When teachers adopt standards-based learning, students take ownership of their education and achievement soars. Written specifically for K–12 teachers, this resource details a sequential approach for connecting curriculum, instruction, assessment methods, and feedback through standards-based education. The authors provide practical advice, real-world examples, and answers to frequently asked questions designed to support you through this important transition.
Implement standards-based grading, instruction, and curriculum in your classroom and school:
- Explore the theories and benefits of a standards-based curriculum.
- Become familiar with several significant paradigm shifts that will help you make a strong transition to a standards-based classroom.
- Explore ways to shift your thinking about teaching and lesson plans in order to better understand content as a vehicle for the achievement of standards.
- Learn how to develop proficiency scales that will offer guidance in teaching to existing and new standards.
- Discover new styles of instruction, educational assessment, feedback, and curriculum building that are well suited to standards-based education.
- Understand how to develop student ownership through the setting of goals.
- Access free downloadable reproducibles available with this book.
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These reproducibles include handouts to copy and share, as well as forms you can fill in electronically.
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“A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning systematically shows how standards-referencing defines and unifies planning, instruction, and assessment. The book is more than a “how-to” primer; it explains why as well as telling how, contains helpful charts for teacher use, and provides a wealth of suggestions for involving students in the process of using standards not only as the end point of learning, but as part of the journey.”
“Transitioning to a standards-based classroom can be challenging. A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning, situated squarely within Marzano’s framework, will serve teachers and instructional leaders well as they transition to instructional, feedback, and assessment strategies that support learners. This book is a practical and sequential companion for teachers and provides clear, working definitions and examples to assist the practitioner in this journey.”
“Readers will find A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning an accessible resource for professional development in standards-based learning. The authors have effectively blended best practices with practical guidance that can be realistically implemented in the classroom.”