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Fact Book 1984, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1984

Fact Book 1984, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This third 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.

I would like to draw your attention to the expansion of the "Students and Alumni" section. Some areas are covered that have not been subjects in previous editions: the ethnic distribution of the student body, distribution by class standing, high school origin of the freshmen class, and data on ACT performances by ...


Uma Analise Das Contribuições Publicadas Na “Revista Brasileira De Estudos Pedagógicos” [An Analysis Of The Articles Published In The “Brazilian Journal Of Pedagogical Studies”], Karl M. Lorenz, Celina L. Campos, Evelcy M. Machado, Stela M. Almeida Jun 1984

Uma Analise Das Contribuições Publicadas Na “Revista Brasileira De Estudos Pedagógicos” [An Analysis Of The Articles Published In The “Brazilian Journal Of Pedagogical Studies”], Karl M. Lorenz, Celina L. Campos, Evelcy M. Machado, Stela M. Almeida

Education Faculty Publications

O trabalho apresenta os resultados de um estudo que identificou e analisou 217 contribuições publicadas em dezenove números da “Revista Brasileira de Estudos Pedagógicos” para os anos de 1971 a 1976.

The paper presents the results of a study that identified and analyzed 217 contributions published in nineteen numbers of the “Brazilian Journal of Pedagogical Studies” for the years 1971 to 1976.


Participatory Research: Review And Reflection, Charles M. Harns Jan 1984

Participatory Research: Review And Reflection, Charles M. Harns

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Farming Systems In Southern Mali: How To Improve Small Farmers’ Management Behaviors, Amadou Mamou Kone Jan 1984

Farming Systems In Southern Mali: How To Improve Small Farmers’ Management Behaviors, Amadou Mamou Kone

Master's Capstone Projects

The study aims at designing a need analysis methodology and a curriculum that deals with the decision making process of small farmers in allocates resources cultural production. The research will be implemented in the Operation H Valley (OHV) and with food crop production. The samples under study concern 33 households 4 different villages.

The focus of study was the actual reactions (behaviors) of farmers in terms of decisions made; actions undertaken and the consequences of the actions with regard to three factors: the input supply system (credit system and extension activities), the market system, and the farmers individual goals and ...


Human Resources 1984-85, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1984

Human Resources 1984-85, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Human Resources

IPEDS Human Resources annual report contains the following information: • Employees by primary occupational activity, faculty status, full and part time (collected separately for medical schools) • Full-time instructional staff by academic rank, gender and function • Total salary outlay and number of months covered by academic rank and gender


Finance 1984-85, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1984

Finance 1984-85, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Finance

IPEDS Finance annual report contains the following information: • Revenues by source (e.g., tuition and fees, government, private gifts) • Expenses by function (e.g., instruction, research, plant maintenance and operation) • Scholarships, physical plant assets and indebtedness • Assets, liabilities and net assets • Different formats are used based on the institution’s accounting standards


Estabilidade Temporal Do Currículo Da Escola Secundária Brasileira: 1838-1971 [Temporal Stability Of The Curriculum Of The Brazilian Secondary School: 1838-1971], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia Jan 1984

Estabilidade Temporal Do Currículo Da Escola Secundária Brasileira: 1838-1971 [Temporal Stability Of The Curriculum Of The Brazilian Secondary School: 1838-1971], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia

Education Faculty Publications

O trabalho descreve um modelo de analise quantitativa que permita investigar a variabilidade na duração do período de vigência do currículo escolar. Apresenta dados de base que indicam a “Estabilidade Temporal” dos currículos da escola secundaria brasileira entre 1838 e 1971. Introduz os conceitos e os coeficientes de Tempo de Implementação Legislada, Tempo de Implementação Efetiva, e Tempo de Implementação Regularização.

The paper describes a model for quantitatively analyzing the variability in the duration of an officially implemented school curriculum. It presents baseline data that indicates the “Temporal Stability” of the curricula of the Brazilian secondary school for the period ...


Title Pages And Table Of Contents- Social And Technical Issues In Testing Implications For Test Construction And Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell Jr., Barbara S. Plake Jan 1984

Title Pages And Table Of Contents- Social And Technical Issues In Testing Implications For Test Construction And Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell Jr., Barbara S. Plake

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

Contents

Preface

1. Filling the Gaps Between Test Outcomes and Usage: An Introduction Barbara S. Plake Purpose of the Volume Overview of the Chapters Conclusions References

PART I SOCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFLUENCES

2. Struggles and Possibilities: The Use of Tests in Decision Making Ellis Batten Page A Double Standard The Value of Testing Ideological and Scientific Issues Decision Making Test Scores and Deeper Values Production Functions and Causal Research Conclusions References

3. What Cognitive Psychology Can (and Cannot) Do for Test Development Robert J. Sternberg What is Cognitive Psychology? Cognitive Psychology and Test Construction Cognitive Psychology and Test Validation Cognitive ...


