Research high stakes testing which is done as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act. What is required in your state? Does your state require any other testing? Have any districts or schools ever cheated to be able to report a higher score? Can teachers be fired for low student achievement scores of students? What are the issues surrounding this testing? For instance, is it possible that this could lead to student tracking? How accurate is the testing? Should other measures be used as well? What do you consider to be the top three issues in this testing and how can you deal with those issues in your classroom? What factors would influence your decisions? Does your school district have a policy regarding student achievement and the alignment of state standards with student achievement goals? What does the policy say about â??qualified personnelâ?? Has the need for qualified personnel affected schools in any way?
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I would begin the essay for the question by doing research on the No Child Left Behind from its inception to the changes that have been made recently. I did a little research prior to taking on this task. Your state of Maryland seems to have a fairly small class size average and performs well on the testing instrument used to satisfy the mandate. There is quite a bit of information on the internet about your state. Remember to reference it properly.
I teach in Missouri. I will share my views for you to use as a resource. No Child Left Behind allows each state to pick the testing instrument they will use. Therein lies the first issue for me. To say that your state scores better than we do would be a poor conclusion to draw unless both states took the same test. Our state's test is ranked number one in difficulty. Each year the number of schools who have not made adequate yearly progress ...
This article contains a little background information on NCLB. It is also an editorial from one teachers point-of-view. This solution is 576 words.
Psychological Assessment Evaluations
Eight year-old Sean Brody is a third grader with many challenges. Due to his parent's impending divorce, for the past 6 months he has had to split his time between their separate households, as they negotiate a custody agreement.
Prior to the separation, Sean's biggest obstacle was his hearing impairment. He is currently enrolled in a self-contained classroom for the hearing impaired where the teacher and students are all fluent in ASL. Another risk factor has been the presence of chronically elevated lead levels.
He has increasingly shown aggression with his peers in situations where he is both provoked, and not. Minor teasing by his classmates ends in physical fights. Being paired up with others to work on projects results in Sean acting irritably and giving up. Lack of participation in the classroom has resulted in lack of enthusiasm for his homework. Thus, he is failing most of his classes.
Last week Sean threw a chair at his tablemate and is now facing expulsion, as he has already been suspended twice. Realizing that Sean's problems are much larger than he can handle, the school guidance counselor has referred Sean and his parents to you for further assessment, and treatment.
we just started the course not really sure how to find two potential causes for the presenting problems of Sean and explain it . Also, what type of assessment referral you might make for the client and justify the selection.View Full Posting Details