Measurement

 

Academic Child Neglect – One Representative Case Study

My nephew’s wife mentioned that their 12 year old son had recently been reported to be having difficulties in school. The worried parents had arranged for a psychological assessment . They were told that he had a condition known as dysgraphia – the inability to express himself clearly in written English. Having been a teacher,…

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Behavior Analysis – Where a Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

  Almost every classroom has at least oneobstreperous student, many have several. Some teachers have or develop ways to deal with these students, others don’t. These students are often removed from class, sent to the principal’s office, suspended or even expelled. In many cases, they will be diagnosed with some condition, emotionally disturbed, ADHD, etc. Such…

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Science Delayed is Science Denied

In 1997, Dr Cathy Watkins published her monograph, Project Follow Through. The abstract reads;  Project Follow Through, originally conceived in 1967 as a social action program to extend Head Start into the primary grades, became an educational experiment aimed at finding effective methods of teaching disadvantaged children. Follow Through, in effect, created a national learning…

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September Curriculum Review – Why do schools spend weeks reviewing last year’s work?

  The Existing Condition Each year as kids head back to school, they can most likely expect to spend a few weeks catching up on the basics that they were taught the preceding year. Parents and teachers suggest that review is needed due to forgetting over the long summer break with minimal or no practice.I…

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What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 4 of 5: Setting Measurement Standards

This is the fourth article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency Why This Component Works Types of Standards There are lots of ways to set objectives…

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What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 3 of 5: Gantt Charts

This is the third article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency Why This Component Works Questions? As a parent, would it be useful for you to…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “How will I know about my child’s progress?”

This is the fourth post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “How do you measure my child’s progress?”

This is the third post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “What will you teach my child next?”

This is the second post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “What Does My Child Know Now?”

This is the first post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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