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Lucariello, Joan M.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Dwyer, Carol; Skiba, Russell; DeMarie, Darlene; Anderman, Eric M. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This article describes an initiative undertaken by a coalition of psychologists (Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education) from the American Psychological Association (APA) to identify the top 20 principles from psychological science relevant to teaching and learning in the classroom. This article identifies these principles and their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education
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Yancey, Kathleen Blake – Theory Into Practice, 2015
How does one grade an electronic portfolio? This question is one I have thought about, have enacted, and have written about, primarily in reference to ePortfolios used in writing classrooms (Yancey, McElroy, & Powers, 2013). But what happens when the content and developmental levels are changed, in this case from an undergraduate first-year…
Descriptors: Grading, Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Teaching Methods
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Buyarski, Catherine A.; Aaron, Robert W.; Hansen, Michele J.; Hollingsworth, Cynthia D.; Johnson, Charles A.; Kahn, Susan; Landis, Cynthia M.; Pedersen, Joan S.; Powell, Amy A. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
This conceptual model emerged from the need to balance multiple purposes and perspectives associated with developing an ePortfolio designed to promote student development and success. A comprehensive review of literature from various disciplines, theoretical frameworks, and scholarship, including self-authorship, reflection, ePortfolio pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials), Internet, Models
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Wanzek, Jeanne; Vaughn, Sharon – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article provides an overview of research on intensive reading interventions to inform Tier 3 instruction for students with reading disabilities. Tier 3 interventions are typically provided to those students who demonstrate inadequate progress after receiving less intensive Tier 2 interventions. A conceptual overview of Tier 3 interventions…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mohamud, Abdinur; Fleck, Dan – Theory Into Practice, 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe the process and development of English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards and assessment in Ohio and to discuss issues related to alignment. The article addresses the importance of alignment among standards, instruction, and assessment, as well as the effect of alignment on students' academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Alignment (Education)
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Lalley, James P.; Gentile, J. Ronald – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Achieving learning standards is at the forefront of current educational philosophy, and is the goal of sound educational practice. That "all children can learn" and there will be "no child left behind" presume that teaching and assessment practices must benefit all children. Agreement in principle is nearly universal. Practical implementation,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Mastery Learning, Educational Practices, Grading
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Topping, Keith J. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Peer assessment is an arrangement for learners to consider and specify the level, value, or quality of a product or performance of other equal-status learners. Products to be assessed can include writing, oral presentations, portfolios, test performance, or other skilled behaviors. Peer assessment can be summative or formative. A formative view is…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods
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Andrade, Heidi; Valtcheva, Anna – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Criteria-referenced self-assessment is a process during which students collect information about their own performance or progress; compare it to explicitly stated criteria, goals, or standards; and revise accordingly. The authors argue that self-assessment must be a formative type of assessment, done on drafts of works in progress: It should not…
Descriptors: Criteria, Formative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Popham, W. James – Theory Into Practice, 2009
In recent years, increasing numbers of professional development programs have dealt with assessment literacy for teachers and/or administrators. Is assessment literacy merely a fashionable focus for today's professional developers or, in contrast, should it be regarded as a significant area of professional development interest for many years to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Accountability
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Davidson, Jill – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Exhibitions are public demonstrations of mastery that occur at culminating moments, such as at the conclusion of a unit of study, the transition from one level of schooling to the next, and graduation. Exhibitions require students to speak publicly, use evidence, present engaging visual displays, and otherwise demonstrate mastery to educators,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Guskey, Thomas R.; Jung, Lee Ann – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Teachers at all levels of education today struggle in their efforts to assign fair, accurate, and meaningful grades to students with disabilities, especially those placed in general education classrooms. Lacking specific policies or recommendations, most teachers apply informal, individual grading adaptations for such students. Although these…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Disabilities, Classroom Environment, Special Needs Students
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Gallagher, Chris W. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
In this article, the author argues that educational policymaking, teaching, and assessment are most effective and ethical when they are carried out with attention to local contexts. He explores this concept through a consideration of Nebraska's unique School-based, Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS), which created a statewide…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Testing Programs, State Legislation
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Allen, David; Ort, Suzanna Wichterle; Schmidt, Joseph – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Assessment, particularly formative assessment, is critical to knowing how a student is performing academically and how best to support that student. Teachers, especially new teachers, need ongoing support in developing and using both summative and formative assessments as an integral part of their instructional practice. Written collaboratively by…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
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Browder, Diane M.; Wakeman, Shawnee; Flowers, Claudia P. – Theory Into Practice, 2006
Legislative initiatives and federal regulations require states to provide students with disabilities access to the general curriculum and to include all students in state assessment systems. Assessing the progress in the general curriculum for students with disabilities challenges states to determine how academic standards apply to all students…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Curriculum Evaluation, Disabilities
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Stiggins, Rick; Chappuis, Jan – Theory Into Practice, 2005
The authors argue that the failure of 60 years of total reliance on assessment via standardized tests to help reduce achievement score gaps must compel us to rethink the role of assessment in this endeavor. They advocate rebalancing assessment priorities to bring classroom assessment into the equation. Evidence gathered over decades from around…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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