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First-Time First-Year Full-Tim Students Transitioning From High School To The University Of Kentucky: The Academic Readiness Program, 2009-2010, Randolph Hollingsworth 2010 University of Kentucky

First-Time First-Year Full-Tim Students Transitioning From High School To The University Of Kentucky: The Academic Readiness Program, 2009-2010, Randolph Hollingsworth

Undergraduate Education White Papers

This documents the collaborative efforts between the Deans Council, Office of Enrollment Management, Office of Institutional Diversity, Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Education in rolling out the University's response to the state's regulations on college admission and placement for students whose ACT scores are below the regulated cutoff scores. The Academic Readiness Program was developed using the learning outcomes developed by the Directors of Undergraduate Studies in the UK departments of Mathematics and English as well as the expert consultants in the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. This paper includes the assessment of the ...


The Impact Of Teacher Incentive Pay Programs On The Learning Gains Of Low-Performing Middle School Students, Donna W. Miller 2010 University of Central Florida

The Impact Of Teacher Incentive Pay Programs On The Learning Gains Of Low-Performing Middle School Students, Donna W. Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

President Barack Obama committed hundreds of millions of dollars to the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF), yet a few fundamental questions remain unanswered—was the federal program effective? Did student test scores improve? Since the late 19th century, teachers have been paid for their classroom services regardless of how well—or poorly— their students performed. Nearly a century later, advocates of education reform continue to champion teacher compensation policies that link salary to student achievement. Researchers have identified two motivation theories that must be present in order to have a successful incentive pay program: goal theory and expectancy theory. The presence ...


Practices Of High School Principals Regarding Open Enrollment In Advanced Placement Courses And Student Performance Results In 2009, Leigh Bradshaw 2010 University of Central Florida

Practices Of High School Principals Regarding Open Enrollment In Advanced Placement Courses And Student Performance Results In 2009, Leigh Bradshaw

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this research was to determine whether or not there was a relationship between principals’ reports of practices regarding open enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and student achievement results on the AP examinations. Because the percentage of the school population enrolled in AP courses and the percentage of students scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on AP examinations were anticipated to impact high school grades in Florida beginning in 2010, research from this study may provide important information to Florida school leaders. Because of school accountability and educational reform initiatives, the study is also important to educational ...


Predictors Of Success Of The National Council Licensure Examination For Registered Nurses Among Transfer Bsn Students, Mary E. Fortier 2010 Seton Hall University

Predictors Of Success Of The National Council Licensure Examination For Registered Nurses Among Transfer Bsn Students, Mary E. Fortier

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Introducing Mixed Methods In Applied Business Research Training, Roslyn Cameron, Peter Miller 2010 Southern Cross University

Introducing Mixed Methods In Applied Business Research Training, Roslyn Cameron, Peter Miller

Southern Cross Business School

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Implementation Of Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs: The Agriculture Teachers' Perspective, Michael S. Retallick 2010 Iowa State University

Implementation Of Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs: The Agriculture Teachers' Perspective, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this qualitative exploratory study was to examine how agriculture teachers implement supervised agricultural experience (SAE). A combination of focus groups and individual telephone interviews were conducted. Iowa agriculture teachers offered SAE because it is (a) a means of developing life skills, (b) a component of the FFA award system, and (c) theoretically, one–third of the agricultural education model. Although agriculture teachers were able to talk conceptually and theoretically about the benefits and value of SAE, they did not necessarily practice SAE in that manner. The method in which teachers implemented SAE programs varied considerably as did ...


A Criterion-Related Validity Study Of The Grade Eight Assessment And The High School Profiency Assessment In Mathematics For A B District Factor Group School In New Jersey, George J. Solter Jr 2010 Seton Hall University

A Criterion-Related Validity Study Of The Grade Eight Assessment And The High School Profiency Assessment In Mathematics For A B District Factor Group School In New Jersey, George J. Solter Jr

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General Managers' Perceptions Of Corporate Social Responsibility In Florida Hotels, Judith L. Holcomb 2010 University of Central Florida

General Managers' Perceptions Of Corporate Social Responsibility In Florida Hotels, Judith L. Holcomb

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The objective of the study was to identify and measure the magnitude of the gap that may exist between the corporate level Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) culture and its ensuing policies and their equivalent at the property level. This gap was hypothesized to be a function of a number of personal characteristics of the General Managers (GMs) coupled with the organizational profile of the hotel. The data were collected via an online survey based on a CSR scale developed by Turker (2009) in combination with other original and previously used smaller scales. The study‟s population consisted of general managers ...


An Investigation Of Students' Problem Solving Skills In An Introductory Physics Class, Frank McDonald Jr 2010 University of Central Florida

An Investigation Of Students' Problem Solving Skills In An Introductory Physics Class, Frank Mcdonald Jr

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to document the specific errors that introductory physics students make in each phase of the solution of Force and Motion problems. A mixed methods design was used to identify those errors, and it was determined that the errors which students made the most frequently were the omission of mgcosθ , mgsinθ, and the lack of a clearly defined coordinate system as part of the free-body diagram. Additionally, there was a negative statistically significant relationship between the quality of the free-body diagram and the quality of equations that were produced to describe the object’s motion ...


