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.

In Search of Feasible Fidelity

In search of feasible fidelity

When deciding whether to adopt an evidence-based approach, educators should weigh the costs and benefits, explains David Andrews, and be prepared to implement it with fidelity.

Educators who remain unaware of the need to make data-driven decisions and adopt evidence-based practices to improve student learning either live in severe isolation or choose to ignore the call. The call for the use of data-driven decisions and the implementation of evidence-based practices in education permeates universities, government agencies, professional associations, and both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors of education.

The consistent message regarding the importance of using data to improve student outcomes has led to a noted increase in formal testing (summative assessments) and associated accountability measures in schools. There ...

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