Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom
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Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom by Rita S. King
Book Description'An excellent tool to help teachers address issues related to testing so that those factors do not hinder student success. With an easy format and clear, concise instructions, the book tells not only how but why.'uJolene Dockstader, Middle School English TeacherJerome School District GBP261, IDPrepare students to do their best on tests!Today's educational climate demands a multitude of high-stakes, standardized tests not only to assess student achievement, but also to promote school and teacher accountability. Carolyn Chapman and Rita King help educators meet the challenge with this second edition of Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom. This research-based resource is packed with practical tips and tools needed to change attitudes about testing and improve test readiness and performance.Educators will find a wealth of useful ideas and suggestions for preparing students for tests, creating positive test environments, and helping students deal with test anxiety. The authors bridge the gap between formal test formats and the way each student learns, retains, and transfers information to tests. These techniques can be implemented in any subject across all grade levels. This second edition features strategies, activities, and tips to:Prepare students mentally, physically, and emotionally as productive test-takersCreate an optimal testing environmentHelp students attack passages and use problem solving for test successInterpret test data for strategic, customized planningPut these easy-to-implement techniques to work in your classroom throughout the year and transform each test experience into a celebration of achievement and learning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412969994
(254mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rita S. King
Planning and Organizing Standards-Based Differentiated Instruction, Paperback (January 2014)
Innovative models for emphasising positive classroom climate and meeting diverse student needs inside and outside the classroom.
Differentiated Assessment Strategies, Paperback (January 2012)
This updated edition includes a generous selection of user-friendly strategies that help teachers assess struggling learners, students with special needs, children who are performing at grade level, and advanced learners. Included are practical tools that improve student performance and help them take responsibility for their own learning.
Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, Paperback (September 2009)
Best-selling authors Carolyn Chapman and Rita King provide specific strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers.
Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Rita S. King
Featuring new strategies, current research, and differentiated teaching models, this updated edition offers substantive methods for increasing students' content learning by helping them become better readers.
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Author Biography - Rita S. King
Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All. Rita King has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of Middle Tennessee State University's teacher training program in the laboratory school. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the university. She now consults internationally in the areas of multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success. She is the coauthor of Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All.
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