Preface: Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell, Barbara S. Plake Jan 1984

Preface: Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell, Barbara S. Plake

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

Tests are constructed and used to facilitate assessment and understanding of human beings in all their multifaceted complexity. Hence, testing by its very nature is both a scientific and a social endeavor.

The interplay between testing and society has resulted in both praise and criticism from concerned citizens, psychologists, educators, and numerous other professional and consumer groups. For over 40 years, Oscar K. Buros, as Director of The Institute of Mental Measurements and Editor of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks. contributed immensely to this interplay between testing practices and societal issues. On March 19, 1978, Oscar Buros died. Luella Buros , his ...


1. Filling The Gaps Between Test Outcomes And Usage: An Introduction, Barbara S. Plake Jan 1984

1. Filling The Gaps Between Test Outcomes And Usage: An Introduction, Barbara S. Plake

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

Why do we have tests? What useful purposes do they serve? How can test results be used to make decisions? How can a test be proved to provide accurate and usable information? Questions such as these have been posed recently by a concerned public who have become more aware of and concerned about testing, test quality, and appropriate test usage. Their questions are challenging, legitimate queries that can and should be addressed by members of the measurement community .

Some of the questions being asked by the public are value laden, providing topics for many thoughtful but heated debates. For example ...


2. Struggles And Possibilities: The Use Of Tests In Decision Making, Ellis Batten Page Jan 1984

2. Struggles And Possibilities: The Use Of Tests In Decision Making, Ellis Batten Page

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

What a happy occasion it is to celebrate, as we do in this volume, the establishment of a national Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, located on the campus of the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln. What a culmination of many plans, hopes, and dreams! On such an occasion, we can take a quiet pride in our profession and in the life and accomplishments of one of our colleagues and friends, Oscar Krisen Buros, who with Luella Buros is leaving to us, and our posterity, an institution of integrity to foster the science and practice of testing.

How new all this ...


3. What Cognitive Psychology Can (And Can Not) Do For Test Development, Robert J. Sternberg Jan 1984

3. What Cognitive Psychology Can (And Can Not) Do For Test Development, Robert J. Sternberg

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

Whenever research is launched under a new paradigm for studying an old set of mental phenomena, researchers joining the new armada of explorers hope, at best, to discover new uncharted mental territories and, at worst, to provide new mental maps of previously charted territories that amend errors of the old maps. This has been I believe, the experience of cognitive psychologists studying mental abilities. Although they may not have revolutionized our map of the mind (yet), neither have they left the old maps standing. What is critical is that at least the flaws and incompleteness’s of the new methods ...


4. The Status Of Test Validation Research, Lyle F. Schoenfeldt Jan 1984

4. The Status Of Test Validation Research, Lyle F. Schoenfeldt

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

More than any other area, validation research is where the "rubber meets the road" in test construction and test usage. The very term validation implies the assessment or measurement of individuals and the relationship of this assessment to some criterion of performance. The success of a test validation effort, or the lack thereof, has implications for the value of the assessment and for the utility of the procedures.

In today's environment, whether the validation is intended for employee selection, educational decisions, or personal counseling, there is an increasing probability that the outcomes of research will have legal implications. In ...


5. Social And Legal Influences On Test Development And Usage, Donald N. Bersoff Jan 1984

5. Social And Legal Influences On Test Development And Usage, Donald N. Bersoff

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

It was the Chinese over 3000 years ago, not the Americans in this century, who first used large-scale psychological testing (Dubois, 1966). But, as with many other technological developments, it was the United States that enthusiastically adopted the method (Haney, 1981). By now it is highly probable that every person in our country has been affected in some way by the administration of tests. Testing has become the means by which major decisions about people's lives are made in industry, education, hospitals, mental health clinics, and the civil service.

Tests themselves, by and large, are facially neutral. They do ...


8. Achievement Test Items: Current Issues, Robert L. Ebel Jan 1984

8. Achievement Test Items: Current Issues, Robert L. Ebel

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

The writer of achievement test items is confronted with two major problems, as Lindquist pointed out nearly half a century ago (Lindquist, 1936, p. 17). The first of these is the problem of what to measure. The second is how to measure it. The solution proposed for the first problem is to focus primarily on testing for knowledge and only secondarily on testing for abilities. Cognitive abilities, it is reasonable to believe, depend entirely on knowledge. Although the term knowledge, as commonly used, includes both information and understanding, the most useful kind of knowledge, the kind that will occupy our ...


