In the three years since the publication of the first volume of 101 Questions & Answers about Standards, Assessment, and Accountability, Dr. Reeves and The Leadership and Learning Center have continued to receive and respond to real-world questions from teachers, school leaders, parents, students, and educational researchers. Now, in the age of increased accountability and No Child Left Behind, Dr. Reeves offers this second collection of questions and answers that addresses a new set of issues affecting education today. Together with the first collection of questions and answers, this second volume will help all stakeholders in education today formulate effective solutions and improve communication within the school community.
This easy-to-use reference book provides clear answers to commonly asked questions about the most pressing issues in education today. Standards and standardized tests, writing and student achievement, accountability systems, interventions for under-performing students, standards and the arts, motivation, leadership issues, plus many more topics are addressed in this handbook for educators.
Accountability for Learning explains how to build a student-centered accountability system by examining key indicators in teaching, leadership, curriculum, and parent and community involvement. Reeves outlines how teachers can become leaders in accountability by using a four-step process of observation, reflection, synthesis, and replication of effective teaching practices. Finally, the author discusses the role of local, state, and federal policymakers and corrects the myths associated with No Child Left Behind.
In ACTIVATE: A Leader’s Guide to People, Practices, and Processes, the authors have taken into account the challenges and demands being made on school leaders now. They offer personal success stories, compelling research, and interesting comparisons to empower the reader to embrace change and successfully lead change in their organizations.
Design a comprehensive accountability system that includes more than just test scores. This guide gives educational leaders a clear framework and specific steps to developing an accountability system that is fair, rigorous, and meets the needs of your school system. Each chapter has worksheets and discussion questions to structure the process. Appendices include sample accountability reports, hundreds of sample indicators, templates, checklists, and resource lists for accountability research.
This set includes:
- 101 Questions and Answers About Standards, Assessment, and Accountability
- 101 More Questions and Answers About Standards, Assessment, and Accountability
- Common Formative Assessments
- Effective Grading Practices DVD
- Test Better, Teach Better
Save over $45 off of the cover price by ordering these titles as a package.
Incorporating the 10 Dimensions of Leadership, this field-tested resource is based on research, theory, and best practices in leadership, organizational effectiveness, and personnel evaluation. The author, a national expert on educational leadership and accountability, focuses on three critical concepts of leadership: the dramatic impact of leadership on student achievement, equity, and staff morale; the role of both personal predispositions and acquired knowledge skills on effectiveness; and how evaluation can be used to improve performance instead of merely rendering an assessment.
In this keynote address, Dr. Douglas Reeves addresses the central issue facing teachers and educational leaders today. Based on new research findings from hundreds of thousands of students, Dr. Reeves has identified critical factors for closing the implementation gap.
What do you do when just “getting results” is no longer enough to motivate a staff? In Renewal Coaching, Dr. Reeves and Dr. Elle Allison, explain that the essential intersection of personal and organizational effectiveness includes resilience and renewal, along with a focus on the greater good. If you need sustainable effective change, then Renewal Coaching can provide the support you need.
The Data Teams process is a results-driven, powerful form of professional development. Teachers collaborate and keep meetings focused on students, standards, data analysis and instruction. The Data Teams process is a powerful teacher-led, teacher-driven model that can be sustained internally and is a highly effective form of professional development. Viewers of this volume see effective, collaborative Data Teams in action!
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