What Every Parent Should Know About Schools, Standards, and High Stakes Tests (Paperback)
  • What Every Parent Should Know About Schools, Standards, and High Stakes Tests (Paperback)

What Every Parent Should Know About Schools, Standards, and High Stakes Tests (Paperback)

Paperback 88 Pages / Published: 21/12/2005
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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.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412914703
Number of pages: 88
Weight: 110 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 8 mm

"Very informative to me - both as an experienced teacher and a parent. It was an easy read, full of wonderful information, and very thought provoking!" -- Susan E. Fisher, NBCT
"A definite contribution to this field...it relays the facts of the past and the wave of the future." -- Melanie Sitzer-Hedges
"Parent friendly and an easy read.The material is useful as it explains not only what the standards are, but how to read them."

"The author did an adequate job of explaining the standards so that the lay person could not only read them, but also apply them by using the questions to check the standards at their school." -- Sandra Kraynok
"Very timely with the push of the 'No Child left Behind' legislation, which has really highlighted school standards and the attainment of these standards. It seems to cut through all of the language/jargon and give a clearer understanding of standards and what is going on in education." -- Stephanie A. Slowik
"Not only am I an educator but I am a single mom of two. I read this book from both perspectives and was enlightened by the information. Every parent should be aware of the information in it, especially those who move frequently." -- Stacy Slomko
"Gives a better understanding of what the standards mean, what to do with the standards, and what to do if standards aren't being met by a school." -- Shannon Journell

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