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What Every Parent Should Know About Schools Standards and High Stakes Tests

What Every Parent Should Know About Schools  Standards  and High Stakes Tests Author Donna Walker Tileston
ISBN-10 9781483361451
Release 2005-10-13
Pages 88
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Help parents understand educational standards, mandated tests, No Child Left Behind, and other issues affecting their children's schools with this reader-friendly guide.

Teaching Strategies That Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests

Teaching Strategies That Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests Author Donna Walker Tileston
ISBN-10 9781452294360
Release 2008-05-22
Pages 104
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Teach for declarative and procedural knowledge and boost student achievement with these practical, research-proven strategies for incorporating state standards and benchmarks into lessons and assessments.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners

What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners Author Donna Walker Tileston
ISBN-10 9781452296241
Release 2010-06-04
Pages 120
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This updated edition presents critical information about teaching diverse learners, including brain-compatible teaching strategies, six signs of bias to avoid, how culture affects learning styles, and more.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation

What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation Author Donna Walker Tileston
ISBN-10 9781412971768
Release 2010-03-30
Pages 110
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Informed by new research on the brain's plasticity and new insights on how culture relates to student motivation, this resource focuses on engaging even the most reluctant students!

A Parent s Guide to High Stakes Testing

A Parent s Guide to High Stakes Testing Author Edith Wagner
ISBN-10 1576854175
Release 2002
Pages 188
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Provides parents with a comprehensive outline of today's educational standards. Explains the new standards and the language of education. Considers the education a child is getting and explains how each state measures academic achievement. Outlines the goals and content of new standardized tests, provides sample English and math questions with answer explanations, and offers guidance for the English and math assessment tests from elementary through high school. Presents a list of state websites for more information on specific tests and dates and explains how the No Child Left Behind bill affects you.

High Stakes

High Stakes Author Committee on Appropriate Test Use
ISBN-10 9780309062800
Release 1998-12-16
Pages 352
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Everyone is in favor of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. High Stakes looks at how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more and more tests are introduced into the country's schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are used--and misused--in assessing children's performance and achievements. High Stakes focuses on how testing is used in schools to make decisions about tracking and placement, promotion and retention, and awarding or withholding high school diplomas. This book sorts out the controversies that emerge when a test score can open or close gates on a student's educational pathway. The expert panel: Proposes how to judge the appropriateness of a test. Explores how to make tests reliable, valid, and fair. Puts forward strategies and practices to promote proper test use. Recommends how decisionmakers in education should--and should not--use test results. The book discusses common misuses of testing, their political and social context, what happens when test issues are taken to court, special student populations, social promotion, and more. High Stakes will be of interest to anyone concerned about the long-term implications for individual students of picking up that Number 2 pencil: policymakers, education administrators, test designers, teachers, and parents.

Understanding Standards Based Education

Understanding Standards Based Education Author Richard Zagranski
ISBN-10 9781452261157
Release 2007-11-13
Pages 176
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This comprehensive handbook—which includes action plans, ready-to-use charts, rubrics, and real-world examples—shows educators how to design a curriculum that meets today's performance and assessment goals.

What Happened to Recess and why are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten

What Happened to Recess and why are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten Author Susan Ohanian
ISBN-10 0071383263
Release 2002
Pages 263
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Explains the reasons why boards of education administer standardized tests to children as young as six, the negative repercussions felt by students, and what can be done to change testing policies.

The Test

The Test Author Anya Kamenetz
ISBN-10 9781610394420
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 272
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No sooner is a child walking and talking than the ABCs and 1-2-3s give way to the full-on alphabet soup: the ERBs, the OLSAT, the IQ, the NCLB for AYP, the IEP for ELLs, the CHAT and PDDST for ASD or LD and G&T or ADD and ADHD, the PSATs, then the ACTs and SATs—all designed to assess and monitor a child's readiness for education. In many public schools, students are spending up to 28% of instructional time on testing and test prep. Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year—forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests—up to 1.4 billion per year—and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them. How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development, while also asking our children to make the score and make a mark? This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it. The Test explores all sides of this problem—where these tests came from, why they're here to stay, and ultimately what you as a parent or teacher can do. It introduces a set of strategies borrowed from fields as diverse as games, neuroscience, social psychology, and ancient philosophy to help children do as well as they can on tests, and, just as important, how to use the experience of test-taking to do better in life. Like Paul Tough's bestseller How Children Succeed, it illuminates the emerging science of grit, curiosity and motivation, but takes a step further to explore innovations in education—emerging solutions to the over-testing crisis—that are not widely known but that you can adapt today, at home and at school. And it presents the stories of families of all kinds who are maneuvering within and beyond the existing educational system, playing and winning the testing game. You'll learn, for example, what Bill Gates, a strong public proponent of testing, does to stoke self-directed curiosity in his children, and how Mackenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and mother of three, creates individualized learning experiences for each of her children. All parents want their children to be successful, and their schools to deliver true opportunities. Yet these goals are often as likely to result in stress and arguments as actual progress. The Test is a book to help us think about these problems, and ultimately, move our own children towards the future we want for them, from elementary to high school and beyond.

