20-Minute Learning Connection: Massachusetts Middle School Edition

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Kaplan, 2002 - Education - 336 pages
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This new guide shows Massachusetts parents how they can help their child succeed in school. Includes 250 learning activities aligned to state standards plus homework advice, checklists, information about state tests, and tips for effective parent/teacher communication.

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Douglas B. Reeves is the president of the Center for Performance Assessment, an organization that works with governmental organizations and school systems to improve standards, assessments, and accountability systems. The author of seventeen books and many articles, Reeves has written the best-selling "Making Standards Work", now in its third edition. Other books include "The Daily Disciplines of Leadership: How to Improve Student Achievement, Staff Morale, and Personal "Organization (Jossey-Bass, 2003), "The Leader's Guide to Standards: A Blueprint for Educational Excellence and Equity "(Jossey-Bass, 2003), "Reason to Write: Help Your Child Succeed in School and In Life Through Better Reasoning and Clear Communication" (Simon & Schuster, 2002), and "Holistic Accountability: Serving Students, Schools, and Community" (Corwin Press, 2002). Reeves has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Author's Series and is the recipient of the Parent's Choice Award for his writing for students and parents. Beyond his work on assessment and research, Reeves has devoted many years to classroom teaching, with students ranging from elementary school to doctoral candidates.

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