NYSTCE New York State Teacher Certification Exams

Author: Research & Education Association
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738600075
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: Study Aids

This book includes three full-length exams for the Liberal Arts arid Sciences Test (LAST), Assessment of Teaching Skills-Performance (ATS-P), and the Assessment of Teaching Skills--Written (ATS-W) tests. Comprehensive reviews in mathematics, English language and literature, history, the social and physical sciences, and communication skills are included. Essential for anyone seeking a teaching certificate in the state of New York.

Preparing for Educational Leadership

Author: Kenneth Forman
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0558686435
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre: Business & Economics

"Preparing for Educational Leadership" is a guide for educational leadership students in preparing for State licensure examinations. This book provides actual cases and problems that building and central office administrators face in everyday life. Each case includes a solution to the problem and a rationale to assist the future leader in understanding how to deal with the situation. This book will provide the basis for conversations around these cases in your educational leadership classes. It will help your students become better prepared candidates for these exams while, at the same time, help develop their abilities to think as an building/district level administrator.

American Public Education Law Primer

Author: David C. Bloomfield
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820479489
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

This readable introduction to American public education law is designed to assist practicing educators, college and graduate students, parents, and the public in acting on everyday legal issues such as student expression, church/state separation, student and teacher discipline, curriculum, legislating and lobbying, parent associations, discrimination, special education, No Child Left Behind, student privacy, and more. Unique features include practical situations, the Facts and Find research method, and the Cascade approach to understanding the American legal system.

CST Spanish

Author: Jeannette Harker
Publisher: Xamonline.com
ISBN: 1581971370
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Study Aids

Pass your teacher certification exam with only one or two weekends of study. This comprehensive individual subject study guide offers: full length sample tests; the latest educational research; & a review of all undergraduate courses. Fortunately essay questions as well as master multiple choice questions. To cram for your exam study just under 200 pages of information formatted by competencies & skills. Find them in college book stores or order directly from XAM Publishing. Visit booksinprint.com for complete table of contents & read about the chapter headings listed below. This guide may also be used as a college textbook & should be considered as a school adoption textbook. The markets for this book in addition to an individual teacher candidate are: independent retail book stores with small shelf space, professional development in-service programs for; student teachers, initial teachers, alternative certification, duel certification & national teacher certification, College professors &/or college testing centers use this guide to create a one day crash seminars. State Department of Education may require how to purchase rites to the entire series of teacher ertification, study guides. Competency/Skill. Proficiency in speaking; Proficiency in listening; Proficiency in writing; Proficiency in reading; Familiarity with Hispanic culture; Knowledge of grammar; Knowledge of methodology.

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309289542
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Education

Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are brand new and the changes they call for are barely under way, but the new assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science education. The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. The Framework is aimed at making science education more closely resemble the way scientists actually work and think, and making instruction reflect research on learning that demonstrates the importance of building coherent understandings over time. It structures science education around three dimensions - the practices through which scientists and engineers do their work, the key crosscutting concepts that cut across disciplines, and the core ideas of the disciplines - and argues that they should be interwoven in every aspect of science education, building in sophistication as students progress through grades K-12. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework. This report reviews recent and current work in science assessment to determine which aspects of the Framework's vision can be assessed with available techniques and what additional research and development will be needed to support an assessment system that fully meets that vision. The report offers a systems approach to science assessment, in which a range of assessment strategies are designed to answer different kinds of questions with appropriate degrees of specificity and provide results that complement one another. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. New standards for science education make clear that new modes of assessment designed to measure the integrated learning they promote are essential. The recommendations of this report will be key to making sure that the dramatic changes in curriculum and instruction signaled by Framework and the NGSS reduce inequities in science education and raise the level of science education for all students.

Achieving High Educational Standards for All

Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309083034
Release Date: 2002-04-11
Genre: Education

This volume summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the important goal of achieving high educational standards for all students. Based on a conference held at the request of the U.S. Department of Education, it addresses three questions: What progress has been made in advancing the education of minority and disadvantaged students since the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision nearly 50 years ago? What does research say about the reasons of successes and failures? What are some of the strategies and practices that hold the promise of producing continued improvements? The volume draws on the conclusions of a number of important recent NRC reports, including How People Learn, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children, Eager to Learn, and From Neurons to Neighborhoods, among others. It includes an overview of the conference presentations and discussions, the perspectives of the two co-moderators, and a set of background papers on more detailed issues.

New York State Teacher Certification Exams

Author: Joan U. Levy
Publisher: Arco Pub
ISBN: 0028635345
Release Date: 2000-04
Genre: Study Aids

To teach in New York State, candidates must pass the New York State Teacher Certification Exam, even if they already hold a license in another state. Extensive practice exercises and review sections in this book help test takers fully prepare for all parts of the exam, including the new education techniques questions, and two full-length LAST and ATS-W exams give readers the practice they need to succeed.

Teaching By Numbers

Author: Peter Maas Taubman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135886288
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Education

Over the last decade the transformation in the field of education that is occurring under the twin banners of "standards" and "accountability" has materially affected every aspect of schooling, teaching, and teacher education in the United States. Teaching By Numbers, offers interdisciplinary ways to understand the educational reforms underway in urban education, teaching, and teacher education, and their impact on what it means to teach. Peter Taubman maps the totality of the transformation and takes into account the constellation of forces shaping it. Going further, he proposes an alternative vision of teacher education and argues why such a program would better address the concerns of well-intentioned educators who have surrendered to various reforms efforts. Illuminating and timely, this volume is essential reading for researchers, students, and professionals across the fields of urban education, curriculum theory, social foundations, educational policy, and teacher education.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309142397
Release Date: 2009-07-29
Genre: Law

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

How to Choose a Leadership Pattern

Author: Robert Tannenbaum
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633691407
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

You're the boss: Should you call all the shots? Pick a course of action, then "sell" your idea to employees? Gather input from subordinates but make final decisions yourself? Let your group solve problems? Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages. How to Choose a Leadership Pattern offers strategies for selecting the best approach-depending on considerations such as your values, your subordinates' abilities, and the situation (including the degree of time pressure you're under). Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough management ideas-many of which still speak to and influence us today. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers readers the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world-and will have a direct impact on you today and for years to come.

NYSTCE School District Leader 103 104 Test Secrets Study Guide

Author: Nystce Exam Secrets Test Prep
Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc
ISBN: 1627338764
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Study Aids

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** NYSTCE School District Leader (103/104) Test Secrets helps you ace the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive NYSTCE School District Leader (103/104) Test Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. NYSTCE School District Leader (103/104) Test Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to NYSTCE Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; Introduction to the NYSTCE Series including: NYSTCE Assessment Explanation, Two Kinds of NYSTCE Assessments; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific NYSTCE exam, and much more...