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The Pisa Item Formats & The Development Of The Pisa Marking Guides, Joy Mcqueen, Juliette Mendelovits, Gayl O'Connor, Margaret Wu Mar 2015

The Pisa Item Formats & The Development Of The Pisa Marking Guides, Joy Mcqueen, Juliette Mendelovits, Gayl O'Connor, Margaret Wu

Juliette Mendelovits

No abstract provided.


Issues On The Utilization Of Student Data For The Monitoring Of The Relationship Between Social Background And Educational Outcomes, Gary Marks, Silvia Mccormack, Julie Mcmillan Aug 2011

Issues On The Utilization Of Student Data For The Monitoring Of The Relationship Between Social Background And Educational Outcomes, Gary Marks, Silvia Mccormack, Julie Mcmillan

Julie McMillan

Report for the National Education Performance Monitoring Taskforce. MCEETYA


The Measurement Of Language Background, Culture And Ethnicity For The Reporting Of Nationally Comparable Outcomes Of Schooling, John Ainley, Tracey Frigo, Gary Marks, Silvia Mccormack, Julie Mcmillan, Marion Meiers, Susan Zammit Mar 2010

The Measurement Of Language Background, Culture And Ethnicity For The Reporting Of Nationally Comparable Outcomes Of Schooling, John Ainley, Tracey Frigo, Gary Marks, Silvia Mccormack, Julie Mcmillan, Marion Meiers, Susan Zammit

Marion Meiers

Report for the National Education Performance Monitoring Taskforce. MCEETYA (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs) .


The Measurement Of Language Background, Culture And Ethnicity For The Reporting Of Nationally Comparable Outcomes Of Schooling, John Ainley, Tracey Frigo, Gary Marks, Silvia Mccormack, Julie Mcmillan, Marion Meiers, Susan Zammit Feb 2010

The Measurement Of Language Background, Culture And Ethnicity For The Reporting Of Nationally Comparable Outcomes Of Schooling, John Ainley, Tracey Frigo, Gary Marks, Silvia Mccormack, Julie Mcmillan, Marion Meiers, Susan Zammit

Dr John Ainley

Report for the National Education Performance Monitoring Taskforce. MCEETYA (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs) .


The Measurement Of Socioeconomic Status For The Reporting Of Nationally Comparable Outcomes Of Schooling, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan, Frank Jones, John Ainley Feb 2010

The Measurement Of Socioeconomic Status For The Reporting Of Nationally Comparable Outcomes Of Schooling, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan, Frank Jones, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

The main purpose of this discussion paper is to develop a common definition of socioeconomic position to be used for reporting of nationally comparable outcomes of schooling within the context of the statement of National Goals for Schooling in the Twentyfirst Century. Report for the National Education Performance Monitoring Taskforce. MCEETYA


Mapping Educational Research And Its Impact On Australian Schools, John Ainley, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, John Owen, Phil Mckenzie, Sebastian Misson, Trevor Johnson Jul 2009

Mapping Educational Research And Its Impact On Australian Schools, John Ainley, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, John Owen, Phil Mckenzie, Sebastian Misson, Trevor Johnson

Dr John Ainley

This report provides an analysis of educational research and its impact on Australian schools. It has a particular focus on research done by academic staff and postgraduate students in university faculties of education, since around 90 percent of the resources involved in Australian educational research are located in those faculties. Within the total research endeavour the report concentrates on research concerned with Australian schools and schooling. The report developed an analytical framework drawn from the literature concerned with knowledge utilisation. The report has provided the most comprehensive mapping yet undertaken of the educational research that was underway in Australia in ...


School Governance : Research On Educational And Management Issues, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie Jul 2009

School Governance : Research On Educational And Management Issues, John Ainley, Phil Mckenzie

Dr John Ainley

In a number of countries the past 20 years have seen increases decentralisation of authority for a range of decisions to individual schools. A range of arguments has been advanced in support of decentralisation but a common belief is that shifting authority to schools will enhance the quality, effectiveness and responsiveness of public education. This paper argues decentralisation is not a unitary concept and can be applied to different elements of the teaching and learning environment: curriculum organisation, financial management, personnel management and resource allocation. Research that has investigated the impact of decentralisation itself on student learning outcomes has not ...


Peer Perceptions Of Students Without Learning Disabilities Toward Students With Disabilities And A Self Perceptions Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Vernell Greene Scott Dec 2000

Peer Perceptions Of Students Without Learning Disabilities Toward Students With Disabilities And A Self Perceptions Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Vernell Greene Scott

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of the nondisabled students toward students with learning disabilities and the self perceptions of learning disabled students. A survey research design was used for this study. Subjects were students in grades 6-8 with and without disabilities from a rural area in Virginia. The participants who were chosen were general and special education students at the middle school level.

The results from this study showed on most issues the two groups agreed, on such topics as friendship, social gathering, and favoritism. Findings indicated students without disabilities are accepting students with disabilities ...