More Than a Score

More Than a Score Author Jesse Hagopian
ISBN-10 9781608464364
Release 2014-11-10
Pages 302
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"Jesse Hagopian brought a rare moment of truth to the corporate-dominated Education Nation show when he spoke on behalf of his colleagues at Garfield High in Seattle. He instantly became the voice and face of the movement to stop pointless and punitive high-stakes testing."—Diane Ravitch, author of Reign of Terror In cities across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are rallying against the abuses of high-stakes standardized testing. These are the stories—in their own words—of some of those who are defying the corporate education reformers and fueling a national movement to reclaim public education. Alongside the voices of students, parents, teachers, and grassroots education activists, the book features renowned education researchers and advocates, including Nancy Carrlson-Paige, Karen Lewis, and Monty Neill. Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. He is an associate editor of Rethinking Schools, and winner of the 2013 "Secondary School Teacher of Year" award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. He is a contributing author to Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, and writes regularly for Truthout, Black Agenda Report, and the Seattle Times Op-Ed page.

High stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning

High stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning Author David W. Hursh
ISBN-10 0742561496
Release 2008
Pages 175
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Argues that education in the States and Britain has been radically transformed, through efforts to create curricular standards, and through an emphasis on accountability measured by standardized tests, and efforts to introduce market competition and private services into educational systems.

High Stakes Testing

High Stakes Testing Author R. Murray Thomas
ISBN-10 9781135601737
Release 2005-03-23
Pages 416
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The federal government's No Child Left Behind Act has thrust high-stakes testing - its goals, methods, and consequences - into the educational limelight. The four-fold purpose of this book is to: describe the nature of high-stakes testing; identify types of collateral damage that have attended the testing programs; analyze methods different groups of people have chosen for coping with the damage and suggest lessons to be learned from the high-stakes-testing experience. The six groups of people whose coping strategies are inspected include: politicians and their staffs; educational administrators and their staffs; parents and the public; test makers and test administrators; teachers and students. Importantly, the author avoids aligning himself with the test-bashing rhetoric of those who oppose high-stakes testing, especially the No Child Left Behind Act. Key features of this outstanding new book include: illustrative cases. The book offers more than 350 cases of collateral damage from high-stakes testing--and people's coping strategies--as reported in newspapers over the 2002-2004 period. background perspectives. Part I examines the influence of high-stakes testing on: 1) what schools teach; 2) how student progress is evaluated; 3) how achievement standards are set; and 4) how test results are used. participant responses. Part II, which is the heart of the book, devotes a separate chapter to the coping strategies of each of the major participants in the high-stakes testing movement: politicians and their staffs, educational administrators and their staffs, parents and the public, test-makers and test-givers, teachers, and students. summary chapter. The last chapter (Lessons to Learn) offers suggestions for minimizing collateral damage by adopting alternative approaches not used in the creation of our current high-stakes testing programs, particularly the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act. This book is appropriate for any of the following audiences: students taking evaluation or administration courses in schools of education, inservice administrators and teachers, policy makers, and those members of the general public who are concerned about the fate of schooling in America.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043251
Release 2005
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

High Stakes

High Stakes Author Dale D. Johnson
ISBN-10 0742535320
Release 2006
Pages 257
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High Stakes is a critical ethnography of an underfunded public elementary school in this era of accountability and high stakes testing. The book was written during the year the authors served as third and fourth grade teachers, and it juxtaposes the experiences of mostly minority children of poverty and their teachers with an examination of high stakes testing policies and the loss of a comprehensive education to political dictates.

A Good Childhood

A Good Childhood Author Judy Dunn
ISBN-10 9780141910536
Release 2009-02-05
Pages 256
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Every day the newspapers lament the problems facing our children - broken homes, pressures to eat and drink, the stress of exams. The same issues are discussed in every pub and at every dinner party. But is life really more difficult for children than it was, and if so why? And how can we make it better? This book, which is a result of a two year investigation by the Children's Society and draws upon the work of the UK's leading experts in many fields, explores the main stresses and influences to which every child is exposed - family, friends, youth culture, values, and schooling, and will make recommendations as to how we can improve the upbringing of our children. It tackles issues which affect every child, whatever their background, and questions and provides solutions to the belief that life has become so extraordinarily difficult for children in general. The experts make 30 specific recommendations, written not from the point of view of academics, but for the general reader - above all for parents and teachers. We expect publication to be a major event and the centre of widespread media attention.

The Schools Our Children Deserve

The Schools Our Children Deserve Author Alfie Kohn
ISBN-10 0618083456
Release 2000
Pages 344
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Arguing against the "tougher standards" rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint.

Standards Primer

Standards Primer Author Raymond A. Horn
ISBN-10 0820470783
Release 2004
Pages 149
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The lives of America's students, educators, and parents are being significantly touched by the current standards and accountability reform. The "Standards Primer" explores the historical development of this reform, and compares two different views of educational standards and accountability - technical standards and standards of complexity. How each view impacts curriculum, instruction, and assessment is discussed, and implications of these views for teachers, administrators, school boards, parents, community, and students are presented, along with a discussion of related issues involving equity and ethics on this topic. The "Standards Primer" provides critical information - including an extensive reference section containing print and nonprint resources - that will lead to informed decision making concerning this national educational reform.