Posts made in September, 2015

What Do Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Achievement Test Scores Mean?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What Do Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Achievement Test Scores Mean?

Our guest blogger this week is Flossie Epley, who has served with TEAM for 32 years in Japan. She calls reading “my number one interest,” but also enjoys talking walks in nature, gourmet cooking, and making digital photo albums. You can learn more about Flossie and her work here.   Interpreting achievement test scores can be a bit confusing. I hope this brief article will help you better understand the meaning of the score sheet you received. We’ll begin by looking at the purpose and limitations of achievement tests. Purpose of Achievement Tests The purpose of giving students...

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Professional Development: Make It a Priority This Year! – Part 2

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Professional Development: Make It a Priority This Year! – Part 2

This is part two of an article by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE. Read Part 1 here. Melissa was a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years, and has served with SHARE Education Services since 2002 as both a full-time and associate education consultant. She now lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. Last week, I shared with you my hectic schedule as a full-time education consultant and the challenge I faced in prioritizing my own professional development. I began describing a framework for you to use in planning for your own professional...

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Professional Development: Make It a Priority This Year! – Part 1

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Professional Development: Make It a Priority This Year! – Part 1

This is article is by Melissa Shipman, Executive Director of PACE. Melissa was a teacher of children with special needs for over 10 years, and has served with SHARE Education Services since 2002 as both a full-time and associate education consultant. She now lives in Georgia, USA with her husband and two young girls. The life of a TCK education consultant is a busy one. When I was an education consultant in Eastern Europe, I returned back to my home country regularly to connect with and grow my support base and to attend graduate school in the summers. At home in Europe, I traveled almost...

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