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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 ...


Engaging Students To Make Mathematics Interesting, Fun, Intriguing, Puzzling And Personally Satisfying, Dave Tout Aug 2006

Engaging Students To Make Mathematics Interesting, Fun, Intriguing, Puzzling And Personally Satisfying, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

The author asserts that making connections with the real world is the best way to engage most students in the middle years of schooling and to potentially provide a mechanism for making mathematics interesting, fun and personally satisfying. Traditionally, in secondary school mathematics classrooms, teachers start by teaching the abstract mathematics skills and processes and then they find some possible applications afterwards. The author believes this should be the other way around.


Student Use Of Digital Technologies In And Out Of School, Anne-Marie Chase Aug 2006

Student Use Of Digital Technologies In And Out Of School, Anne-Marie Chase

Dr Anne-Marie Chase

The aim of this research is to describe how students' experiences of technology outside of school differ from their experiences in school. It is expected that there will be a difference in students' technology use in each environment and by providing levels for this use a comparison and measure of the differences can be made. Technology has changed the world around us, business and industry require workers to have new skills to operate and take advantage of the new opportunities that technology offers in the knowledge economy. Educators and schools aim to equip their students with skills that will be ...


Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels): Survey Of In-Coming Transfers In Transition, Late Fall Quarter, 2005, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sara Jones, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark May 2006

Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels): Survey Of In-Coming Transfers In Transition, Late Fall Quarter, 2005, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sara Jones, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Survey Research

INTRODUCTION The Western Educational Longitudinal Study (WELS) was conceived as a process to obtain data more relevant to Western and its mission than survey data had been able to obtain previously. Rather than continuing to rely on outside survey forms, researchers developed a Western-specific survey form. Development of this survey took about three years, with researchers soliciting input from dozens of individuals, departments and offices. Along the way, WELS researchers also noted where data was already being collected so that doubling up on survey questions was minimized. The final survey form was considered by all participants to be as thorough ...


Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels): Spring 2005, Follow-Up Of Freshmen Entering Fall, 2003, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Bulcroft, Sara Jones Apr 2006

Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels): Spring 2005, Follow-Up Of Freshmen Entering Fall, 2003, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Bulcroft, Sara Jones

Office of Survey Research

Technical report for the WELS survey of sophomores in the spring, 2005. Many of these respondents had previously taken the WELS baseline survey in the fall, 2003. Topics include: registering, advising, majors, GURs, work, difficulties, and the use of academic and library technologies.


Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels) Freshmen In Transition: Students Who Entered As Freshmen In Fall Quarter, 2005, Survyed At The End Of Fall Quarter, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Sara Jones, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Apr 2006

Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels) Freshmen In Transition: Students Who Entered As Freshmen In Fall Quarter, 2005, Survyed At The End Of Fall Quarter, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Sara Jones, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

This report presents findings from the end-of-fall-quarter, 2005, "transitions" survey for freshmen.


Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels) Transfer In Transition: Students Who Entered As Transfers In The Fall Quarter, 2005, Surveyed At The End Of Fall Quarter, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Sara Jones, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Apr 2006

Western Educational Longitudinal Study (Wels) Transfer In Transition: Students Who Entered As Transfers In The Fall Quarter, 2005, Surveyed At The End Of Fall Quarter, 2005, Richard Bulcroft, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Sara Jones, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

This report presents findings from the end-of-fall-quarter, 2005, "transitions" survey for transfers.


Issues Influencing The Validity Of Cross-National Comparisons Of Student Performance: Data Entry Quality And Parameter Estimation, Alla Routitsky, Alla Berezner Mar 2006

Issues Influencing The Validity Of Cross-National Comparisons Of Student Performance: Data Entry Quality And Parameter Estimation, Alla Routitsky, Alla Berezner

Dr Alla Routitsky

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of The Value Of Problem-Based Learning Among Students With Special Needs And Their Teachers, Brian Robert Belland, P. A. Ertmer, K. D. Simons Jan 2006

Perceptions Of The Value Of Problem-Based Learning Among Students With Special Needs And Their Teachers, Brian Robert Belland, P. A. Ertmer, K. D. Simons

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

While problem-based learning (PBL) has been found to be effective with gifted and average students (Hmelo-Silver, 2004), little is known about its impact on students with special needs. This study examines the perceptions of middle-school students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities and of their teachers regarding the value of participating in a PBL unit. The unit focused on the physical accessibility of a low-SES, rural community where the students’ school was located.We used the constant comparative method (Glaser & Strauss, 1967) to analyze interview data, and used observation data and artifacts to triangulate interview comments. Among the noteworthy findings ...


Aboriginal Students And The Western Australian Literacy And Numeracy Assessment, Sean Gorman Jan 2006

Aboriginal Students And The Western Australian Literacy And Numeracy Assessment, Sean Gorman

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

Since the introduction of standardised testing in Western Australia with the Western Australian Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (WALNA) it has become quite evident that Indigenous students' performance is well below that of non-Indigenous students.

As WALNA is now very much a part of the pedagogical landscape steps must be taken to ensure that those students who are not reaching the benchmark scores or the MSE requirements do progress...


Application Of Multivariate Rasch Models In International Large-Scale Educational Assessments, Ray Adams, Margaret Wu, C Carstensen Dec 2005

Application Of Multivariate Rasch Models In International Large-Scale Educational Assessments, Ray Adams, Margaret Wu, C Carstensen

Prof Ray Adams

In large-scale educational assessments, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a primary concern is with the estimation of the population-level characteristics of a number of latent variables and the relationships between latent variables and other variables. Typically these studies are undertaken in contexts in which there are constraints on sample size and individual student response time, yet there are high expectations with regard to the breadth of content coverage. These demands and constraints have resulted in such studies using rotated-booklet designs, with each student responding to a ...