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Common Data Set 2006-07, Kirk England Dec 2007

Common Data Set 2006-07, Kirk England

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

WWU 2006-07 Common Data Set


In The Name Of Educational Research, Shafqat Hussain Dec 2007

In The Name Of Educational Research, Shafqat Hussain

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Australia's School Funding System, Andrew Dowling Dec 2007

Australia's School Funding System, Andrew Dowling

Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Australian governments spend over $30 billion on primary and secondary schools each year.1 Yet the process of school funding, including the way in which amounts are calculated, distributed and reported upon, is unavailable not only to the wider public but to some extent even to those working in education. Although Australia’s total spending on schools is small by international standards (given the size of its population), it is significant enough to warrant a more transparent process.


A Randomized Evaluation Of Ohio's Personalized Assessment Reporting System (Pars), Henry May, Marian A. Robinson Dec 2007

A Randomized Evaluation Of Ohio's Personalized Assessment Reporting System (Pars), Henry May, Marian A. Robinson

CPRE Research Reports

In the 2006–07 school year, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) launched a pilot of its Personalized Assessment Reporting System (PARS) for the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). The PARS program included several new OGT test score reports for teachers, administrators, students, and parents along with two new websites for educators and students. The new PARS test score reports and associated websites are designed to provide teachers, administrators, students and parents with more detailed information about student performance as well as numerous suggestions and resources for improving performance. One of the primary goals of PARS is to increase student motivation ...


Assessment Matters #2, Dec 2007, Assessment In Action Committee Dec 2007

Assessment Matters #2, Dec 2007, Assessment In Action Committee

Assessment Matters @ WMU

No abstract provided.


Developing Research And Scholarship At Aku-Ied: Possibilities And Challenges, Anjum Halai Dec 2007

Developing Research And Scholarship At Aku-Ied: Possibilities And Challenges, Anjum Halai

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Rural Schools And Academic Achievement, Elissa M. Slason Nov 2007

Rural Schools And Academic Achievement, Elissa M. Slason

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

This thesis seeks to answer the question: what is the impact of mandated testing on rural schools and how well do students perform? Standards-based education reform movement begun during the 1980's, is driven by the need to create academic standards for what students should know and be able to do. Currently, "No Child Left Behind" requires every state to set standards for grade-level achievement. Examing scores from two rural counties in Kentucky showed the complexity of analysing results of standardized testing.


Panels On Assessment, Training, Help, And Support: "Developing Rubrics For Assessment", Office Of Assessment And Undergraduate Studies Nov 2007

Panels On Assessment, Training, Help, And Support: "Developing Rubrics For Assessment", Office Of Assessment And Undergraduate Studies

Assessment Publications & Presentations

No abstract provided.


Diagnostic Testing Of Introductory Geology Students, Cinzia Cervato, James A. Rudd Ii, Vivian Z. Wang Nov 2007

Diagnostic Testing Of Introductory Geology Students, Cinzia Cervato, James A. Rudd Ii, Vivian Z. Wang

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

A diagnostic test for assessing the general and Earth science knowledge of entry-level college students was administered to 451 students in 2002 and 401 students in 2003 enrolled in an introductory geology course at Iowa State University. The study shows that male students, seniors, and science-technology-math majors score higher than female students, freshmen, and non-science-technology-math majors and that the differences are statistically significant. Also, students who scored higher on the diagnostic test were more likely to pass the course. The results support the feasibility of a standardized diagnostic test as a tool for geoscience instructors for curriculum planning, student advising ...


Assessment Matters #1, Nov 2007, Assessment In Action Committee Nov 2007

Assessment Matters #1, Nov 2007, Assessment In Action Committee

Assessment Matters @ WMU

No abstract provided.


Setting The Standard For A High-Stakes End Of Third Year Assessment, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2007

Setting The Standard For A High-Stakes End Of Third Year Assessment, Mary L. Zanetti, Michele M. Carlin, Laura A. Sefton, Wendy L. Gammon, Sarah M. Mcgee, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

Purpose:

- Conduct modified Angoff standard setting procedure due to planned move to “high-stakes” End of Third Year Assessment (EOTYA)

- Assess the result of applying cutoffs to EOTYA student performance data

- Analyze judges’ perceptions and confidence in setting cutoffs for three skill areas across seven Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2007.


