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.

Do We Need an Assessment Overhaul?

Do We Need an Assessment Overhaul?

Do we need an assessment overhaul?
JayMcTighe and GrantWiggins

Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins suggest a different approach to measuring students' progress.

The emergence the new Common Core State Standards presents an opportunity to reexamine the current system of educational assessments in the United States. For the past ten years, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) federal statute has required annual state testing as a means of gauging student achievement. Publishing these test scores establishes accountability, comparing schools and districts and resulting in consequences for schools that fail to achieve “annual yearly progress” quotas. Responsible educators understand the need for accountability, and the NCLB testing program has revealed achievement deficiencies that demand to be addressed. Nonetheless, the present assessment ...

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