This Is Only a Test: Teaching for Mathematical Understanding in an Age of Standardized Testing
This Is Only a Test helps teachers plan a year of instruction that takes testing into account while staying focused on a curriculum that encourages students to love and understand mathematics.
Transform teachers’ and students’ feelings toward standardized tests from panic and anxiety to control and confidence. This book’s proven strategies help students perform well on standardized tests without compromising teachers’ basic beliefs about how children learn. Create a yearlong plan for teaching math while simultaneously ensuring state standards are met; examine the relationship between released test items and the knowledge and skills students need to respond correctly; and discover ways to handle test preparation during the weeks before a test.
Nancy Litton and Maryann Wickett
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