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    about to take a standardized test. They sit there clutching your Number 2 pencil, trying to steady the shaking of their hands. This test could completely change their future occupation or where you attend college. They aren’t the valedictorian of their class, but they get pretty good grades, except when it comes to tests. They’ve never been a good test taker, and the stress always gets to them. While it is true that, that students may learn the material better by following up and testing on it, according to a study done by Natasha Segool, a University of Hartford Director of Undergraduate Psychology, in Michigan in 2009, over 10% of children disclosed severe physiological and psychological symptoms associated with…

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    Analysis of “Standardized Tests Effectively Measure Student Achievement” Herbert J. Walberg, a former teacher at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, exhibits his professional views on standardized testing. In the article, “Standardized Tests Effectively Measure Student Achievement” Walberg exhibits his views on the benefits of standardized testing. Walberg says, “Standardized tests fairly and comprehensively measure student performance, thus directly benefiting…

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    Literature Analysis

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    Proposed Action The literature analysis presents possible solutions addressing how PLC’s focused on assessment data can affect student achievement. These solutions were considered in relations to a cyber environment and three were selected for the research study. These solutions include: 1) teachers meeting regularly with content-based PLC groups, 2) a focus on the D3M framework in the PLC environment to drive instructional decisions, and 3) teachers developing shared goals to improve student…

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    content knowledge and implementing Common Core Standards. School data has shown an increase in discipline referrals from new teachers and a decrease in student test scores and teacher retention. Teachers at my school average six office referrals a year. Two novice teachers have ten and twenty-three referrals for the current school year. Achievement is directly impacted when students are absent from class instruction due to discipline referrals. Six teachers have left our faculty of fifteen…

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    This is because of the possibility of false positives. Students at Ānuenue do not start English until fifth grade. Therefore, the students might not understand the questions and/or incorrectly write the answers, despite knowing the content. This would lead to students incorrectly being identified as having a disability. If I was to take the test in Hawaiian, I would do terribly because I am not fluent in the language. The same holds true for many students at Ānuenue. Moreover, the school cannot…

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    Adolescence is a time of growing up, moving from the immaturity of childhood into the maturity of adulthood, of preparation of the future (Steinberg, 2014). There are many factors that contribute to the behavior of adolescence, such as family structure, socioeconomics, parenting techniques, medical conditions, and depression. Therefore, as a teacher, knowing and understanding these factors can have a large impact on the student’s academic achievement. This holds true because “teachers set the…

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    Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement In 2014, Fredrick A. Schrank, Nancy Mather, and Kevin S. McGrew released the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ IV). The newest release was expanded and is now composed of three parts: the WJ IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities, the WJ IV Tests of Achievement, and the WJ IV Tests of Oral Language. The individually administered test can be administered in parts and can each be used independently or in any combination to identify academic strengths…

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    Critical Analysis Popham

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    Article Critique One Main Idea W. James Popham, a former UCLA Professor, argues that standardized achievement tests should not be used to measure the effectiveness of a school or its teachers, even though the tests were and are still often used for such a purpose. Popham believes that while these tests roughly measure a student’s strengths and weakness and can provide useful information to both teachers and parents, they are, however, inadequate evaluating tools to gauge a school’s…

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    The measure will be a thirty-item scale with a 5-point scale answer format to assesses the activities parents have towards their child’s education, teacher, and school. Examples of these items include “Mark three school (home) activities you frequently participate,” “How often you help you child with homework or monitor homework completion,” “how often you attend a parent-teacher conference,” and “how often you attend a class event.” (2) Academic Performance To measure students’ academic…

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    (E8). He truly enjoyed his service in the military, except for a few times when they did inspections. He had many great friends while he was in the service, and he still talks to many of them often. He visits many of his old friends during the Christmas season, and he also sometimes goes back to the base. He once went back to the base with many of his old friends when they were having Blue Jean Day. One story he remembers from his time in the service, is when he was out of step during one drill…

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