The ABCs of Educational Testing

Amplify your assessment literacy. Formative, data-driven, high-stakes—we all know the buzzwords surrounding educational testing. But we often shelve our understanding of these because they are overwhelmingly complex. Those who care about our schools and students—teachers, administrators, policymakers, parents, citizens—will discover how and why testing should be taken upon ourselves to advance. Using a nontechnical approach, this book offers fundamental knowledge to free you from testing fogginess—all framed around practical actions you can take to strengthen your assessment literacy. Inappropriate tests are leading to mistaken decisions, and this book provides everything you need to know to change that, including Reasons for tests Reliability/validity Fairness Test-building

Human Resource Information Systems

Human Resource Information Systems, edited by Michael J. Kavanagh and Richard D. Johnson, is a one-of-a-kind book that provides a thorough introduction to the field of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and shows how organizations today can leverage HRIS to make better people decisions and manage talent more effectively. Unlike other texts that overwhelm students with technical information and jargon, this revised Fourth Edition offers a balanced approach in dealing with HR issues and IT/IS issues by drawing from experts in both areas. Numerous examples, best practices, discussion questions, and case studies make this the most student-friendly and current text on the market.    New to This Edition A new chapter on social media explores how organizations can use social networks to recruit and select the best candidates. A new HRIS Expert feature spotlights real-world practitioners who share best practices and insights into how chapter concepts affect HR professions. New and expanded coverage of key trends such as information security, privacy, cloud computing, talent management software, and HR analytics is included.

Sexuality and Its Disorders: Development, Cases, and Treatment

Sexuality and Its Disorders explores sexuality from an evolutionary perspective using powerful, real-life case studies to help readers provide effective guidance around issues relating to sexuality. Drawing on his 30 years of clinical experience and research, author Mike Abrams provides a comprehensive, evidence-based, and clinically-oriented text with cutting-edge coverage throughout. Discussions include the physical and psychological development of sexual identity; the social aspects of sexual behavior; the many expressions of sexuality; cognitive behavior treatment of sexual problems; and more. The many perspectives of sexuality are examined with interviews and commentaries from major figures in the field—including David M. Buss, Helen Fisher, C. Sue Carter of Kinsey, Todd K. Shackelford, Ken Zucker, and Gordon Gallup—who discuss such topics as the origins of sexuality, the nature of love, the role of attachment, and the treatment of sexual problems. 

Applied Conversation Analysis

Focusing on applied conversation analysis (CA), Applied Conversation Analysis: Social Interaction in Institutional Settings by Jessica N. Lester and Michelle O’Reilly offers practical insights and guidelines for CA scholars studying social interactions in institutional settings. Written in an accessible style and packed with case studies, examples, activities, and practical tips, the book takes readers through the entire process of planning and carrying out an applied CA research study. By highlighting challenges, debates, and important questions, each chapter provides the theoretical foundation necessary for making informed decisions at every stage of a research project. The book is divided into three sections (context and planning, doing a project using conversation analysis, and disseminating your research) to mirror the research process.

But What Do I DO?

Identifying appropriate strategies for instruction or intervention made easy! Select individualized and evidence-based interventions for struggling students with this comprehensive guide. Organized around an alphabetized and cross-referenced list and a fold-out selection grid featuring more than 150 PBIS, RTI and MTSS interventions, you’ll quickly find the tools to resolve specific learning and behavioral challenges.  You’ll learn to Meet the needs of all your struggling students including at-risk, culturally and linguistically diverse, as well as those with IEPs Progress monitor, document, and modify instructional strategies Identify specific interventions for distinct learning and behavior problems Implement in variety of settings, including special education, learning assistance programs, and full-inclusion

Consumer Culture and Society

Consumer Culture and Society offers an introduction to the study of consumerism and consumption from a sociological perspective.  Author Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy examines what we buy, how and where we consume, the meanings attached to the things we purchase, and the social forces that enable and constrain consumer behavior.  Opening chapters provide a theoretical overview and history of consumer society and featured case studies look at mass consumption in familiar contexts, such as tourism, food, and higher education.  The book explores ethical and political concerns, including consumer activism, indebtedness, alternative forms of consumption, and dilemmas surrounding the globalization of consumer culture. 

Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide

Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide shows students how to be critical consumers of research and to appreciate the power of methodology as it shapes the research question, the use of theory in the study, the methods used, and how the outcomes are reported. The book starts with what it means to be a critical and uncritical reader of research, followed by a detailed chapter on methodology, and then proceeds to a discussion of each component of a research article as it is informed by the methodology. The book encourages readers to select an article from their discipline, learning along the way how to assess each component of the article and come to a judgment of its rigor or quality as a scholarly report.

Understanding and Evaluating Research

Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide shows students how to be critical consumers of research and to appreciate the power of methodology as it shapes the research question, the use of theory in the study, the methods used, and how the outcomes are reported. The book starts with what it means to be a critical and uncritical reader of research, followed by a detailed chapter on methodology, and then proceeds to a discussion of each component of a research article as it is informed by the methodology. The book encourages readers to select an article from their discipline, learning along the way how to assess each component of the article and come to a judgment of its rigor or quality as a scholarly report.

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools

Renew your teaching and your passion with this updated bestseller! When the teaching life gets tough, reflective practice reenergizes you—counteracting the effects of professional isolation and instilling a sense of meaning, renewal, and empowerment that benefits you, your colleagues, and your students. This bestselling book offers research-based ideas and strategies for using reflective practice individually, with others, and even schoolwide. Features of the newest edition include: Updated strategies for engaging adults and students and using reflective practices to create equitable outcomes New examples of reflective practice in action A new chapter on the core leadership practices for growing reflective practice A new companion website with resources and reflection protocols