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Instructional Practices and Assessment ED612


This Research Guide will help you to complete the research for your assignments for this class.


The 3 assignments are locating and referencing a peer reviewed article, published in the last 5 years, on each the following topics

  1. an article on a general description of curriculum related to early childhood or middle grades or secondary levels.
  2. an article from one of the four main content areas:
    1. mathematics
    2. science
    3. language arts or
    4. social studies
  3. an article of your choice/interest on educational assessment

You will write a one-page, single-spaced review as described in the assignment, beginning with an APA style reference entry, followed by a summary of the article, and ending with how you can use the knowledge in the instruction of you students.

Best Bets for Research on these Topics

Search Terms

Try these!

curriculum AND "middle school"

reading AND elementary

mathematics AND teaching AND "high school"

elementary AND students AND assessment

"special education" AND writing

"problem based learning" AND "high school"

Be Intentional!

Search intentionally! Don't wander.

  1. What is the purpose of the assignment?
  2. Why do I need the information?
  3. What information do I need to find to complete the assignment?
  4. Are there date or other criteria (peer reviewed) for the information?

Read intentionally too!

  1. What is my purpose for reading?
  2. What do I already know about the topic (build on that).
  3. What questions must I answer to accomplish my purpose?
  4. What are the main ideas of the article?
  5. What conclusions can I draw to use this information when I teach?