Book Title : The Data Toolkit

the data toolkit

Release Date : 2011-12-01
ISBN Code : 9781452269382
Book Author : Robert T. Hess
Book Publisher : Corwin Press
Total Pages : 160

Book Summary :

How to accelerate analysis into action Boost your professional learning community’s ability to translate data into action with this new book from Pam Robbins and Robert T. Hess. The Data Toolkit provides ten easy-to-use tools that don’t require statistical expertise, can be implemented in a timely manner, and facilitate problem-solving at school and district levels. These proven methods help educators: Frame the questions Drive the conversation Engage in productive reflection Uncover understandings Create a data-driven plan Achieve and monitor results Included are instructions, sample scenarios, reproducibles, and case studies—practical tools that will help your PLC be the best it can be!

Book Title : Training Students to Extract Value from Big Data

training students to extract value from big data

Release Date : 2015-01-16
ISBN Code : 9780309314404
Book Author : National Research Council
Book Publisher : National Academies Press
Total Pages : 66

Book Summary :

As the availability of high-throughput data-collection technologies, such as information-sensing mobile devices, remote sensing, internet log records, and wireless sensor networks has grown, science, engineering, and business have rapidly transitioned from striving to develop information from scant data to a situation in which the challenge is now that the amount of information exceeds a human's ability to examine, let alone absorb, it. Data sets are increasingly complex, and this potentially increases the problems associated with such concerns as missing information and other quality concerns, data heterogeneity, and differing data formats. The nation's ability to make use of data depends heavily on the availability of a workforce that is properly trained and ready to tackle high-need areas. Training students to be capable in exploiting big data requires experience with statistical analysis, machine learning, and computational infrastructure that permits the real problems associated with massive data to be revealed and, ultimately, addressed. Analysis of big data requires cross-disciplinary skills, including the ability to make modeling decisions while balancing trade-offs between optimization and approximation, all while being attentive to useful metrics and system robustness. To develop those skills in students, it is important to identify whom to teach, that is, the educational background, experience, and characteristics of a prospective data-science student; what to teach, that is, the technical and practical content that should be taught to the student; and how to teach, that is, the structure and organization of a data-science program. Training Students to Extract Value from Big Data summarizes a workshop convened in April 2014 by the National Research Council's Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics to explore how best to train students to use big data. The workshop explored the need for training and curricula and coursework that should be included. One impetus for the workshop was the current fragmented view of what is meant by analysis of big data, data analytics, or data science. New graduate programs are introduced regularly, and they have their own notions of what is meant by those terms and, most important, of what students need to know to be proficient in data-intensive work. This report provides a variety of perspectives about those elements and about their integration into courses and curricula.

Book Title : Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment

handbook of normative data for neuropsychological assessment

Release Date : 2005-02-10
ISBN Code : 0195169301
Book Author : Maura Mitrushina
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 1029

Book Summary :

When Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment was published in 1999, it was the first book to provide neuropsychologists with summaries and critiques of normative data for neuropsychological tests. The Second Edition, which has been revised and updated throughout, presents data for 26 commonly used neuropsychological tests, including: Trailmaking, Color Trails, Stroop Color Word Interference, Auditory Consonant Trigrams, Paced Auditory Serial Addition, Ruff 2 and 7, Digital Vigilance, Boston Naming, Verbal Fluency, Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure, Hooper Visual Fluency, Design Fluency, Tactual Performance, Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised, Rey Auditory-Verbal learning, Hopkins Verbal learning, WHO/UCLA Auditory Verbal Learning, Benton Visual Retention, Finger Tapping, Grip Strength (Dynamometer), Grooved Pegboard, Category, and Wisconsin Card Sorting tests. In addition, California Verbal learning (CVLT and CVLT-II), CERAD ListLearning, and selective Reminding Tests, as well as the newest version of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-III and WMS-IIIA), are reviewed. Locator tables throughout the book guide the reader to the sets of normative data that are best suited to each individual case, depending on the demographic characteristics of the patient, and highlight the advantages associated with using data for comparative purposes. Those using the book have the option of reading the authors' critical review of the normative data for a particular test, or simply turning to the appropriate data locator table for a quick reference to the relevant data tables in the Appendices. The Second Edition includes reviews of 15 new tests. The way the data are presented has been changed to make the book easier to use. Meta-analytic tables of predicted values for different ages (and education, where relevant) are included for nine tests that have a sufficient number of homogeneous datasets. No other reference offers such an effective framework for the critical evaluation of normative data for neuropsychological tests. Like the first edition, the new edition will be welcomed by practitioners, researchers, teachers, and graduate students as a unique and valuable contribution to the practice of neuropsychology.

