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The Partial Credit Model, Geoff Masters 2010 ACER

The Partial Credit Model, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

This chapter demonstrates the elegant simplicity of the underlying concept on which the partial credit model (PCM) was built. This provides a valuable basis for understanding this highly influential polytomous item response theory (IRT) model, including its relationship to other models and the reasons for its widespread use.


Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera

Kien H Lim

Impulsive disposition is an undesirable way of thinking where one spontaneously applies the first idea that comes to mind without checking its relevance. In this research, we explore (a) the possibility of helping pre-service teachers improve their disposition, from being impulsive to being analytic, in one semester, and (b) the effect of using non-proportional situations. This study involves two sections of a mathematics course for pre-service teachers for Grades 4-8. The lessons were designed whenever possible to elicit students’ impulsive disposition so that they could become cognizant of it and make conscious attempts to overcome it. Some test items were ...


Educational Leadership Professors Book-Signing And Presentation, Terence Hicks 2010 East Tennessee State University

Educational Leadership Professors Book-Signing And Presentation, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

No abstract provided.


Prefácio Aos Prefácios, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2010 Universidade do Porto

Prefácio Aos Prefácios, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

No presente artigo, ensaia-se uma sintética teorização em torno dos prefácios. O seu diálogo com o corpo do texto que apresentam não é simples, mas torna-se muito revelador. vale a pena ler e analisar estes textos, que alguns saltam displicentemente, e outros perscrutam com curiosidade...


Ipeds Enrollment And Graduation Report: 2007 Data (Utah Women & Education Project), Susan R. Madsen, Aaron D. King 2010 Utah Valley University

Ipeds Enrollment And Graduation Report: 2007 Data (Utah Women & Education Project), Susan R. Madsen, Aaron D. King

Susan R. Madsen

Funding for this report came from a Utah State Office of Education Leadership Grant (2009-2010) and Utah Valley University. Support was also provided by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). The raw data used in this report was mined from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and was analyzed by A. David King and Dr. Susan R. Madsen. Additional feedback and insights were provided by the following individuals: Susan Thackeray, Cheryl Hanewicz, Doug Gardner, Kathie Debenham, Robert Loveridge, and Nicolle Johnson. The raw data from this report was downloaded from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The ...


Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley 2010 ACER

Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

This paper examines the extent that material, social, and cultural resources and schools account for the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement among 15-year-olds in 30 countries. Generally, cultural factors play a more important role in most countries although in a small minority of countries, material resources have a substantial impact. Most often, social resources have little impact. In many countries, educational differentiation - that is, school tracks and school types, and curriculum tracking within schools - mediates the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement. Countries with highly tracked systems tend to show stronger relationships. On average, over 60 percent ...


Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley 2010 ACER

Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

This paper examines the extent that material, social, and cultural resources and schools account for the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement among 15-year-olds in 30 countries. Generally, cultural factors play a more important role in most countries although in a small minority of countries, material resources have a substantial impact. Most often, social resources have little impact. In many countries, educational differentiation - that is, school tracks and school types, and curriculum tracking within schools - mediates the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement. Countries with highly tracked systems tend to show stronger relationships. On average, over 60 percent ...


The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman 2010 ACER

The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Classroom: Using Title Ix To Measure The Return To High School Sports, Betsey Stevenson 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Beyond The Classroom: Using Title Ix To Measure The Return To High School Sports, Betsey Stevenson

PSC Working Paper Series

Between 1972 and 1978 U.S. high schools rapidly increased their female athletic participation rates—to approximately the same level as their male athletic participation rates—in order to comply with Title IX, a policy change that provides a unique quasi-experiment in female athletic participation. This paper examines the causal implications of this expansion in female sports participation by using variation in the level of boys’ athletic participation across states before Title IX to instrument for the change in girls’ athletic participation. Analysis of differences in outcomes across states in changes between pre- and post-cohorts reveals that a 10-percentage point ...


Society Of Parks And Recreation Educators Chairs Conference, John M. Dunn 2010 Western Michigan University

Society Of Parks And Recreation Educators Chairs Conference, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Class Notes, 2010 Georgia Southern University

Class Notes

CLASS Notes

No abstract provided.


Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary 2010 Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan

Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


Interactive Whiteboard Technology: Impacts On Teachers, Teaching, And Students, Taylor Edward Yost Pettis 2010 Augsburg College

Interactive Whiteboard Technology: Impacts On Teachers, Teaching, And Students, Taylor Edward Yost Pettis

Theses and Graduate Projects

To investigate interactive whiteboards and their impact on teachers, teaching, and students, a research review along with a qualitative case study on interactive whiteboards was performed. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the use of interactive whiteboards and specifically examine how one high school has implemented the technology. The research concludes that interactive whiteboards have had an overall positive impact on teachers, teaching, and students. Influences were noted in the areas of classroom practice, teacher collaboration, teacher preparation, and communication with students outside of the classroom. The examples listed in the case study are exclusive to ...


Diversity Lock-In Remarks, John M. Dunn 2010 Western Michigan University

Diversity Lock-In Remarks, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Brown, Anna Murl (Fisher), 1911-1989 (Sc 2164), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Brown, Anna Murl (Fisher), 1911-1989 (Sc 2164), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2164. Letters to Anna Murl Fisher Brown, an Ohio County, Kentucky teacher, from local residents and parents. They approve of her taking her pupils to church and to a funeral without having to make up the time in class, and support her reappointment.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 85, No. 27, WKU Student Affairs 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 85, No. 27, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Effect Of Prompted Reflection And Metacognitive Skill Instruction On University Freshmen's Use Of Metacognition, Dana Lynn Erskine 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Effect Of Prompted Reflection And Metacognitive Skill Instruction On University Freshmen's Use Of Metacognition, Dana Lynn Erskine

All Theses and Dissertations

Research in metacognition has long demonstrated that applying metacognitive strategies improves students learning and performance. Incoming college and university freshmen are not typically trained in using the metacognitive skills that could enhance their academic performance and their satisfaction with the college experience. This study attempted to assess first-year university students' metacognitive awareness and usage at two levels: (a) After direct and specific metacognitive training, (b) after engaging in weekly metacognitive reflection assignments. Six classes of university freshmen were studied in terms of their use of metacognitive skills and strategies as they progressed through their initial semester. Four of the six ...


Ncuwm Talk Abstracts 2010, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ncuwm Talk Abstracts 2010

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Dr. Bryna Kra, Northwestern University

“From Ramsey Theory to Dynamical

Systems and Back”

Dr. Karen Vogtmann, Cornell University

“Ping-Pong in Outer Space”

Lindsay Baun, College of St. Benedict

Danica Belanus, University of North Dakota

Hayley Belli, University of Oregon

Tiffany Bradford, Saint Francis University

Kathryn Bryant, Northern Arizona University

Laura Buggy, College of St. Benedict

Katharina Carella, Ithaca College

Kathleen Carroll, Wheaton College

Elizabeth Collins-Wildman, Carleton College

Rebecca Dorff, Brigham Young University

Melisa Emory, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Avis Foster, George Mason University

Xiaojing Fu, Clarkson University

Jennifer Garbett, Kenyon College

Nicki Gaswick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rita Gnizak, Fort ...


Ncuwm Poster Abstracts 2010, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ncuwm Poster Abstracts 2010

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Twelfth Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

Poster Abstracts

January 29-31, 2010

Holly Arrowood, Furman University

Kristen Bretney, Loyola Marymount University

Suzanne Carter, University of Iowa

Nicole Casella, Ithaca College

Morgan Chatham, University of Montevallo

Lilith Ciccarelli, Bellarmine University

Amber Clinton, Clarkson University

Jalonda Coats, Tougaloo College

Natalie Coston, Northern Arizona University

Belinda Cruz, University of Texas Pan American

Anita Doerfler, Northern Arizona University

Clarice Dziak, Clarkson University

Terra Fox, Hope College

Samantha Fuller, Penn State University

April Harry, Xavier University of Louisiana

Anne Ho, Regis University

Rachel Keyser, Bellarmine University

Hannah Kolb, Illinois Institute of Technology

Lauren ...


Ncuwm Abstracts Brochure, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ncuwm Abstracts Brochure

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

12th Annual

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics

January 29-31, 2010

A national showcase for research projects of undergraduate women in the mathematical sciences


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