20-minute learning connection, Volume 5

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Kaplan Publishing, Dec 25, 2001 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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Texas Middle School In just 20 minutes a day, you can transform your child's approach to learning. By devoting 20 minutes each day to helping your child succeed in school, you can make a profound difference in the intellectual and emotional development of your child. Learn how to help your child: * Become a confident and capable learner * Master the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills * Succeed on the TAAS * Avoid homework meltdowns 20-Minute Learning Connection includes more than 200 home learning activities aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. You will also find checklists, resources, and an overview of the changing education landscape in Texas. You will learn how to communicate effectively with your child's teacher, how to deal with test anxiety and homework frustration, and how to identify "power standards" -- the most important knowledge and skills students need to master. You are your child's first and most important teacher. Only a parent can provide the emotional security that enables a child to become confident, capable, and empowered. 20-Minute Learning Connection will help you create an environment where you and your child can learn together, laugh together, and maintain a love of learning amidst all the chaos of daily life. For up-to-date information about how recent education reforms may affect your child, Visit www.kaptest.com/crusadeintheclassroom

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Contents

Chapter
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What Are Academic Standards and Why Do We Have Them?
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Chapter 3
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Douglas B. Reeves, Ph.D. is President of the Center for Performance Assessment and the International Center for Educational Accountability. He works with parents, teachers, and school leaders throughout the world to raise student achievement and improve educational practices.