Designed specifically for K–12 teachers, this guide provides a sequential approach to implementing standards-based education in the classroom. Transition to more effective instructional strategies and use standards-based grading and assessment methods to better measure student learning.
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- Explore the theories and benefits of a standards-based curriculum.
- Become familiar with several significant paradigm shifts that will help you make a strong transition to a standards-based classroom.
- Explore ways to shift your thinking about teaching and lesson plans in order to better understand content as a vehicle for the achievement of standards.
- Learn how to develop proficiency scales that will offer guidance in teaching to standards and establishing informative classroom assessment for student learning.
- Discover new styles of instruction, educational assessment, feedback, and curriculum building that are well suited to standards-based education.
- Understand how to develop student ownership through the setting of goals.
- Access free downloadable reproducibles available with this book.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Planning Instruction With Proficiency Scales
Chapter 2: Instructing With Proficiency Scales
Chapter 3: Setting Goals and Tracking Progress
Chapter 4: Administering Quality Classroom Assessments and Figuring Grades
Chapter 5: Teaching Exceptional Students
Chapter 6: Communicating Grades
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B: Creation of an Elementary Unit Plan
- Figure 2.1: Student-Friendly Generic Proficiency Scale
- Figure 3.2: Sample Goal-Setting Form
- Figure 3.3: SMART Goals Template
- Figure 3.6: Example of a Goal-Setting Chart
- Figure 3.8: Form for Tracking Student Progress
- Figure 4.9: Proficiency Scale for Behaviors
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