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If you've ever doubted that it was fair or effective to judge teachers on the basis of student test scores alone, then here's a book that will introduce you to better ways to use measures of student achievement in your teacher assessment system.
The authors take you to four schools to show you how to link teacher performance to student learning by using the following objective measurements:
Appendixes filled with organizers and rubrics give you hands-on ways to adapt the book's methodologies to your own situation.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Regular Member book, 2005) 7" x 9", 176 pages. Also available as an e-book!
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
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