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Common Data Set 2005-06, Kirk England Dec 2006

Common Data Set 2005-06, Kirk England

Office of Survey Research

Common Data Set


Factors Which Impact The Conduct Of Fifth Grade African-American Males, Derricka Bashetta Thomas Dec 2006

Factors Which Impact The Conduct Of Fifth Grade African-American Males, Derricka Bashetta Thomas

Dissertations

This study examines the factors that impact the conduct of fifth grade African- American male students who participated in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K). The participants in this study are located throughout the United States of America. These students attend private and public schools. The data for this study were provided by the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. The researcher utilized ECLS-K’s Public Use Data File and Electronic Codebook to create an SPSS syntax file in order to measure the factors that impact the conduct of fifth grade ...


The Teaching American History Project: An Assessment Of Student Performance, Lewis Karstensson, James E. Davis Nov 2006

The Teaching American History Project: An Assessment Of Student Performance, Lewis Karstensson, James E. Davis

Economics Faculty Publications

This study examines selected effects of a teaching program in American history on fifth grade students in the Elk Grove (California) Unified School District.


The Motion Picture Industry: Critical Issues In Practice, Current Research, And New Research Directions, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Anita Elberse Nov 2006

The Motion Picture Industry: Critical Issues In Practice, Current Research, And New Research Directions, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Anita Elberse

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

The motion picture industry has provided a fruitful research domain for scholars in marketing and other disciplines. The industry has high economic importance and is appealing to researchers because it offers both rich data that cover the entire product lifecycle for many new products and because it provides many unsolved “puzzles.” Although the amount of scholarly research in this area is rapidly growing, its impact on practice has not been as significant as in other industries (e.g., consumer packaged goods). In this article, we discuss critical practical issues for the motion picture industry, review existing knowledge on those issues ...


Investigación Académica Y Políticas Públicas En La Educación Superior: El Caso Mexicano De Pago Por Méritos, Imanol Ordorika, Mina Alejandra Navarro Nov 2006

Investigación Académica Y Políticas Públicas En La Educación Superior: El Caso Mexicano De Pago Por Méritos, Imanol Ordorika, Mina Alejandra Navarro

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Western Alumni, Class Of 2005 - Spring 2006 Survey Findings, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sara Jones, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Nov 2006

Western Alumni, Class Of 2005 - Spring 2006 Survey Findings, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sara Jones, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Survey Research

Western’s first Alumni Survey was conducted in 1988; it’s development and administration was in response to the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HEC Board) requirement to survey graduates every biennially. Western was done so diligently and reliably since. Twenty years on, as academic concerns have changed, so has the survey; however, the original “fourteen common items” proscribed by the HEC Board have remained. Similarly, the administration of the survey adapted: from a paper-and-pencil only mail-out form to the current on-line and telephone method. Yet regardless of the type of administration, satisfactory response rates have been attained. The current report ...


A Pakistani Teacher Educator’S Self-Study Of Teaching Self-Study Research, Ayesha Bashiruddin Nov 2006

A Pakistani Teacher Educator’S Self-Study Of Teaching Self-Study Research, Ayesha Bashiruddin

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This paper describes a teacher educator’s self-study of work with her M.Ed. students at a private international university in Pakistan. This systematic inquiry highlights changes and improvements in teaching drawn from experiences of practice based on autobiographies. Analysis shows that improvement in teaching came from the author’s learning through self-study. Analysis also reveals implications for teacher educators and teacher education in general.


Measuring Unprofessional Behavior During An 8-Station Osce, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Eric J. Alper, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Measuring Unprofessional Behavior During An 8-Station Osce, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Eric J. Alper, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations



Standardized patients (SPs) are widely used in medical education but their use to assess professionalism is limited. This study investigated the utility of SPs assessing unprofessional behavior during an annual end of third year Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


Meeting Challenges In Caring For Patients With Disabilities: An Interclerkship Course, Julie A. Jonassen, Susan V. Barrett, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Martin H. Young Nov 2006

Meeting Challenges In Caring For Patients With Disabilities: An Interclerkship Course, Julie A. Jonassen, Susan V. Barrett, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Martin H. Young

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Purpose: People with disabilities use healthcare services more than those without disabilities, yet healthcare systems often fail these individuals. Understanding the needs of those with physical and cognitive disabilities is crucial in providing them with appropriate healthcare. A one-day Interclerkship introduced third-year medical students to key challenges for physicians who care for disabled patients: (1) building trust and confidence, (2) communication, (3) anticipating secondary medical conditions, (4) appropriately modifying clinical encounters, and (5) identifying appropriate community resources.

Methodology: Essential elements of patient-centered care for disabled individuals were presented in plenary sessions. In small groups, students met with individuals with physical ...


