What Every Parent Should Know About Schools, Standards, and High Stakes Tests
By (author) Donna E. Walker Tileston
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What Every Parent Should Know About Schools, Standards, and High Stakes Tests by Donna E. Walker Tileston
Book DescriptionThis concise guide for parents and community members demystifies the buzzwords that confront us all in everyday headlines: standards, tests, equity, data, accountability, adequate yearly progress, No Child Left Behind, and more. Written in a reader-friendly style by expert educator and best-selling author Donna Walker Tileston, this guide gives all parents the tools and resources they need to understand how their children are being taught as well as checklists of essential questions to ask when they need more answers than they're being given. Topics include: o Accessing and understanding standards and benchmarks o Understanding how their schools use standards for teaching and testing o Knowledge and skills their children need to be taught o How to help their children prepare for high-stakes tests o What to do if their schools do not make adequate yearly progress o Putting together the questions they need to ask teachers and principals during parent conferences o Resources for understanding the answers they receive This well-priced book covers what every parent should know about schools today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412914703
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donna E. Walker Tileston
Ten Best Teaching Practices, Paperback (January 2011)
This third edition of Tileston's classic methods text includes current examples and updated chapters on formative assessment, integrating technology, differentiated instruction, and fostering collaborative learning.
What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners, Paperback (August 2010)
This updated edition presents critical information about teaching diverse learners, including brain-compatible teaching strategies, six signs of bias to avoid, how culture affects learning styles, and more.
What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation, Paperback (May 2010)
Informed by new research on the brain's plasticity and new insights on how culture relates to student motivation, this resource focuses on engaging even the most reluctant students!
Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Donna E. Walker Tileston
Improve achievement in diverse classrooms with a six-part framework to help learners become motivated, create connections from prior knowledge, and acquire procedural and declarative knowledge.
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Author Biography - Donna E. Walker Tileston
Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com
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