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Comparisons: Australia’S Revised Draft Year 7 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, John Lindsey, Catherine Pearn, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Gayl O'Connor Jul 2015

Comparisons: Australia’S Revised Draft Year 7 Numeracy Benchmarks And International Standards, John Lindsey, Catherine Pearn, Jan Lokan, Brian Doig, Gayl O'Connor

Catherine Pearn

No abstract provided.


Dictionary Of Language Testing, A Davies, Annie Brown, C Elder, K Hill, Tom Lumley, T Mcnamara Feb 2013

Dictionary Of Language Testing, A Davies, Annie Brown, C Elder, K Hill, Tom Lumley, T Mcnamara

Dr Tom Lumley

No abstract provided.


Examining The Literacy Benchmarks: A Comparison Of The Draft Year 7 Literacy Benchmarks With Standards From Other Countries And Student Performance, Margaret Forster, Marion Meiers Mar 2010

Examining The Literacy Benchmarks: A Comparison Of The Draft Year 7 Literacy Benchmarks With Standards From Other Countries And Student Performance, Margaret Forster, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

This paper has been commissioned to provide an analysis of the relationship between the draft Year 7 literacy benchmark indicators and standards from other English speaking countries.


Generic Interests And School Subject Choice, Gerald Elsworth, Adrian Beavis, John Ainley, Sergio Fabris Aug 2009

Generic Interests And School Subject Choice, Gerald Elsworth, Adrian Beavis, John Ainley, Sergio Fabris

Dr John Ainley

While empirical research on school subject preferences and choices has a long history, 'interest' has infrequently been invoked as an explanatory construct. Three levels on which interest is conceptualised in educational research are identified. The most general derives from vocational psychology and may be characterised by the themes of Holland's RIASEC typology. The results of five recent Australian studies in which interests were related to school subject preferences and choices are reviewed, and a series of multi- level models of data from the most recent are presented. The models offer a coherent summary of interest - school subject choice relations ...


The Influence Of School Factors, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie Jul 2009

The Influence Of School Factors, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


The Initial Work And Education Experiences Of Early School Leavers: A Comparative Study Of Australia And The United States, Stephen Lamb, Russell Rumberger Dec 1999

The Initial Work And Education Experiences Of Early School Leavers: A Comparative Study Of Australia And The United States, Stephen Lamb, Russell Rumberger

LSAY Research Reports

This study examines the experiences of early school leavers from the United States and Australia in the first two years beyond secondary school. The results of the study indicate that similar percentages of students left school early in the United States and Australia - 21 percent in the United States and 22 percent in Australia. In both countries the study indicated that school leaving rates were substantially higher for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, for students attending public and government school, and for students with low achievement levels. The study reported considerable differences between the two countries in when early leavers ...


Students' Mental Models Of Electricity In Simple Dc Circuits, Andrew C. Isola Iii Dec 1999

Students' Mental Models Of Electricity In Simple Dc Circuits, Andrew C. Isola Iii

Dissertations

This study presents the results of research into middle school students' knowledge about the nature and mechanisms of action of electricity in simple DC circuits. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders (n=99) were asked a series of questions about the roles of bulbs, batteries, wires, and electricity in circuits. Almost half the number of students (n=42) were found to have used detailed, well-defined, and logically consistent mental models based on their responses. A total of 15 different detailed mental models were documented in these students that belonged to one of four different general model types: (1) round trip flow ...


Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels Ii : Mathematics, The Arts And Health And Physical Education., Sheldon Rothman Nov 1999

Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels Ii : Mathematics, The Arts And Health And Physical Education., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

In 1997 the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment collected student achievement data on a sample of students in Years 1-8 in English, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, and Technology, four of the eight national curriculum profiles learning areas. Summaries were reported to teachers in Xpress, the Department's fortnightly newspaper, and at the 1998 Australian Association for Research in Education conference Factors Influencing Assigned Student Achievement Levels. In 1998 the Department completed the collection of profiles data, with information on student achievement in Mathematics, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Languages Other Than English. Using ...


Non-Attendance And Student Background Factors., Sheldon Rothman Nov 1999

Non-Attendance And Student Background Factors., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Regular attendance at school is important for students to achieve social and academic outcomes of schooling. The monitoring of student attendance is seen as a school function, with state education departments collecting only summary school attendance data. Recent developments in information management systems have allowed education departments to collect student level attendance data from schools, offering opportunities for administrators to improve their understanding of the nature of student non- attendance, and providing schools with benchmarks for attendance. In 1997, the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment commenced an annual collection of student level non-attendance records for Term 2 ...


