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A Profile Of Selected Characteristics Of The 1992 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Dec 1993

A Profile Of Selected Characteristics Of The 1992 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Information for this report was obtained from the Student Tracking System. The report presents information intended to provide insight into various characteristics of the 2073 graduates who matriculated during the 1991-92 academic year, 58.6% of whom were female and 41.4% male. Natives (students who began their education at WWU as first-time freshmen) made up 45.6% of the 1992 graduates, and transfers 51.6%. Most graduates were between the ages of twenty-one to twenty-four years old (61.9%). There were no graduates younger than twenty-one years old; the oldest graduate was fifty-nine. Current Washington residents made ...


Wwu Lifestyles Project: Patterns Of Alcohol And Drug Consumption And Consequences Among Western Washington University Students, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Scott C. (Scott Carl) Bates, Joseph E. Trimble, Kathleen M. Pearson Dec 1993

Wwu Lifestyles Project: Patterns Of Alcohol And Drug Consumption And Consequences Among Western Washington University Students, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Scott C. (Scott Carl) Bates, Joseph E. Trimble, Kathleen M. Pearson

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: This report, besides presenting the Lifestyles Project findings, summaries and discussion, contains two important Appendices. Appendix A consists of Western's Comprehensive Plan to Combat Student Alcohol Abuse, Including Underage Drinking, as as submitted to the Higher Education Coordinating Board. Appendix B consists of preliminary findings on the effectiveness of the Wellness Hall. The executive summary includes summaries of all three of these sections. Lifestyles Project Findings The WWU Lifestyles Project surveyed a randomly selected, stratified sample of 2500 students enrolled at Western during spring quarter, 1992, regarding their use of alcohol and drugs, the consequences of using ...


Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part I, Craighton Hippenhammer Nov 1993

Patron Objections To Library Materials: A Survey Of Christian College Libraries Part I, Craighton Hippenhammer

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

A survey of conservative Christian college libraries in the United States and Canada was taken early in 1993 to determine how their librarians handle patron objections to their collections. Surveyed were their policies and procedures, the nature of their support for the Library Bill of Rights, the nature of challenges (84 percent reported students were the objectors), selection of controversial materials, intellectual freedom definitions and level of librarian education. Having a reconsideration policy is shown to be crucial for addressing censorship attempts.


Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University For The 1993-1995 Biennium: November, 1993, Joseph E. Trimble Nov 1993

Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University For The 1993-1995 Biennium: November, 1993, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Foreword and Overview The following report is a summary of the status of the projects and activities generated from Western Washington University's Office of lnstitutional Assessment and Testing (OIAT) during the last quarter of the 1991-1993 biennium. A summary of significant activities and outcomes that have occurred since 1989 precedes the plan. The report also contains a list of assessment activities projected to occur during the 1993-1995 biennium; a few of the projects have already been initiated. The projected activities for the 1993-1995 biennium represent a partial list. Other projects will be added during the two-year period that will ...


Fact Book 1993, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1993

Fact Book 1993, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This twelfth 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.


Reinventing The University: Finding The Place For Basic Writers, Jane E. Hindman Oct 1993

Reinventing The University: Finding The Place For Basic Writers, Jane E. Hindman

Publications and Research

A poststructuralist critique of basic writing placement and pedagogy, this paper argues that our notions of good writing (i.e., the criteria by which we as English professors and compositionists authorize and "place" students) come not from some general or transcendent standards, but rather from the practices by which we self-authorize within our own discourse community. Using Bartholomae and Petrosky's curriculum presented in Facts, Artifacts, Counterfacts as a point of departure, I propose a language-centered curriculum which uses discourse itself as the subject of the semester-Jong project wherein students eventually learn to critique our practices and create their own ...


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1992 In-Coming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Sep 1993

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1992 In-Coming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: The following report provides written and tabular summaries of student responses to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Student Information Survey for Western Washington University's 1992 in-coming freshmen class. The CIRP Survey is used nationwide to gather normative data on the characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievements, and future goals of in-coming freshmen, and has been used at WWU since 1971. Currently, the CIRP is administered to WWU freshmen annually. The 1992 CIRP was administered to freshmen only a few months after the highly publicized Rodney King verdict, and certain responses reflected concerns with racial issues. For instance ...


