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  1. I've Got It! English Language Skills: Easy-to-use Assessments to Show Proof of Mastery

    Document your students’ progress. Each book in the I’ve Got It! Series is based on a list of 35 skills that represent mastery of a particular subject matter. The books include two reproducible, easy-to-use assessment tasks for each of the 35 skills. The tasks, each just a single page, begin with a basic knowledge question and move to higher-level questions that require students to apply the skill and think critically. This is just the resource youneed for formative and common assessment, pre- and post-tests, quick checkups, or standardized test prep. Each assessment task is correlated to state as well as national standards.

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    A$21.95
  2. Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Creating a Culture of Feedback emphasises the need for a healthy balance between grading to report individual progress and using feedback to motivate students to move forward. Authors William M. Ferriter and Paul J. Cancellieri stress that classrooms must shift their focus to prioritise effective feedback over grades. Using this concise guide, Years 3-12 teachers can help students visualise their own learning progress and take the route to success using three important questions: (1) Where am I going? (2) How am I doing? and (3) What are my next steps?

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    A$27.95
  3. Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K–12 Teachers and Learners

    Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K - 12 Teachers and Learners asserts that assessment must smoothly guide students through their learning and engage them so their confidence grows and their experiences are positive and relevant.

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    A$50.95
  4. Making Classrooms Assessments Reliable and Valid

    Making Classroom Assessments Reliable and Valid asserts the importance for classroom assessment to be the primary method of formally measuring student learning. Robert J. Marzano highlights the benefits of these assessments in reporting students' ongoing learning, and the need for them to be reliable and valid. This resource describes how to make them just that - using new paradigms to ensure the measurement is an accurate interpretation of student achievement. F-12 teachers and administrators will explore the history of large-scale assessments, the importance of and future role of classroom assessment, traditional and new paradigms of reliability and validity, tools for measuring students' individual and comparative growth, and formulas to create reliable and valid classroom assessments.

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    A$43.95
  5. The Power of Investigating: Guiding Authentic Assessments

    The Power of Investigating invites you to capture the potential for learning with children - who are natural investigators. But this pedagogical picture book does more than just describe how to build investigations - it also shows you, so you can easily implement the investigations right away in your own F-5 classroom. As the second book in NSTA's Powerful Practices series, The Power of Investigating builds on the questioning strategies modelled in The Power of Questioning. The authors are veteran educators who know how busy and demanding today's F-5 classroom is. A powerful tool in a small package, the book provides fresh, lively strategies you and your students will learn from and enjoy.

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    A$36.95
  6. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4: 25 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Wouldn’t it be helpful to know what your students’ ideas are about a science concept before launching into a new lesson or unit? Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 4, offers 25 more formative assessment probes to help reveal students’ preconceptions of fundamental concepts in science, bringing the total to 100 probes for the popular series by author Page Keeley. Teachers of Years F–12 will find short probes with year-level band specifics that provide easy-to-follow suggestions for addressing students’ ideas by promoting learning through conceptual-change instruction.  Volume 4 adds to the probes in physical, life and Earth and space science with a new category called “unifying principles”. Also covered is a discussion on balancing formative assessment with summative assessment.

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    A$54.95
  7. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This third volume in our best-selling series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science contains 25 all-new “probes” to uncover students’ misconceptions in science and offers guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Since publication of Volume 1 of the series, thousands of teachers have been using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. This book provides short, easy-to-administer probes that determine what scientific misunderstandings your students may bring into your classroom without your even knowing it! Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes and three nature of science probes.

     

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    A$54.95
  8. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the classroom - so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of science. Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes, and new topics include forms of matter, changes in matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic. This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover students' existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching and advance student understanding of science concepts.

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    A$54.95
  9. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. The 25 probes will determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. Each probe - field-tested across multiple year levels - is proven effective for helping your students recover from erroneous ideas about science. The accompanying teacher materials explain science content, give suggested connections to the Australian Curriculum: Science, present developmental considerations, summarise relevant research on learning and suggest instructional approaches from primary to high school.

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    A$54.95
  10. Solutions for Professional Learning Communities
    Implement and sustain a high-performing PLC. Each book in the Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series – authored by renowned PLC experts – is packed with user-friendly solutions for you and your entire team. You'll discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide implementation, investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress to ensure far-reaching, lasting results.
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    Starting at A$21.95

  11. Leadership Bundle

    This bundle includes the following titles that will help you build your capacity as a leader and improve the culture at your school and district: The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals by Pete Hall, Deborah Childs-Bowen, Ann Cunningham-Morris, Phyllis Pajardo and Alisa Simeral; Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement by Mike Schmoker; The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence by Baruti K. Kafele; and School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker.

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    A$109.95
  12. Extensions in Reading: Teacher Mixed Pack D-H

    This mixed pack of five teacher books, D to H, expands on the standards-based strategies taught in our CARS and STARS Series. Students use independent practice with graphic organisers and writing prompts to apply their understanding of the strategy. Extension activities are given in every lesson. Teacher-directed introduction and scaffolded models focus students' attention on mastery of the targeted strategy. Each Teacher Guide includes a suggested schedule, twelve teaching lessons to help you introduce each strategy to the students, answers and answer forms.

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    A$87.95

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