A rare opportunity for the new generation of educators to learn alongside a well-known and experienced educator to integrate all learning styles into assessments. Principals should consider this for faculty book studies. The presented techniques will, no doubt, raise standardized test scores while teachers continue to present real curriculum.

—Janette Bowen, Sixth-Grade Teacher

Junction City Middle School, KS

Give all students an equal chance to perform well on your classroom tests and assessments!

In today's diverse classrooms, students of different socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds and ability levels share a common learning environment. To meet each student's unique strengths and needs, educators need flexible testing and assessment strategies that fulfill the requirements for standardized assessment and accountability in ways that don't put students at a disadvantage because of their differences.

Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students helps both general and special education teachers meet and move beyond the challenges of NCLB and IDEA by using teacher-made tests, appropriate testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and classroom-based assessments that support the teaching and learning process so all students have the opportunity to succeed. The book offers ways for teachers to better differentiate their testing and assessment strategies through:

Classroom and school-based examples in each chapter; Bulleted information outlining hands-on, research-based strategies for teacher implementation; Forms, reproducibles, stories, vignettes, reflection questions, and checklists that guide educators in applying and tailoring the strategies to their classrooms and students; Tips on using technology to help all students perform better

Teachers know their students best. This resource allows teachers to design tests and assessments to accommodate the various strengths and needs of all learners in their classroom.

Teaching Effective Study and Test-Taking Skills and Strategies

Teaching effective study and test-taking skills and strategies

Ms. Reynaud watched her students closely when they took her tests. She noticed many of them seemed overly anxious and approached her tests in a disorganized and haphazard manner. She asked her students about the ways they studied and answered different types of questions. Based on her observations of and discussions with her students, she decided to teach them to use good study and test-taking behaviors.

Ms. Reynaud began by creating a brief survey that asked her students to identify the strategies they used to study and to take tests and used this information to make an instructional plan. She started providing students with study guides and having students work in ...

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