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City Of Bellingham: 1995 Fairhaven Neighborhood Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research, Bellingham (Wash.). Planning And Community Development Department Dec 1995

City Of Bellingham: 1995 Fairhaven Neighborhood Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research, Bellingham (Wash.). Planning And Community Development Department

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

A survey of residents in the Fairhaven neighborhood on their opinions about the neighborhood.


City Of Bellingham: 1995 Birchwood Neighborhood Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1995

City Of Bellingham: 1995 Birchwood Neighborhood Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

survey of residents in the Birchwood neighborhood on their opinions about the neighborhood.


Building Capacity For Education Reform, Jennifer O'Day, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden Dec 1995

Building Capacity For Education Reform, Jennifer O'Day, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden

CPRE Policy Briefs

Discussions of capacity should be broadened to include factors such as the relationships between individual, or teacher, capacity and the abilities of schools, and districts to accomplish standards-based, or systemic, reform. This brief provides a framework for thinking about capacity and suggests ways that systemic reform strategies could help increase capacity. It also describes how two such strategies - professional development and state assessment - were used to enhance educational capacity in states examined by CPRE.


Wwu Faculty Survey Concerning Semester Versus Quarter Schedules, Fall 1995, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1995

Wwu Faculty Survey Concerning Semester Versus Quarter Schedules, Fall 1995, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

A survey done at the request of the Faculty Senate, this question, among many others, was asked of Western faculty in the Faculty Survey Concerning Semester versus Quarter Schedules, administered by the Office of Survey Research and analyzed in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing.


Attitudes Toward And Stereotypes Of Homosexuals, Angela Simon Dec 1995

Attitudes Toward And Stereotypes Of Homosexuals, Angela Simon

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

A report submitted to the Research and Creative Productions Committee by Angela Simon in December of 1995 on attitudes toward lesbians and gay men by undergraduate students from Morehead State University.


Gender Relations In The Mines Of Labor Underground, Suzanne E. Tallichet Dec 1995

Gender Relations In The Mines Of Labor Underground, Suzanne E. Tallichet

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

An article written by Suzanne E. Tallichet and published in the December 1995 issue of Gender & Society, pages 697-711.


1994 Follow-Up Of 1985 Western Washington University Freshmen, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Nov 1995

1994 Follow-Up Of 1985 Western Washington University Freshmen, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: In 1994, first-time in-coming frosh who entered Western Washington University in 1985 were resurveyed. Survey administered were able to contact and receive completed survey forms from 85 of the original1180 frosh who filled out a CIRP (frosh) survey at Western in 1985. Though the number of participants nine years later was small compared to the original sample, it was also fairly representative. The gender ratio between the two years was nearly identical, as was ethnicity. Most of the class of 1985 had partners in 1994 (74.1%), though only half reported being married (50.2%). A majority had ...


To Read Or Not To Read: The Enduring Question Of Low Adult Literacy In America, Daniel A. Wagner Oct 1995

To Read Or Not To Read: The Enduring Question Of Low Adult Literacy In America, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

In 1990, America's governors reached a historic consensus on a set of national educational goals as targets for the year 2000. Among these national goals was that " ... every adult American shall be literate." While this goal was widely applauded by those in the literacy community, much more national attention (and nearly 15 times the budgetary resources) has been devoted to the other goals that focus almost exclusively on improving the formal K-12 school system. Now, with the new Adult Education Act, welfare-reform legislation pending in Congress, and renewed debate over the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, the troubling (and ...


Making Progress Toward The Degree, Carl Simpson, Scott Matson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Oct 1995

Making Progress Toward The Degree, Carl Simpson, Scott Matson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Introduction Students' ability to complete degrees in a timely manner has become one of the key new issues in higher education. Enrollment increases along with resource cuts have created increasing problems for student progress, which Western has been confronting through curricular changes, enrollment management policy changes, and higher workload for faculty and staff. At the same time, increases in tuition have highlighted students' felt need for efficient progress. Two recent findings illustrate the impact of these pressures on the university. First, nearly half (44.9%) of students who entered Western in Fall, 1994, said at least one course they wanted ...