Under-Represented Minorities And Medical School Admissions: Preference Factors That Influence The Decision To Matriculate, Stacey J. Kadish, Michele M. Carlin, Karen Lawton, John A. Paraskos, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2007

Under-Represented Minorities And Medical School Admissions: Preference Factors That Influence The Decision To Matriculate, Stacey J. Kadish, Michele M. Carlin, Karen Lawton, John A. Paraskos, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

Currently, the need for the recruitment and retention of qualified Under-Represented Minority (URM) students remains a pressing concern for U.S. medical schools. In response to this need, we analyzed admissions data at our medical school to determine which factors may positively or negatively influence the decision of an URM applicant to matriculate at our school, when compared to their White/Asian counterparts.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2007.


Weaving The Threads Of Multiculturalism Throughout Medical Education, Susan V. Barrett, Gina M. Gentile, Mary L. Zanetti, Warren J. Ferguson, Michael A. Godkin, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire Nov 2007

Weaving The Threads Of Multiculturalism Throughout Medical Education, Susan V. Barrett, Gina M. Gentile, Mary L. Zanetti, Warren J. Ferguson, Michael A. Godkin, Julie A. Jonassen, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

How do medical students learn about the healthcare impact of essential multiculturalism issues in an increasingly diverse population? This study gauges student participation in a variety of multiculturalism curricula and student assessment of curriculum time devoted to multiculturalism at school versus national levels.


Using The Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale To Examine The Psychological Wellness Of Today's Undergraduate Students, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti Nov 2007

Using The Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale To Examine The Psychological Wellness Of Today's Undergraduate Students, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Life satisfaction, or the global evaluation of ones' own life, is an essential component of subjective well-being. The increasing formation of wellness programs in higher education settings is evidence of institutional efforts to enhance the quality of life, psychological well-being, and holistic development of students.


Impact Of Rankings On Higher Education - International And German Perspectives, Ellen Hazelkorn Nov 2007

Impact Of Rankings On Higher Education - International And German Perspectives, Ellen Hazelkorn

Other resources

No abstract provided.


Learning To Live With League Tables And Rankings, Ellen Hazelkorn Oct 2007

Learning To Live With League Tables And Rankings, Ellen Hazelkorn

Other resources

No abstract provided.


2007-2008 Common Data, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Oct 2007

2007-2008 Common Data, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

2007-2008 issue of the Common Data.


Rankings As Indicator Of Quality?, Ellen Hazelkorn Oct 2007

Rankings As Indicator Of Quality?, Ellen Hazelkorn

Other resources

No abstract provided.


Patterns Of District Performance In Student Achievement: Connecting Resources To Student Achievement, Peter Simpson, Robert K. Gable, Stacey L. Kite Oct 2007

Patterns Of District Performance In Student Achievement: Connecting Resources To Student Achievement, Peter Simpson, Robert K. Gable, Stacey L. Kite

School Finance and Student Achievement

This presentation is the first sequence of a three-phase study using a mixed method sequential explanatory strategy (Creswell, 2003). The study is research in-progress that investigates how resources can increase or diminish the value resources as they move through the education delivery system contributing in variations in its overall performance (Porter, 1985). The study is unique, because it combines, and is based on microeconomic and complex adaptive theories to examine resource utilization within school districts. This first sequence has two analytical goals and steps: (1) to verify the significant correlation, but with patterns of variability for district performance measured by ...


College Students’ Perceptions Of Their "Best" And "Worst" Courses And Instructors, Debra S. Emmelman, Michael Decesare Oct 2007

College Students’ Perceptions Of Their "Best" And "Worst" Courses And Instructors, Debra S. Emmelman, Michael Decesare

Sociology Faculty Publications

This paper presents results from a content analysis of college students' descriptions of their "best" and " worst " courses and instructors. We were interested primarily in two issues: how college students evaluate their courses , and the extent to which they emphasize various dimensions in their evaluations. We found that students evaluated their course experiences along seven interrelated dimensions: factors external to the course, level of tedium, classroom activities, classroom atmosphere, instructor's comportment, workload/assignments/grading issues, and acquisition of knowledge and skills. These dimensions were emphasized to different degrees and tended to vary in oppositional manners according to the type ...


Evaluation Of An Adult Education Technology Program, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D Oct 2007

Evaluation Of An Adult Education Technology Program, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adult education technology program at a chartered alternative adult education center in Florida. The adult education center had a low rate of students passing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). This study examined the impact of the use of computer technology in an effort to improve student learning in mathematics, reading, and science. Computers at the institution were used by all students for tutorials to prepare them for the FCAT and to obtain a high school diploma. The research questions for this study were as follows: 1. Is the education technology ...


