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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Transformative Leader

The Transformative Leader Author Amir Ghannad
ISBN-10 0996774106
Release 2015-10
Pages 225
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The Transformative Leader has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Transformative Leader also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Transformative Leader book for free.

Classroom Assessment

Classroom Assessment Author W. James Popham
ISBN-10 9780134029535
Release 2016-01-06
Pages 552
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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.

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.

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.

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment Author W. James Popham
ISBN-10 9781412979795
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 199
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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.

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education Author Jeanie Cockell
ISBN-10 9781118237045
Release 2012-07-13
Pages 256
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Praise for Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have crafted a meaningful story foreducational leaders by weaving their personal experiences asAppreciative Inquiry facilitators together with a wide range ofstrength-based practices and positive change theory. The result isa magical book for applying Appreciative Inquiry in highereducation." —Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, AppreciativeLeadership and The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "Combining the history, philosophy, and principles ofAppreciative Inquiry with detailed guidance for how it can be usedin planning, leading, and teaching, Jeanie Cockell and JoanMcArthur-Blair have tapped the depth and breadth of theirsubstantive knowledge and skills to write a must-read text foradministrators, faculty, staff, and students in higher education.Here is a book grounded in hope and many years of experience with aprocess that begins by recognizing what works, rather than what'smissing—a refreshing and rather radical perspective."—Dr. Shauna Butterwick, associate professor, Adult EducationProgram Coordinator, Department of Educational Studies, Universityof British Columbia "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have delightfully woven together howAppreciative Inquiry has been applied in all of higher educationwith stories of people and relationships illustrating how AI bringslife to organizations. They provide guidance to AI practitioners inhigher education on the depth and breadth of experiences thatinspire those of us in this field." —Kathy Becker, CEO,Company of Experts, Inc.; CEO, Center for Appreciative Inquiry "This book is an inspiring and expansive guide to developingappreciative practice in higher education. It will be an invaluableresource to anyone interested in leading their college into a'positive' future." —Judith Kamber, dean of professionaldevelopment, Northern Essex Community College

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.

Formative Assessment Leadership

Formative Assessment Leadership Author Karen L. Sanzo
ISBN-10 9781317670926
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 158
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This exciting new book is for school leaders who are interested in transforming their school and district practices. Discussing issues that impact students, teachers within their classrooms, and the larger school community, Formative Assessment Leadership explores how leaders can implement effective professional development and positive change in their schools. Breaking down formative assessment into manageable, understandable parts, the authors provide: An exploration of what formative data-based decision making looks like Scaffolding that enables school leaders to effectively integrate processes into their own school structure Discussion of potential barriers to success and how to overcome these challenges Practical examples that help ground the formative assessment leadership concepts A range of worksheets and templates to help implement formative assessment leadership in your schools

Education 2 0

Education 2 0 Author Leonard J. Waks
ISBN-10 1612050352
Release 2013
Pages 270
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Thirty years of spirited school reforms have failed to improve our schools and instead have left our public school systems in disarray. Meanwhile, employment prospects for high school and college graduates are fading, and the public is losing faith in its schools. The education paradigm inherited from the Industrial Era is in crisis. In the last decade, however, the Internet and new Web 2.0 technologies have placed the entirety of human knowledge in the hands of everyone. What will our educational institutions make of this unprecedented flood of Web-based learning resources? How can schools be transformed to accommodate the new possibilities for personal and social learning? Leonard Waks gathers all the pieces of our current educational puzzle together in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on new organizational models grounded in complexity theory, Waks maps out an inspiring new paradigm for education in the Internet age, and connects all the dots in constructing detailed models for new schools--now transformed into "open learning centers." Finally, Waks details action steps readers can take to speed this transformative process along in their own locations.