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Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Colwell, Ryan P. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
This article provides recommendations for teachers to better prepare 3rd through 12th grade students with learning disabilities for large-scale writing assessments. The variation across large-scale writing assessments and the multiple needs of struggling writers indicate the need for test preparation to be embedded within a comprehensive,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Evaluation, Test Wiseness
Hall, Daria – Education Trust, 2013
In 2002, No Child Left Behind ushered in sweeping changes in school accountability. Diverging from the federal government's long history of leaving this matter largely to the states, a Congress broadly dissatisfied with the slow pace of educational improvement stepped in with a new framework designed to set schools on a path to getting all…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Federal Government
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Byrom, Jamie – Teaching History, 2013
The overwhelming response of history teachers to the final version of the National Curriculum (2014) was one of relief that their insistent, penetrating critique of the first draft had been heeded. Jamie Byrom shares that profound sense of relief and celebrates the achievement of the history education community in making its voice heard. However,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Duncan, Bruce; Fitzallen, Noleine – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2013
The learning sequence described in this article was developed to provide students with a demonstration of the development of box plots from authentic data as an illustration of the advantages gained from using multiple forms of data representation. The sequence follows an authentic process that starts with a problem to which data representations…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
Sciriha, Lydia, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2013
This regional dossier aims to provide concise, descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe--Malta. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Language Usage, Statistical Data
Areny, Maria, Comp.; Mayans, Pere, Comp.; Forniès, David, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2013
Regional dossiers aim at providing a concise description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Foreign Countries, Romance Languages, Educational Policy
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Social Education, 2013
Technological change has proven one of the few constants of the early 21st century, providing social studies educators with the challenge and opportunity of preparing digital citizens in a global setting. This requires rethinking the type of social studies learning necessary in the 21st century. As the National Academies concluded in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Competence, Position Papers
Bean, Rita; DeFord, Diane – Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse, 2012
Literacy or instructional coaches are becoming increasingly important in schools at all grade levels (kindergarten through grade 12). Because this is a growing professional leadership role, there is a new excitement about possible improvements to literacy instruction and increases in student achievement that may result from having formalized,…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Coaching (Performance)
Fusco, Esther – Teachers College Press, 2012
Questions are the most important tool a teacher can use to build a community of thinkers. This practical guide provides teachers with a step-by-step process for implementing a set of questioning strategies known as the Questioning Cycle. This strategy supports teachers in planning and asking questions, assessing students' responses, and following…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learner Engagement
Craig, Pamela S.; Sarlo, Rebecca – Eye on Education, 2012
Meet your students' literacy needs with this book from Pamela Craig and Rebecca Sarlo. Literacy experts Craig and Sarlo explain how the implementation of a Problem Solving/Response to Intervention framework in grades 4-12 will help all students greatly improve their reading skills. Written for secondary teachers and administrators, the book shows…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation
Rasinski, Timothy, Ed.; Blachowicz, Camille, Ed.; Lems, Kristin, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2012
This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Misconceptions
National Academies Press, 2012
Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
Johnson, Doug – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2012
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. [For "Requirements for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Certification, School Personnel, Elementary School Teachers
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Prufrock Press Inc, 2012
"Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners" provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K-12 schools. The book describes--and demonstrates with specific examples…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academic Standards, State Standards, Developmental Stages
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