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Morehead State University

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1997-1998 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jul 1998

1997-1998 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

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1997-1998 issue of Profile Magazine.


Regional Disparities In Kentucky Academic Index Scores, Edward B. Reeves, Harold Harty May 1998

Regional Disparities In Kentucky Academic Index Scores, Edward B. Reeves, Harold Harty

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Recent newspaper articles by columnist Bill Bishop in the Lexington Herald-Leader point to persistent regional disparities in achievement in Kentucky public schools. In spite of a mandate to create educational equality, the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) has not eliminated inequalities in school performance scores and the problem may even be getting worse according to Mr. Bishop. The objective of the present study is to determine what disparities exist among Kentucky’s eight Service Center Regions. The analysis uses school Academic Index scores, from 1992-93 to 1996-97, averaged by region. The regional averages (or means) are compared descriptively along with ...


Do Contextual Effects Bias Kentucky School District Accountability Index Scores?, Edward B. Reeves Mar 1998

Do Contextual Effects Bias Kentucky School District Accountability Index Scores?, Edward B. Reeves

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Kentucky’s system of high-stakes accountability raises the question: Should teachers and school administrators be held accountable for student test results if the scores are influenced by external factors over which these educators have no control? The goal of the present study is to investigate if such external factors, or “contextual effects,” bias the accountability index scores. The issue is important because school districts, schools, and educators should be assessed in a fair manner. The focus of the study is on the Kentucky school district accountability index scores for the 1992-94 and 1994-96 biennia. District scores, rather than school scores ...


Characterization Of New Acetic Acid Solvates And Studies Of Acetic Acid Binding Interactions, Daniel Adsmond Jan 1998

Characterization Of New Acetic Acid Solvates And Studies Of Acetic Acid Binding Interactions, Daniel Adsmond

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

A report submitted by Daniel Adsmond to the Research and Creative Productions Committee in January of 1998 on the binding interactions in acetic acid solvates with specific emphasis on binding of acetic acid to sulfa drugs.


Incidence And Prevalence Of Alcohol And Tobacco Use On An Appalachian University Campus: An Epidemiologic Approach, Youmasu J. Siewe Jan 1998

Incidence And Prevalence Of Alcohol And Tobacco Use On An Appalachian University Campus: An Epidemiologic Approach, Youmasu J. Siewe

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

A report submitted by Youmasu J. Siewe to the Research and Creative Production Committee in October of 1998 on alcohol and tobacco use at Morehead State University in the spring of 1998.


Taking Instruction Online: The Art Of Delivery, Donna R. Everett Jan 1998

Taking Instruction Online: The Art Of Delivery, Donna R. Everett

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

The notion that people seek to make meaning out of their world, whether it is the classroom or the living room, is not a new one. Educational philosophers and learning theorists have attempted to explain how learners learn and construct meaning from instruction or the classroom. Stimulus-response theorists (Thorndike, Guthrie, Pavlov—as cited in Hilgard & Bower, 1966; Watson, 1960; and Skinner, 1960) view learners as reactive, passive robots only responding when stimulated by something outside of themselves. Reese & Overton (1970) propose to call this the mechanistic world view—any change in the learners comes from outside of themselves. Organismic theorists (Dewey, Tolman—cited in Kingsley & Garry 1957; Lewin, 1951; Combs & Snygg, 1959; Bruner, 1968; and Freire, 1970), on the other hand, contend that learners are active, organized entities who seek meaning from their ...