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A Study Of Summative Teacher Performance Evaluation Instruments , Felicia Ann Blacher-Rick Jan 1991

A Study Of Summative Teacher Performance Evaluation Instruments , Felicia Ann Blacher-Rick

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study made a critical analysis of summative teacher performance evaluation instruments used nationally in public school systems. The investigation involved identifying in the literature the types of instruments used, the types of rating scales and response modes used, and the merits of the comment section that may be found on the evaluation document. The following purposes provided the framework for the investigation: (1) To determine the degree to which school systems were using summative teacher performance evaluation instruments. (2) To determine the current status of teacher performance evaluation instruments used nationally by ascertaining: (a) the kinds of instruments being ...


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Critical Thinking And Moral Development Among Selected College Students, Bradley Scott Badger Jan 1991

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Critical Thinking And Moral Development Among Selected College Students, Bradley Scott Badger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Estimating Course Difficulty , Daniel James Mundfrom Jan 1991

Estimating Course Difficulty , Daniel James Mundfrom

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The difficulty level of college courses has been identified as a value which varies across courses. A sample of fifty (50) introductory-level college courses was selected and four different measures of course difficulty, (1) perceived difficulty, (2) perceived amount of work, (3) average grade awarded, and (4) average ACT composite of enrolled students, were calculated for each course. The difficulty estimates were examined for consistency for each measure individually, over time, and in comparison with the others. Correlation analysis, multiple regression, factor analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis, and analysis of variance procedures were used. The four measures were combined into one ...


The Relationship Between Black Male Student-Athletes Retention And Graduation Rates At A Predominantly White Institution, Dennis Ross Jan 1991

The Relationship Between Black Male Student-Athletes Retention And Graduation Rates At A Predominantly White Institution, Dennis Ross

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Study On Observational Systems: A Review Of Meteorological And Oceanographic Education In Observational Techniques And The Relationship To National Facilities And Needs, Robert Serafin, Brian Heikes, Douglas Sargeant, William Smith, Eugene Takle, Roger Wakimoto Jan 1991

Study On Observational Systems: A Review Of Meteorological And Oceanographic Education In Observational Techniques And The Relationship To National Facilities And Needs, Robert Serafin, Brian Heikes, Douglas Sargeant, William Smith, Eugene Takle, Roger Wakimoto

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Meteorological and oceanographic education in observational techniques and the relationship to national facilities' needs are reviewed. The significance of measurement science and its relationship to national capabilities are examined. Opportunities for the enhancement of national capabilities related to the application of measurement science to meteorology and oceanography are identified and recommendations for action are presented.


The Improvement Of The Teaching Of Informational Writing: A Study Of Six Teachers, Lisbeth Berridge Jan 1991

The Improvement Of The Teaching Of Informational Writing: A Study Of Six Teachers, Lisbeth Berridge

Theses : Honours

The purpose of this study was to focus on the progressive stages through which six teachers moved in their efforts to improve children's writing of informational texts. An action research approach was used to control and monitor the work of the researcher and the six teachers as they sought to improve their classroom practice in the teaching of writing. The essential features of the approach were for the teachers to collaborate with the researcher in: a) discussing their problems and in devising suitable solutions; b) formulating a working hypothesis; c) working out an appropriate plan comprised of the steps ...


Human Resources, Staff Information, 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1991

Human Resources, Staff Information, 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Human Resources

IPEDS Human Resources annual report contains the following information: • Employees by primary occupational activity, faculty status, full and part time (collected separately for medical schools) • Full-time instructional staff by academic rank, gender and function • Total salary outlay and number of months covered by academic rank and gender


Human Resources 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1991

Human Resources 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Human Resources

IPEDS Human Resources annual report contains the following information: • Employees by primary occupational activity, faculty status, full and part time (collected separately for medical schools) • Full-time instructional staff by academic rank, gender and function • Total salary outlay and number of months covered by academic rank and gender


Finance 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1991

Finance 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Finance

IPEDS Finance annual report contains the following information: • Revenues by source (e.g., tuition and fees, government, private gifts) • Expenses by function (e.g., instruction, research, plant maintenance and operation) • Scholarships, physical plant assets and indebtedness • Assets, liabilities and net assets • Different formats are used based on the institution’s accounting standards


Fall Enrollment 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1991

Fall Enrollment 1991-92, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Fall Enrollment

IPEDS Fall Enrollment annual report contains the following information: • Full- and part-time fall enrollments by level, by race/ethnicity and gender of student • Number of students engaged in distance education, by level and location • Age distributions by student level (odd-numbered years) • State of residence of first-time first-year students (even-numbered years) • Total number of students in the entering class • Fall-to-fall retention rates of full-time and part-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (less than 4-year institutions), and first-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students (4-year institutions)


Enrollment Report - Fall 1991, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1991

Enrollment Report - Fall 1991, 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.


