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Bienkowski, Marie; Gerard, Sarah Nixon; Rubin, Shawn; Sanford, Cathy; Borrelli-Murray, Dana; Driscoll, Tom; Arora, Jessie; Hruska, Mike; Beck, Katie; Murray, Thomas; Hoekstra, Jason; Gannes, Stuart; Metz, Edward; Midgley, Steve; Castilla, Stephanie; Tomassini, Jason; Madda, Mary Jo; Chase, Zac; Martin, Erik; Noel, Marcus; Styles, Kathleen – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2015
Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups, and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Design, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2013
North Carolina has embarked on an ambitious effort to improve its public schools. Career-and college-ready standards, high-quality assessments, and advanced technology are all part of this effort, and each plays an important role. No part of students' educational experience matters more than the teachers who facilitate their learning. North…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
Russell, Michael; Kavanaugh, Maureen – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
The importance of student assessment, particularly for summative purposes, has increased greatly over the past thirty years. At the same time, emphasis on including all students in assessment programs has also increased. Assessment programs, whether they are large-scale, district-based, or teacher developed, have traditionally attempted to assess…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing Programs, Educational Assessment, Adaptive Testing
Bear, George G. – Guilford Publications, 2010
How can schools create safe, well-supervised classroom environments while also teaching students skills for managing their behavior on their own? This invaluable guide presents a framework for achieving both of these crucial goals. It shows how to balance external reinforcements such as positive behavior supports with social-emotional learning…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development, Behavior Problems
Munk, Dennis D.; Dempsey, Thomas L. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
Effective, "schoolwide" inclusion ensures the best outcomes for all students--but how can school teams knock down the barriers to inclusion and make sure it's happening across all classrooms? This concise book gives principals and other school leaders the solution they've been waiting for: a clear framework for leading inclusion efforts,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Leadership
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, 2009
The Welcome Workbook is a practical resource for people working in local authorities who want to see an increase in the number of children fulfilling their right to mainstream education. By providing a clear self-review framework, The Welcome Workbook enables local authorities to audit their existing processes and map a route towards more…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Inclusive Schools, Educational Planning, Program Guides
Bracey, Gerald W. – Educational Research Service, 2009
Are America's schools broken? "Education Hell: Rhetoric vs. Reality" seeks to address misconceptions about America's schools by taking on the credo "what can be measured matters." To the contrary, Dr. Bracey makes a persuasive case that much of what matters cannot be assessed on a multiple choice test. The challenge for…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Accountability
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 2008
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nongovernmental organization that develops professional standards for early childhood, elementary, and secondary school teaching. National Board Certification signifies that a teacher or school counselor is accomplished, having met…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, National Standards, Nongovernmental Organizations, Alternative Teacher Certification
Gillon, Gail T. – Guilford Publications, 2007
This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge about phonological awareness, together with practical guidance for helping preschoolers to adolescents acquire needed skills. Up-to-date findings are synthesized on the development of phonological awareness; its role in literacy learning; and how it can be enhanced in…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Phonemes, Intervention, Literacy Education
Cox, James B. – Corwin Press, 2006
In this book, educational consultant James Cox offers a smarter way to look at data, putting test scores in context, not in isolation. Rather than focusing on last year's findings for school improvement, educators can learn how to evaluate the processes and practices that lead to those data by using a user-friendly, three-pronged framework for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Scores, Educational Improvement
Online Submission, 2006
This resource is a revision of the teaching resource Individualized Program Plans (1995), Book 3 (ED392232) in the Programming for Students with Special Needs series. It aims to create a bridge between the product, the process and the underlying vision of Individualized Program Planning (IPP). The Standards for Special Education (Amended June…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Program Development
DuPaul, George J.; Stoner, Gary – Guilford Publications, 2004
This popular reference and text provides essential guidance for school-based professionals meeting the challenges of ADHD at any grade level. Comprehensive and practical, the book includes several reproducible assessment tools and handouts. A team-based approach to intervention is emphasized in chapters offering research-based guidelines for: (1)…
Descriptors: Physicians, Learning Problems, Intervention, Identification
Online Submission, 2004
This guide has been prepared to assist Alberta's public, separate and francophone school authorities and their schools in preparing, updating and reporting on their three-year education plans. Preparing plans and reporting results are essential elements of accountability and continuous improvement in basic education. These documents assist boards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Educational Planning, Accountability
Dorn, Charles M.; Sabol, Robert; Madeja, Stanley S.; Sabol, F. Robert – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2004
"Assessing Expressive Learning" is the only book in the art education field to date to propose and support a research-supported teacher-directed authentic assessment model for evaluating K-12 studio art, and to offer practical information on how to implement the model. This practical text for developing visual arts assessment for grades…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Creativity, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques