NCLB Teacher Training

Resources for Teachers

Understanding Accountability

Data-Driven Analysis/Assessment

Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement

Scientifically Based Research

(There are many more, including references for each of the Titles in NCLB)

Parental Involvement

  • A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, A.T. Henderson & N. Berla, Center for Law and Education, Washington, DC, 1994
  • A Wave of New Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement, A.T. Henderson & K.L Mapp, National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, 2002
  • “Curriculum and Culture: Findings from New Jersey’s Illustrative Best Practices Study,” William A. Firestone, Roberta Y. Schorr, and Philip E. Mackey, Business Coalition for Educational Excellence, May 2004. www.just4kids.org/bestpractict/state_home.cfm?study=new%20jersey
  •  “Early Beliefs About Parents and Children’s Literacy,” Jeanne R. Paratore, After Early Intervention, then What?: Teaching Struggling Readers in Grades 3 and Beyond, Rachael L. McCormack and Jeanne R. Paratore, International Reading Association, 2003.
  •  “Effects on Student Achievement of Teachers’ Practices of Parent Involvement,” Advances in Reading/Language Research, J.L. Epstein, 1991, pp. 261-276
  • Especially for Parents Web site:  www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml
  • Families, Professional, and Exceptionality: A Special Partnership (second edition), A.P. Turnbull & H.R. Turnbull, III, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1990
  • Family Involvement in Children’s Education: Successful Local Approaches − An Idea Book, 1997: www.ed.gov/pubs/FamInvolve/index.html
  • Helping Your Child Reach the New Standards in Mathematics, Science, and Technology – A Guide for New Jersey Parents”: dimacs.rutgers.edu/nj_math_coalition/pguide/pguide.html#reach
  • Helping Your Child Succeed in School: www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/succeed/index/html
  • Innovations in Parent and Family Involvement, J.W. Rioux & N. Berla, Eye on Education, Princeton, NJ, 1993
  • National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs: www.pta.org/programs/appenc.htm
  • NCLB Parents Guide:  www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/nclbguide/parentsguide.pdf
  • New Directions in Parent Involvement, N. Fruchter, A. Galletta, & J.L. White, Academy for Educational Development, New York, 1992
  • Parent Involvement: Exemplary Programs  www.nj.gov/njded/abbotts/parent
  • Parents Involved.org – Helping Your Children Succeed in Science, Math, and Technology: ehrweb.aaas.org/her/parents/Index.html
  • “School/Family/Community Partnership:  Caring for the Children We Share,” J.L. Epstein, Phi Delta Kappan, May 1995, pp. 701-712
  • Ten Facts Parents Should Know About NCLB:  www.ed.gov/nclb/overview/tenfacts/tenfacts-nclb.pdf
  • The Evidence Grows, A.T. Henderson & N. Berla
  • The Evidence Continues to Grow, A.T. Henderson & N. Berla

Highly Qualified Teachers and High-Quality Professional Development

  • Center for Applied Linguistics: www.cal.org
  • Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners, 2nd edition, Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short, Allyn & Bacon, 2004
  • National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (1996, 1997), Columbia University Teacher’s College, (“What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future,” 1996; “Doing What Matters Most: Investing in Quality Teaching,” 1997)
  • National Staff Development Council:  www.nsdc.org
  • New Jersey Model for Identifying Highly Qualified Teachers: www.state.nj.us/njded/profdev/hqt/
  • New Jersey Professional Development Port: www.state.nj.us/education/njpep/
  • Research for Better Schools: www.rbs.org
  • Teaching Quality: www.tqsource.org
  • U.S. Department of Education: www.ed.gov

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