Extractions: ETS News Archive Educational News ETS on the Issues Americans view improving the nation's schools and improving teacher quality as one and the same. This conclusion from a recent ETS poll underlines the importance the public gives to teacher quality. Often with discussions of standards, vouchers, and school construction, it is easy to forget that what goes on in the classroom is, ultimately, what education reform is all about. That in turn brings us back to the person shaping that learning, the teacher. There are a number of ways to improve teacher quality. It certainly helps to know what is good teaching and how to test for it. Teacher preparation programs should focus on how to teach as well as what to teach. Helping teachers in their classroom practices is a very costeffective means of improving student performance. Retaining good teachers, at every stage in their careers, is a vital part of improving teacher quality. One parent participating in a focus group summed up both the dilemma and solution facing teachers every day, "You've got to love teaching too. If you're not enthusiastic...kids who inherently have more energy than you do anyway, they're just going to plow right over you."
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Extractions: Negotiates with admissions directors and division/department chairs from four-year institutions to determine and document transferability of College courses; develops and maintains a list of LCC courses meeting four-year institutions' graduation requirements; coordinates the updating and distribution of curriculum and admissions information used by advisors and counselors in the Counseling/ Advising Center. Interprets and communicates federal immigration law pertaining to Fl and MI international students to College staff, community and prospective students; keeps informed of changes in the immigration law; represents the College in all matters relating to Fl and Ml students such as admissions, school transfers, employment authorization and health insurance. Evaluates prospective international students past academic record and English language proficiency by examining documents including transcripts, leaving certificates and government exams from other countries, T.O.E.F.L. test scores, financial documents and other records; checks documents for accuracy, validity and correct signatures; determines transferability of courses and appropriate placement of students.
Overview Of MWP, Research, & Assessment All instructors who will teach a WI class for Paper presented at National TestingNetwork in Writing Annual Conference on Writing assessment, New York http://mwp01.mwp.hawaii.edu/overview.htm
Extractions: Background Home BACKGROUND OF THE MANOA WRITING PROGRAM In 1987, writing-intensive courses became part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa General Education Core Requirements. While we were phasing in the writing-intensive (WI) requirement, first-year students were required to take three WI courses in order to graduate. Today, students entering the University must take five WI courses and can choose from more than 400 WI classes each semester, in more than 70 departments. Courses designated as writing-intensive are labeled "WI" in the Schedule of Classes. The Manoa Writing Program oversees the designation of courses as writing-intensive and supports WI instruction. The Manoa Writing Program has a Faculty Boardnine professors from different departmentsthat reviews professors requests for the WI designation. However, individual departments administer and evaluate the WI classes offered by their faculties. WI instructors are invited to participate in a workshop on teaching with writing scheduled at the beginning of every semester. In addition, shorter customized workshops have been offered in individual departments, and for faculty members who teach sections of large courses. All instructors who will teach a WI class for the first time receive extensive support materials that describe writing assignments and teaching strategies that professors of WI courses at the University of Hawaii have found effective.
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Extractions: or just scroll down to read them all IMPORTANT : Dyslexia cannot be officially diagnosed using one single test. You can either get an informal screening (which will either rule out dyslexia, or prove that dyslexia is the cause of your child's difficulties, but will not qualify a child for Special Education) or a full psycho-linguistic assessment. Why test? When to test? Informal screening for dyslexia Formal assessment ... Back to top Why Test? If you're already convinced that your child (or a student) has dyslexia, do you have to get them tested? No. But I do recommend it even if that child is being home schooled and here's why. Although dyslexia is the most common reason a bright student will struggle with reading, spelling, or written composition, it is not the only reason. And until you know for sure why a child is struggling, you won't know the best way to help.
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Extractions: NORM-REFERENCED TESTS As a norm-referenced testing program, the validity of the Virginia State Assessment Program (VSAP) depends on the tests being administered under the same conditions and using the same procedures that existed for the national norming sample. The tests used currently for the VSAP are the Stanford Achievement Test Series, Ninth Edition, Form T, Abbreviated (Stanford 9 TA) at grades 4, 6, and 9. These guidelines apply to the VSAP tests, as well as norm-referenced tests generally. TEST PREPARATION PRACTICES The purpose of the test preparation guidelines is to advise on appropriate and inappropriate preparation practices for norm-referenced standardized tests such as those in the VSAP. While teaching to criterion-referenced tests, such as the tests in the Literacy Testing Program and the Standards of Learning tests, is appropriate provided that actual test items are not taught, teaching to norm-referenced tests is never appropriate. Because norm-referenced achievement tests are designed to measure a broad range of content, teaching special instructional content in preparation for testing is not appropriate.
Prior Learning For further information on Prior Learning assessment, contact the assessment/TestingCenter at (480) 5178560. Location and Hours of Operation. http://www.rio.maricopa.edu/services/student/enrollment/prior_learning/
Extractions: Prior Learning Rio Salado College recognizes that learning takes place in a variety of situations and circumstances. Many students have significant, demonstrable learning from experiences outside the traditional academic environment. Therefore, prior learning, not life experience, can be the basis for the awarding of college credit. Students may be awarded no more than 30 credit hours unless required by a specific program of study, within Maricopa Community Colleges, for prior learning demonstrated through one or more of the following assessment methods. These assessment methods are recommended by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the American Council on Education (ACE). Credit awarded for prior learning does not count as hours in residence for graduation requirements. Exceptions may be granted for specific programs of study. No more than 20 semester credit hours may be applied to AGEC. Credit received through Prior Learning Assessment is transferable within the Maricopa Community College District, but is not necessarily transferable to other colleges and universities. Therefore, students are strongly advised to meet with a program advisor or contact the college or university they plan to attend.
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