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Introduction to Classical & Modern Test Theory

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Introduction to Measurement Theory

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Introduction to Measurement Theory bridges the gap between texts that offer a mathematically rigorous treatment of the statistical properties of measurement and ones that discuss the topic in a basic, "cookbook" fashion. Without overwhelming novices or boring the more mathematically sophisticated, the authors effectively cover the construction of psychological tests and the interpretation of test scores and scales; critically examine classical true-score theory; and explain theoretical assumptions and modern measurement models, controversies, and developments. Practical applications, examples, and study questions facilitate a better understanding of the uses and limitations of common measures of test reliability and validity and how to perform the basic item analysis necessary for test construction.

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9781577662303
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1979-01-01
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Language Arts: Patterns of Practice 7E

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This thoroughly revised, streamlined 7th edition continues to model the integration of the six language arts into the curriculum while providing a seamless presentation of methods grounded in real contemporary classrooms. The new edition deepens its real classroom exploration by integrating new Teacher Prep footage with classroom methods and minilessons in Planning for Instruction features. A new focus on Meeting the Needs of English Learners rounds out the look at addressing the needs of all students.

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9780137147762
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Leading for Instructional Improvement

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Leading for Instructional Improvement

Educational experts agree that quality teaching is the single most important factor in improving educational outcomes for all students. Teaching is a highly sophisticated and complex endeavor requiring deep expertise on the part of teachers and school leaders. This book shows how teacher, school, and district leaders can cultivate the expertise of teachers to deliver high quality instruction for all students. Leading for Instructional Improvement captures the nationally acclaimed work conducted by the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington in its effort to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in schools across the country. The book provides extensive practical guidance grounded in theory and research, along with powerful stories and examples from classrooms, schools, and districts. Many of the tools, protocols, and frameworks contained in this book can be accessed electronically by visiting the Center for Educational Leadership website at www.k-12leadership.org.

Praise for Leading for Instructional Improvement

"This book offers insights that are invaluable to educators who seek to enhance teacher effectiveness now. The ideas presented are practical and applicable to schools in a variety of settings."
--PEDRO A. NOGUERA, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development and executive director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

"A deep and thoughtful look at how the issue of expertise is cultivated. Seizing upon their Center's research-based instructional framework, the authors provide important insights and tools."
--DR. BEVERLY HALL, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

"In this age of intense focus on how we evaluate teachers, we have to remember that any evaluation is only as good as the evaluator. This extremely useful book provides an excellent roadmap for how principals can become more effective in the most important aspect of their work, instructional leadership."
--JERRY D. WEAST, Ed.D., superintendent of schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland

"Fink and Markholt offer practitioners a guide to effective teaching. Leading for Instructional Improvement asks us to heed the lessons within and support the kind of teacher education that will improve student achievement for today's schools and those of tomorrow."
--BARNETT BERRY, president, Center for Teaching Quality




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Learning to be literate: Multilingual Perspectives

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This textbook introduces students to language in education policy, theory and practice in a multilingual world. Designed to be accessible to students from a wide range of disciplines, it explores multilingualism at the individual and societal level and its impact on literacy learning around the world.

This textbook brings together research on literacy and multilingualism from a variety of settings: the learning of English in migrant destinations, immersion and bilingual education, and the maintenance of heritage languages. Designed to be accessible to students from a wide range of disciplines, the book explores multilingualism as a global phenomenon at both the individual and societal level, and literacy learning in a wide variety of contexts. It uses both these discussions to explore the theoretical and policy issues which are behind current educational practice, and points to possible ways forward. Students are introduced to examples of innovative and best practice from a range of international contexts, and discussion points and suggested activities encourage them to build on their own experiences as language learners. This is an ideal introductory text for students on courses where a critical understanding of language in education is necessary, as well as being a useful summary of the field and its future directions for researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

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9781847690609
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Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

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A practical, holistic approach to integrating social studies with language arts and other content areas

This comprehensive, reader-friendly text demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting standards of the National Council for the Social Studies. Praised for its wealth of strategies that go beyond social studies content teaching-including classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, activities, and lesson plan ideas-this book presents a variety of methods for new and experienced teachers. 

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Measurement and Assessment in Education 2ed.

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This text employs a pragmatic approach to the study of educational tests and measurement so that teachers will understand essential psychometric concepts and be able to apply them in the classroom.

The principles that guide the development of this text are:

(1) What essential knowledge and skills do classroom teachers need to conduct student assessments in a professional manner?

(2) What does the research on educational assessment tell us? This focus has resulted in a uniquely approachable and technically accurate presentation of the material.

While providing a slightly more technical presentation of measurement and assessment than more basic texts, this text is both approachable and comprehensive. The text includes a gentle introduction to the basic mathematics of measurement, and expands traditional coverage to include a thorough discussion of performance and portfolio assessments, a complete presentation of assessment accommodations for students with disabilities, and a practical discussion of professional best practices in educational measurement.

