Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time

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The achievement gap is a persistent and perplexing challenge for educators. While school- and system-level reforms continue to be discussed in statehouses and district offices, individual teachers are challenged to do something now to help students who are falling short of standards, including students who are English language learners and receiving special education services. A companion to the ASCD best-seller Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, this book identifies small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will support more effective learning in every student, every day, and help close the achievement gap on a classroom-by-classroom basis. Here, you'll learn how to * Use readily available tools--curriculum documents, a plan book, and a grade book--to improve all students' access to, interaction with, and mastery of lesson content. * Design daily lessons that clarify learning goals and require students to use high-yield learning strategies, seek feedback, and reflect on their progress. * Promote the progress of English language learners through coordinated pursuit of content and language goals, and synchronize instruction to improve the performance of special education students in both co-teaching and resource environments. This book also features the voices of working educators who share how qminding the gapq has helped them engage academically at-risk students, ELLs, and special education students; improve students' test scores; and sustain these gains over time. If you are a classroom teacher or specialist committed to helping all your students become more successful learners and unwilling to wait for high-level solutions or even the results of another qdata retreat, q then this is just the resource you need.This book also features the voices of working educators who share how aquot;minding the gapaquot; has helped them engage academically at-risk students, ELLs, and special education students; improve studentsa#39; test scores; and sustain these gains over ...


Title:Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time
Author: Jane E. Pollock, Sharon M. Ford, Margaret M. Black
Publisher:ASCD - 2012
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