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Welcome to Middletown: A Reality-Based Program for Engaging Your Staff in Data Assessment for School Improvement

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Welcome to Middletown is an exciting new approach to professional development. It introduces educators to the sophisticated world of assessment through a unique and fun instructional design. Rather than emphasizing math, statistics, ratios, graphs, and a complex vocabulary, it uses a reality-based role-playing format to engage workshop participants in the real experiences of a school district. Welcome to Middletown make the human issues of school improvement come alive.

In structured full or half-day sessions, participants will:
Understand the importance of assessment data and learn about the problems associated with using aggregated or composite data and school or district averages that often distort reality.

Learn the dangers of decision-making, program evaluation, and strategic planning in the absence of essential data.

Learn how data can be manipulated to present very different conclusions, and learn the importance of communicating assessment results effectively.

Learn to use disaggregated data to establish goals, monitor progress, and evaluate personnel, programs, and school or district effectiveness.

Learn that data must be questioned, analyzed, and interpreted, and learn that different personal philosophies, biases, or agendas can lead to very different conclusions.

Gain experience in developing testable goals and objectives.

Return to their schools and communities armed with more effective skills for using assessment data to evaluate the effectiveness of their school programs.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   204
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Spiral Bound
Release Date   Jan 23, 2006
Publisher   Solution Tree
ISBN  1932127798  
ISBN13  9781932127799  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Robert Barr has gained national and international recognition for his research on at-risk children and youth, teacher education, and alternative schools. He is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and scholar in the areas of at-risk youth, school improvement, and alternative education. He has appeared twice on PBS??'s "Firing Line", featuring William F. Buckley, been interviewed on ABC "Evening News" with Peter Jennings and on the Fox News Channel??'s "The O???Reily Factor". He has been quoted in the "New York Times", "USA Today, " and the "Wall Street Journal", served as an expert witness at many state and federal trials, and presented testimony to sub-committees of the U.S. Congress.

Previously, Dr. Barr was Professor and Director of Teacher Education at Indiana University (1970 ??? 1981), Dean of the Oregon State University College of Education (1981 ??? 1990), Dean of the Boise State University College of Education (1991 ??? 1998), served for two years as a board member of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, and was appointed by five governors in three states to various commissions. He served as an Idaho delegate to the Education Commissions of the States. He has received three national awards for excellence in teacher education: AACTE, Distinguished Achievement Award; AASA Showcase of Excellence Award; and the Theodore Mitou Award. He is currently a Senior Analyst with the Boise State University Center for School Improvement. Barr has had extensive international experience in Indonesia, China, Japan, Chile, and was a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

Dr. Barr has worked as a consultant in school districts and Departments of Education in over forty states. Since 1995 he has keynoted over a dozen national conferences and been a featured presenter at the American Association of School Administrators and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development almost every year during the past decade. And, with co-author, William Parrett, the National School Board Association has selected them four times since 1996 for their prestigious "Meet the Expert" sessions.Barr has been widely published in almost every educational journal and is the author or co-author of eight books. Barr and Parrett have co-authored four books: "The Kids Left Behind: Teaching the Underachieving Children of Poverty", in press (2006), "Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools: 50 Proven Strategies for Revitalizing At-Risk Students and Low-Performing Schools" (Pearson Skylight, 2003); "Hope Fulfilled for At-Risk and Violent Youth" (Allyn & Bacon, 2001); "How to Create Alternative, Magnet and Charter Schools that Work" (NES, 1997); and "Hope At Last for At-Risk Youth" (Allyn & Bacon, 1996). Barr??'s editorial, ???Who Is This Child, ??? published by "Phi Delta Kappan", February, 1996, was reprinted in French for distribution internationally and was nominated for a national award by the Educational Press Association. Other books authored by Dr. Barr include "Alternatives in Education" ("Phi Delta Kappan", Bicentennial Publication, 1976); "Values and Youth" (NCSS, 1971); "The Nature of the Social Studies" (ETC Publications, 1978); and "Defining the Social Studies" (NCSS, 1978). "Defining the Social Studies" has been identified as the ???single most influential book in the field of social studies.???

Robert D. Barr has an academic affiliation as follows - Boise State University.

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