A Profile Of Selected Characteristics Of The 1994 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Oct 1995

A Profile Of Selected Characteristics Of The 1994 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: Information for this report was obtained from the Student Tracking System. Findings are intended to provide insight into various characteristics of the 2100 graduates who matriculated during the 1993-94 academic year. Generally, Western's 1994 graduates were mostly female (57.8% versus 42.2% male); mostly transfers (53.5% versus 42.1% natives, or students who began at Western as first-time fresh); and overwhelmingly current Washington residents (97.5%). Some 1994 graduates chose not to disclose their ethnicity (5.4%). Of the rest, the majority were Euro-Americans (85.4%). Ethnic-minorities made up 8.4% of 1994 graduates, up ...


Deciding On A Major At Western, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Oct 1995

Deciding On A Major At Western, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

DECIDING ON A MAJOR AT WESTERN Introduction Choosing a major has always been one of the major hurdles college students face. Currently, it may be even more problematic than usual. The decision retains its career and life planning implications, and there is some evidence that this is a time of relative indecision in this regard. Students report wanting more advising than they are getting; many report being at college without a definite idea why; there is less popular push to any one type of major than previously no 1980's panic to get into business, no 1970's stampede into ...


Enrollment Report - Fall 1995, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1995

Enrollment Report - Fall 1995, 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.


1995 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Oct 1995

1995 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

Fall 1995 issue of the Nutshell.


Fact Book 1995, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1995

Fact Book 1995, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This fourteenth edition of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data, about the University, in a concise, easily used format. I hope this provides a profile of UNO that will expand your understanding of our institution.


The Effect Of Gender And Age On Ppst Performance In An Urban Teacher Education Program, Judith Harrington Oct 1995

The Effect Of Gender And Age On Ppst Performance In An Urban Teacher Education Program, Judith Harrington

Counseling Faculty Publications

This study examined PPST scores for 318 College of Education students in a midsized, midwestern, urban university. Factors of gender and age were used to compare performance on the three PPST subtests of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Findings tended to support some gender-stereotypical beliefs with regard to math and verbal abilities. The study's findings did not support the often perceived belief that traditional students outperform nontraditional students. Inferences for urban colleges of Education are discussed.


Bellingham School Bond Survey 1995-Revised 9/13/95, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Sep 1995

Bellingham School Bond Survey 1995-Revised 9/13/95, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

A survey asking for opinions about Bellingham school bonds.


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1994 In-Coming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Sep 1995

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1994 In-Coming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: This report provides summaries, in the form of text, tables, and graphs, of student responses to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Student Information Survey for Western Washington University's 1994 in-coming frosh class. The CIRP has been used since 1966 to gather nationwide normative data on the characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievements, and future goals of in-coming frosh, and has been used at Western since 1971. The two main sections of the report are as follows: 1) general trends, with national findings compared to those at Western; 2) an in-depth study of issues related to college financing ...


Dedication- Licensure Testing: Purposes, Procedures, And Practices, James C. Impara Jul 1995

Dedication- Licensure Testing: Purposes, Procedures, And Practices, James C. Impara

Licensure Testing: Purposes, Procedures, and Practices

The impetus for this book and for my involvement in it are due principally to the efforts of three people: Jimmie Fortune, Howard Stoker, and Barbara Plake. Jimmie edited (and contributed to) an earlier book devoted to licensure testing (Fortune, J. C., & Associates, 1985, Understanding Testing in Occupational Licensing, Jossey Bass: San Francisco.). Shortly after that book was published he told me that he felt some important topics had not been included and that another book was needed. He encouraged me on several occasions to edit a new book that picked up where his left off and expand it to ...


Preface- Licensure Testing: Purposes, Procedures, And Practices, James C. Impara Jul 1995

Preface- Licensure Testing: Purposes, Procedures, And Practices, James C. Impara

Licensure Testing: Purposes, Procedures, and Practices

This book represents a unique effort for the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements and the Buros-Nebraska Series on Measurement and Testing. All of the previous books in this series have been associated with a symposium sponsored by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements and the University of Nebraska. This book is "free standing" in that it is an independent effort intended to fulfill a perceived need for a book, but without preceding the book with a symposium. There are few books devoted solely to the topic of licensure testing, but each state and the federal government is involved in this ...


Academic Integrity Survey, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Bradley Plemons, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Jul 1995

Academic Integrity Survey, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Bradley Plemons, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: During the 1962-63 academic year, Western participated in a nationwide survey on cheating. In 1993, that survey was recreated and readministered, nationally and at Western, through the auspices of The Center for Academic Integrity--located in the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University. For the 1993 administration, 302 valid survey forms were obtained from Western students, compared to 54 responses from students in 1962. In both years survey respondents were mostly female (53.7% in 1962 and 63.8% in 1993), and mostly white, non-Hispanic (100% in 1962 and 92.1% in 1993). Most other demographic comparisons of ...