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9780205579341
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2008-04-01
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Motor Speech Disorders: Substrates, Differential Diagnosis & Management 3ed.

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With expanded and updated information including current techniques, approaches, and case studies, the 3rd edition of this bestselling book continues its reputation as a dependable and outstanding evidence-based source on acquired motor speech disorders in adults. It covers the substrates of motor speech and its disorders, the disorders and their diagnoses, and management -- focusing on integrating what is known about the bases of motor speech disorders with the realities of clinical practice to ensure readers have the key content they need to be effective practitioners.

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Not for Profit

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In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education.

Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have rightly been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry both in the United States and abroad. Anxiously focused on national economic growth, we increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world.

In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world.

Drawing on the stories of troubling--and hopeful--educational developments from around the world, Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.

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9780691140643
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2010-04-21
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On Education

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What is education for? Should it produce workers or educate future citizens? Is there a place for faith schools - and should patriotism be taught?

In this compelling and controversial book, Harry Brighouse takes on all these urgent questions and more. He argues that children share four fundamental interests: the ability to make their own judgements about what values to adopt; acquiring the skills that will enable them to become economically self-sufficient as adults; being exposed to a range of activities and experiences that will enable them to flourish in their personal lives; and developing a sense of justice.

He criticises sharply those who place the interests of the economy before those of children, and assesses the arguments for and against the controversial issues of faith schools and the teaching of patriotism.

Clearly argued but provocative, On Education draws on recent examples from Britain and North America as well as famous thinkers on education such as Aristotle and John Locke. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the present state of education and its future.

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On the Case

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In this seminal book on the construction of case studies in the field of language and literacy, the authors consider in detail what it means to be "on the case." They evaluate the basic assumptions that ground a qualitative approach to case study methodology, the decisions entailed in designing a case study, and the possibilities and challenges of data collection and analysis. For the novice researcher, this book is an essential manual on how to design and carry out a case study. For the experienced researcher, this book offers fresh insights into the theoretical issues that underpin qualitative case study research.

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  • Examples from the authors' research with young children and their teachers, demonstrating how any school and any classroom can present a plethora of potential "cases."
  • Attention to the subtleties of procedure that are seldom discussed in research reports, including interactions with children in classrooms and other relational complexities.
  • An annotated list of suggestions for further reading.
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    Physical, Sensory and Health Disabilities

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    This comprehensive book equips readers with the knowledge they need to be effective in working with individuals who have physical, sensory and/or health disabilities. This introductory book focuses on the delivery of services to children, provides factual information about the specific disabilities and presents material on barriers that can hinder a full and rewarding life. Describes children, youth, and young adults with physical, sensory, and/or health impairments. Discusses teaching, therapy and counseling with individuals who have secondary conditions that often accompany physical or health disabilities. Provides coverage of housing, transportation, employment, and other obstacles individuals with disabilities must overcome. Appropriate as an introduction in Physical and/or Health Disabilities.

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    Principle Components Analysis

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    Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean

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    This collection is a unique exploration of the quality assurance landscape in higher education in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It celebrates the "coming of age" of the quality assurance movement in the region by tracing the main currents of development in internal and external quality assurance. Pulling together articles by respected academics, practitioners and thought leaders from within higher education and industry, the collection explores fundamental issues relating to quality such as financing higher education, cross-border and online education, the impact of science and technology, and quality management systems. At the same time, the contributors posit practical solutions rooted in theory and expertise, for example, checklists, frameworks, models and the like.

    Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean explores underrepresented areas and cutting-edge topics such as massive online open courses; ethics in quality assurance; administrative support in quality, tertiary technical and vocational education and training; legislative frameworks; and strategic planning. It closes with a projection into the future of quality assurance and enhancement for the region that takes account of international and regional trends in global accreditation standards, accountability of external quality assurance agencies, and online courses and cross-border education. A must-read for postgraduate students, higher education managers and quality assurance practitioners.

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    9789766405120
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    Reading, Writing and Rising Up

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    "My students walk out the school door into a social emergency, " Linda Christensen writes. "They are in the center of it. I believe that writing is a basic skill that will help them both understand that emergency and work to change it." This practical, inspirational book offers essays, lesson plans, and a remarkable collection of student writing, all rooted in an unwavering focus on language arts teaching for justice.

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    9780942961256
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    Reliability for the Social Sciences: Theory & Applications

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    How can social scientists assess the reliability of the measures derived from tests and questionnaires? Through an illustrative review of the principles of classical reliability theory, Ross E Traub explores some general strategies for improving measurement procedures.

