Effective Practices for Evaluation Instructional Materials

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Running Head: Effective Practices for Evaluating Instructional Materials and Strategies

Effective Practices for Evaluating Instructional Materials and Strategies

by
Sharita Baker
Andrea Daniels
Gina McNally
Instructional Leadership: Theory and Practice
EDU 615

Submitted To:
Henry Raines
Graduate Studies in Education
School of Education and Social Services
Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University
November 12, 2011

Abstract

Instructional Leadership: Theory and Practice EDU 615
Gina McNally, Andrea Daniels, and Sharita Baker

Effective Practices for Evaluating Instructional Materials and Strategies Effective Practices for Evaluating Instructional Materials and Strategies is an ongoing process dedicated to
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The goal for using this model is to increase student learning growth by improving the quality of instructional, administrative, and supervisory practices. Assessing is a major priority in the school system because this is the only way principals are aware of the progress their students and teachers are producing. It is recommended that principals meet monthly with other administrators to stay up to date on the current changes in the curriculum, instruction, and assessments. The school leadership teams must ensure that they are choosing instructional works that have high success rates for enhancing student achievement. If the data results from the assessment show that the majority of students are not producing learning gains, the school’s principal should sit down with the teacher to discuss and reevaluate the lessons that are being taught. Accordingly, the state of Florida requires students in grades 3-12 to take the FCAT 2.0. This test is used to measure the competency level of students by grade level and is an indication of effectiveness of lessons taught. Furthermore, teachers are not only gauged by the students’ grades and administrator evaluation, but also by standardized test like the FCAT.

SIPT strategies to improve instruction based on effective practices for evaluating instructional materials and strategies

Research based “Best Practices” is used to describe “what works” in a specific learning situation. When
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