New Xulon Book Offers Practical Guidelines For Implementing Effective Professional Development Practices Using Students’ Data To Improve Their Assessment Results

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Dr. Olivean Strachan provides a template for administrators and teachers to improve students’ success

CLOSING STUDENTS' LEARNING GAPS - THE POWER OF STUDENTS' ASSESSMENT DATA

I want to help readers to properly identify the learning gaps of students ...

MAITLAND, FL— Dr. Olivean Strachan, Ed.D.s new book, CLOSING STUDENTS' LEARNING GAPS - THE POWER OF STUDENTS' ASSESSMENT DATA, ($12.99, paperback, 9781498466554; $6.99, e-book, 9781498466561) provides strategies and resources for educational stakeholders to close the learning gaps of students and improve proficiency based learning in school communities. It’s a step-by-step beginner’s guide for use in professional development sessions and data reform practices to collaborative work to address this issue. It implements various theoretical practices and personal data inquiry practices that has been proven to work in closing the learning gaps of students while addressing students specific learning style and needs.

“I want to help readers to properly identify the learning gaps of students and implement the proper scaffolding resources, teaching strategies, and correct curriculum to close the learning gaps of students,” states the author.

Dr. Olivean Strachan began her career with the New York City Department of Education over fifteen years ago, in an urban setting, where meeting the specific learning needs of students was a major aspiration for her. Her well-rounded pedagogical experiences include that of middle school Math, Science and ELA coach, curriculum developer, and data specialist. Her academic achievements include a Bachelor’s in Business, a Master’s in Teaching, a Master’s in Education, and a Doctorate in Education. Dr. Strachan has been recognized for her achievements with awards nomination such as the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for Teacher of The Year, as well as published her recent studies titled, The Impact of a Multifaceted Intervention on Student Math and ELA Achievement, to aid school communities in closing the learning gaps of students.

Throughout Dr. Strachan’s career, she studied the various leverage points that assist with improving teacher pedagogy and student achievement. This resource produced practical guidelines for implementing effective and successful professional development practices evolved around using students’ data to improve their assessment results, enhance teachers’ scaffolding and differentiated practices, and fostering parent involvement to improve the learning outcomes of students. The instilled practices within this material is reflective of his years of experience as a researcher, educator, and practitioner in closing the learning gaps of students and will enable educational stakeholders to create and enforce pedagogical practices to aid in fostering the academic success of students.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order CLOSING STUDENTS' LEARNING GAPS - THE POWER OF STUDENTS' ASSESSMENT DATA through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Dr. Olivean Strachan, Ed.D.
Email: olivean(at)aol(dot)com

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