Residents Report On The Importance Of An Undergraduate End Of Life Interclerkship, Stacey J. Kadish, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Susan V. Barrett, Marjorie Clay, David M. Clive, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Residents Report On The Importance Of An Undergraduate End Of Life Interclerkship, Stacey J. Kadish, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Susan V. Barrett, Marjorie Clay, David M. Clive, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

Does the perceived value of a third year End of Life (EOL) Interclerkship change after medical students complete their first year of residency? Several research studies indicate students’ perceptions about specific learning experiences change after graduating from medical school.

The value that medical students put on their education of end of life issues increases after they leave medical school. This finding highlights the importance of teaching end of life issues to undergraduate medical students.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


Increasing The Depth Of The Recruitment Pool For Future Women Academic Leaders: Should We Begin With Medical School Electives?, Stacey J. Kadish, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2006

Increasing The Depth Of The Recruitment Pool For Future Women Academic Leaders: Should We Begin With Medical School Electives?, Stacey J. Kadish, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

A 2002 report from the AAMC Project Implementation Committee indicated, “The pool from which to recruit women academic leaders remains shallow” (Bickel, et al., 2002). Since hen, much attention has been focused on improving conditions for women at the faculty level. Yet, few studies address the possibility that the medical school experience could impact the initial depth in this recruitment pool. Is there a trend in medical school that may be negatively impacting women’s success in pursuing a career in academia?

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2006.


The National Review Of School Music Education : What Is The Present State Of Music Education In Schools?, Sharon Lierse Oct 2006

The National Review Of School Music Education : What Is The Present State Of Music Education In Schools?, Sharon Lierse

Dr. Sharon Lierse

In November, 2005 a landmark government report entitled the National Review of School Music Education was released. The report found that there was a great variability in the quality of music education in schools. It was acknowledged that although there are some excellent music programs in schools, there is 'cycles of neglect and inequity' and greater support is required for teachers and the subject itself. The report acknowledged the influence of recent curriculum developments in Australia including integrating the arts into one subject. The paper discusses issues arising from the report and how it has impacted music in Australian schools ...


The Case For An Australian Certificate Of Education, Geoff N. Masters Oct 2006

The Case For An Australian Certificate Of Education, Geoff N. Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training on May 2005 commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research to investigate and report on models and implementation arrangements for an Australian Certificate of Education. There are ten different certificates currently available across the six states and two territories of Australia that provide a senior secondary school qualification. The first recommendation made by the Review is for national agreement on what should be taught in each school system. The second recommendation is for students across Australia to be assessed against the same standards. This requires the development of natural so-called ‘achievement standards ...


Act 35 Report Card, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter Oct 2006

Act 35 Report Card, Sarah C. Mckenzie, Gary W. Ritter

Policy Briefs

The Office for Education Policy (OEP) has recently revisited Act 35 of the Arkansas General Assembly’s second extraordinary session of 2003 to highlight the Act’s provisions and assess the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the State Board of Education’s progress in addressing those accountability measures. This report is part of the OEP’s continuing effort to keep our constituents informed of the extent to which reforms are being implemented in Arkansas. What follows is a description of the Act and of the report card; for the itemized and detailed complete report card, please see the table ...


Panels On Assessment, Training, Help And Support: "Implementing Sustainable And Useful Assessment-So What's The Problem? ", Office Of Assessment And Undergraduate Studies Oct 2006

Panels On Assessment, Training, Help And Support: "Implementing Sustainable And Useful Assessment-So What's The Problem? ", Office Of Assessment And Undergraduate Studies

Assessment Publications & Presentations

No abstract provided.


2006-2007 Common Data, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Oct 2006

2006-2007 Common Data, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

2006-2007 issue of the Common Data.


The Western Scholar, Editors Oct 2006

The Western Scholar, Editors

WKU Scholar

No abstract provided.


Volume 18, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor, Tom Pusateri Editor Oct 2006

Volume 18, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor, Tom Pusateri Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 18, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Assessment And The Fear Of Punishment: How The Protection Of Anonymity Positively Influenced The Design And Outcomes Of Postsecondary Assessment, Philip I. Kramer Oct 2006

Assessment And The Fear Of Punishment: How The Protection Of Anonymity Positively Influenced The Design And Outcomes Of Postsecondary Assessment, Philip I. Kramer

OARCA Staff Publications

This study examines how a state system of higher education, located in the Rocky Mountains area of the United States, allowed faculty members from the state’s public institutions of higher education to control the design and implementation of a pilot assessment of statewide general education courses. One of the primary reasons faculty were allowed to control the assessment process was to assuage the commonly held fear by faculty, academic departments, and institutions that they could be punished for the poor assessment results of their students who took the pilot assessment. An important conclusion of this study is that the ...


