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- Aim Higher: English Skills for Assessment
by Robert D. Shepherd, Sharon S. Salinger, Diane Perkins Castro
Ideal for preparing students for language arts assessments, AIM Higher!® English Skills for Assessment teaches the reading and writing skills critical to test success and gives students the confidence to apply those skills under pressure on test day.
- Evaluating for Excellence
by Teresa Moon
Formerly published in 1997 as How Do You Know They Know What They Know Beautiful Feet Books has revised and edited this critical resource of helps for grading and evaluating your students progress. Giving practical tools and advice, Theresa takes away the emotional elements in evaluating the progress of the child/student in objective fashion. Steadying the swing on this emotional pendulum can enable a parent to truly enjoy this precious time to learn and grow with their children. This 199-page resource is broken up into step–by-step guidelines showing parents how to assess individual assignments and whole courses with confidence.
- Learning vs Testing: Strategies That Bridge the Gap
by Pat Wyman
Addressing the gap between the many different ways kids learn and the single way they are tested, this book will benefit struggling readers and students who perform poorly on tests. The ideas and strategies presented here will help problem-learners transfer what they know from their own natural learning style into useful forms for test-taking. Teachers, reading specialists, administrators, staff developers, special-education teachers, and parents who work with elementary and middle-school-age children will learn how early detection of visual skill problems can save students years of struggle in school. Also explored are methods for linking visual-skill development to vocabulary mastery and turning students into super spellers, math-fact masters, and brain smart/body smart learners.
- Rock 'N Learn Math Test-Taking Strategies
Rock 'N Learn
Marko the Pencil erases test-taking anxiety by revealing effective tips to help students score higher on multiple-choice math tests. Students go through a practice test with Marko and learn to read problems carefully, identify relevant words and numbers, eliminate extra information, use pictures and diagrams, and look for patterns. This animated pencil may be a No. 2, but he will help make any student Number One!Grade 3 (Also useful for 4th grade review) Approx. 58 minutes
- Rock 'N Learn: Reading Test-Taking Strategies
Rock 'N Learn
Marko the Pencils test-taking strategies help students stay calm and relaxed, knowing they have the tools to do their very best on a standardized reading test. Students learn the tricks to help them read a passage for meaning, underline key words, eliminate poor choices, and determine the best answers. This animated pencil may be a No. 2, but he will help make any student Number One!Grade 3 (Also useful for grades 2 & 4) Approx. 46 minutes.
- Testwise: Intermediate: Strategies for Success on Standardized Tests
by Eleanor S. Angeles, Edward C. Haggerty
This book prepares students for the California Achievement Test, the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. They’ll learn how to tackle various types of questions, different test-taking approaches, and how to best budget their exam time. They’ll also get fundamental reading, math, and study skills, and become acquainted with test formats and directions.