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Balanced, concise, and practical, Waugh and Gronlund’s Assessment of Student Achievement, Tenth Edition , presents an exceptionally strong set of strategies to help teachers assess all learners in today’s schools. Written in a simple and direct manner, and using frequent examples and illustrations to clarify important points, the text is a balanced, concise, and practical guide for testing and performance assessment. The authors’ approach emphasizes testing as well as performance evaluation—each used when it is most appropriate—as integral steps that improve student learning and ultimately build student success. This highly-regarded textbook, replete with thorough updates in the new tenth edition, prepares educators use assessment as a tool to help develop all students in their classrooms. A great portion of the textbook is devoted to preparing and using classroom tests and performance assessments, assigning grades, and interpreting standardized test scores to individual students and parents.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH – the leading authority on automotive theory, service, and repair – has been thoroughly updated to provide accurate, current information on the latest technology, industry trends, and state-of-the-art tools and techniques. This comprehensive text covers the full range of basic topics outlined by ASE, including engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electricity and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Now updated to reflect the latest ASE Education Foundation MAST standards, as well as cutting-edge hybrid and electric engines, this trusted text is an essential resource for aspiring and active technicians who want to succeed in the dynamic, rapidly evolving field of automotive service and repair.
Complete, yet succinct and filled with real-life examples that aid understanding, the text has proven its ability to capture students’ interest while introducing them to the issues, forces, and outcomes that make us who we are. The efficient organization (chronological, but with a few chapters on key topical issues) allows this text to be briefer than many other texts for the same course. The material is relevant, too: You’ll gain the foundations in important theories and research that enable you to become an educated interpreter of developmental information in your future career. In addition, basic and applied research along with controversial topics and emergent trends demonstrate connections between the laboratory and life.
Designed for students who are taking a preliminary course in the counseling field, Introduction to the Counseling Profession, 7th Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the history and foundational concepts of counseling, offering the most current and relevant breadth of coverage available from experts in their respective fields. This edition includes topics rarely discussed in introductory texts, such as self-care and self-growth and the use of technology in counseling, as well as a new chapter on crisis counseling. Chapters also reflect updates to the 2016 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, and a chapter on each CACREP specialization is included.
Students will gain insight into the myriad issues that surround not only the process of counseling and its many populations but also the personal dynamics that have an impact on this process. Furthermore, a collection of supplemental resources is available online to benefit both instructors and students. Instructors will find PowerPoint slides and test banks to aid in conducting their courses, and students can access chapter summaries, exercises, and other tools to supplement their review of the material in the text.
PRACTICAL COMPUTER LITERACY provides clear, comprehensive instruction on the basics of computer literacy. This convenient, reader-friendly text integrates computer concepts, Microsoft Office 2013 applications, and Internet essentials within a streamlined package. Concise lessons within each chapter, usually one page in length, are presented in an appealing Frequently Asked Questions format and include full-color screenshots and diagrams.
An engaging, cross-disciplinary guide to research methodology
Practical Research: Planning and Design is a do-it-yourself, how-to manual for planning and conducting research. Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the book uses a conversational tone, step-by-step instructions, and practical suggestions to guide the reader from the selection of a problem to the preparation of a completed report.
The 12th Edition has been updated to include the latest technology-based strategies and online tools. Other key changes include a better balance between quantitative and qualitative methods and the addition of a new chapter on action research.
A classic in the field, this text takes an integrated approach to science without watering it down, and emphasizes understanding and addressing children’s affective nature. It remains a forward-thinking, innovative resource for teaching science to young learners, and a best-selling resource for the field.
Clearly organized, the text provides a research-based rationale for early science education in Part I chapters. Emphasizing that meaningful science for young children builds on the emotional underpinnings of their curiosity and concerns about the everyday world, and their pleasure in exploring it, this resource encourages new teachers to help children live appreciatively and thoughtfully on Earth.
The topical chapters in Part II offer solid, accessible, concept-based activities and are concurrent with the vision of the new Framework for K-12 Science Education, being developed by the Board on Science Education of the National Academy of Science. For each unit presented, students are provided with all the comprehensive integrating and connecting elements to strengthen children’s learning of science. Early educators’ own content and pedagogical knowledge will be expanded as they practice using the units in class and in field placements.
Well known for its detailed and practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies, SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION is required reading for all non-literacy teaching majors. Its motivational pedagogy especially appeals to pre-service teachers, who quickly realize that the text will help them improve their students’ progress. Two hallmark chapters on content area teaching have brought this text wide acclaim for its unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text also is recognized for its proven pedagogy, including “Meeting the Challenge,” which puts ideas into classroom practice, and “Focus on English Language Learners” and “Focus on Struggling Readers,” which highlight important applications for these special needs learners in easy-to-locate sections in each chapter.
Skills for the Patient Care Technician provides entry-level health-care employees with a comprehensive tool to become multi-skilled. It assumes no prior health-care training and prepares students for the phlebotomy certification exam. Written in workbook format, which enables the text to be used in classroom and self-directed study, each chapter contains: Learning objectives. Key terms and definitions. Basic theory of specialty and procedures. Step-by-step procedures and performance checklists. Equipment maintenance quality control. Study questions and exercises.
Spectrum Reading Workbook for grade 3 and focuses on practice for reading comprehension that includes letters and sounds, word recognition, theme, integration of knowledge and ideas, main idea, story structure, summarization, key ideas and details. It provides quality, educational materials that support your students learning success and achievement. It features a variety of fiction and nonfiction reading passages that combines with standards-based learning making workbooks an essential resource for school success and it includes complete answer key. Each lesson deals with an illustrated story followed by exercise in comprehension.
Spectrum Reading Workbook for grade 4 and focuses on practice for reading comprehension that includes letters and sounds, word recognition, theme, integration of knowledge and ideas, main idea, story structure, summarization, key ideas and details. It provides quality, educational materials that support your students learning success and achievement. It features a variety of fiction and nonfiction reading passages that combines with standards-based learning making workbooks an essential resource for school success and it includes complete answer key. Each lesson deals with an illustrated story followed by exercise in comprehension.
Help children spell their way to success! Strong spelling is the blueprint children need to become masters of communication. Spectrum Spelling for grade 3 engages learners with fun, full-color puzzles and riddles to keep them entertained while they build an essential skill that lasts a lifetime. Give your third grader a fun-filled way to build and reinforce spelling skills. Spectrum Spelling for grade 3 provides progressive lessons in homophones, contractions, vowels, compound words, commonly used words, and dictionary skills. This exciting language arts workbook encourages children to explore spelling with brainteasers, puzzles, and more! Don’t let your child’s spelling skills depend on spell-check and autocorrect. Make sure your child has the knowledge and skills to spell words with confidence–and without assistance from digital sources. Complete with a speller’s dictionary, a proofreader’s guide, and an answer key, Spectrum Spelling offers the perfect way to help children strengthen this important language arts skill.