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xii, 176 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Figures and Tables vii The Author ix Acknowledgments xi 1 The "What" and the "How" of Student-Centered Leadership 1 2 Three Capabilities for Student-Centered Leadership 21 3 Dimension One: Establishing Goals and Expectations 45 4 Dimension Two: Resourcing Strategically 61 5 Dimension Three: Ensuring Quality Teaching 81 6 Dimension Four: Leading Teacher Learning and Development 103 7 Dimension Five: Ensuring an Orderly and Safe Environment 125 8 Putting Education Back into Educational Leadership 143 References 157 Index 167 Figures and Tables Figures Figure 1.1 Five Dimensions of Student-Centered Leadership 9 Figure 1.2 Five Dimensions Supported by Three Leadership Capabilities 16 Figure 2.1 How Relational Trust Works in Schools 34 Figure 2.2 Two Ineffective Strategies for Dealing with Performance Problems 37 Figure 3.1 How Goal Setting Works 47 Figure 5.1 The Ladder of Inference 99 Figure 5.2 Questions for Checking the Validity of Inferences 100 Figure 6.1 Two Competing Theories About the Use of Data About Reading Achievement 117 Figure 6.2 Two Strategies for Leading Teacher Change 118 Tables Table 2.1 The Relationship Between Three Principals' Pedagogical Understandings and Their Conduct of Classroom Observations 25 Table 2.2 A Problem-Solving Skill: Identifying Solution Requirements 29 Table 2.3 Principals' Problem Solving: A Comparison of Expert and Typical Principals 33 Table 2.4 An Open-to-Learning Approach to Communicating Performance Concerns 40 Table 2.5 Key Components of an Open-to-Learning Conversation About a Performance Issue 41 Table 3.1 Goal Setting: Common Challenges and How to Overcome Them 56 Table 4.1 Some Criteria for the Design of Smart Tools 72 Table 5.1 Questions for Inquiry into the Quality of Teaching 92 Table 8.1 Ambivalent Leadership of a Team Meeting 153.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470874134 20160607
Busy school leaders need practical research-based guidance about effective educational leadership: the particular types of leadership practice that have the most pay-off in terms of improved academic and social learning of their students. This book clearly explains how leaders can create the conditions for improved teaching and learning in their schools. Expert author Viviane Robinson presents five dimensions of effective educational leadership. These five dimensions are clearly described, richly illustrated and their principles explained so that school leaders can intelligently adapt them for use in their own schools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470874134 20160607
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-290-01
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xx, 199 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Why Do We Test? The Role of Assessment Coping with the Covert Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Unwarranted Perceptions of Precision Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 2. Validity: Assessment's Cornerstone The Validity of Inferences Collecting Validity Evidence: Three Coins in the Fountain Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 3. Test Reliability Three Kinds of Consistency Assessment Consistency for Individual Students Reliability and Validity: Strange Bedfellows? Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 4. Assessment Bias What is Assessment Bias? Why is Assessment Bias So Reprehensible? Reducing Assessment Bias Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 5. Instructional Sensitivity Different Quests for Different Tests Mistaken Evaluations of Schooling What is Instructional Sensitivity? Determining an Accountability Test's Instructional Sensitivity What's a School Leader to Do? Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 6. Test Construction Purpose as the Measurement Motivator A Three-Component Game Plan Item Development Item Improvement Test Assembly Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 7. Rubrics: Potentially Potent Evaluative Tools What Makes Up a Rubric? Determining a Rubric's Quality Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 8. Formative Assessment: Underused Magic Bullet What is Formative Assessment What Evidence Supports Formative Assessment? How Does Formative Assessment Function? Once Over, Very Lightly Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 9. Assessing Students' Affect Why Mess Around with Affect? How to Assess Students' Affect Building an Affective Inventory Crucial Understandings Recommended Reading 10. "Top 20" Crucial Understandings About Educational Assessment Understanding the Understandings Spreading the Word The Top-20 List Recommended Reading Recommended Reading Roundup Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412979795 20160604
W. James Popham, one of the most well-known and respected experts in educational assessment, discusses the key principles new and seasoned school leaders need to know about educational assessment to do their work effectively. Readers will come away with crucial understandings that allow them to lead assessment of learning, meet accountability requirements, and communicate knowledgeably about accountability and test results with students, parents, the media, and the public. Using plain language, a witty and engaging writing style, and practical examples, Popham covers: validity, reliability, and assessment bias; the importance of formative assessment; assessing students with disabilities and English language learners; interpreting results of large-scale assessments; and, instructional sensitivity of accountability tests. "Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment" is a concise, authoritative guide to a topic that all educational leaders must understand in these critical times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412979795 20160604
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-290-01