Testing Is Not Teaching
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📒Testing Is Not Teaching ✍ Donald H. Graves
✏Testing is Not Teaching Book Summary : In 22 essays, Don Graves shows how testing encroaches on teacher freedom; considers how narrow standards can actually reduce student achievement; asks questions that can help teachers to cope with these new restrictions; and discusses practices that support humane teaching in a testing environment.
📒Teach Reading Not Testing ✍ Liz Hollingworth
✏Teach Reading Not Testing Book Summary : Teaching IS rocket science—and you are the pilot! The authors reinforce what teachers already know—test preparation worksheets and drill-and-kill activities do not make children into lifelong readers. This book’s conscientious approach to reading instruction combines an insider perspective on the development of high-stakes tests with classroom experience in achieving successful reading outcomes at the elementary and secondary levels. Their research-based methodology is based on five key components: Aligning instruction to the state or national core standards Using formative assessment Connecting units to real-world contexts Motivating students effectively Holding on to best practice in literacy instruction
📒The Case Against Standardized Testing ✍ Alfie Kohn
✏The Case Against Standardized Testing Book Summary : Kohn's central message is that standardized tests are "not a force of nature but a force of politics-and political decisions can be questioned, challenged, and ultimately reversed."
📒Tests And Teaching Quality ✍ National Research Council
✏Tests and Teaching Quality Book Summary : Improving the quality of teaching in elementary and secondary schools is now high on the nation's educational policy agenda. Policy makers at the state and federal levels have focused on initiatives designed to improve the abilities of teachers already in schools and increase the numbers of well-qualified teachers available to fill current and future vacancies. Tests and Teaching Quality is an interim report of a study investigating the technical, educational, and legal issues surrounding the use of tests for licensing teachers. This report focuses on existing tests and their use.
📒Deciding What To Teach And Test ✍ Fenwick W. English
✏Deciding What to Teach and Test Book Summary : Focusing on curriculum leadership and closing the achievement gap, this influential book is updated with new insights on developing and aligning curriculum in a standards-based environment.
📒Classroom Testing ✍ John Brian Heaton
✏Classroom Testing Book Summary : The Longman Keys to Language Teaching series is intended especially for ordinary teachers. The books in the "Keys" series offer realistic, practical, down-to-earth advice on useful techniques and approaches in the modern ELT classroom. Most of the activities suggested in these books can be adapted and used for almost any class, by any teacher. One of the subjects of most concern to all teachers is classroom testing. For what reasons should we do it? How should we do it? How often should we do it? How should we organise it? Can it be harmful? What is the relationship between teaching and testing? These are just some of the questions that Brian Heaton addresses in this book. With a minimum of jargon, a number of fundamental concepts are treated in an accessible manner. As well as a discussion of these important issues, the author includes a great many examples of tests that teachers can adapt and use in their own classrooms. In addition, he gives advice on the role of continuous assessment, in which there has been an increasing amount of interest in recent years. The book also contains some suggestions on oral testing - including how to cope with this in large classes.
📒Interactive Language Teaching ✍ Wilga M. Rivers
✏Interactive Language Teaching Book Summary : In this collection of essays, a distinguished group of innovative teachers and writers describe the approaches and techniques they have incorporated into their own teaching. The articles are designed to help classroom teachers make language classes more participatory and communication oriented. Successive articles deal with the structure of interaction in large and small groups: imaginative activities for listening, speaking, reading, writing, and testing; the use of poetry, song, and drama; how to perform grammar rules rather than recite them; the special contribution of authentic materials; using audio and video as well as computer software to enhance learning, tapping the community as a resource; learning to interact in different cultural styles; and preparing the student for real-life professional use of language. Teachers of any language and teachers in training will find in this volume a wealth of original and practical ideas for the classroom.
📒Teaching Strategies That Prepare Students For High Stakes Tests ✍ Donna Walker Tileston
✏Teaching Strategies That Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests Book Summary : Teach for declarative and procedural knowledge and boost student achievement with these practical, research-proven strategies for incorporating state standards and benchmarks into lessons and assessments.
📒Teaching Authentic Language Arts In A Test Driven Era ✍ Arthur T. Costigan
✏Teaching Authentic Language Arts in a Test Driven Era Book Summary : Most pre-service education students are enthusiastic about the progressive, constructivist, and student-centered theory and practice advocated in many teacher education programs and by the National Council of Teachers of English. Yet in actual day-to-day practice, teachers often have trouble thinking of ways in which such student-centered and constructivist practices in literacy instruction can be implemented in classrooms which are increasingly driven by high stakes tests, increased accountability, and mandated and even 'teacher proof' scripted curricula. Teaching Authentic Language Arts in a Test-Driven Era provides a powerful and much-needed counterargument to the assumption that test-driven curricula preclude meaningful instruction and authentic student engagement within a Language Arts curriculum. Providing teachers with the theoretical stances and pedagogicals tools to develop a Language Arts practice which can be personally rewarding as well as beneficial to students,Teaching Authentic Language Arts in a Test-Driven Era empowers teachers to be effective even within the confines of a testing- and accountability-driven curriculum.
📒Seven Simple Secrets ✍ Annette L. Breaux
✏Seven Simple Secrets Book Summary : Implementing these secrets will change your life both in and out of the classroom. But most importantly, implementing these secrets will enhance the lives of every student you teach.