Book Title : Fluency in Native and Nonnative English Speech

fluency in native and nonnative english speech

Release Date : 2013
ISBN Code : 9789027203588
Book Author : Sandra Götz
Book Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages : 238

Book Summary :

This book takes a new and holistic approach to fluency in English speech and differentiates between productive, perceptive, and nonverbal fluency. The in-depth corpus-based description of productive fluency points out major differences of how fluency is established in native and nonnative speech. It also reveals areas in which even highly advanced learners of English still deviate strongly from the native target norm and in which they have already approximated to it. Based on these findings, selected learners are subjected to native speakers' ratings of seven perceptive fluency variables in order to test which variables are most responsible for a perception of oral proficiency on the sides of the listeners. Finally, language-pedagogical implications derived from these findings for the improvement of fluency in learner language are presented. This book is conceptually and methodologically relevant for corpus-linguistics, learner corpus research and foreign language teaching and learning.

Book Title : Effective LEAs and School Improvement

effective leas and school improvement

Release Date : 2006-09-07
ISBN Code : 9781134571796
Book Author : Martyn Cribb
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Effective LEAs and School Improvement examines the ways in which Local Education Authorities can support and challenge schools to raise educational standards. The book includes case studies of effective LEAs and interludes from heads and governors on their experience of working with LEAs. Effective LEAs and School Improvement enables Local Education Authorities to learn from existing good practice and to reflect upon their current situation and plan ahead to meet future demands. It is essential reading for all LEAs concerned with raising educational standards.

Book Title : Fluency Be a Good Reader Practice

fluency be a good reader practice

Release Date : 2014-06-01
ISBN Code : 9781480774414
Book Author : Suzanne Barchers
Book Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages : 5

Book Summary :

This resource is robust and relevant, helping students prepare for life beyond school. Students will gain regular practice through these quick activities. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at home! Perfect practice makes perfect!

Book Title : Measurement and Data Measure Up Practice

measurement and data measure up practice

Release Date : 2014-02-01
ISBN Code : 9781480761483
Book Author : Suzanne Barchers
Book Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages : 4

Book Summary :

This resource is designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, helping students prepare themselves for life beyond school. Students will gain regular practice through these quick activities. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at h

Book Title : Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency

stuttering and related disorders of fluency

Release Date : 2011-01-01
ISBN Code : 9781604066333
Book Author : Edward G. Conture
Book Publisher : Thieme
Total Pages : 392

Book Summary :

Enlisting the expertise of leading clinicians, researchers, and theorists, the editors have here compiled a complete reference for the current clinical strategies for treating stuttering and fluency disorders in both children and adults. The third edition of Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency retains the comprehensive scope of previous editions and provides thorough guidance for the early assessment, diagnosis, and the treatments and adjunctive therapies available for each disorder. Features: Broad overview of the current knowledge regarding the influence of language and phonology on stuttering, and the implications these factors have for assessment and treatment In-depth coverage of cluttering by the countrys leading experts Expanded, up-to-date discussion of the assessment and treatment of stuttering in bilingual populations New sections addressing pharmaceutical approaches to stuttering, including the efficacy of such treatments as well as possible side effects Theoretical and practical approaches to counseling children who stutter and their families Chapters on adjunctive treatments such as self-help and mutual aid groups Ideal for students in graduate programs and clinical practicum, this handbook will also serve as an invaluable reference for practitioners in the clinical setting.