Teacher And Student Perspectives On Collaborative Learning, Ray Peck, M Barnes Nov 1999

Teacher And Student Perspectives On Collaborative Learning, Ray Peck, M Barnes

Ray Peck

In this article, the authors explain what they mean by collaborative learning and suggest ways of promoting effective collaboration in senior mathematics. Issues discussed include group composition, the design of suitable tasks for collaborative work, setting norms for student behaviour and the teacher's role in promoting effective discussion. Students' views on collaborative learning are also presented. Perceived advantages include improved understanding, enjoyment and communication skills. Some perceived disadvantages and ways of minimising them are also discussed.


Developing Multimedia Resources : Personal Perspectives, Heather Kaufmann, Jan Mcfeeter, Ralph Saubern Nov 1999

Developing Multimedia Resources : Personal Perspectives, Heather Kaufmann, Jan Mcfeeter, Ralph Saubern

Ralph Saubern

Three people, all of whom have been English as a second language teachers and are now working in software development, discuss how their views of language and learning have changed as a result of their involvement in the emerging area of software development.


A Multilevel Model Of Student Non-Attendance., Sheldon Rothman Nov 1999

A Multilevel Model Of Student Non-Attendance., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Regular attendance at school is important for students to achieve social and academic outcomes of schooling. Individual school attendance practices vary, which may result in differential student outcomes. The development of multilevel models has allowed researchers to examine relationships between student level and school level variables, and to determine whether the variation in attendance patterns is associated with school level practices. In 1997 and 1998, the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment collected student level non-attendance records for Term 2 of each year from 60 percent of schools, accounting for more than 62 percent of students in Reception ...


Longitudinal Surveys Of Young People: What Can They Provide, And How Do Australia's Data Compare With Other International Studies?, Phil Mckenzie Nov 1999

Longitudinal Surveys Of Young People: What Can They Provide, And How Do Australia's Data Compare With Other International Studies?, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper discusses the distinctive nature of longitudinal data and the types of policy and research questions they can address. The paper provides an overview of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program, and how it compares with longitudinal surveys in other OECD countries. The LSAY program, which is operated by ACER with support from DETYA and all school authorities in Australia, has now accumulated 20 years of data on cohorts of young Australians as they move through education and training and into the labour market. The LSAY surveys probably collect more extensive information on young Australians' educational and ...


Floating A University Website: If You're Going To Fish, Bring The Right Bait, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh Nov 1999

Floating A University Website: If You're Going To Fish, Bring The Right Bait, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

Visual and printed information desired by precollege students were examined using a cluster technique. Significant relationships between the ACT score and student preferences were found. Several recommendations are offered to assist college and university administrators integrate the research and interactivity of the Web into their overall marketing strategy.


Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 3 (1997) Technical Paper No. 17, Nicole Fleming Nov 1999

Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 3 (1997) Technical Paper No. 17, Nicole Fleming

LSAY Technical Reports

In 1995, a nationally representative sample of approximately 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the new Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth program. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a national sample of 300 schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school. In 1996 ...


Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 4 (1998) Technical Paper No. 18, Nicole Fleming Nov 1999

Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 4 (1998) Technical Paper No. 18, Nicole Fleming

LSAY Technical Reports

In 1995, a nationally representative sample of approximately 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the new Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth program. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a national sample of 300 schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school. In 1996 ...


Learning For Organizing: Institutional Reading Groups As A Strategy For Change, Peter D. Eckel, Adrianna Kezar, Devorah Lieberman Nov 1999

Learning For Organizing: Institutional Reading Groups As A Strategy For Change, Peter D. Eckel, Adrianna Kezar, Devorah Lieberman

GSE Publications

Organizing for learning is an important emphasis for AAHE, and rightly so. Colleges and universities should make institutional changes that promote better and more effective learning. Our experiences — from a national perspective at the American Council on Education (ACE) and ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education and from a campus-based perspective at Portland State University — suggest that before institutions can organize for learning, they must first learn for organizing.


Self-Study Compliance Overview Report, Wasc Committee Nov 1999

Self-Study Compliance Overview Report, Wasc Committee

Publications and Administrative reports

No abstract provided.


Volume 13, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Oct 1999

Volume 13, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 13, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


An Examination Of Multi-Institutional Networks, Nancy L. Thomas Oct 1999

An Examination Of Multi-Institutional Networks, Nancy L. Thomas

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

The purpose of this paper is to identify techniques for designing and maintaining effective multi-institutional collaborative projects that will also encourage the success of each individual institution. It contains recommendations regarding the formation and management of the networks. First, it reviews project goals and desired outcomes, with consideration of whether collaboration should be a means or an end. Next, the paper turns to strategies for forming and managing networks, with particular attention to the selection and role of a “project leader.” It then considers the role and responsibility of institutional participants, reviewing criteria for network participation and arguing in favor ...


The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption And Academic Performance: Findings From The 1999 Lifestyles Survey, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads Oct 1999

The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption And Academic Performance: Findings From The 1999 Lifestyles Survey, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads

Office of Survey Research

Western grade point average and alcohol consumption are studied.


