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Evaluating The Validity Of Technology-Enhanced Educational Assessment Items And Tasks: An Empirical Approach To Studying Item Features And Scoring Rubrics., Ally Thomas 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Evaluating The Validity Of Technology-Enhanced Educational Assessment Items And Tasks: An Empirical Approach To Studying Item Features And Scoring Rubrics., Ally Thomas

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With the advent of the newly developed Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, innovative assessments, including technology-enhanced items and tasks, will be needed to meet the challenges of developing valid and reliable assessments in a world of computer-based testing. In a recent critique of the next generation assessments in math (i.e., Smarter Balanced), Rasmussen (2015) observed that many aspects of the technology “enhancements” can be expected to do more harm than good as the computer interfaces may introduce construct irrelevant variance. This paper focused on issues surrounding the design of TEIs and how cognitive load ...


Scholarly Publications Of Librarians In Universities In Nigeria: 2000 2012 -- A Bibliometric Analysis, Gadanga Aliyu Tsafe Dr, basaka abubakar aminu basaka nil, Chiya Usman Mohammed Dr 2016 Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria

Scholarly Publications Of Librarians In Universities In Nigeria: 2000 2012 -- A Bibliometric Analysis, Gadanga Aliyu Tsafe Dr, Basaka Abubakar Aminu Basaka Nil, Chiya Usman Mohammed Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

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This bibliometric study was designed to analyze the scholarly publications of librarians in Universities in Nigeria from 2000-2012. It was guided by six objectives and two null-hypotheses. The study covered 16 Universities located in the seven states of the North -West, Nigeria while the publications analyzed were journal articles, chapters in books, books, conference proceedings etc published by the librarians in the study area. The research design was descriptive survey method using bibliometric technique. One hundred and sixty five (165) librarians was the population purposively taken for the study. Self-designed questionnaire was the only instrument used for data collection ...


Ireach Blended Learning Model And Reading Lexile Growth Of Freshmen In Maryville City Schools, Whitney Ann Schmidt 2016 East Tennessee State University

Ireach Blended Learning Model And Reading Lexile Growth Of Freshmen In Maryville City Schools, Whitney Ann Schmidt

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The Maryville City School system has implemented the first year of the iReach blended learning model for which all students in the school district have access to either a laptop or an iPad to support their learning every day. The availability of research on the impact of iReach is limited because the blended learning instructional model is relatively new and has not yet been subjected to numerous research studies. The purpose of this ex post facto quasi-experimental quantitative study was to compare student reading Lexile growth data collected through the use of the Reading Comprehension Assessment before and after iReach ...


High School Teachers’ Perceived Self-Efficacy In Teaching Literacy Across The Curriculum In Tennessee First Core Region 1 High Schools, Ashley N. Keys 2016 East Tennessee State University

High School Teachers’ Perceived Self-Efficacy In Teaching Literacy Across The Curriculum In Tennessee First Core Region 1 High Schools, Ashley N. Keys

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At the high school level teachers are often departmentalized by their content area and do not teach subjects outside of their specialties. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) introduced literacy standards across the curriculum requiring reading and writing instruction in all courses. The adoption not only affected traditional literacy teachers but also science, math, social studies, and career and technical education teachers who may have had little or no training or experience in teaching literacy to adolescents. These teachers, because of little training or experience in teaching literacy, may feel unprepared for the CCSS literacy shifts or inadequate in delivering literacy ...


The Relationship Of Formative Assessment To The Professional Development And Perspective Transformation Of Teachers, Kimberly K. Snyder 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Relationship Of Formative Assessment To The Professional Development And Perspective Transformation Of Teachers, Kimberly K. Snyder

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This study uses practitioner research to explore teacher perspectives about formative assessment. The researcher engaged in a four-month-long series of professional development sessions with one middle school and two high school English-Language Arts teachers from the Capital View School District. Understanding formative assessment as a process to monitor student learning and then customizing instruction based on the data gathered from the formative assessment is a complex skill in which teachers need practice and even coaching to become adroit. The sessions were intended to help early-career teachers better understand formative assessment and incorporate it as a strategy in their teaching praxis ...


Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman 2016 Iowa State University

Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman

Fredric Janzen

“The Iowa State University ADVANCE program is […] designed to create an infrastructure at ISU for transforming structures, cultures, and practices in ways that enable and support recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly qualified and cohesive faculty. This infrastructure is designed to include “top down” university policies and procedures as well as “bottom up” initiatives involving departmental work climate and strategies for improving recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty” (Bird and Hamrick 2008).

To this end, ISU ADVANCE: • collects base-line quantitative data on the faculty recruitment, retention and promotion, and on faculty work issues such as satisfaction with departmental work ...


