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Hockett, Jessica A.

Works: 4 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 1,430 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jessica A Hockett
Exam schools : inside America's most selective public high schools by Chester E Finn( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the best education for exceptionally able and high-achieving youngsters? Can the United States strengthen its future intellectual leadership, economic vitality, and scientific prowess without sacrificing equal opportunity? There are no easy answers but, as Chester Finn and Jessica Hockett show, for more than 100,000 students each year, the solution is to enroll in an academically selective public high school. Exam Schools is the first-ever close-up look at this small, sometimes controversial, yet crucial segment of American public education. This groundbreaking book discusses how these schools work--and their critical role in nurturing the country's brightest students. The 165 schools identified by Finn and Hockett are located in thirty states, plus the District of Columbia. While some are world renowned, such as Boston Latin and Bronx Science, others are known only in their own communities. The authors survey the schools on issues ranging from admissions and student diversity to teacher selection. They probe sources of political support, curriculum, instructional styles, educational effectiveness, and institutional autonomy. Some of their findings are surprising: Los Angeles, for example, has no "exam schools" while New York City has dozens. Asian-American students are overrepresented--but so are African-American pupils. Culminating with in-depth profiles of eleven exam schools and thoughtful reflection on policy implications, Finn and Hockett ultimately consider whether the country would be better off with more such schools. At a time of keen attention to the faltering education system, Exam Schools sheds positive light on a group of schools that could well provide a transformative roadmap for many of America's children
Differentiation in middle & high school : strategies to engage all learners by Kristina Doubet( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners--regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy
Differentiation in the elementary grades : strategies to engage and equip all learners by Kristina Doubet( )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive resource for elementary school teachers, Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners--regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation. They explain how to: Create a healthy classroom community in which students' unique qualities and needs are as important as the ones they have in common - Translate curriculum into manageable and meaningful learning goals that are fit to be differentiated - Use pre-assessment and formative assessment to uncover students' learning needs, tailor tasks accordingly, and ensure that students are "getting it"--Provide interactive learning experiences that encourage students to engage with both the content and one another - Present students with avenues to take in, process, and produce knowledge that appeal to their varied interests and learning preferences - Navigate potential roadblocks to differentiation. Each chapter provides a plethora of practical tools, templates, and strategies for a variety of subject areas developed by and for real teachers. Whether you're new to differentiated instruction or looking to expand your repertoire of its strategies, Differentiation in the Elementary Grades will show you classroom-tested ways to better engage students and help them succeed every day. Includes URL and password for free downloadable forms
The influence of lesson study on how teachers plan for, implement, and understand differentiated instruction by Jessica A Hockett( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.25 for Exam schoo ... to 0.82 for The influe ...)

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