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Tests That Teach: Using Standardized Tests to Improve Instruction
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Now that the No Child Left Behind Act has left its mark on public education, educators across the United States are all the more invested in preparing their students for state and national assessments. In Tests That Teach: Using Standardized Tests to Improve Instruction, Karen Tankersley guides you with proven tips and instructional strategies to help your students perform to their potential. Covering all core contents areas—language arts, social studies, math, and science—and respecting all levels of student performance, Tankersley
Also included are a wealth of online resources for lesson plans, daily classroom activities, and virtual field trips, as well as links to every state’s released materials on its own assessment. As Tankersley explains, teaching students the skills they need to do well on constructed-response tests will better prepare students both to score well on state and national assessments and to take their place as thoughtful and organized thinkers in a rapidly changing, competitive society.
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KAREN TANKERSLEY a 28-year veteran of public school service, resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Karen left public service in May 2004 and currently works with school districts across the United States on school improvement and professional development activities. A resident of Arizona since her early teen years, Karen likes the desert and the Southwest lifestyle. She enjoys travel, swimming, reading, and spending time with her two young granddaughters.
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