General Education Working Group Report Recommendations, Portland State University. General Education Working Group Sep 1993

General Education Working Group Report Recommendations, Portland State University. General Education Working Group

University Studies Assessment Research

This report seeks to address several of the questions and concerns raised by faculty at a previous meeting and to more completely set forth the rationale for the goals of the general education program the General Education Working Group recommend.


The Evolving Character Of Wwu Freshmen: Analyses Of Cirp Surveys From 1971 To 1991, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Aug 1993

The Evolving Character Of Wwu Freshmen: Analyses Of Cirp Surveys From 1971 To 1991, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Since 1971, Western Washington University has utilized the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Student Information Survey to profile the characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievements, and future goals of its incoming freshmen. Between 1971 and 1991 there were six administrations of the CIRP. This report uses those findings to examine the changes in WWU's in-coming freshmen over that twenty-year period. Raw data is also presented: that for the overall population in Appendix B, and by gender in Appendix C. Because of the large accumulation of data, while trends of significance were highlighted in the report, they may not ...


The Relationship Between Participation In The Access Program And The Academic Achievement And Retention Of Minority And Non-Minority First-Year Undergraduates, Beth A. Senecal, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Aug 1993

The Relationship Between Participation In The Access Program And The Academic Achievement And Retention Of Minority And Non-Minority First-Year Undergraduates, Beth A. Senecal, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Fostering the success of students of color and students admitted academically at risk has become an important goal for many institutions of higher education. In order to increase the success of these special student populations, some researchers believe that universities must be proactive in their efforts to help students. In fact, studies indicate that proactive programs are crucial, for it is often the students who need help the most that tend not to seek it. Numerous programs have been implemented to encourage increased academic achievement and retention among minority students and students admitted at higher risk of academic ...


Literacy And Development: Rationales, Assessments, And Innovation, Daniel A. Wagner Jun 1993

Literacy And Development: Rationales, Assessments, And Innovation, Daniel A. Wagner

Working Papers (Literacy.org)

Literacy and economic development have existed as terms that are inextricably linked in the literature, often with little examination. As one looks more closely at the rationales for this relationship, it becomes clear that much more needs to be known about the functions and uses of literacy in everyday life, how literacy is linked to productive activity, and how literacy is learned (and taught) across the life-span. In order to achieve both understanding and improved literacy programming, it is crucial that better methods of assessment and program evaluation be put into place. This paper reviews prior experience in assessment, with ...


Academic Advising At Western: Some Feedback From Alumni, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Joanna Gregson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Jun 1993

Academic Advising At Western: Some Feedback From Alumni, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Joanna Gregson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Repeated studies in recent years, both at Western and elsewhere, have found students less satisfied with advising services than with instruction or various university services. For example, 77% of recent Western alumni are "very" or "mostly" satisfied with the undergraduate courses they took at Western, while 41% are similarly satisfied with the academic advising they received from all sources at Western. Satisfaction with advising received from faculty and major departments was lower than satisfaction with advising from the Academic Advising Center. Because of the concerns these studies raise, Western's Academic Advising Center requested that our 1992 alumni ...


Academic Advising At Western: Some Feedback From Alumni, Carl Simpson, Joanna Gregson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Jun 1993

Academic Advising At Western: Some Feedback From Alumni, Carl Simpson, Joanna Gregson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: Repeated studies in recent years, both at Western and elsewhere, have found students less satisfied with advising services than with instruction or various university services. For example, 77% of recent Western alumni are "very" or "mostly" satisfied with the undergraduate courses they took at Western, while 41% are similarly satisfied with the academic advising they received from all sources at Western. Satisfaction with advising received from faculty and major departments was lower than satisfaction with advising from the Academic Advising Center. Because of the concerns these studies raise, Western's Academic Advising Center requested that our 1992 alumni ...


1992-1993 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jun 1993

1992-1993 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1992-1993 issue of Profile Magazine.


Human Capital Investment And The Locally Rational Child, Peter F. Orazem, Leigh Tesfatsion May 1993

Human Capital Investment And The Locally Rational Child, Peter F. Orazem, Leigh Tesfatsion

ISU Economic Report Series

This study analyzes an overlapping generations economy with multiple family dynasties in which the abihty levels of children are random and unobservable. Each parent allocates his income between consumption and investment in the education of his child. Each child, in turn, decides how much effort toexert in school on the basis of his perceived marginal returns to schooling, a perception shaped in part by the child's perception ofthe marginal returns to "schooling attained by his parent. The income tax policies available to government range from hbertarian (no redistribution) to perfectly egalitarian (equalization of after-tax family incomes in each period ...


Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University For The 1991-1993 Biennium: Final Report, April 30, 1993, Joseph E. Trimble Apr 1993

Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University For The 1991-1993 Biennium: Final Report, April 30, 1993, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

The following report is a final summary of Western Washington University's institutional assessment plan for the 1991-1993 biennium. The projects and activities listed on the separate sheets are completed or are very near completion. In addition, many of the office's activities and projects are on-going and continuous. It should be pointed out that results from some of Western's Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing's (OIAT's) projects stimulated ideas that led to follow-up research and evaluation; therefore, the OIAT continues to expect some of its anticipated findings to lead to additional research which will become pan ...


Enrollment Report - Spring 1993, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Apr 1993

Enrollment Report - Spring 1993, 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.


Did Teachers’ Race And Verbal Ability Matter In The 1960’S? Coleman Revisited, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Dominic J. Brewer Mar 1993

Did Teachers’ Race And Verbal Ability Matter In The 1960’S? Coleman Revisited, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Dominic J. Brewer

Articles and Chapters

Our paper reanalyzes data from the classic 1966 study Equality of Educational Opportunity, or Coleman Report. It addresses whether teacher characteristics, including race and verbal ability, influenced "synthetic gain scores" of students (mean test scores of upper grade students in a school minus mean test scores of lower grade students in a school), in the context of an econometric model that allows for the possibility that teacher characteristics in a school are endogenously determined.

We find that verbal aptitude scores of teachers influenced synthetic gain scores for both black and white students. Verbal aptitude mattered as much for black teachers ...


Lexical Development In Bilingual Infants And Toddlers: Comparison To Monolingual Norms, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Sylvia C. Fernandez, D.Kimbrough Oller Jan 1993

Lexical Development In Bilingual Infants And Toddlers: Comparison To Monolingual Norms, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Sylvia C. Fernandez, D.Kimbrough Oller

Adjunct Faculty Author Gallery

This study compares lexical development in a sample of 25 simultaneous bilingual and 35 monolingual children for whom semilongitudinal data were collected between the ages of 8 and 30 months. A standardized parent report form, the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory (1989), was used to assess the children's receptive and productive vocabulary in English and/or Spanish. A methodology was devised to assess the degree of overlap between the bilingual children's lexical knowledge in one language and their knowledge in the other. Using the measures presented here, there was no statistical basis for concluding that the bilingual children were ...


Social Factors In Literacy Acquisition, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1993

Social Factors In Literacy Acquisition, Daniel A. Wagner

Book Chapters (Literacy.org)

The acquisition of any human skill, physical or mental, depends on the interplay among a wide variety of factors. Earlier research and our own observations in Moroccan society suggested the possibility that certain social features of children's lives would be related to literacy acquisition in school. Therefore, our research was designed so that these factors might be directly and empirically studied. It was assumed that some of the factors found to affect reading achievement in the West might be related similarly to literacy in Morocco, but we also wanted to study facors specific to Morocco, such as Quranic preschooling ...


Finance 1993-94, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1993

Finance 1993-94, 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


Selected Institutional Characteristics, Bridgewater State College, Academic Year 1992-1993, Office Of Institutional Research, Bridgewater State College Jan 1993

Selected Institutional Characteristics, Bridgewater State College, Academic Year 1992-1993, Office Of Institutional Research, Bridgewater State College

Factbook

No abstract provided.


The Everett Human Services Program: Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Pat Hayes, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Jan 1993

The Everett Human Services Program: Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Pat Hayes, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Summary and analysis of a survey of graduates of the Everett Human Services Program.


The Everett Human Services Program: Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions, Patricia E. Hayes, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Jan 1993

The Everett Human Services Program: Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions, Patricia E. Hayes, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: This report was based on tabulated results of 46 completed survey forms of the Inquiry to the Graduates of the Everett Education Center Human Services Program, sent to 147 graduates in the fall of 1991. General survey results and written comments are reported. The sample of graduate respondents was made up of 38 women and 8 men, mostly Caucasian, with an average age of over 42 years. This preponderance of females and older students reflects the usual population of the Human Services Program at Everett, (HSP/Ev). Enrollees in the HSP/Ev enter with a required AA degree ...


