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How To Assess Your Students

Author : Andrew Chandler-Grevatt
ISBN : 9780198417958
Genre : Education
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How to Assess Your Students provides classroom practitioners with concise, practical guidance on a perenially important issue which remains central to teaching success. Written by a former teacher and expert within teacher education and assessment for learning, it leads readers through the assessment journey - from what it means and its practical implementation, through to making successful use of data to inform students' learning. The book: - Explains the essentials of assessment, including (a) the strengths and weaknesses of standardised tests, and (b) alternative and supplementary forms of assessment - with a particular emphasis on the role of formative assessment in the development of learning - Provides practical guidance on how to prepare effective activities, tasks, and tests - Shows how we can learn from assessment data, and use it to provide students with helpful, constructive feedback - Empowers teachers to feel confident in using assessment as a progressive tool, helping them to mak
Category: Education

How To Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills In Your Classroom

Author : Susan M. Brookhart
ISBN : 9781416610489
Genre : Education
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Educators know it's important to get students to engage in "higher-order thinking." But what does higher-order thinking actually look like? And how can K-12 classroom teachers assess it across the disciplines? Author, consultant, and former classroom teacher Susan M. Brookhart answers these questions and more in this straightforward, practical guide to assessment that can help teachers determine if students are actually displaying the kind of complex thinking that current content standards emphasize. Brookhart begins by laying out principles for assessment in general and for assessment of higher-order thinking in particular. She then defines and describes aspects of higher-order thinking according to the categories established in leading taxonomies, giving specific guidance on how to assess students in the following areas: * Analysis, evaluation, and creation * Logic and reasoning * Judgment * Problem solving * Creativity and creative thinking Examples drawn from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and from actual classroom teachers include multiple-choice items, constructed-response (essay) items, and performance assessment tasks. Readers will learn how to use formative assessment to improve student work and then use summative assessment for grading or scoring. Aimed at elementary, middle, and high school teachers in all subject areas, How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom provides essential background, sound advice, and thoughtful insight into an area of increasing importance for the success of students in the classroom--and in life.
Category: Education

How To Assess Authentic Learning

Author : Kay Burke
ISBN : 141296279X
Genre : Education
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This updated edition helps K–12 teachers build observation checklists, develop unit plans, and design performance tasks and rubrics that address mandated academic standards.
Category: Education

Complete Guide To Sport Education

Author : Daryl Siedentop
ISBN : 9780736098380
Genre : Education
File Size : 54.86 MB
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"Complete Guide to Sport Education, Second Edition," will help your students keep children active. It offers theory and application for games, sports, and fitness activities. The teacher resources make it easy to prepare for, administer, and assess the program. Children learn skills, fair play, and responsibility and will remain active outside of school.
Category: Education

How To Assess Doctors And Health Professionals

Author : Mike Davis
ISBN : 9781118523476
Genre : Medical
File Size : 75.12 MB
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This important book offers an introduction to the theory and the varying types of assessment for health care professionals. The book includes information on such topics as Where have work based assessments come from?; Why do we have different parts to the same exam like MCQs and OSCEs?; How do colleges decide who has passed or not?; Why can people pick their own assessors for their MSF?; The role of formative assessment Portfolios and their value. The book avoids jargon, is clear and succinct, and gives the pros and cons of the different assessment processes.
Category: Medical

Inquiry Based Learning Using Everyday Objects

Author : Amy Edmonds Alvarado
ISBN : 0761946802
Genre : Education
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This exciting new book explores how students can use everyday objects to answer essential questions, meet curriculum standards, and grow in observation, inquisitiveness, and reflective learning.
Category: Education

Adventure Racing Activities For Fun And Fitness

Author : Dan DeJager
ISBN : 0736069240
Genre : Education
File Size : 74.56 MB
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In adventure races, teammates work together to finish an obstacle course as quickly as possible. Authors Dan DeJager and Cathrine Himberg provide everything you need to know to prepare for and teach an adventure racing unit at your school or lead an adventure racing event in any environment with any group of people. Ideal for either a field day or a regular class period, Adventure Racing Activities for Fun and Fitness provides teachers and youth leaders with a new way to get kids excited about physical activity, instill healthy habits, and meet NASPE national physical education standards. More than that, it meets kids' standards of having fun while being physically active.
Category: Education

