Curriculum-Based Education : Teaching and Decision Making

ISBN-10: 0534164285
ISBN-13: 9780534164287
Edition: 2nd
List price: $46.50
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Description: This curriculum-based approach to assessment examines teacher-made tests and curriculum as they relate to a childs success or failure, rather than looking at formal, standardized tests. Using a step-by-step approach, the authors show teachers how to  More...

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List price: $46.50
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 526
Size: 7.99" wide x 9.21" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This curriculum-based approach to assessment examines teacher-made tests and curriculum as they relate to a childs success or failure, rather than looking at formal, standardized tests. Using a step-by-step approach, the authors show teachers how to work with the curriculum and adapt it to meet the childs needs, how to assess in an ongoing way, and how to recognize when curriculum change is warranted. Designed to show readers how to think like evaluators -- rather than just telling them what to do during an evaluation -- the book encourages active participation on the part of the reader. Emphasizing decision making over measurement, and uniting the functions of evaluation and instruction, the authors provide a text that takes an issues approach, rather than laying out a strict how-to blueprint. Unlike traditional approaches that focus on the incapacities of students, this text focuses on what teachers and evaluators do, not on who they do it to. The authors clear, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous writing style is coupled with a variety of in-text learning aids (quotes, key terms, study questions, illustrations, and charts and tables) to make the text easy to understand as well as a valuable reference for future use.

Kenneth W. Howell is an assistant professor at Prairie View A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in history form Texas A&M University and also taught there as a visiting assistant professor. He is the author ofTexas Confederate,Reconstruction Governor: James Webb Throckmortonand coauthor ofThe Devil’s Triangle: Ben Bickerstaff, Northeast Texans, and the War of Reconstruction inTexasandBeyond Myths and Legends:ANarrative History of Texas.

Things to Think About
Teacher Thought Processes
Thinking About Learning and Students
Thinking About the Curriculum
Thinking About Instruction
Evaluation and Decision Making
Things to Know About
Tools for Decision Making
Fundamentals of Evaluation
Fundamentals of Instruction
Eligibility Decisions
Things to Do
Reading Comprehension
Decoding
Language
Written Expression
Written Mechanics
Mathematics
Social Skills
Task-Related Skills
Appendix A. Survival Statistics
Appendix B. Teaching Actions from TIES
Appendix C. Specifications for Mathematics
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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