A Study Of Qualitative Miscue Analysis Scoring Systems For Identification Of Instructional Reading Levels, Sylvia Estelle Dean Jan 1991

A Study Of Qualitative Miscue Analysis Scoring Systems For Identification Of Instructional Reading Levels, Sylvia Estelle Dean

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the accuracy and practicality of May's Poor Reader (PR) scoring system for the informal reading inventory (IRI), an individual assessment device designed to determine a student's instructional reading level. The PR is a qualitative scoring system developed by Frank May that examines only two miscues (defaults and meaning-denigrating substitutions) in arriving at an estimate of instructional reading level. The predictor variable, PR, was compared for accuracy and practicality with five other predictor variables consisting of four traditional quantitative scoring systems and an additional qualitative system of May's; PR ...


Swazi Students' Attitudes Towards Geography And Their Relationship To Home Background, Teacher, Previous Academic Achievement, Peer Group And Gender, David Manyatsi Jan 1991

Swazi Students' Attitudes Towards Geography And Their Relationship To Home Background, Teacher, Previous Academic Achievement, Peer Group And Gender, David Manyatsi

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This study examined attitudes of Swazi Secondary School Students towards geography and the association of those attitudes with home background, teacher, previous academic achievement, peer group and gender. Attitudes of 435 Swazi students toward geography were assessed in July 1990. The instrument for the measurement of attitudes toward geography was subdivided into eight factors: Interest in the subjects, perceived value of the subject; attitude to the subject teacher; class management; perception of own ability; attitude to other students; perceived teacher attitude to students; and attitude to homework. Home background was measured in terms of the parents and employment and educational ...


Efficacy Of Self-Instructional Training In The Management Of Test Anxiety: A Primary Prevention Model, Rita Schreyer Wagner Jan 1991

Efficacy Of Self-Instructional Training In The Management Of Test Anxiety: A Primary Prevention Model, Rita Schreyer Wagner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a program of self-instructional training, presented as part of the regular classroom guidance curriculum, in the reduction of test anxiety and improvement of test performance in third grade children.;The sample consisted of 88 third grade students enrolled in regular education in an elementary school. Intact classes were randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. A nonequivalent control group research design was used. Dependent variables were test anxiety, academic achievement, and test performance and were measured by the Test Anxiety Scale for Children, the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement ...


The Personal Motivation System Of Hispanic Female Students As Measured By The Picture Identification Test, Martha Lazcano Muguira Jan 1991

The Personal Motivation System Of Hispanic Female Students As Measured By The Picture Identification Test, Martha Lazcano Muguira

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study explored the qualities that distinguished a select group of college freshmen women (National Hispanic Scholars) from a general sample of Hispanic women as assessed by the PIT (Picture Identification Test) a semi-projective systems-oriented instrument that measures motivation (Chambers, 1988). The PIT was mailed to 496 Women Scholars, and administered to self-identified Hispanic freshmen women who attended four universities in the United States for the first time in the Fall of 1990. Results were based on the responses of 99 Ss (Select Group), and 57 Ss (Regular Group) who completed the PIT and fulfilled the criteria.;The specific hypothesis ...


A Case Study Of The Predictive Ability Of Placement Tests For Principles Of Accounting, Sonja Ann Sanders Villaire Jan 1991

A Case Study Of The Predictive Ability Of Placement Tests For Principles Of Accounting, Sonja Ann Sanders Villaire

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The predictive ability of mathematics and reading placement tests used as a prerequisite for entry into the introductory level of accounting principles was investigated in a case study conducted at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia for students enrolled during the 19-month period beginning with June 1988 and ending with December 1989. The entire population of 1353 students was used in the study which tested for the independence of two variables, assessed or non-assessed students and their success (or non-success) in the course. In addition, the scores on the placement tests were compared with the final grade of the ...


Learning And Study Strategies Inventory (Lassi): A Validity Study, Anne Witt Perkins Jan 1991

Learning And Study Strategies Inventory (Lassi): A Validity Study, Anne Witt Perkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine the construct and predictive validity of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI). The LASSI is an instrument designed to assess utilization of learning and study strategies and methods for the purpose of measuring strategy use, diagnosing deficiencies, and prescribing intervention. The literature suggests that valid instruments of this type are sadly lacking. The LASSI User's Manual, however, presents no statistical evidence of instrument validity. The need for this verification became crucial with The College of William and Mary's selection of the inventory for administration to the 1990 freshman class ...


A Case Study To Investigate The Use Of Computers Across A School Population, Janine Bersan Jan 1991

A Case Study To Investigate The Use Of Computers Across A School Population, Janine Bersan

Theses : Honours

The National Advisory Committee on Computers in Schools (Commonwealth Schools Commission, 1983) recommended to support computing in both government and non-government schools in Australia over 1984 - 1986. This led to the injection of computer resources to schools. The Western Australian Government then provided significant funds for the provision of computer equipment to primary and secondary schools (1987 -1989). Primacy schools in Western Australia now have on average three computers per primary school. The Ministry of Education has produced a policy document on computer use in primary education which clearly outlines goals to be achieved by all primary school teachers and ...