Discounting An Empirical Justification For Its Value In The Lodging Industry, Kelly J. Semrad 2010 University of Central Florida

Discounting An Empirical Justification For Its Value In The Lodging Industry, Kelly J. Semrad

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The central focus of this study is to provide an empirical explanation regarding the efficacy of the managerial expectation formation process as it contributes to the understanding of discounting room rates as a rational strategic phenomenon in the lodging industry. The study assesses the nature of the relationship between discounting hotel room rates and hotel financial performance when considering the non-stationary conditions of a time series data set. The study was rooted in an operational based perspective with regard to the challenges presented by the perishable nature of room night sales - the loss of which may impact a manager’s ...


Exploring A Five Factor Mentoring Model Within Elementary Science, Joyce M. Smolik 2010 University of Central Florida

Exploring A Five Factor Mentoring Model Within Elementary Science, Joyce M. Smolik

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to explore and describe the perceptions of several elementary science mentors and their mentees within one school district based on a fivefactor mentoring model. Utilizing a qualitative methodology in the form of a case study, five mentors and three mentees were interviewed using a structured protocol. From verbatim interview data and field notes, three themes pertaining to the role of the mentor within elementary science emerged as emotional support, technical support, and educative support. Within the five-factor mentoring model, personal attributes suggested notions of support and expert status as critical elements for effective mentoring ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Student Achievement In Florida Charter And Non-Charter Public High Schools 2007-2009, Shannon R. Sommella 2010 University of Central Florida

A Comparative Analysis Of Student Achievement In Florida Charter And Non-Charter Public High Schools 2007-2009, Shannon R. Sommella

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if any relationship existed between the change in developmental scale scores (DSS) on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for reading and mathematics, in selected Florida school districts among charter and non-charter public high schools, for grades 9 and 10. This study also investigated if any relationship existed in student achievement based on student demographics (gender, economically disadvantaged, primary home language (ELL) and ethnicity), and examined if there was a difference in professional demographics of faculty (advanced degrees, teachers’ average years of teaching experience, and percent of courses taught by out of ...


The Relationship Between Average Daily Attendance, School Policies And Procedures And Principals' Emphasis On Attendance Issues In Selected Florida Secondary Schools, Michael C. Arnett 2010 University of Central Florida

The Relationship Between Average Daily Attendance, School Policies And Procedures And Principals' Emphasis On Attendance Issues In Selected Florida Secondary Schools, Michael C. Arnett

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Much of the historical research that has taken place over the past 50 years regarding student absenteeism has focused on influences on students over which the principal had very little control such as student demographics, family characteristics and the student personal or psychological factors. Researchers have begun analyzing school climate and its effect on student attendance from the perspectives of students and teachers. School climate is the one aspect that influences a student attendance patterns and can be modified by the principal. This study sought to identify if there was a relationship between the high school principals‟ perspective on student ...


Describing The Phenomena Of Principals' Experiences With Implementation Of Response To Intervention, Lorrie Belk Butler 2010 University of Central Florida

Describing The Phenomena Of Principals' Experiences With Implementation Of Response To Intervention, Lorrie Belk Butler

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The traditional method of identifying students with disabilities has led to a new innovation being implemented at the school level. Response to Intervention (RTI) is an alternative approach that received federal approval with the passage of Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act (IDEIA) 2004. On July 1, 2010, RTI became the required process for determining identification of students with learning disabilities for all schools in the state of Florida. Implementation of this approach requires significant changes in how schools operate. Using a phenomenological study design, the purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the experiences of elementary ...


Influences On Middle Income, First-Generation Prospective College Students: Perspectives Of College-Bound High School Seniors, Mary A. Dillon 2010 Seton Hall University

Influences On Middle Income, First-Generation Prospective College Students: Perspectives Of College-Bound High School Seniors, Mary A. Dillon

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Comparing Racial Identity, Acculturative Stress, And Feelings Of Alienation In African-American College Attendees And Non-Attendees, Raymond Brock-Murray 2010 Seton Hall University

Comparing Racial Identity, Acculturative Stress, And Feelings Of Alienation In African-American College Attendees And Non-Attendees, Raymond Brock-Murray

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Progressing Children’S Participation: Exploring The Potential Of A Dialogical Turn, Anne Graham, Robyn Margaret Fitzgerald 2010 Southern Cross University

Progressing Children’S Participation: Exploring The Potential Of A Dialogical Turn, Anne Graham, Robyn Margaret Fitzgerald

School of Education

Children’s participation is increasingly ambiguous and contested. Such complexity emerges in response to its emancipatory possibilities as well as unresolved tensions and power practices. The authors argue that closer attention must now be given to the interpretative milieu of children’s participation, that is, to the act of dialogue that has emerged as central to the participatory process. They point to the need for a critical examination of dialogue in facilitating and resisting the recognition of children. The article concludes with a number of questions to be addressed, if a dialogic approach to participation is to be more fully ...


Honors Research Symposium Program [2010], University Honors Program Students and Staff 2010 Georgia Southern University

Honors Research Symposium Program [2010], University Honors Program Students And Staff

University Honors Program Publications

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Advance, 2010 Georgia Southern University

Advance

Advance (Division of Continuing Education Catalog)

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Annual Report Of The President, The University Of Tennessee To The Board Of Trustees, 2009-2010, Jan Simek 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Annual Report Of The President, The University Of Tennessee To The Board Of Trustees, 2009-2010, Jan Simek

President's Annual Report

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