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Standards Performance Continuum: Development and Validation of a Me*****sure of Effective Pedagogy

The article by Doherty, Epaloose and Tharp is a step-by-step presentation of the development ***** validation ***** a quantitative tool (termed Standard ***** Continuum or SPC by the authors) that measures teachers' performance in applying ********** for Effective Pedagogy. In the first part of the article, the authors discuss the five standards for effective teaching, i.e., joint productive activity, language and literacy *****, contextualization, challenging activit*****s, and instructional conversation that form the theoretical basis of the SPC. The rest of the article is about the development ***** the SPC including an explanation of the dimensions underlying each standard, developing a five-point rubric (in which 5 levels of en*****ctment are defined), and presentation of three studies that test ***** validity of the measure through interrater reliability, concurrent validity, and criterion-related validity. The results ***** the studies show that ***** application of St*****ard Performance ***** (SPC) provides valid information on performance of teachers involved in teaching ***** disadvantaged students.

The *****' explanation of ***** and its underlying dimension identified as 'connected learning' in the article is something that most readers would readily identify with. It ***** a common observance that ***** human brain retains and recalls a thought, data or text if it can *****sociate that object ***** something ***** the person's brain is already familiar with. Hence this particular standard for effective ***** is perhaps the most important out of the 5 ***** ***** effective teaching that form the basis of the SPC. It is also remarkable how ********** teachers forget or ignore this very simple rule of effective teaching in a classroom setting.

The five Standards for ***** Pedagogy (or teaching) were ident*****ied by Tharp et al

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