Improving Student Achievement: 50 Research-Based Strategies, 1st Edition

  • Bevery Nichols
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833707
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833701
  • DDC: 373.12
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 120 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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About

Overview

Practicing educators today must use pertinent and timely research to guide their decisions. Finding the appropriate research, either on the Web or in hard copy, is time consuming and difficult. Readers will find this book filled with summaries of research on actual practices which will impact student achievement. An easy-to-digest, short summary of the research is presented stating the issue along the with practical actions, strategies and tips any educator can use to make improve student learning, implications for practice, questions that can be used for discussion, as well as references that lead to additional information. A busy principal, central-office administrator, or educator can use the accompanying multimedia presentations to present the research in staff development settings or with parents and community members. This book is the Swiss Army knife of school improvement and a tremendous resource for school improvement efforts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
CD Table of Contents.
About the Author.
Introduction.
1: Research Tip #1 High Expectations and Effective Schools.
2: Research Tip #2 Monitoring Student Performance.
3: Research Tip #3 Time and Learning.
4: Research Tip #4 Homework.
5: Research Tip #5 Curriculum Alignment.
6: Research Tip #6 Monitoring Curriculum.
7: Research Tip #7 Phonics.
8: Research Tip #8 Developing Vocabulary.
9: Research Tip #9 Reading: Developing Readiness and Early Reading Skills.
10: Research Tip #10 Reading At The Middle And High School Levels.
11: Research Tip #11 Libraries and Student Achievement.
12: Research Tip #12 Math Anxiety.
13: Research Tip #13 Mathematics Achievement: The Big Picture.
14: Research Tip #14 Mathematics Program Issues: Curriculum and Teacher Quality.
15: Research Tip #15 International Comparisons of Mathematics Instruction.
16: Research Tip #16 Effective Mathematics Instruction.
17: Research Tip #17 Science Achievement: The Big Picture.
18: Research Tip #18 Science Program Issues: Curriculum and Teacher Quality.
19: Research Tip #19 Effective Science Instruction.
20: Research Tip #20 Teacher Efficacy.
21: Research Tip #21 Teacher Quality, Part 1.
22: Research Tip #22 Teacher Quality, Part 2.
23: Research Tip #23 Retaining Highly Qualified Teachers.
24: Research Tip #24 Mentoring New Teachers.
25: Research Tip #25 Professional Development.
26: Research Tip #26 The Middle School Debate: Part 1.
27: Research Tip #27 The Middle School Debate: Part 2.
28: Research Tip #28 Success at Grade Nine.
29: Research Tip #29 The Need For High School Reform.
30: Research Tip #30 Promising Trends in High School Reform.
31: Research Tip #31 College Readiness.
32: Research Tip #32 Classroom Discipline.
33: Research Tip #33 Bullying: Prevalence and Prevention.
34: Research Tip #34 Schoolwide Discipline.
35: Research Tip #35 School Safety.
36: Research Tip #36 Vertical Teaming.
37: Research Tip #37 Classroom Assessment and School Improvement.
38: Research Tip #38 Use of Data: Does it Make a Difference?.
39: Research Tip #39 High Stakes Assessment.
40: Research Tip #40 Effective Program Evaluation.
41: Research Tip #41 Gender and Academic Achievement.
42: Research Tip #42 Fine Arts and Academic Achievement.
43: Research Tip #43 The Achievement Gap.
44: Research Tip #44 Bilingual vs. Immersion for English Language Learners.
45: Research Tip #45 English Language Learners.
46: Research Tip #46 Gifted and Talented Education.
47: Research Tip #47 Inclusion.
48: Research Tip #48 Parent Involvement.
49: Research Tip #49 Helping Parents Understand Assessment.
50: Research Tip #50 Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Resources.
Index.