How To Design Questions And Tasks To Assess Student Thinking

Author : Susan M. Brookhart
ISBN : 9781416619277
Genre : Education
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With new standards emphasizing higher-order thinking skills, students will have to demonstrate their ability to do far more than simply remember facts and procedures. But what's the best way for teachers to ensure that students have such skills? In this highly accessible guide, author Susan M. Brookhart shows how to do just that, by providing specific guidelines for designing targeted questions and tasks that align with standards and assess students' ability to think at higher levels. Aided by dozens of examples across grade levels and subject areas, readers will learn how to * Take a student perspective and view assessment questions and tasks as "problems to solve." * Design multiple-choice questions that require higher-order thinking. * Understand the difference between "open" and "closed" questions and how to use open questions effectively. * Vary and control the features of performance assessment tasks, including cognitive level and difficulty, to target different thinking skills. * Manage the assessment of higher-order thinking within the larger context of teaching and learning. Brookhart also provides an "idea bank" that teachers can use to jump-start their own thinking as they create assessments. Timely and practical, How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking is essential reading for 21st century teachers who want their students to excel in the classroom and beyond. Note: This product listing is for the reflowable (ePub) version of the book.
Category: Education

The Nurse Educator S Guide To Assessing Learning Outcomes

Author : Mary E. McDonald
ISBN : 9781449665968
Genre : Medical
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The new edition of this award winning text helps address the increased pressure that the NCLEX and other certification exams are placing on nursing students and faculty. The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, 2nd Edition guides classroom educators through the process of developing effective classroom exams and individual test items.
Category: Medical

Natural Classroom Assessment

Author : Jeffrey K. Smith
ISBN : 076197587X
Genre : Education
File Size : 89.65 MB
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Even the beginning teacher can use this fresh perspective on assessment to help students focus on strengths and overcome weaknesses.
Category: Education

Managing Paraeducators In Your School

Author : Nancy K. French
ISBN : 0761977864
Genre : Education
File Size : 79.88 MB
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Provides proven strategies for how to best recruit, manage, and use paraeducators in schools.
Category: Education

Teaching Literacy In Third Grade

Author : Janice F. Almasi
ISBN : 9781593853594
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.60 MB
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Provides ideas and activities to assist third graders in building fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
Category: Education

Assess Your Own Teaching Quality

Author : Brown, Sally
ISBN : 9781135354909
Genre : Education
File Size : 56.65 MB
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Containing over 100 checklist grids of performance indicators on a wide range of teaching elements, this guide allows teachers to assess their own work, uncovering strengths and weaknesses. The text can also be used for formal peer assessment or as a basis for gathering feedback.
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Crowd Control

Author : Susan L. Haugland
ISBN : 9781475803631
Genre : Music
File Size : 28.39 MB
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"Published in partnership with NAFME: National Association for Music Education."
Category: Music

How To Innovate

Author : Mary Moss Brown
ISBN : 9780807772805
Genre : Education
File Size : 37.12 MB
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As the authors state, “Without rethinking how, what, when, where, and why we are teaching, technology will merely be an expensive way of making the existing system faster and flashier.” In How to Innovate, Mary Moss Brown and Alisa Berger—founding co-principals of the NYC iSchool—applytheir extensive on-the-ground experience to demonstrate a radically different approach to school transformation. They introduce a scalable model of how schools can and should redefine themselves to better meet the needs of 21st-century students. Using a framework built around four critical levers for school change—curriculum, culture, time, and human capital—the NYC iSchool model merges the teaching of big ideas and valuable skills with the realities of accountability, academic preparation, and adolescent development.The bookincludes more than 20 activities that will help educators begin the process of school transformation, whether they want to focus on a single program, one area of change, or engage in a full-scale whole school improvement effort. This accessible, practical, and inspiring resource is designed to be used over and over again, in any context, despite the constantly changing climates in which schools operate. “Reimagining school and creating more schools like the iSchool must be our highest national priority. All students need to graduate from high school and college ‘innovation-ready,’ as well as prepared for the complex challenges of continuous learning and citizenship in the 21st century. Time is running short. I urge you to read this book with urgency.” —From the Foreword by Tony Wagner, expert in residence at the Harvard University Innovation Lab, founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education "Public education mistakenly relies on a 19-century model to teach kids in the 21st century. Moss Brown and Berger decided to change this by opening the iSchool in New York City and creating a whole new approach to how schools work. They succeeded wildly, and having walked the walk, they now talk the talk so others can follow on the trail they blazed.” —Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (2002–2011) “Those who strive to create or transform a school will learn much from the shining example of these two fearless principals. As learning contexts change with the rising tides of technology, Moss and Berger focus above all on human and intellectual growth in schools. Their NYC iSchool offers hope for increasing imagination, equity, and depth in the face of the gathering storm of standardization.” —Kathleen Cushman, co-founder of What Kids Can Do and author ofThe Motivation Equation “Moss Brown and Berger launched one of the first schools to blend personalized instruction and community-connected engaging projects. Anyone interested in a picture of next-generation learning and the inside story of creating a great school should read this book.” —Tom Van der Ark, CEO of Getting Smart Mary Moss Brown and Alisa Berger are the founding co-principals of the NYC iSchool and are currently working as the founding partners in Novare Schools, a consulting group that focuses on school leader coaching, school design, innovation, and transformation.
Category: Education