Contemporary School Administration: An Introduction, Theodore J. Kowalski Jan 1993

Contemporary School Administration: An Introduction, Theodore J. Kowalski

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Contemporary School Administration presents a pragmatic approach to school administration as a career choice, offering a broad, comprehensive overview of educational leadership in both public and private schools.

The initial chapters provide a foundation for understanding leadership and management, the primary components of administration. Common questions students ask regarding academic study, licensure, job opportunities, income, and career development are featured in the early chapters. The text is also unique in that it covers critical topics ignored in most other introductory books. Examples of these topics include private schools, women and minorities in administration, and communication. Content does not overlap with ...


Title And Contents, Jane Close Conoley, Jack J. Kramer Jan 1993

Title And Contents, Jane Close Conoley, Jack J. Kramer

Curriculum-Based Measurement

Curriculum-Based Measurement

Contents

Preface vii

1. Curriculum-Based Measurement 1
Stanley L.Deno

2. A Review of Curriculum-Based Procedures on Nine Assessment Components 25
Gerald Tindal

3. Enhancing Instructional Programming and Student Achievement with Curriculum- Based Measurement 65
Lynn S. Fuchs

4. Academic Skill Assessment: An Evaluation of the Role and Function of Curriculum-Based Measurements 105
Francis E. Lentz and Jack J. Kramer

5. Curriculum-Based Assessment: Implications for Psychoeducational Practice 123
Edward S. Shapiro

6. CBA: An Assessment of Its Current Status and Prognosis for Its Future 139
Mark R. Shinn and Roland H. Good, III

Author Index 179

Subject Index ...


Preface, Jack J. Kramer Jan 1993

Preface, Jack J. Kramer

Curriculum-Based Measurement

This volume in the Buros-Nebraska Series on Measurement and Testing provides current information on the development and implementation of curriculum-based measurement. As the title of the volume suggests, effective measurement of children's classroom achievement is not a new problem. Curriculum-based measurement provides an interesting and useful alternative to traditional strategies for assessing academic performance.

This volume continues the tradition of including papers given at the annual Buros-Nebraska Symposium on Testing and Measurement as well as additional contributions selected especially for this book. Each of our authors has made significant contributions to the research that has been produced in the ...


1. Curriculum-Based Measurement, Stanley L. Deno Jan 1993

1. Curriculum-Based Measurement, Stanley L. Deno

Curriculum-Based Measurement

In the history of Greek mythology there is a character named Sisyphus who, for sins committed during his lifetime, is condemned to spend eternity pushing a boulder up a hill. No matter how hard Sisyphus tries as he nears the top of the hill, the boulder rolls back down. Sisyphus cannot escape from this continued cycle of effort and failure. Sometimes, when I think about the experiences of many children attempting to learn basic skills in the public schools, I think of the myth of Sisyphus. Too often, it seems to me, no matter how hard they try, they do ...


2. A Review Of Curriculum-Based Procedures On Nine Assessment Components, Gerald Tindal Jan 1993

2. A Review Of Curriculum-Based Procedures On Nine Assessment Components, Gerald Tindal

Curriculum-Based Measurement

The purpose of this chapter is to describe curriculum-based procedures from a broad perspective that encompasses the major models appearing in the professional literature in the past 10 years. Rather than simply review the major perspectives, operating assumptions, and implementation directives of these models, however, nine criteria are presented for a uniform comparison. These criteria were implicit in the adoption of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) in Pine County, Minnesota during the initial training and field-based research conducted in the early 1980s. Therefore, they can be used both to structure the review and to provide district personnel a focused evaluation strategy for ...


3. Enhancing Instructional Programming And Student Achievement With Curriculum-Based Measurement, Lynn S. Fuchs Jan 1993

3. Enhancing Instructional Programming And Student Achievement With Curriculum-Based Measurement, Lynn S. Fuchs

Curriculum-Based Measurement

Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) is a form of curriculum-based assessment. As such, CBM has three features in common with all curriculum-based assessment approaches (Tucker, 1987): Test stimuli are drawn from the student's curriculum; assessment is ongoing and repeated across time; and assessment data are used to formulate instructional decisions.

Despite these similarities to other forms of curriculum-based assessment, CBM is distinctive because of two important features: It measures student proficiency across the annual curriculum and relics on standardized, prescriptive measurement methods (Fuchs & Dena, in press). The first purpose of this chapter is to explain these two features of CBM, by ...