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ERIC Number: ED509103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-0579-9
Tests that Teach: Using Standardized Tests to Improve Instruction
Tankersley, Karen
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Now that standardized tests are a fact of life in every school and classroom, here's a book that explains how to use sample questions from high-stakes tests as the basis for constructing engaging lessons and meaningful learning experiences. Using samples from language arts, science, social studies, and math, Karen Tankersley familiarizes you with the types of questions that are typical to these assessments, explains the skills and knowledge students need to do well, and provides you with lesson ideas, teaching strategies, and learning activities that prepare students to think independently and use their classroom learning while taking year-end tests. Discover why teaching students to perform well on standardized tests goes way beyond rote facts and memorization. Explore word lists, games, discussion topics and testing ideas that encourage students to apply higher-order thinking skills. And get tips and strategies that help you challenge and stretch young minds in ways that ensure assessments become more genuine measurements of daily instruction.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development