Student Perceptions In A Social Studies Classroom, Maria Darby Jan 1991

Student Perceptions In A Social Studies Classroom, Maria Darby

Theses : Honours

This study describes differential student perceptions towards Social Studies in a high school classroom. A case study approach, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative data gathering techniques, was used to collect data by seeking individual students' perceptions of the classroom environment, the teacher, classroom instruction and the Social Studies subject content. Social Studies education in Western Australia has been guided by the Social Studies K-10 Syllabus which has been implemented for almost 10 years. In 1990 a comprehensive review of the curriculum was commissioned by the Ministry of Education and undertaken by Print (1990a). This study found that a need existed ...


Monitoring Standards Of Science Investigation Skill Attainment By Tongan Secondary Science Students, Fisi'ihoi Mone Jan 1991

Monitoring Standards Of Science Investigation Skill Attainment By Tongan Secondary Science Students, Fisi'ihoi Mone

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the science investigation skill attainment of Tongan Form 5 (16 years of age) General Science students. Benchmark statements were developed to describe the range of science investigation skills and standard of performance that should be expected of Tongan Form 5 General Science students. A written test of science process skills and a practical test of science apparatus skills, were developed to assess the level of attainment of science investigation skills by students who have completed Form 4 and Form 5 General Science in Tonga. The instruments were piloted twice in Western ...


Regulation Of Connexin32 And Connexin43 Mrna And Protein During Neural Development, Daniel Belliveau, G. Kidder, C. Naus Dec 1990

Regulation Of Connexin32 And Connexin43 Mrna And Protein During Neural Development, Daniel Belliveau, G. Kidder, C. Naus

Daniel J. Belliveau

No abstract provided.


Assessing Achievement In Australian Schools, Geoff Masters Dec 1990

Assessing Achievement In Australian Schools, Geoff Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

This paper considers the educational and technical feasibility of introducing a comprehensive system of student performance measures which will allow valid and reliable national and international comparisons. The conclusion reached is that a useful system of student performance measures can be established in this country, and some specific recommendations are made for the implementation of such a system. But the discussion that follows also contains important caveats and warnings. Difficulties in establishing valid and reliable measures of student achievement are not to be underestimated. Many education systems, particularly large systems in Europe and the United States which have had performance ...


Factors Influencing Reading Achievement At The 14-Year-Old Level In 15 Educational Systems, Petra Lietz Dec 1990

Factors Influencing Reading Achievement At The 14-Year-Old Level In 15 Educational Systems, Petra Lietz

Dr Petra Lietz

This thesis investigates student factors influencing reading achievement at the 14 year old level in a cross national comparison of 15 educational systems. It involves secondary analyses of data collected in the 1970-71 Reading Comprehension Study, which was undertaken by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. The previous research into student background factors influencing reading achievement beyond the initial stages of schooling is reviewed and the research questions are operationalised. This is followed by a description of the data set employed to investigate the research questions. The underlying conceptual framework from which a model of individual student ...


Telling The Whole Story : Assessing Achievement In English, Marion Meiers, R Mcgregor Dec 1990

Telling The Whole Story : Assessing Achievement In English, Marion Meiers, R Mcgregor

Marion Meiers

The development of literacy is a responsibility shared by all teachers, in all curriculum areas. This book focuses on the development and achievement of competency in English, across all years of schooling. Part 1 offers a rationale for a responsive approach to assessment in English. A range of contexts representing the kinds of classroom experiences which promote the development of language competency and where students show significant signs of becoming effective makers and users of language is described. The third chapter describes the planning and management of an active learning context in one English classroom. Part 2 looks specifically at ...


Participation By Disadvantaged Young People In Postcompulsory Education And Training, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1990

Participation By Disadvantaged Young People In Postcompulsory Education And Training, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Differences Among High Schools In Their Influence On Students To Stay Beyond The Minimum Leaving Age, John Ainley, J Foreman, Michael Sheret Dec 1990

Differences Among High Schools In Their Influence On Students To Stay Beyond The Minimum Leaving Age, John Ainley, J Foreman, Michael Sheret

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Australian Teachers' Careers, Rupert Maclean, Phil Mckenzie Dec 1990

Australian Teachers' Careers, Rupert Maclean, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Teaching is an occupation that currently faces many difficulties. There is widespread concern among teachers about their occupational status, the demands of being a teacher, and the career rewards that teaching provides. The condition of teaching and the teaching service are also matters of intense public debate. This book contributes to this debate through a comprehensive examination of Australian teachers' careers. It discusses: the sociological, economic and historical contexts of teaching as an occupation; emerging issues and problems with regard to women teachers' careers, the ageing of the teaching force, teaching in rural schools, careers in Catholic and independent schools ...


The Effect Of Computer Use On The Process Writing Of Learning Disabled Students, John W. Hill Dec 1990

The Effect Of Computer Use On The Process Writing Of Learning Disabled Students, John W. Hill

John W. Hill

No abstract provided.