Book Title : Using Data to Improve Student Learning in School Districts

using data to improve student learning in school districts

Release Date : 2013-10-11
ISBN Code : 9781317922841
Book Author : Victoria Bernhardt
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 448

Book Summary :

This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Book Title : Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders

clinical decision making in fluency disorders

Release Date : 2009-05-08
ISBN Code : 9781418067304
Book Author : Walter H. Manning
Book Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 576

Book Summary :

CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN FLUENCY DISORDERS presents therapeutic tools for the speech-language pathologist to assist patients who stutter. Recent empirical evidence is interwoven with real world examples of the diagnostic and therapeutic options that both the speaker and the clinician will consider. CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN FLUENCY DISORDERS also reviews goals, techniques for assessment and counseling, and ongoing disorder management. An online companion website provides video commentary by the author, slides created in PowerPoint correlated to chapter, as well as video and audio examples of various fluency problems and therapeutic sessions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Book Title : Data driven School Improvement

data driven school improvement

Release Date : 2008
ISBN Code : 0807748560
Book Author : Ellen Beth Mandinach
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 296

Book Summary :

With federal and local demands for increased accountability, educators at all levels are now expected to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective data users and decision makers. This book brings together stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives to explore how educators actually use data and technology tools to achieve lasting improvement in student performance. The first comprehensive examination of the field, this volume introduces the history of testing and data use, explores current practices and tools, and presents a groundbreaking model for data-driven decision making.

Book Title : Multilingual Aspects of Fluency Disorders

multilingual aspects of fluency disorders

Release Date : 2011-05-11
ISBN Code : 1847695000
Book Author : Peter Howell
Book Publisher : Multilingual Matters
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

This book contains contributions by scholars working on diverse aspects of speech who bring their findings to bear on the practical issue of how to treat stuttering in different language groups and in multilingual speakers. The book considers classic issues in speech production research, as well as whether regions of the brain that are affected in people who stutter relate to areas used intensively in fluent bilingual speech. It then reviews how formal language properties and differential use of parts of language affect stuttering in English, and then compares these findings to work on stuttering in a variety of languages. Finally, the book addresses methodological issues to do with studies on bilingualism and stuttering; and discusses which approach is appropriate in the treatment of bilingual and multilingual people who stutter.

Book Title : RTI for English Language Learners

rti for english language learners

Release Date : 2010-10-01
ISBN Code : 1934032786
Book Author : Seth Aldrich
Book Publisher : National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
Total Pages : 225

Book Summary :

This book provides guidance for educators (teachers, support staff, school administrators and instructors in schools of education) to assess, understand and address the needs of English language learners within the context of the Response to Intervention process. This book empowers general and special educators, as well as support staff, to take on important roles and activities without necessarily having to speak the student¿s native language.

Book Title : Fluency

fluency

Release Date : 2014-06-18
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Jennifer Foehner Wells
Book Publisher : Blue Bedlam Science Fiction
Total Pages : 373

Book Summary :

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960s. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. The ship itself remained silent, drifting. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it’s an adventure she can’t refuse. The ship isn’t vacant, as they presumed. A disembodied voice rumbles inside Jane’s head, "You are home." Jane fights the growing doubts of her colleagues as she attempts to decipher what the alien wants from her. As the derelict ship devolves into chaos and the crew gets cut off from their escape route, Jane must decide if she can trust the alien’s help to survive. *This is the bestselling novel in its original form. If you are buying a gift for a teen or young adult, or if you are sensitive to strong language or sexual themes, please consider the All Ages Edition*

Book Title : Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

minority populations in canadian second language education

Release Date : 2013-08-21
ISBN Code : 9781783090327
Book Author : Katy Arnett
Book Publisher : Multilingual Matters
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.

Book Title : Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia

exploring efl fluency in asia

Release Date : 2014-10-04
ISBN Code : 9781137449405
Book Author : T. Muller
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 331

Book Summary :

In EFL contexts, an absence of chances to develop fluency in the language classroom can lead to marked limitations in English proficiency. This volume explores fluency development from a number of different perspectives, investigating measurements and classroom strategies for promoting its development.

