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The Effectiveness Of E‐Coaching In Rural Science Classrooms, Gwen Nugent Mar 2015

The Effectiveness Of E‐Coaching In Rural Science Classrooms, Gwen Nugent

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This presentation will present final results of a research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by the National Center for Research on Rural Education at UNL. The study is a randomized control trial with 119 rural middle and high school science teachers in Nebraska and Iowa. It examines the impact of professional development on guided scientific inquiry with technologydelivered follow‐up coaching (treatment) versus no professional development (control) on teacher and student inquiry knowledge, skills, self‐efficacy and attitudes. This presentation will provide an overview of the project, focusing on the coaching processes and procedures ...


Introduction To Educational Measurement: Cramming A Semester­Long Course Into A One‐Hour Presentation, Tony Albano Mar 2015

Introduction To Educational Measurement: Cramming A Semester­Long Course Into A One‐Hour Presentation, Tony Albano

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1. Test design 1. Construct – the unobservable trait or attribute we want to measure; 2. Operationalizing – translating the construct into something observable; 3. Measurement – using scores to represent amounts of the construct via operations; 4. Scale – a set of operations (items) used to create composite scores; 5. Inference – assuming our scores describe some change in the construct; 6. Reliability – extent to which inferences are consistent; 7. Validity – extent to which inferences are accurate; 8. Purpose – the who, what, and why

2. Item writing — Standards or learning objectives – define what students should know or be able to do

3. Scale development ...