Administrator's Guide to Student Achievement and Higher Test Scores
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This "how-to" resource gives K-12 school principals and other supervisory personnel a comprehensive action plan for improving teaching, student achievement, and student test scores.- Step-by-step, the author shows the reader all aspects of teaching standards that make students achieve and be successful, how to organize professional development that impacts school achievement, and how to match the curriculum to student achievement. - Included are over 80 full-page forms, checklists and handouts that can be used as is or readily adapted to fit the user's needs.show more

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  • Paperback | 351 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0130923370
  • 9780130923370

About Marcia Kalb Knoll

Marcia Kalb Knoll, Ed.D, currently an Assistant Professor of Education at Hunter College's School of Education in NY, Dr. Knoll is a former teacher, elementary principal and district director of instruction and curriculum in the New York City Public Schools and assistant superintendent of the Hewlitt--Woodmere Public Schools on Long Island. She is also a past president of the national ASCD (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development) and the author of two previous Prentice Hall books for school administrators.show more

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For elementary and secondary principals and other key supervisory personnel, here is a comprehensive action plan for improving instruction, student achievement, and student test scores in virtually any school, including scores of timesaving forms, charts, and worksheets that can be used "as is" or easily adapted to fit your own situation. Step-by-step, in six parts covering all of the elements required for student success, this practical resource shows the administrator: (1) how to establish standards for teaching that make students successful by focusing teachers on six specific criteria that influence learning and target students' achievement, and building a collegial effort (2) how to determine what teachers need to make students achieve through overview conferences, informal visits, observation of classroom environments, time-on-task reviews, reviewing artifacts, and formal observations (3) how to match growth plans to what each teacher needs using three different plans: directed growth plan, collaborative growth plan, and teacher-directed growth plan (4) how to communicate for student success by providing a secure climate for teacher growth, being an active listener, writing effective communications, and giving priority to activities that lead directly to learning and achievement (5) how to initiate professional development workshops, use peer coaches and study teams to transfer new strategies to classroom practice, and ensure that professional development impacts student achievement (6) how to enhance student success through teaching curriculum standards, effective use of praise and rewards, classroom organization, social-emotional learning, and use of technology Each part gives you everything you need to take action, including reproducible tools and materials such as "Forming Questions That Raise the Level of Learning" (Fig. 2-7), "Time-On-Task Review" (Fig. 7-1), "Teacher-Directed Growth Plan" (Fig. 13-3), "Letter of Commendation" (Fig. 18-4), "Professional Development Planning Guide" (Fig. 20-1), and "Curriculum Framework" (Fig. 24-2). Better still, all of these forms, charts, letters, and worksheets are printed in a big 8-1/4" x 11" format and can be photocopied as many times as required for your own use or use by other supervisory personnel and/or members of your teaching staff! Written by an educator with over 25 years of experience in school administration, Administrator's Guide to Student Achievement and Higher Test Scores provides a ready-to-use blueprint for helping each teacher reach his or her highest level of effectiveness and assuring successful students who achieve high test scores.show more

Table of contents

PART I: HOW TO ESTABLISH TEACHING STANDARDS THAT MAKE STUDENTS SUCCESSFUL. Section 1: FOCUSING TEACHERS ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 2: STANDARDS FOR TEACHING THAT TARGET STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENT. PART II: HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT TEACHERS NEED TO MAKE STUDENTS ACHIEVE. Section 3: GATHERING DATA ABOUT TEACHING FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 4: HOLDING OVERVIEW CONFERENCES ABOUT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 5: MAKING INFORMAL VISITS TO VIEW STUDENTS ACHIEVING. Section 6: OBSERVING CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS TO SUPPORT LEARNING. Section 7: CONDUCTING A TIME--ON--TASK REVIEW TO OBSERVE LEARNING IN PROGRESS. Section 8: REVIEWING ARTIFACTS TO DOCUMENT LEARNING. Section 9: CONDUCTING OBSERVATIONS TO RAISE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. PART III: HOW TO MATCH GROWTH PLANS TO WHAT TEACHERS NEED TO MAKE STUDENTS ACHIEVE. Section 10: MATCHING THE GROWTH PLAN TO WHAT EACH TEACHER NEEDS. Section 11: USING A DIRECTED GROWTH PLAN. Section 12: USING A COLLABORATIVE GROWTH PLAN. Section 13: USING TEACHER--DIRECTED GROWTH PLANS. Section 14: BUILDING A LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 15: UNDERSTANDING YOUR ROLE IN STUDENT SUCCESS. PART IV: HOW TO COMMUNICATE FOR STUDENT SUCCESS. Section 16: ESTABLISHING A SECURE CLIMATE. Section 17: THE LANGUAGE OF COMMUNICATION THAT IMPACTS STUDENT SUCCESS. Section 18: WRITING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS. Section 19: COMMUNICATING WITH YOURSELF: KEEPING TRACK OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE. PART V: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT IMPACTS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 20: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT LEADS TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 21: LINKING THE WORKSHOP TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 22: ENSURING THAT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. PART VI: ENHANCEMENTS FOR STUDENTS SUCCESS. Section 23: HOW STUDENT SUCCESS CAN BE ENHANCED. Section 24: CURRICULUM DESIGN AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. Section 25: LEADERSHIP FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. FURTHER READINGS. INDEX.show more

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