9. Abilities And Knowledge In Educational Achievement Testing: The Assessment Of Dynamic Cognitive Structures, Samuel Messick Jan 1984

9. Abilities And Knowledge In Educational Achievement Testing: The Assessment Of Dynamic Cognitive Structures, Samuel Messick

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

This chapter confronts the question of what role cognitive abilities play or ought to play in educational achievement testing, which raises the prior question of what educational achievement tests are or ought to be. I begin by considering the nature of educational achievement as a construct in an attempt to circumscribe what achievement tests ought to be rather than by examining extant achievement tests that may be variously off target. Similar consideration is accorded cognitive ability as a construct. This distinction between constructs and the imperfect, variously contaminated tests that are purported to measure them is a critical recurrent theme ...


Author Index- Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage Jan 1984

Author Index- Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

Author Index pp. 173-178

A-Z (6 pages)

Numbers in italics indicate pages with complete bibliographic information.

A
Acker, S. R., 65 , 86
Ackoff, R. L. , 21, 35
Adair, F. L., 122, 125
Adkins, D. c. , 148 , 153
Aisner, D. J ., 32, 35
Alderman, D. L. , 148 , 153
Anastas i, A., 9 1, 99, 107, 129 , 130, 132, 134, 139, 164 , 168 , 169
Anderson, G. E. , Jr. , 2 1, 35
Anderson , 1. R. , 46 , 57
Anderson, R. C. , 142, 153, 157, 169
Arnoff, S. L., 2 1, 35
Ausubel, D. P., 165, 169

...

Z

Zedeck, S., 72, 86
Ziskin , J. , 96 ...


Subject Index- Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage Jan 1984

Subject Index- Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

Subject Index pp. 178-180

A-Z (3 pages)

A

Achievement, 129, 130, 155
Achievement-saturated intelligence tests , 53-54
Alternative choice items, 148- 149 Examples, 150, 151
American Civil Liberties Union, 94
American College Testing Programs (ACT), 18
Applied performance testing , 147
Aptitude, 129, 130, 167
AQ (Achievement or accomplishment quotient) , 5, 130, 131

...

W, Z

Waisman Center, 14
Zenotype, 19


Complete Work- Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell, Barbara S. Plake Jan 1984

Complete Work- Social And Technical Issues In Testing: Implications For Test Construction And Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell, Barbara S. Plake

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

SOCIAL AND TECHNICAL ISSUES IN TESTING Implications for Test Construction and Usage- Complete Work

Copyright © 1984 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, by photostat, microform, retrieval system, or an y other means without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data
Main entry under title:

Social and technical issues in testing.

(Buros-Nebraska symposium on measurement & testing)
Includes bibliographies and indexes.


6. Testing And The Oscar Buros Lament: From Knowledge To Implementation To Use, James V. Mitchell Jr. Jan 1984

6. Testing And The Oscar Buros Lament: From Knowledge To Implementation To Use, James V. Mitchell Jr.

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

The field of measurement can be conceptualized as having three different but interrelated aspects. First of all, it is a science or a body of knowledge concerned with the development of theory and methodology and with the identification and confirmation of generalizations governing interrelationships among variables appropriate to its content. Measurement theory and its application to measurement problems are important contributors here. Second, it is an applied science or technology concerned with the development of products that represent a useful application of such a science or body of knowledge. For the field of measurement, test development and validation are important ...


7. Aptitude And Achievement Tests: The Curious Case Of The Indestructible Strawperson, Anne Anastasi Jan 1984

7. Aptitude And Achievement Tests: The Curious Case Of The Indestructible Strawperson, Anne Anastasi

Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage

In a talk I gave at the 1979 ETS Invitational Conference, I remarked that, if I were suddenly endowed with the appropriate occult powers, I should choose to eliminate certain words from the psychometric vocabulary. Among them were the words aptitude and achievement (Anastasi, 1980). These terms have led to nearly as much confusion, misinterpretation, and misuse of tests as has the more notorious term intelligence. Having been asked once more to discuss the same general topic in 1982, it occurred to me that I might consider why the myths that surround these terms are so persistent-and persistent they certainly ...


Fall Enrollment 1984-85, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1984

Fall Enrollment 1984-85, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Fall Enrollment

IPEDS Fall Enrollment annual report contains the following information: • Full- and part-time fall enrollments by level, by race/ethnicity and gender of student • Number of students engaged in distance education, by level and location • Age distributions by student level (odd-numbered years) • State of residence of first-time first-year students (even-numbered years) • Total number of students in the entering class • Fall-to-fall retention rates of full-time and part-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (less than 4-year institutions), and first-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students (4-year institutions)


Enrollment Report - Fall 1984, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1984

Enrollment Report - Fall 1984, 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.