Evidence-based best practices that improve classroom environments and assessment techniques!

If your goal is a smoother-running, participatory classroom and improved student achievement, you'll find essential best practices in this new resource, edited by a renowned education scholar, Robert Slavin.

Dr. Robert Slavin, Professor and Chairman of the Success for All Foundation, has gathered insights and findings from 26 leading education researchers, presented in succinct chapters focused on key aspects of teaching and classroom management practice. Readers will find: Strategies for assessment that address formative approaches, differentiated classrooms, the role of feedback in the assessment process, adaptation for the Common Core, and more; Proven techniques for classroom management, including immediate, positive steps that teachers can take; User-friendly content supported by quick-read charts and graphs

Drawing from the leading international experts in the field of teaching and originally published in the journal Better: Evidence-Based Education, this is a valuable new resource for education leaders at all levels.

England Versus Wales: Education Performance and Accountability

England Versus Wales: Education Performance and Accountability

England versus Wales: Education performance and accountability

There is increasing disparity between the achievement of students in England and Wales. Sandra McNally explores the possible causes.

In many respects, the education systems in England and Wales are very similar. They had a shared history within the United Kingdom until Welsh devolution in 1999, and although differences have increased since then, the main examination for sixteen-year-olds in both countries remains the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), which awards academic qualifications to students in specific subjects. GCSEs are graded from A* (pronounced as “A star”) to G. In the United Kingdom, examinations at sixteen are a key educational milestone.

In this chapter, we consider a few of the differences between education in ...

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