The Court Vs. Educational Standards, Michael Heise Jul 1995

The Court Vs. Educational Standards, Michael Heise

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Ethnic-Minority Student Opinion Survey, Theodore W. Pratt Jr., Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Jun 1995

Ethnic-Minority Student Opinion Survey, Theodore W. Pratt Jr., Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Note: This report was scanned in 2013 for OSR's archives and the scanning is poor. The subject population for this study was Western's undergraduate ethnic-minority students. Besides all being students of color, respondents were primarily female (62.1% vs. 37.9% male), and mostly between 18 and 25 years of age (83.7%). Most were upper-division undergraduates (juniors/seniors 69.0% vs. 26.7% frosh/sophomores). The survey asked students if they had used any of a list of college services. If respondents had used the service, they were asked to describe their level of satisfaction with it ...


Tracking Student Achievement In Science And Math: The Promise Of State Assessment Programs, University Of Pennsylvania Jun 1995

Tracking Student Achievement In Science And Math: The Promise Of State Assessment Programs, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs examines the capacity of state assessment systems to track the effects of the SSIs on student performance in mathematics and science. It also identifies some of the major issues state policymakers are facing as they attempt to re-align their state assessment systems of meet the changing goals for public education.


1994-1995 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jun 1995

1994-1995 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1994-1995 issue of Profile Magazine.


Portfolio Analysis And Cognitive Development At Fairhaven College, Marie Eaton, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker May 1995

Portfolio Analysis And Cognitive Development At Fairhaven College, Marie Eaton, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: This study was undertaken to establish a technique for quantifying nontraditional assessment outcomes data, to ascertain the effectiveness of the Fairhaven methodology of education, and to provide feedback about that methodology to Fairhaven instructors and administrators. Two assessment tools were utilized: the Perry scheme and the Measure of Intellectual Development (MID). The Perry scheme is a stratified model of cognitive development; the MID is a rating system that allows researchers to assign scores to Perry scheme positions. For both, student writing samples are the most commonly used form of input data. In lieu of letter grades, Fairhaven students ...


Enrollment Report - Spring 1995, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Apr 1995

Enrollment Report - Spring 1995, 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.


Using The Web As A Survey Tool: Results From The Second Www User Survey, James Pitkow, Mimi Recker Apr 1995

Using The Web As A Survey Tool: Results From The Second Www User Survey, James Pitkow, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This paper presents the initial results from the second World-Wide Web User Survey, which was advertised and made available to the Web user population for 38 days during October and November 1994. The survey is built on our architecture and Web technologies, which together offer a number of technical and surveying advantages. In particular, our architecture supports the use of adaptive questions, and supports methods for tracking users' responses across different surveys, allowing more in-depth analyses of survey responses. The present survey was composed of three question categories: general demographic questions, browsing usage, and questions for Web information authors. In ...


On Students, Standards, Employers And Jobs, Chester Smolski Mar 1995

On Students, Standards, Employers And Jobs, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The recent an first national census survey on hiring, training and management practices in business in this country statistically reaffirmed the complaints of business leaders made a decade ago--young people coming out of our schools are not ready nor qualified for the workplace."


Geographically, R.I. Teachers Are Among The Best, Chester Smolski Feb 1995

Geographically, R.I. Teachers Are Among The Best, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Isn't it time that we recognize the good teachers and good work being done in the schools of this state rather than constantly harping on problems with education and how our students don't measure up to those in other countries?"


Chasing The Wolves From The Schoolhouse Door, Theodore J. Kowalski Feb 1995

Chasing The Wolves From The Schoolhouse Door, Theodore J. Kowalski

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Interestingly, warnings about the deterioration of America's schoolhouses have generated only limited public reaction. State legislators, governors, federal officials, and corporate executives — all of whom were exceedingly eager to react to earlier education reports such as A Nation at Risk- have been amazingly silent. Where are the legislative proposals to eradicate this problem? Where are the creative ideas from managers in private industry? Where are the calls for establishing a national commission to address this crisis? The most likely response to these questions is that the cost of solving the problem is simply too great. Accordingly, neither those who ...