The Measurement Of Socioeconomic Status And Social Class In The Lsay Project Technical Paper No. 14, Gary N. Marks Oct 1999

The Measurement Of Socioeconomic Status And Social Class In The Lsay Project Technical Paper No. 14, Gary N. Marks

LSAY Technical Reports

There is little doubt that soocioeconomic background is an important concept among social researchers and policy developers. First and foremost, the relationships between socioeconomic status with educational and labour market outcomes is an important indicator of the degree of social equity and the success of policies aimed at reducing social inequality. Although there is almost universal agreement on the importance of socioeconomic status there is little agreement on its conceptualisation and measurement. There are a variety of issues relating to socioeconomic status which have produced considerable debate. These include the explicit or implicit theoretical approach, whether continuous or categorical measures ...


Enrollment Report - Fall 1999, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1999

Enrollment Report - Fall 1999, 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.


Feedback, Accountability, And The Standards-Based System, Dannelle D. Stevens Oct 1999

Feedback, Accountability, And The Standards-Based System, Dannelle D. Stevens

Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

The standards-based system provides feedback and accountability, and, more importantly, it challenges educators to re-examine basic assumptions about teaching, learning, and schooling. These assumptions are changing as a result of the standards-based system, and this has positively affected practices in the classroom.


The Politics Of Scholastic Aptitude Testing, Editor Sep 1999

The Politics Of Scholastic Aptitude Testing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes political features of scholastic aptitude testing--some of which are infrequently addressed in educational- problem identification and in policy development, implementation, and evaluation.


Notas Para Una Agenda De Investigación Sobre El Académico En La Educación Superior Mexicana, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes Sep 1999

Notas Para Una Agenda De Investigación Sobre El Académico En La Educación Superior Mexicana, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Asociado a las recientes transformaciones de la educación superior Mexicana ha emergido un nuevo "académico" al que, a pesar de los esfuerzos realizados a la fecha, todavía no conocemos satisfactoriamente. Tomando en cuenta dichas transformaciones, la investigación realizada en el país, la tradición Estadounidense respectiva y una visión sustentada en el hecho de trabajar como académico en una institución publica estatal, este trabajo identifica, respecto del académico, algunas áreas que demandan una mayor atención. Las áreas identificadas se agrupan en seis categorías: (1) aspectos históricos; (2) información censal y características sociodemográficas; (3) la delimitación del trabajo académico; (4) la carrera ...


Participation In Education And Training 1980 - 1994, Michael Long, Peter Carpenter, Martin Hayden Sep 1999

Participation In Education And Training 1980 - 1994, Michael Long, Peter Carpenter, Martin Hayden

LSAY Research Reports

This document reports on participation by young people in education and training in Australia. It presents results on the patterns and processes of educational participation for four cohorts of young Australians, born in 1961, 1965, 1970 and 1975 respectively. For each cohort, the types of educational participation documented include: completion of Year 12; entry to higher education from Year 12; participation in higher education; participation in a TAFE course; participation in an apprenticeship or traineeship; participation in any form of post school education and training.


Curriculum And Careers: The Education And Labour Market Consequences Of Year 12 Subject Choice, Stephen Lamb, Katrina Ball Sep 1999

Curriculum And Careers: The Education And Labour Market Consequences Of Year 12 Subject Choice, Stephen Lamb, Katrina Ball

LSAY Research Reports

This report examines patterns of course enrolments in Year 12 and the consequences of students course enrolments on their education, training and work experiences to age 19. In particular, it looks at what happens to young people enrolled in different senior school subjects as they move from school to post-school education and training and to work. The analysis is based on data collected between 1990 and 1997 as part of the Australian Youth Survey (AYS), a national longitudinal survey of young people. Course enrolments were derived from information on the subjects students studied in Year 12. Course enrolments comprised the ...


Assessing Basic Learning Competencies Among Youth And Young Adults In Developing Countries: Analytic Survey Framework And Implementation Guidelines, Daniel A. Wagner Sep 1999

Assessing Basic Learning Competencies Among Youth And Young Adults In Developing Countries: Analytic Survey Framework And Implementation Guidelines, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

The World Conference on Education for All (WCEFA) in 190 at Jomtien, Thailand, included a number of educational targets related to out-of-school youth and adults, including: (1) to reduce the number of adilt illiterates to half of the 1990 level by the year 2000; and (2) to improve learning achievement to an agreed percentage of an appropriate age cohort. WCEFA also stresed the need to monitor and evaluate the performance of individual learners as well as the delivery mechanisms and outcomes of literacy and other non-formal education programmes. At the Mid-Decade Review meeting on EFA in Amman (in June 1996 ...


Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: Senior Survey Results From 1993 Through 1998, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Sep 1999

Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: Senior Survey Results From 1993 Through 1998, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Local and national CSS survey results are presented. Student characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievement, and goals.