This 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.
|Publication date:||21st December 2005|
|Author:||Donna E. Walker Tileston|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Organization & management of education, Schools,|
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 ...More About Donna E. Walker Tileston