In the style of the CEM 11+ tests, the Letts practice test paper series is split into three levels of difficulty to gradually build your child's confidence and get them ready for the test. Children can practise answering CEM-style questions under timed conditions to become familiar with the assessment process and ensure success in the 11+ tests. Get started is the first stage in the Letts practice test paper series, introducing children to test-style questions at an easier level. It contains: * 2 complete tests (4 papers in total) * An answer sheet for each test and a complete set of answers with explanations * Guidance for parents * Free audio download for a realistic test experience * The opportunity to download additional answer sheets from our website free of charge so you can reuse the books as often as you like! Available in this series: Get started Get ahead Get test-ready (Book 1, Book 2 and Bumper book) Complete
Author: Joel J. Mintzes
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2005-08-22
Recent government publications like "Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy" and "Science for all Americans" have given teachers a mandate for improving science education in America. What we know about how learners construct meaning--particularly in the natural sciences--has undergone a virtual revolution in the past 25 years. Teachers, as well as researchers, are now grappling with how to better teach science, as well as how to assess whether students are learning. Assessing Science Understanding is a companion volume to Teaching Science for Understanding, and explores how to assess whether learning has taken place. The book discusses a range of promising new and practical tools for assessment including concept maps, vee diagrams, clinical interviews, problem sets, performance-based assessments, computer-based methods, visual and observational testing, portfolios, explanatory models, and national examinations.
Author: J. M. Bond
Release Date: 2012-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Bond is the number one series for 11 plus practice, with over 45 years of experience. Written by expert authors Bond Assessment Papers offer continuous comprehensive support for all 11 plus subjects from ages 5 to 13. Tried and trusted, Bond has helped millions of children achieve 11 plus success. - 10 carefully graded practice papers - Assess your child's strengths and weaknesses to aid improvement and revision - Covers all 11 plus question types - Comprehensive coverage of all key Verbal Reasoning skills, ideal for homework and test practice - Answers and tips available online - Improve scores and understanding with online answer sheets to grade your child's - Motivating progress chart Monitor progress and raise scores completing the chart after every paper - Comprehensive parental advice - Step-by-step support to help your child achieve 11 plus success For 11 plus advice and other 11 plus practice resources visit www.bond11plus.co.uk
Author: J. M. Bond
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Release Date: 2001
Includes graded papers that practise the key skills. This work features coverage of the National Curriculum. Answers are included in pull-out sections. This title provides preparation for tackling tests and exams.
"I'm so grateful for this book, which was invaluable for passing the skills test and made it much less intimidating. It explained each component of the test clearly and concisely so that I knew what to expect, taking me through the key knowledge and skills needed for each part and using language that was easy to follow. The example questions helped me identify areas to work on and were great practice to build my confidence." -Ruth Makoff, PGCE (Secondary) Teacher Trainee All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Numeracy Skills Test before starting their course. The test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Numeracy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This sixth edition, written by one of the authors of the test itself, is updated throughout and includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. It is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help you pass first time. It helps you to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK This book is divided in to six chapters. Chapter 1: this very short chapter has been included to remind you of the basic arithmetic processes. The majority of you will be able to miss this unit out, but some may welcome a chance to revise fractions, decimals, percentages, etc. Chapters 2-4: these cover the three 'content' areas (see above), one area per chapter. Chapter 5: this includes a practice mental arithmetic test, and a full practice onscreen test for you to work through. Chapter 6: this contains answers and key points for all the questions in the main chapters and for the sample tests. In each chapter, the additional required knowledge, language and vocabulary are explained, and worked examples of the type of questions to be faced are provided together with the practice questions. The answers for these questions are given in Chapter 6, together with further advice and guidance on solutions. Revision checklists You can use the checklists in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.
This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.
Author: Thomas A. Romberg
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 1995
Today new ways of thinking about learning call for new ways for monitoring learning. Reform in School Mathematics builds from the vision that assessment can become the bridge for instructional activity, accountability, and teacher development. It places teachers in key roles while developing the theme that we cannot reform the way in which school mathematics is taught without radically reforming the ways the effects of that teaching are monitored. Among others, this volume addresses the issues of the specification of performance standards, the development of authentic tasks, the measure of status and growth or a combination, the development of psychometric models, and the development of scoring rubrics. The new models proposed in this book give teachers a wealth of nontraditional assessment strategies and concrete ways to obtain measures of both group and individual differences in growth.
The Boston Arts Academy comprises an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body, yet 94 percent of its graduates are accepted to college. Compare this with the average urban district rate of 50 percent. How do they do it? This remarkable success, writes Principal Linda Nathan, is in large part due to asking the right questions-questions all schools can consider, such as: * How and why does a school develop a shared vision of what it stands for? * What makes a great teacher, and how can a principal help good teachers improve? * Why must schools talk openly about race and achievement, and what happens when they do? With engaging honesty, Nathan gives readers a ring-side seat as faculty, parents, and the students themselves grapple with these questions, attempt to implement solutions, and evaluate the outcomes. Stories that are inspirational as well as heartbreaking reveal the missteps and failures-as well as the successes. Nathan doesn't claim to have all the answers, but seeks to share her insights on schools that matter, teachers who inspire, and students who achieve.