of a lesson? Can formative assessment offer a key to better teaching and learning during instruction? What if you could blend different formative assessment moves in your classroom, with intention and care for all students, to help make better instructional decisions on the fly and enjoy more teachable moments? Educators Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg invite you on the journey to becoming a formative assessor. They encourage you to focus on these seven research-based, high-leverage formative assessment moves: ▪ Priming--building on background knowledge and creating a formative assessment–rich, equitable classroom culture ▪ Posing--asking questions in relation to learning targets across the curriculum that elicit Habits of Mind ▪ Pausing--waiting after powerful questions and rich tasks to encourage more student responses by supporting them to think aloud and use speaking and listening skills related to academic language ▪ Probing--deepening discussions, asking for elaborations, and making connections using sentence frames and starters ▪ Bouncing--sampling student responses systematically to broaden participation, manage flow of conversation, and gather more “soft data” for instructional use ▪ Tagging--describing and recording student responses without judgment and making public how students with different styles and needs approach learning in real-time ▪ Binning--interpreting student responses with a wide range of tools, categorizing misconceptions and “p-prims,” and using classroom generated data to make more valid and reliable instructional decisions on next steps in the lesson and unit Each chapter explores a classroom-tested move, including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use it, and describing what it looks like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks and tips, and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data Author Susan M. Brookhart
ISBN-10 9781416621065
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 140
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In How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart helps teachers and administrators understand the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district. Readers will learn— * What different kinds of data can—and cannot—tell us about student learning; * What different analyses reveal about changes in student achievement; * How to interpret, use, and share relevant data; and * How to create a model to go from problem to solution in a data-based decision-making process. With easy-to-understand explanations, supplemented by examples and scenarios from actual schools, this book offers a path to better understanding, more accurate interpretation of assessment results, and—most important—more effective use of data to improve teaching and learning.

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface Author Ken Pransky
ISBN-10 0325012024
Release 2008
Pages 230
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Beneath the Surface provides both a framework and specific pedagogical strategies for working effectively with students learning English.... Ken Pransky asks teachers to take an honest look at who they are, what they know and believe, and what they do in their classrooms. The result is to encourage teachers to be genuinely empathetic and - in the end - exactly the kind of teachers we need for the twenty-first century. - Sonia Nieto Author of Affirming Diversity, Fifth Edition You have culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in your classroom. Some or all are underachieving. You're told you should teach differently, test more. You should make a stubborn achievement gap go away. But you just can't seem to make it work. With Beneath the Surface, you'll learn how to help CLD students think and learn in more school-matched ways - by first learning to think differently yourself. In Beneath the Surface. Ken Pransky combines important research with more than thirty years of experience to create a framework for thinking and strategies for practice that will help you: learn who your CLD students are on their terms understand the process of learning in a deeper way, so that your teaching becomes more effective explicitly support CLD students' acquisition of school-matched English identify and teach underachieving CLD students the "secret" skills that are essential for academic success - and that are part of the upbringing of children from the "literacy culture" help underachieving CLD students succeed in math as well as reading. With Beneath the Surface you can begin closing the achievement gap. You'll see classroom learning in a whole new light, and find effective ways to act on your observations to the benefit of all your students. You'll help CLD students build the foundation of confidence, skill, and belonging that every student needs for independent achievement in school. Every student in your diverse classroom wants to - and can - learn. Discover ways to help make it happen by looking Beneath the Surface.

The Program Evaluation Standards

The Program Evaluation Standards Author Donald B. Yarbrough
ISBN-10 9781412986564
Release 2010-07-29
Pages 334
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Including a new section on evaluation accountability, this Third Edition details 30 standards which give advice to those interested in planning, implementing and using program evaluations.

Gramsci Freire and Adult Education

Gramsci  Freire and Adult Education Author Peter Mayo
ISBN-10 1856496147
Release 1999-07-16
Pages 211
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This book focuses on two of the most cited figures in the debate on radical education, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and Paulo Freire (1921-1997). Both regarded forms of adult education as having an important role to play in the struggle for liberation from oppression. Peter Mayo examines the extent to which their combined insights can provide the foundation for a theory of transformative adult education. He considers their respective contributions to the development of such a theory, analyzes their ideas comparatively and identifies some of the limitations in their work for incorporation into a theory. The book concludes with a major synthesis of their ideas in the context of other adult educators' more recent contributions in order to develop a theory of transformative adult education.

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education Author Darla K. Deardorff
ISBN-10 9781315529233
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 312
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Intercultural Competence in Higher Education features the work of scholars and international education practitioners in understanding the learning outcomes of internationalization, moving beyond rhetoric to concrete practice around the world. Devoted exclusively to exploring the central learning outcomes of internationalization efforts, this edited volume contains a refreshing combination of chapters and case studies from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributors, including: cutting-edge issues within intercultural competence development, such as intersectionality, mapping intercultural competence, and assessment; the role of higher education in developing intercultural competence for peacebuilding in the aftermath of violent conflict; facilitating intercultural competence through international student internships; interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributions from over 19 countries including Japan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, and Vietnam; the latest research and thinking on global, intercultural, and international learning outcomes, with a unique emphasis on newer voices.? Intercultural competence has become an essential element in international as well as domestic education. This text provides the latest thinking and research within the context of internationalization, presents practical case studies on how to integrate this into the preparation of global-ready students and will be of interest to postgraduate students, international education administrators, and practitioners, as well as scholars and researchers in a variety of disciplines who have an interest in intercultural and global competence.

Facilitating Reflective Learning In Higher Education

Facilitating Reflective Learning In Higher Education Author Brockbank, Anne
ISBN-10 0335220916
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 368
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This revised edition includes the most current thinking on reflective learning, as well as stories from academics and students that bring to life the practical impact of reflection in action. Based on sound theoretical concepts, the authors offer a range of solutions for different teaching situations, taking into account factors such as group size, physical space, and technology. They also offer facilitation rather than traditional teaching methods as a productive and useful skill that helps teachers and encourages students to interact and develop reflexive skills that can be used beyond their student years.

The Formative Assessment Action Plan

The Formative Assessment Action Plan Author Nancy Frey
ISBN-10 9781416611691
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 153
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Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher reveal how to create a failsafe assessment system that leads to purposeful lessons, clear indicators of student understanding, and forms of feedback that improve student performance. --from publisher description.

Transformative HR

Transformative HR Author John W. Boudreau
ISBN-10 9781118102510
Release 2011-08-24
Pages 288
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Proven HR strategies that can have a real impact on organizational success This book demonstrates how some of the world's most admired and prominent organizations are redefining HR leadership by using evidence-based change to inform human capital decisions that optimize efficiency, effectiveness and strategic impact. The authors present the five foundational principles to the new HR decision science: Logic-driven analytics, segmentation, risk leverage, synergy and integration and optimization. Includes practical suggestions and approaches to help executives put the book's principles into action Contains insight based on the experiences of leading global organization such as PNC Bank, CME Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Telekom and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Features in-depth case studies of 6 international companies: Coca-Cola, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, IBM, Ameriprise Financial, Royal Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Scotland This groundbreaking book reveals a new approach to deliver sustainable change and business results. It is enhanced with success stories from leading companies that engage leadership and involve employees in ways that make a lasting impact on their companies.