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- 1/24/09 - Heraldo Richards, Ayanna Brown, Timothy Forde, Equity Alliance at ASU
This practitioner brief deals with how to address educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. It applies to all parents and teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children. The authors of this article suggest that as more and more students from diverse backgrounds populate 21st century classrooms and efforts mount to identify effective methods to teach these students, the need for pedagogical approaches that are culturally responsive intensifies...
- 1/1/08 - National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems,
Culturally responsive pedagogy and practice facilitates and supports the achievement of all students. In a culturally responsive classrooms and schools, effective teaching and learning occur in a culturally-supported, learner-centered context, whereby the strengths students bring to school are identified, nurtured, and utilized to promote student achievement.
- 1/27/10 - Fergus, Edward
This Equity In Action is intended to provide educators and researchers with the most comprehensive, praxis-oriented information on identifying and reducing disproportionality in schools. Over the course of developing and piloting a data-driven process (2004-2010) for identifying root causes, we’ve gained insight into not only the root causes but also the driving forces (internal and external to district) of these root causes. Our data driven root cause process focused on examining various...
- 1/5/09 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement,, Equity Alliance at ASU
A lesson planning tool for teachers to examine: the structure of instruction, the demands and evaluation criteria of the tasks, the learning environment, the learning materials used, and the support structures needed.
- 1/1/04 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement,
The concept of Universal Design foregrounds equitable opportunities and access to spaces, information and participation for all by creating environments and products that accommodate as many individuals as possible from the beginning. Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) extends Universal Design into the field of education. While initially defined as a method to minimize barriers students may experience when learning new concepts, this professional learning module presents UDL as an approach...
- 1/1/05 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement,
Co-teaching is a method for delivering instruction that draws on the strengths and expertise of multiple educators. Although there are many styles of co-teaching, each involves two or more educators collaborating to plan and deliver sound instruction for a group of students. This module introduces the many faces of co-teaching relationships, exemplars and non-exemplars of successful co-teaching strategies, approaches for developing co-teaching skills, and opportunities to co-plan lessons.
- 1/1/05 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement,
Conducting sound assessments is a necessary part of exemplary teaching. Assessments not only evaluate student learning, they serve to guide subsequent instruction. This module looks at the construction of both quality assessments and student learning outcomes, examines multiple ways to assess learning, explores the use of rubrics for assessing student work, and highlights key elements of performance assessment tasks.
- 1/24/08 - Diane L. Ferguson, Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Smith, Anne, Equity Alliance at ASU
Multicultural education is not merely a set of skills and procedures learned at one point in time and applied over and over again. It is a process through which educators and other service providers learn to interpret and adapt to their personal encounters with one another. Through multicultural education, teachers and students become culturally responsive and competent, creating new pathways for communication and knowledge sharing (Liston & Zeichner, 1996).
- 1/5/09 - Isaura Barrera, Lucinda Kramer , Equity Alliance at ASU
Skilled Dialogue© is a relational approach to communication and interactions that stems from the evidence-based premise that three qualities characterize cultural competence: respect, reciprocity, and responsiveness. These three qualities along with the component skills that promote and sustain them (see Figure 1) define the nature of Skilled Dialogue©. When integrated, the qualities and skills generate a framework of guidelines and strategic questions that help ensure culturally competent...
- 1/24/09 - National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems,, Equity Alliance at ASU
Assists teachers and administrators in assessing the degree to which mandated curricular guides in mathematics and reading curricula and strategies are responsive to the socio-cultural experiences and backgrounds of their students.
- 1/22/10 - Lindsay Fryer , Amy Johnson
"The foundation for this needs assessment tool is the National High School Center’s Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. This framework was developed to support researchers, policymakers, and practitioners at all levels in their efforts to maximize the achievement of all high school students. The document outlines eight core elements that can be used as a lens for mapping school, district, and state high school improvement efforts in a comprehensive, systemic...
- 1/1/08 - Southeast Comprehensive Center,
Edynn Sato, PhD, director, WestEd Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center, discusses the framework for creating high-quality English language proficiency (ELP) standards and assessments. The purpose of the framework is to assist states with interpretation and implementation of Title III requirements for ELP standards and assessments.
- 1/2/09 - Kay Wijekumar, John Hitchcock, Herb Turner, PuiWa Lei, Kyle Peck
"This study was the first randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of Odyssey Math on student achievement. The study had the statistical power needed to detect a 0.20 effect size and was well designed in that comparable groups were created at baseline and maintained through posttesting. Implementation during the school year was documented and shown to be consistent with typical implementation of the Odyssey Math software. The results from the multilevel model with pretest covariates...
- 1/3/09 - Johnstone, C. , Altman, J., Thurlow, M.
The purpose of this guide is to provide states with strategies for designing tests from the very beginning, through conceptualization and item construction, field-testing, item reviews, statewide operationalization, and evaluation. The objective is to create tests that present an accurate measure of the knowledge and skills of the diverse population of students enrolled in today’s public schools.
- 1/3/09 - Johnstone, C., Altman, J., Thurlow, M., Thompson, S. J.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires the reporting of participation in assessments overall and by subgroup, including students with disabilities. As states and school districts strive to meet the goals for adequate yearly progress required by NCLB, the use of individual accommodations continues to be scrutinized for effectiveness, threats to test validity, and score comparability. This report summarizes 49 empirical research studies completed on test accommodations between...
- 1/14/09 - Zenisky, A., Sireci, S.
A report summarizing test accommodations research published from 2005-2006, covering 32 published research studies. It identifies promising directions in research and provides suggestions for future studies.