Assessing Students Written Work

Author : Catherine Haines
ISBN : 9781134398409
Genre : Education
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This practical and realistic book is designed to help practitioners who wish to improve their effectiveness in assessing a large and a diverse range of students. It will help them to: clarify their role in assessment gain confidence on issues and terms and consider variations between discipline compare and extend their current range of solutions to common problems with advice from practitioners consider in more depth essays, reports and projects, plagiarism and language.
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Assessing Student Learning In The Community And Two Year College

Author : Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik
ISBN : 9781579229146
Genre : Education
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This is a practical resource for community and two year college professionals engaged at all levels of learning outcomes assessment, in both academic and co-curricular environments. It is designed as a guide both to inform the creation of new assessment efforts and to enhance and strengthen assessment programs already established, or in development. Each chapter addresses a key component of the assessment process, beginning with the creation of a learning-centered culture and the development and articulation of shared outcomes goals and priorities. Subsequent chapters lead the reader through the development of a plan, the selection of assessment methods, and the analysis of results. The book concludes by discussing the communication of results and their use in decision making; integrating the conclusions in program review as well as to inform budgeting; and, finally, evaluating the process for continuous improvement, as well as engaging in reflection. The book is illustrated by examples developed by faculty and student affairs/services professionals at community and two year colleges from across the country. Furthermore, to ensure its relevance and applicability for its targeted readership, each chapter has at least one author who is a community college or two-year college professional. Contributors are drawn from the following colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College David Phillips Buffalo State College Joy Battison Kimberly Kline Booker Piper Butler County Community College Sunday Faseyitan California State University, Fullerton John Hoffman Genesee Community College Thomas Priester Virginia Taylor Heald College Megan Lawrence Stephanie Romano (now with Education Affiliates) Hobart and William Smith Colleges Stacey Pierce Miami Dade College John Frederick Barbara Rodriguez Northern Illinois University Victoria Livingston Paradise Valley Community College Paul Dale San Diego Mesa College Jill Baker Julianna Barnes San Diego State University Marilee Bresciani San Juan College David Eppich Stark State College Barbara Milliken University of Akron Sandra Coyner Megan Moore Gardner
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Optimizing Teaching And Learning

Author : Regan A. R. Gurung
ISBN : 9781444360035
Genre : Psychology
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The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is one of the most dynamic areas of research in the field of higher education today in which faculty continuously evaluate the quality of their teaching and its affect on student learning. Faculty are being held accountable for the effectiveness of their teaching and in turn they are starting to engage in SoTL-related intellectual exchanges not only in their research agendas but also in the ways in which they teach their students in the classroom. At the heart of this new movement, there is a simple idea: take a close look at how you teach and how your students learn, use the same methodology that you would use for formal investigations (be it in the humanities or sciences), and hold your research to the same standards most notably peer review. Optimizing Teaching and Learning will serve as a guide for anyone who is interested in improving their teaching, the learning of their students, and at the same time contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning. It bridges the gap between the research and practice of SoTL, with explicit instructions on how to design, conduct, analyze, and write-up pedagogical research, including samples of actual questionnaires and other materials (e.g., focus group questions) that will jumpstart investigations into teaching and learning. It also explores the advantages and disadvantages of various pedagogical practices and present applications of SoTL using case studies from a variety of disciplines. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for both seasoned faculty and new faculty who are just beginning to assess their teaching methods and learn how to think beyond the content.
Category: Psychology

Tools Students Need To Be Skillful Writers

Author : Phyllis Hostmeyer
ISBN : 9781452277813
Genre : Education
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Build stronger writers one sentence at a time. Imagine a classroom full of enthusiastic student writers, capable of reviewing their own work with a critical eye, then crafting a polished, convincing piece. This is possible, if you take writing instruction down to its basic building block—a solid sentence—and advance from there. Phyllis Hostmeyer can show you how with Tools Students Need to Be Skillful Writers, your blueprint for effective writing instruction and unit development. Packed with lessons across grades 3-12, this indispensable handbook features: A variety of sentence patterns presented in a logical sequence An explanation of each pattern’s structure and conventions Reinforcement activities and sample sentences for each pattern Activities to develop the essential instructional vocabulary. Along the way, all students, including English language learners, will gain the fluency and automaticity they need as we equip them with the college and career-readiness skills so central to the Common Core.
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