Book Title : The Fluency Construct

the fluency construct

Release Date : 2015-12-11
ISBN Code : 9781493928033
Book Author : Kelli D. Cummings
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 386

Book Summary :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of fluency as a construct and its assessment in the context of curriculum-based measurement (CBM). Comparing perspectives from language acquisition, reading, and mathematics, the book parses the vagueness and complexities surrounding fluency concepts and their resulting impact on testing, intervention, and students' educational development. Applications of this knowledge in screening and testing, ideas for creating more targeted measures, and advanced methods for studying fluency data demonstrate the overall salience of fluency within CBM. Throughout, contributors argue for greater specificity and nuance in isolating skills to be measured and improved, and for terminology that reflects those educational benchmarks. Included in the coverage: Indicators of fluent writing in beginning writers. Fluency in language acquisition, reading, and mathematics. Foundations of fluency-based assessments in behavioral and psychometric paradigms. Using response time and accuracy data to inform the measurement of fluency. Using individual growth curves to model reading fluency. Latent class analysis for reading fluency research. The Fluency Construct: Curriculum-Based Measurement Concepts and Applications is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, language and literature, applied linguistics, special education, neuropsychology, and social work.

Book Title : Fluency in Reading

fluency in reading

Release Date : 2006-08-15
ISBN Code : 9781135637446
Book Author : Zvia Breznitz
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 328

Book Summary :

This is the first book to examine in-depth the crucial role of the speed of information processing in the brain in determining reading fluency in both normal and dyslexic readers. Part I explains fluency in reading from both traditional and modern perspectives. Fluency has historically been viewed as the outcome of other reading-related factors and has often been seen as a convenient measure of reading skills. This book, however, argues that fluency has a strong impact on other aspects of reading and plays a central role in the entire reading process. Part II deals with the determinants of reading fluency. Chief among these is the speed of information processing in the brain. Using both behavioral and electrophysiological evidence, the book systematically examines the features of processing speed in the various brain systems involved in reading: visual-orthographic, auditory-phonological, and semantic and shows how speed of processing affects fluency in reading. Part III deals with the complex issues of cross-modal integration and specifically with the need for effective synchronization of the brain processes involved in reading. It puts forward the Synchronization Hypothesis and discusses the role of the Asynchrony Phenomenon as a major factor in dyslexia. Finally, it summarizes research on manipulating reading rate by means of the Acceleration method, providing evidence for a possible intervention aimed at reducing Asynchrony. Key features of this outstanding new book include: *Expanded View of Fluency. Reading fluency is seen as both a dependent and an independent Variable. Currently available books focus on reading rate solely as the outcome of other factors whereas this volume stresses that it is both an outcome and a cause. *Information Processing Focus. Fluency itself is determined to a large extent by a more general factor, namely, speed of processing in the brain. The book presents wide-ranging evidence for individual differences in speed of processing across many subpopulations. *Brain Synchronization Focus. The book posits a new theory arguing that effective reading requires synchronization of the different brain systems: visual orthographic, auditory-phonological, and semantic. *Research-Based Interventions. Interventions to enhance fluency and, thereby, reading skills in general are presented in detail. *Author Expertise. Zvia Breznitz is Head of the Department of Learning Disabilities and Director of the Laboratory for Neurocognitive Research at Haifa University in Israel, where she has been researching this topic for over a decade. This book is appropriate for researchers and advanced students in reading, dyslexia, learning disabilities, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology.

Book Title : Partnering for Fluency

partnering for fluency

Release Date : 2006-02-25
ISBN Code : 9781593852641
Book Author : Mary Kay Moskal
Book Publisher : Guilford Press
Total Pages : 142

Book Summary :

Fluency instruction can be seamlessly incorporated into any elementary classroom with the help of this indispensable guide. Provided are fluency development ideas that are effective and motivating, including whole-class and small-group lessons, student-managed activities, and procedures involving classroom volunteers. The emphasis on partner-based learning and the wealth of practical applications make this book unique. Teachers will also appreciate the many real-life examples, tips from other practitioners, and recommended resources. Special features include reproducible assessment tools.