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Evaluating America S Teachers

Author : W. James Popham
ISBN : 9781483307558
Genre : Education
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When teacher evaluations are fair, everyone wins. Poor evaluation systems don’t just hurt teachers—they hurt students, too. That’s why America can’t afford to wait for the teacher-evaluation problem to be solved. To provide balanced, accurate, and rigorous evaluations that take into account each teacher’s particular circumstances, only one system can work: evidence-governed collegial judgment. This book includes: A discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses Action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy A clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment

Defensible Teacher Evaluation

Author : Rick Stiggins
ISBN : 9781483344690
Genre : Education
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This book specifically explores the use of evidence of student achievement in the evaluation of teacher performance and offers seven steps to the development and implementation of productive assessment systems.

Evaluating Instructional Leadership

Author : Julie R. Smith
ISBN : 9781483384986
Genre : Education
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Improve Principal Evaluation And Create Highly Effective Leaders! Behind every high-quality principal is an airtight system of leadership evaluation that consistently rewards excellence and remedies deficits. While teacher evaluation methods have improved, instructional leadership evaluation has often stood still—and student learning and achievement have paid the price. This book offers clear solutions to these and related problems. Application of its ideas will ensure high quality leadership in the principal’s office year after year. Content includes: Extensive data, presented in a user-friendly manner Clear connections to the ISLLC Standards for School Leaders A suite of interactive tools, including sample self-assessments, mid-year and final evaluation forms, and professional growth plans

Student Growth Measures In Policy And Practice

Author : Kimberly Kappler Hewitt
ISBN : 9781137539014
Genre : Education
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This book examines the intersection of policy and practice in the use of student growth measures (SGMs) for high-stakes purposes as per such educator evaluation systems. The book also focuses on examinations of educators’ perceptions of and reactions to the use of SGMs; ethical implications pertaining to the use of SGMs; contextual challenges when implementing SGMs; and legal implications of SGM use. The use of student test score data has been the cornerstone of the recent transfiguration of educator evaluation systems in forty-two states and the District of Columbia. Three leading voices on SGMs—Sean Corcoran, Henry Braun, and David Berliner—also serve as section and concluding commentators.

Intentional And Targeted Teaching

Author : Douglas Fisher
ISBN : 9781416621140
Genre : Education
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What is FIT Teaching? What is a FIT Teacher? The Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching®—or FIT Teaching®—is a research-based, field-tested, and experience-honed process that captures the essentials of the best educational environments. In contrast to restrictive pedagogical prescriptions or formulas, FIT Teaching empowers teachers to adapt the most effective planning, instructional, and assessment practices to their particular context in order to move their students’ learning from where it is now to where it should be. To be a FIT Teacher is to make a heroic commitment to learning—not just to the learning of every student in the classroom, but to the professional learning necessary to grow, inspire, and lead. This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership. It’s a close-up look at what intentional and targeting teaching is and what successful teachers do to * Plan with purpose * Cultivate a learning climate * Instruct with intention * Assess with a system * Impact student learning Designed to foster discussion among educators about what they are doing in the classroom, the FIT Teaching Tool can be used by teachers for self-assessment; by teacher peers for collegial feedback in professional learning communities; by instructional coaches to focus on the skills teachers need both onstage and off; and by school leaders to highlight their teachers’ strengths and value. Join authors Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Stefani Arzonetti Hite for an examination of what makes great teachers great, and see how educators at all grade levels and all levels of experience are taking intentional steps toward enhanced professional practice.

Crafting The Feedback Teachers Need And Deserve

Author : Thomas M. Van Soelen
ISBN : 9781317362388
Genre : Education
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Crafting the Feedback Teachers Need and Deserve illuminates an often overlooked aspect of educational leadership: providing quality written feedback. This resource offers context, purpose, and techniques on how to capture and write beneficial feedback. Proven in school districts, Van Soelen’s strategies will accelerate improvement in classroom practice and result in teachers who crave feedback and use it to supervise themselves. Full of examples and complete with an assessment tool to gauge current practice, this book shares insights into providing effective observation and feedback within any teacher evaluation system.

The Abcs Of Educational Testing

Author : W. James Popham
ISBN : 9781506351551
Genre : Education
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Amplify your assessment literacy. Formative, data-driven, high-stakes—we all know the buzzwords surrounding educational testing. But we often shelve our understanding of these because they are overwhelmingly complex. Those who care about our schools and students—teachers, administrators, policymakers, parents, citizens—will discover how and why testing should be taken upon ourselves to advance. Using a nontechnical approach, this book offers fundamental knowledge to free you from testing fogginess—all framed around practical actions you can take to strengthen your assessment literacy. Inappropriate tests are leading to mistaken decisions, and this book provides everything you need to know to change that, including Reasons for tests Reliability/validity Fairness Test-building

Teacher Made Assessments

Author : Christopher Gareis
ISBN : 9781317681359
Genre : Education
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Assessment is not only a measure of student learning, but a means to student learning. This bestselling book guides you in constructing and using your own classroom assessments, including tests, quizzes, essays, and rubrics to improve student achievement. You will learn how to weave together curriculum, instruction, and learning to make assessment a more natural, useful part of teaching. Find out how to... ensure your assessments are fair, reliable, and valid; construct assessments that meet the level of cognitive demand expected of students; create select-response items and understand technology-enhanced items that are increasingly being used on assessments; use constructed-response items and develop scoring criteria such as rubrics; and analyze student results on assessments and use feedback more effectively. This second edition features updated examples that reflect the Common Core State Standards as well as other content standards and new, useful samples of teacher-friendly techniques for strengthening classroom assessment practices. No matter what grade level or subject area you teach, this practical book will become your go-to resource for designing effective assessments.

Transformative Assessment

Author : W. James Popham
ISBN : 9781416606673
Genre : Education
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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.

Effective Teaching Methods

Author : Gary D. Borich
ISBN : 9780134056142
Genre : Education
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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. Prepare to meet the challenges of today’s diverse classrooms—and discover the opportunities for professional growth and advancement they provide—with this widely popular, market-leading text. In an accessible, conversational style, this book shows new and future teachers how to apply success-proven, research-based teaching practices that are up to date, practical and realistic for use in today’s diverse classrooms. The material and teaching practices presented are supplemented with examples from classroom videos, written classroom dialogues, and case studies, many taken from years of research and observation of effective teaching practices in actual classrooms. Readers see clearly how to engage students in the learning process, manage the classroom effectively, and increase student achievement. The new edition of Borich’s Effective Teaching Methods helps prepare teachers for the challenges of today’s diverse classrooms through coverage of such topics as Common Core curriculum standards, differentiated instruction, new educational technologies, special populations in the general education classroom, cognitive and academic language proficiency, and new legislative initiatives such as Race to the Top and Response to Intervention.

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