Australian Students Achievement In The Timss 2002 Mathematics Cognitive Domains, Sue Thomson Oct 2006

Australian Students Achievement In The Timss 2002 Mathematics Cognitive Domains, Sue Thomson

TIMSS Australia Monograph Series

The TIMSS assessment materials are organised on the basis of two domains: a content domain and a cognitive domain. The content domain describes the content that is intended to be assessed; while the cognitive domain describes the cognitive abilities students use to answer the items. The content domains are fairly consistently and readily found in the curricula of the participating countries, and are the subject of the major international and national reports for TIMSS. Developing reliable and valid achievement scales for the cognitive domains is not as straightforward, and differences among students across and within countries in their mathematical knowledge ...


Fact Book 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2006

Fact Book 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

The Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data about the University, in a concise, easily-used format. Included are details regarding student and faculty. Generally, data are broken out by college, rank, level, gender, age and ethnicity for both spring and fall semesters.


The New Division Of Labor In Massachusetts, Daniel Georgianna, Corinn Williams Oct 2006

The New Division Of Labor In Massachusetts, Daniel Georgianna, Corinn Williams

New England Journal of Public Policy

In The New Division of Labor, Levy and Murnane describe a world of work re-shaped by computers where workers whose jobs can be reduced to steps based on rules are replaced, and where jobs that require judgment or negotiation are enhanced. The authors test the hypothesis of Levy and Murnane’s work with a close look at Fall River and New Bedford. These cities, with high unemployment and low rates of educational attainment, show patterns of job replacement by computers as compared with Massachusetts as a whole — a wealthy state with high rates of education, which shows a pattern of ...


Common Data Set 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2006

Common Data Set 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Common Data Sets

Common Data Set (2006 - 2007) for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


2006 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Oct 2006

2006 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

Fall 2006 issue of the Nutshell.


Enrollment Report - Fall 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2006

Enrollment Report - Fall 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Literacy Assessment New Zealand Style, Thomas R. Guskey, Jeffrey K. Smith, Lisa F. Smith, Terry Crooks, Lester Flockton Oct 2006

Literacy Assessment New Zealand Style, Thomas R. Guskey, Jeffrey K. Smith, Lisa F. Smith, Terry Crooks, Lester Flockton

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

It's mostly performance based. It assesses students in teams as well as individually. What's more, students like it.


La Estructura Del Sistema De Educación Superior Como Factor De Acceso Y Equidad, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García Sep 2006

La Estructura Del Sistema De Educación Superior Como Factor De Acceso Y Equidad, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Este trabajo señala que los retos de aumentar la cobertura y equidad de la educación superior deben ser vistos a nivel sistémico y no como la cruzada particular de una o unas cuantas instituciones. Se enfatiza, asimismo, la necesidad de promover la diversidad institucional como una estrategia para aumentar la cobertura y equidad del sistema de educación superior. Por último, se subraya la necesidad de fortalecer el financiamiento de las instituciones de educación superior mediante un esquema que acepte que contar con una educación superior diferenciada y de calidad demanda no escatimar recursos financieros dentro del contexto de las posibilidades ...


The Freshmen Interest Group (Figs) Program Report: Fall, 2006, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Chris Stark, Patricia M. Fabiano Sep 2006

The Freshmen Interest Group (Figs) Program Report: Fall, 2006, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Chris Stark, Patricia M. Fabiano

Office of Survey Research

INTRODUCTION In the fall, 2006, the Freshman Interest Group (FIGs) Program entered its eighth interation. To use assessment terminology, the program has passed through its beginning and emergent stages and has entered maturity. Its mission has been crafted, student learning outcomes (SLO's) have been identified, and its identity has solidified. (Please see Appendix One to read the FIGs mission statement, course criteria, student learning outcomes, and other FIGs-related documents.) Yet while maturity has wrought a degree of self-confidence, it has not brought complacency.The program remains one of the most assessed academic programs on campus. Yearly, FIGs administrators and ...


Assessment For Learning: Assessment In Interaction, Ian Clark Sep 2006

Assessment For Learning: Assessment In Interaction, Ian Clark

Essays in Education

Wherever there is challenge in our classrooms there exists the opportunity for better formative assessment. It is beyond time that policy reflected the need for cognitive and affective challenges to be constructive, enjoyable and collaborative. In so doing practitioners are able to co-construct a learning environment which lends positive support to the self-esteem among our young learners in elementary and high schools. This article discusses a remedy to a deepening crisis in our classrooms. That remedy has become known as Assessment for Learning (AfL). AfL is a crucial aspect of classroom practice, the sub-routines of which focus on: the quality ...


Myths And Poor Policy Affecting The Future Of School Superintendents, Theodore J. Kowalski Sep 2006

Myths And Poor Policy Affecting The Future Of School Superintendents, Theodore J. Kowalski

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Across the country, state policymakers are acting to weaken professional standards for school superintendents. Nine states no longer require a license for this position and among the remaining 41 states, over half (54%, including Ohio) have provisions for waivers or emergency certificates and 15 states (37%, including Ohio) sanction alternative preparation programs for licensure (Feistritzer, 2003). Sadly, this trend toward de-professionalizing the most influential position in public education is being fueled by myths and unless it is curtailed, it will seriously damage our public education system.