Identifying Evidence-Based Educational Practices: Which Research Designs Provide Findings That Can Influence Social Change?, Barbara R. Schirmer, Alison S. Lockman, Todd N. Schirmer 2016 Walden University

Identifying Evidence-Based Educational Practices: Which Research Designs Provide Findings That Can Influence Social Change?, Barbara R. Schirmer, Alison S. Lockman, Todd N. Schirmer

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

We conducted this conceptual study to determine if the Institute of Education Sciences/National Science Foundation pipeline of evidence guidelines could be applied as a protocol that researchers could follow in establishing evidence of effective instructional practices. To do this, we compared these guidelines, new drug development process, and our own research on major methodological designs and found that they show remarkable consistency in the process by which types of studies intended to answer different research questions build a body of evidence for practice, whether that practice is in the instructional environment or health care environment. However, none of the ...


Background Paper No. 1 : Senior Assessment And Tertiary Entrance In A Nutshell, Gabrielle Matters 2016 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Background Paper No. 1 : Senior Assessment And Tertiary Entrance In A Nutshell, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

The purpose of this paper is to describe senior assessment and tertiary entrance in Queensland in a nutshell. It does not purport to be an academic paper, a procedural manual, or the definitive description of senior assessment and tertiary entrance procedures in Queensland. Its focus is on describing and explaining the key features of the system to an audience that is not necessarily acquainted with the intricacies of the Queensland system. And it is simply an aide mémoire for those who are part of the system. Not all aspects of senior assessment and tertiary entrance are mentioned and technical discussion ...


Measuring The Impact Of Citizen-Led Assessments For Improving The Quality Of Education, Mollie Tobin, Petra Lietz 2016 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Measuring The Impact Of Citizen-Led Assessments For Improving The Quality Of Education, Mollie Tobin, Petra Lietz

Dr Petra Lietz

Effective communication and advocacy activities are essential components in initiating change in education practices and policies. ACER, through the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre provided support to OMAES (Oeuvre Malienne d’Aide à l’Enfance du Sahel), a non-governmental organisation in Mali, for the development of an internal monitoring and evaluation system for the Beekunko assessment in Mali. Bεεkunko is a household-based assessment of children’s learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy for children in Mali whether currently attending school or not, and who are six to 14 years of age. OMAES’ primary aim through Bεεkunko is to motivate stakeholders ...


System-Level Assessment And Educational Policy, John Cresswell 2016 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

System-Level Assessment And Educational Policy, John Cresswell

Dr John Cresswell

Education ministries throughout the world are integrating educational assessment into their education reform processes. Education reform is not a straight-line activity, and assessment can both inform the discussion on policy reform and give an indication of the effectiveness of policies that have been implemented. Three different types of assessment are used in the educational process: classroom assessment, examinations and system-level assessment. Each type has a different purpose. While the focus of both classroom assessments and examinations is to measure the learning outcomes of individuals, for system-level assessment the focus is to describe the characteristics of the population as a whole ...


Commentary, Marjorie Siegel 2016 Teachers College, Columbia University

Commentary, Marjorie Siegel

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Commentary, Susan Freeman 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Commentary, Susan Freeman

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Commentary, Martha Foote 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Commentary, Martha Foote

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Toward Meaningful Assessment: Lessons From Five First-Grade Classrooms, Laura Kates 2016 Kingsborough Community College

Toward Meaningful Assessment: Lessons From Five First-Grade Classrooms, Laura Kates

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A case study of six first grade teachers' responses to a performance assessment mandated in New York City Public Schools from 1998 to 2003.


Electronic Checklist Implementation: Transition Training And Ga Usage, Krystal M. Megha, Erin Bowen 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

Electronic Checklist Implementation: Transition Training And Ga Usage, Krystal M. Megha, Erin Bowen

Erin Bowen

In this conceptual study, the authors explore the development of checklists for fixed-wing aviation operations, including their utility in accomplishing identified goals and adherence to human factors design principles. Furthermore, the authors review the current status of the aviation industry transition to electronic checklists, comparing them to their paper counterparts, and assess adherence to human factors principles in electronic checklist design and implementation. The role of electronic checklists in general aviation operations and safety implications of the electronic transition are discussed.

Brief Summary of Research:

Anecdotal evidence suggests that more and more pilots at both the general aviation (GA) and ...


Coda, Gail M. Boldt 2016 Penn State University

Coda, Gail M. Boldt

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Flip The Script, Kevin K. Kumashiro, Erica Meiners 2016 University of San Francisco

Flip The Script, Kevin K. Kumashiro, Erica Meiners

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"Each one of us must understand education reform as inseparable from our concurrent struggles in other sectors, including labor and healthcare, and the movements to secure full human and civil rights for all." --Authors.


A Glass Half Full, Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade 2016 San Francisco State University

A Glass Half Full, Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade

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Presents a vision for remaking ourselves as a society by addressing the basic needs of all children and defining, assessing, and developing high quality teaching.


Creating The Schools We Need, Pedro Noguera 2016 New York University

Creating The Schools We Need, Pedro Noguera

Occasional Paper Series

The struggle for education remains vital to the struggle for democracy, equality and justice. The only question is who will align themselves with those who must be integral to making this possibility a reality.


Silver Linings, Gil Schmerler 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Silver Linings, Gil Schmerler

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Looking for rays of sunshine amidst an educational landscape that has taken a particularly horrific beating in the last decade or two is a difficult – maybe quixotic – undertaking.


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