    Beginning with a presentation of random variables and the expected value of a random variable, the book covers such topics as: the definition of reliability as a coefficient and possible uses of a coefficient; the notion of parallel tests so as to make possible the estimation of a reliability coefficient for a set of measurements; what to do when parallel tests are not available; what factors affect the reliability coefficient; and how to estimate the

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    Research - The Journey from Pondering to Publishing

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    Despite having a workforce consisting of highly qualified staff, some universities do not have high levels of research productivity and lack a research culture. The possible reasons for research-inactive staff may be due to a lack of mentoring for "new" members of staff in terms of research proposal preparations, viable research strategies, ongoing research supervision as well as finding and targeting funding agencies. This book has been divided into three sections: the first defines and characterizes research, with chapters identifying strategies for research and pinpointing ethical issues; the second section discusses in detail developing the research proposal, formulating the research problem, using statistics effectively and evaluating the successful research project; and the final section addresses ways to write the research results in such a way as to secure funding and publish in peer-reviewed journals. It contains useful checklists, activities and practical suggestions to facilitate research productivity and output. The work is of interest to graduate students, junior-level faculty, and university administrators committed to increasing research productivity and global research funding and rankings.

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    Rhetoric in Popular Culture

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    Rhetoric in Popular Culture, Third Edition provides students with a solid background in the central issues in interpreting pop culture. Author Barry Brummett helps readers use techniques of rhetorical criticism to analyze texts from popular culture including print ads, music videos, TV advertisements, Internet user groups, movies, and television shows. Part I covers rhetoric as a concept, the history of rhetoric, and a method for doing rhetorical criticism. Part II includes critical essays and case studies that show students how the critical methods discussed in Part I can be used to study the rhetoric of extended texts.

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    School and Society (Thinking about Education)

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    This widely used text has been expanded to include the most important issues in contemporary schooling, including:

  • New end-of-chapter sections for Further Reading.
  • New references added to the useful Additional Resources section.
  • School and Society, Fifth Edition uses realistic case studies, dialogues, and open-ended questions designed to stimulate thinking about problems related to school and society, including curriculum reform, social justice, and competing forms of research. Written in a style that speaks directly to today's educator, this book tackles such crucial questions as: Do schools socialize students to become productive workers? - Does schooling reproduce social class and pass on ethnic and gender biases? - Can a teacher avoid passing on dominant social and cultural values? - What besides subjects do students really learn in schools?

    School and Society is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION SERIES, now in its Fifth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice.

    Praise for Previous Editions!

    "I have been surprised and pleased by the relevance of this particular book to the lives and work of my beginning teachers."

    Teaching Education

    "(This series) does a masterful job of bringing together the basic issues and teaching methods that should frame social and philosophical foundations curricula."

    Educational Theory

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    School Leadership and Administration 8ed.

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    This text helps prospective and experienced principals, administrators, and supervisors increase their knowledge and skills through concepts, case-studies, and simulations. Part I presents important theoretical concepts and research findings that can improve educators' problem-solving and leadership effectiveness. Part II consists of over 65 reality-based case studies, "In-Basket Exercises," simulations, and role-plays to illustrate problems and issues. The case studies, simulations, and exercises stimulate class discussion and reflection on key issues facing today's school administrator and offer guidelines for thoughtful problem-solving and resolution. The new edition has been updated to include the most current research on areas such as leadership, as well as refocused chapters to more accurately address real life school situations.

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    9780073378657
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    School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action 3/e

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    Build partnerships with families and the community to promote equity and student success!

    This updated edition of a bestseller enables school, district, and state leaders to develop more effective programs for family and community involvement. The authors show how to develop action teams to plan and implement partnership activities to reach school goals, mobilize community resources, evaluate program results, and maintain involvement over time. The third edition includes:

  • New examples of successful partnership activities
  • Increased attention to connecting family/community involvement to goals for student success
  • New inventories that define leadership roles
  • A CD-ROM with forms and a PowerPoint presentation for workshops
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    Social Studies for Elementary and Middle Grades 3ed.

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    Building on the success of previous editions, Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle Grades discusses flexible strategies for teaching today's diverse learner, the structure of the knowledge to be learned, how to help students reconstruct present ideas, and how to translate theory and recent research into lesson plans and units.

    Packed with activities, up-to-date technology, teaching strategies, and a constructivist approach, this text demonstrates how to use developmentally appropriate strategies to help students construct important social studies ideas and skills.

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    Social Studies for Social Justice (Teaching for Social Justice Series)

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    Dedication to social justice teaching is important; yet putting one's ideals into practice in American schools is a challenging task. This book goes beyond theory and idealism to fully explore the value and impact of implementing social action and social justice activities in the elementary school classroom. Informed by the experiences of more than forty teachers across the country, this thoughtful resource:

  • Examines how elementary teachers, from inner cities to rural towns, use the social studies curriculum to teach about and for social justice.
  • Focuses on how teaching social studies for social justice relates to standardized testing, state curricula, and the local challenges teachers face.
  • Offers classroom activities, "Reflection Exercises," and "Teaching Ideas" to provide teachers with practical applications for the topics discussed.
  • Includes a list of children's literature books, curricular materials, and websites.
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    Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

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    Strategies Educative Pour Les petits Etats Insulaires

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