Wku Scholar, Editors Oct 2007

Wku Scholar, Editors

WKU Scholar

No abstract provided.


Part-Time Work As A School Psychologist, Susan C. Davies Oct 2007

Part-Time Work As A School Psychologist, Susan C. Davies

Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications

U.S. News and World Report recently rated school psychology as one of the 25 best careers for 2007, highlighting a variety of factors converging to create a strong job market outlook for school psychologists. It emphasizes the generally positive working conditions experienced by those working in our field. One of the many perks to the profession of school psychology is the potential for flexibility in one’s work, such as through parttime positions. While numerous occupations do not lend themselves to part-time work, many school districts offer appealing parttime positions to school psychologists. This is not only a good ...


Analyzing An Urban University's Diversity Dilemma, Melodee Landis, Angela Ferguson, Ana Carballal, Wilma Kuhlman, Sandra Squires Oct 2007

Analyzing An Urban University's Diversity Dilemma, Melodee Landis, Angela Ferguson, Ana Carballal, Wilma Kuhlman, Sandra Squires

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

Lack of diversity in the teaching force is proving to be a grievous problem for our country. Across the nation the percentage of teachers of color in our schools remains stagnant as the percentage of students of color increases (Gay, Dingus & Jackson, 2003; Gordon, 2000; Gursky, 1999). Councils have been convened and conferences held to confront the issue (National Collaborative on Diversity in the Teaching Force, 2004). This disparity between the supply and demand for a diverse teaching force not only violates our standards of equity, it also appears to have a deleterious effect on achievement of students, particularly those of color ...


Fact Book 2007, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2007

Fact Book 2007, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

The role and mission of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) reflects a distinctively metropolitan emphasis. Accordingly, many of the academic majors, research activities, and public service programs are designed to respond to its urban/suburban environment. The University also has state-wide responsibility for providing programs and services in criminal justice, gerontology, public administration, urban studies, and social work. The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is a cooperative program of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. NBDC administers its small business program at locations throughout Nebraska. UNO exists for the purpose of ...


Evaluating A Four State Workforce Education Project: Questions Of Investigative Interest And Impact, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Applied Information Management Institute, Jeanne L. Surface Oct 2007

Evaluating A Four State Workforce Education Project: Questions Of Investigative Interest And Impact, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Applied Information Management Institute, Jeanne L. Surface

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

How can a large scale, multi-state, collaborative workforce development project be evaluated? This article describes the evaluation process of the Midwest Center for Information Technology (MCIT). The project uses “impact threads” to connect the outcomes of the project to strategic evaluation questions. The MCIT project, involving 10 public two-year colleges located in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota, strives to assist partner colleges in enhancing information technology training and related degree programs. The MCIT was funded as a regional center within the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). This article details the evaluation plan ...


Enrollment Report - Fall 2007, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2007

Enrollment Report - Fall 2007, 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.


Developing The Whole Child: An Evaluation Of The Latino After‐School Initiative (Lasi), Virginia Diez Oct 2007

Developing The Whole Child: An Evaluation Of The Latino After‐School Initiative (Lasi), Virginia Diez

Gastón Institute Publications

This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Latino After-School Initiative (LASI), an umbrella organization that provides funding, educational guidelines, staff development, and networking opportunities to after-school programs in the Greater Boston area. LASI funds seven Latino-led after-school programs servicing children ages 7-14. The programs are located in Lynn, Cambridge, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Chelsea. LASI was established in 2001 by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay as a five-year demonstration project to improve academic achievement—as measured by MCAS scores and high school retention rates—among Latino children.


2007 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Oct 2007

2007 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

Fall 2007 issue of the Nutshell.


Factors That Influence The Academic Performance Of Ncaa Division I Athletes, B. David Ridpath Edd, John Kiger Red, Jennifer Y. Mak Phd, Teresa R. Eagle Edd, Greg Letter Phd Oct 2007

Factors That Influence The Academic Performance Of Ncaa Division I Athletes, B. David Ridpath Edd, John Kiger Red, Jennifer Y. Mak Phd, Teresa R. Eagle Edd, Greg Letter Phd

Management Faculty Research

Several academic and non-academic factors can influence the academic performance of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletes. Researchers have attempted to determine what non-academic variables might help to explain the college academic performance of college athletes. The non-cognitive variables of a strong support person or role model, involvement in the community, and positive self-concept positively predicted college academic performance. If influential role models do not care how the college athlete performs academically, the college athlete’s academics will suffer.