Teachers’ Perceptions Of School Culture In Relation To Job Satisfaction And Commitment, Mayda Bahamonde-Gunnell Dec 2000

Teachers’ Perceptions Of School Culture In Relation To Job Satisfaction And Commitment, Mayda Bahamonde-Gunnell

Dissertations

The concepts of culture and climate have been investigated in the corporate world and have been found to relate to increased job satisfaction and commitment. Schools can also benefit from such findings. In the school setting there are a number of studies that have been conducted relating school culture and climate to student achievement, but few have investigated the relationship of school climate and culture to job commitment and satisfaction.

Organizational culture, employee job satisfaction, an d employee commitment are all variables that must be measured in order to investigate how culture affects the organization. In this study, teachers’ perceptions ...


Public School Principals’ Perceptions In Accredited And Non-Accredited Elementary Schools Regarding Strategies To Improve Student Performance On The Michigan Education Assessment Program, Mattie P. Hampton Dec 2000

Public School Principals’ Perceptions In Accredited And Non-Accredited Elementary Schools Regarding Strategies To Improve Student Performance On The Michigan Education Assessment Program, Mattie P. Hampton

Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to investigate whether principals of summary accredited elementary schools and principals of non-accredited elementary schools significantly differ in their perceptions in regards to selected strategies used to prepare students for the Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP). More specifically, this study attempted to address three focused interrelated questions: (I) Will principals of summary accredited elementary schools and principals of nonaccredited elementary schools significantly differ in their perceptions in regards to selected curriculum strategies used to prepare students for the MEAP? (2) Will principals of summary accredited elementary schools and principals of non-accredited elementary schools ...


Looking For Evidence In The Teaching Of Mathematics, Ray Peck, A Bishop, S Bennett Nov 2000

Looking For Evidence In The Teaching Of Mathematics, Ray Peck, A Bishop, S Bennett

Ray Peck

The joint Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers AAMT/Monash University project 'Excellence in the teaching of mathematics: professional standards project' has been working with teacher focus groups in four states to try and build a picture of what mathematics teachers believe represents excellent teaching. This paper discusses the second aim of this project: to develop an assessment scheme and protocols for certifying this excellence. Topics discussed are developing ways to assess excellence, looking at an American model of assessment - the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and other models for standards of excellence in teaching.


Additional Assistance : Counting, Duality And Compression Of Number And The Counting Slide, Mary Delahunty, Catherine Pearn Nov 2000

Additional Assistance : Counting, Duality And Compression Of Number And The Counting Slide, Mary Delahunty, Catherine Pearn

Catherine Pearn

At the beginning of 2000 the principal and staff of St Catherine's, Moorabbin, Victoria, instituted an additional assistance mathematics program within their school to support those children identified as being at risk in the early years. Children in Grade 1 and Grade 2 were the focus for withdrawal and support and were offered three sessions a week withdrawal and some whole class skills activity sessions for the year. Classroom needs was the focus for Grade 3 and children who were specifically targeted in relation to place value and the laws of mathematics received one session per week withdrawal for ...


Methods 1/2/3/4 : Tasks Designed To Develop The Characteristics Possessed By Talented Mathematicians, G Williams, G Cowling, Ray Peck, J Ripon Nov 2000

Methods 1/2/3/4 : Tasks Designed To Develop The Characteristics Possessed By Talented Mathematicians, G Williams, G Cowling, Ray Peck, J Ripon

Ray Peck

This paper discusses group learning among VCE mathematics students at a combined schools' workshop in Hamilton, Victoria, and at Gippsland Grammar. When tasks with the potential for collaborative groups to discover complexities are used in conjunction with a teaching approach like class collaboration students tend to engage with the tasks, more frequently display the types of characteristics possessed by talented mathematicians, and develop new mathematical understandings. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the tks described in this paper are suitable for such a purpose.


Scholastic Aptitudes And The Future Of An Illusion, Ibpp Editor Nov 2000

Scholastic Aptitudes And The Future Of An Illusion, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes basic problems with how the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is conceived and employed in the United States (US).


Making A Living From The Arts In Ireland?: A Summary Of Data On Irish Graduates/Artists, Ellen Hazelkorn Nov 2000

Making A Living From The Arts In Ireland?: A Summary Of Data On Irish Graduates/Artists, Ellen Hazelkorn

Other resources

No abstract provided.


Employer Perspectives On Western Graduates, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Pamela Jull, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson Nov 2000

Employer Perspectives On Western Graduates, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Pamela Jull, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

This report describes the performance of Western graduates in employment around Washington State. In addition, it describes the quality of the job market Western graduates have entered in recent years, and employer perspectives on employment opportunities and problems in Washington State.


Codebook: The Lsay 1999 School Survey For The Y98 Cohort Technical Report No. 23, Sue Fullarton Nov 2000

Codebook: The Lsay 1999 School Survey For The Y98 Cohort Technical Report No. 23, Sue Fullarton

LSAY Technical Reports

Students participating in this LSAY cohort were originally sampled in 1998 from 296 schools nationally. In 1999, the schools from which the original sample of students was drawn took part in a survey to collect information about the features and programs of schools, as well as features of teachers and teaching, which might influence the progress of students in their school and in their later work careers. The survey involved two questionnaires: (1) a school questionnaire to be completed by the principal (or other school representative) and (2) a questionnaire to a sample of ten Year 10 teachers. The assistance ...


