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Ten Years Of Fall-To-Fall Retention, Western Washington University, Carl Simpson Oct 1998

Ten Years Of Fall-To-Fall Retention, Western Washington University, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Analysis of Fall-to-Fall retention at Western over the period 1987-1997 reveals modest improvement in retention rates, some traditional patterns, and some surprises. Particular groups are identified by the analysis as highest priority for university attention aimed at increasing retention. Western's overall Fall-to-Fall retention rate increased steadily from 1987 through 1992, then leveled off, to remain stable or decline very slightly since then. In particular, the retention of entering freshmen rose markedly from '87 through '92 and has declined significantly since 1992, although remaining well above its earlier rate. While the early rise in retention may be attributed ...


Western Washington University Library Survey Series, Fall 1996-97: Returning And Entering Students, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Jul 1998

Western Washington University Library Survey Series, Fall 1996-97: Returning And Entering Students, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Section One: Returning Students INTRODUCTION At the request of the new University Librarian, Western's Office of Survey Research (OSR) and Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing (OIART) worked with the library's faculty and staff to conduct a series of surveys focusing on library resources and services. Drafts of this report were reviewed by library personnel and their comments and insights were extremely valuable. These surveys were intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library. Indeed, "Western Washington University Libraries: Organizational Directions and Major Strategies ...


Wwu Library Study, Fall, 1996: Faculty & Returning Students, An Executive Summary, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson Jun 1998

Wwu Library Study, Fall, 1996: Faculty & Returning Students, An Executive Summary, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


International Student Assessment For The New Millennium, Ray Adams Apr 1998

International Student Assessment For The New Millennium, Ray Adams

Prof Ray Adams

The author briefly describes the OECD initiated project, 'Program for International Student Assessment' (PISA), in which over 100,000 15 year old students from 4000 schools in 26 countries will participate. A major focus of the project is the assessment of wider knowledge, skills and competencies in literacy, mathematics and science areas.


The Effectiveness Of Using Drama In Presenting Spiritual Material To School Students, Geoff Pollard Jan 1998

The Effectiveness Of Using Drama In Presenting Spiritual Material To School Students, Geoff Pollard

Theses : Honours

This thesis is concerned with determining the effectiveness of using drama in presenting spiritual material to school students. As a performer in schools I often wondered if the "magic" of the stage was what the students identified with or whether in addition they were also understanding and learning spiritual truths. As an undergraduate religious student I was exposed to the research of Goldman who concluded that Scripture teaching in Primary Schools should be minimised because he believed the students were incapable of understanding parables and miracles. I looked back on my school performance years and the warm reception given to ...