Curriculum And Assessment : A Question Of Politics?, Christine R. Brew, Gilah C. Leder Nov 2000

Curriculum And Assessment : A Question Of Politics?, Christine R. Brew, Gilah C. Leder

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) has been subject to ongoing modifications since its full introduction in 1992. These changes were largely driven by vocal opponents of this educational reform. In this paper we give voice to teachers charged with implementing the curriculum and assessment directives of the VCE. Specifically, we draw on the experiences of close to 500 senior mathematics teachers – through interview and survey data - to consider the impact on them of the evolution of the VCE.


Staff Development Strategies And Contexts Associated With Positive Impacts On Teachers_ Attitudes And Practices, Susan Gracia Nov 2000

Staff Development Strategies And Contexts Associated With Positive Impacts On Teachers_ Attitudes And Practices, Susan Gracia

Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify staff development strategies, organizational contexts, and teacher characteristics that were associated with positive impacts on teachers_ attitudes and practices. The study focused on 89 elementary teachers in 11 schools across 5 districts, all of whom participated in a state-sponsored staff development project during the 1999/2000 academic year. This staff development initiative was designed to assist teachers in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement standards-based math instruction and assessment in their classrooms.

Using surveys, interviews, and written teacher logs, data were gathered regarding the amounts and types of ...


Modeling Growth: From Individual Ols Line Fitting To Hierarchical Linear Modeling, A Calandrella, Siek Khoo Oct 2000

Modeling Growth: From Individual Ols Line Fitting To Hierarchical Linear Modeling, A Calandrella, Siek Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Vet In The International Arena, Phil Mckenzie Oct 2000

Vet In The International Arena, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

No abstract provided.


Creating Communities Of Learning, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2000

Creating Communities Of Learning, Lynn D. Akey

Academic Affairs Publications

No abstract provided.


A Profile Of The Fall 1999 Freshman Class At Western: Comparative Trends And Patterns With A National Sample, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Oct 2000

A Profile Of The Fall 1999 Freshman Class At Western: Comparative Trends And Patterns With A National Sample, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Presentation of selected findings from Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey of first-time, in-coming freshmen. The CIRP is administered nationally by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). In the report, some national/local comparisons.


Early School Leaving And 'Non-Completion' In Australia., Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Oct 2000

Early School Leaving And 'Non-Completion' In Australia., Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

LSAY Briefing Reports

This paper summarises findings from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project on early school leavers in Australia. It considers who leaves early; attitudes, aspirations and reasons for leaving; what early leavers do after they leave; non- completers of Year 12; and some issues and policy implications.


Non-Completion Of School In Australia : The Changing Patterns Of Participation And Outcomes, Stephen Lamb, Peter Dwyer, Johanna Wyn Oct 2000

Non-Completion Of School In Australia : The Changing Patterns Of Participation And Outcomes, Stephen Lamb, Peter Dwyer, Johanna Wyn

LSAY Research Reports

Non-completion of school in Australia is the concern of this report. Non-completion refers to the numbers of young people who do not complete Year 12. It includes the young people who do not continue at secondary school beyond Year 10 and Year 11 as well as those who leave during Year 12 without obtaining a Year 12 certificate. This is a broader category than the one associated with the term ‘early school leavers’ which is often restricted to young people who leave by the end of Year 10. There have been substantial changes in rates of non-completion over the past ...


Fact Book 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2000

Fact Book 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Fact Book presents information most frequently requested by you the reader, in a concise and easy-to-use fom1at. This year we have changed the Fact Book by adding several items of interest and we have modified the format of most of the details found herein. Its contents transverse various functional aspects of the university, and although we have included a significant amount of details regarding students and faculty broken out by college, rank, level, gender, age and ethnicity, we have also included information about the Library, University building space, revenues and expenditures. We are ...


Completions 2000-2001, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2000

Completions 2000-2001, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Completions

IPEDS Completions annual report contains the following information: • Number of awards conferred by program, by level, and by race/ethnicity and gender of recipient • Number of completers, separately by race/ethnicity, gender, age and level of award


Enrollment Report - Fall 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2000

Enrollment Report - Fall 2000, 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.


Common Data Set 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2000

Common Data Set 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Common Data Sets

Common Data Set (2000 - 2001) for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Constructing Scales For Reporting Growth In Numeracy : The Acer Longitudinal Literacy And Numeracy Study, Andrew Stephanou, Marion Meiers, Margaret Forster Oct 2000

Constructing Scales For Reporting Growth In Numeracy : The Acer Longitudinal Literacy And Numeracy Study, Andrew Stephanou, Marion Meiers, Margaret Forster

Monitoring Learning

The ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study is set within the conceptual framework of developmental assessment. This paper describes work done on the development of a numeracy scale, and demonstrates how the progressive achievement of the LLANS cohort of students can be reported on that scale and subscales.