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1997 Survey Of Former Students, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1997

1997 Survey Of Former Students, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of former Western Washington University students conducted in 1997.


Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker Dec 1997

Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

College algebra has the highest enrollment of any mathematics course at Western Kentucky University. In an effort to increase the success rate in this course, Western Kentucky University added an extended version of college algebra to the curriculum in the fall of 1997. The extended version incorporates two days of supervised study per week in addition to traditional lectures. This study investigates the success of the extended college algebra course on achievement rates of Western Kentucky University students.


From Multiple Choice To Multiple Choices, Jonathan A. Supovitz Nov 1997

From Multiple Choice To Multiple Choices, Jonathan A. Supovitz

GSE Publications

Are standardized tests an equitable way to measure the achievement of America's children? A fresh, four-year study by the Educational Testing Service of the gender gap on standardized tests concludes that differences in performance between boys and girls are real, but not large, and cut both ways. ("ETS Disputes Charges of Gender Bias," May 14, 1997.) Still, critics of standardized testing, like the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, blast the ETS study as "a smoke screen designed to divert attention from the ongoing problems with the exams they publish."


Do Curriculum-Based External Exit Exam Systems Enhance Student Achievement?, John H. Bishop Nov 1997

Do Curriculum-Based External Exit Exam Systems Enhance Student Achievement?, John H. Bishop

CAHRS Working Paper Series

[Excerpt] It is claimed that 'curriculum-based external exit exam systems', CBEEES, based on world class content standards will improve teaching and learning of core subjects. What evidence is there for this claim? New York's Regents Exams are an example of such a system. Do New York students outperform students with similar socio-economic backgrounds from other states? Outside the United States such systems are the rule, not the exception. What impacts have such systems had on school policies, teaching and student learning?


Harnessing User Communities For Website Location And Evaluation, Tim Beal, Mimi Recker Nov 1997

Harnessing User Communities For Website Location And Evaluation, Tim Beal, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

The AsiaWeb Project is looking at the problem of accessing quality and relevant information on the Web. It is the product of collaboration between two disciplinary standpoints. Dr Mimi Recker is approaching the problem from a generic, systems viewpoint, seeing the information domain as a case study and Dr Tim Beal has an interest in the computer access and manipulation of information on Japan, and Asia generally. We are taking business information on Asia as the general subject and within this Japan is a priority area. However, it is considered that the techniques developed could be applied to any subject ...


On The Answer-Arrangement Bias Of Professional Certification Examinations In Accounting, Marshall A. Geiger, Mark M. Higgins Oct 1997

On The Answer-Arrangement Bias Of Professional Certification Examinations In Accounting, Marshall A. Geiger, Mark M. Higgins

Accounting Faculty Publications

The test construction literature has emphasized the randomization of answers within multiple-choice items as a way to eliminate test construction bias. This study examines the answer placement bias of the multiple-choice portion of the 1987 - 1992 CIA, CMA, and CPA exams. The results indicate a consistent bias toward the "A" position in the CIA exam and against the "A" and "E" positions on the CMA exam. Also, all three exams were found to have significantly fewer correct answer runs (e.g., four "A's" in a row) than would be expected from the random placement of answers. A discussion of ...


The Status Of Faculty Professional Service And Academic Outreach In New England, Sharon Singleton, Cathy Burack, Deborah Hirsch Oct 1997

The Status Of Faculty Professional Service And Academic Outreach In New England, Sharon Singleton, Cathy Burack, Deborah Hirsch

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In 1994 the New England Resource Center for Higher Education surveyed New England colleges and universities about the professional service faculty are engaging in, and the policies and structures that support such activities. Information was obtained from 120 institutions. As seen through a wide lens, there is considerable institutional commitment to faculty professional service. A majority of respondents reported that service is both a stated part of their institutional mission and that faculty, administrators and staff supported that commitment. However, a sharper focus reveals a gap between statements and practice: only a third of the respondents were able to demonstrate ...


Fact Book 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1997

Fact Book 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This sixteenth 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 that will expand your understanding of our institution.


A Profile Of The 1996 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Richard Frye, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Oct 1997

A Profile Of The 1996 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Richard Frye, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Information on Western graduates of a given year: grades, retention, GEI, athletes, time-to-degree issues, demographics, college, degree, transfer facts, and predictors of academic success (regression analysis).


Enrollment Report - Fall 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1997

Enrollment Report - Fall 1997, 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.


Overview Of The Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth Program 1996, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Aug 1997

Overview Of The Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth Program 1996, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

LSAY Technical Reports

The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program brings together two existing, long-established projects, ACER’s Youth in Transition and DEETYA’s Australian Youth Survey. The origins and extent of these two projects are described in the following pages. While contact with the AYS cohort is due to finish in 1997, it is hoped to continue to survey members of the Youth in Transtion 1975 birth cohort up to at least age 25. In addition, a new program of surveys of students progressing through school and into postschool education and the labour force was established in 1995. New cohorts of ...


School Achievement And Initial Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Stephen Lamb Jul 1997

School Achievement And Initial Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Stephen Lamb

LSAY Research Reports

This report looks at the relationships between literacy and numeracy achievement in junior secondary school and a range of education, training and labour market outcomes at age nineteen. It pays particular attention to the education and labour market effects of differences in literacy and numeracy skills.


Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part Two: Reflections On The Western Experience, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye Jul 1997

Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part Two: Reflections On The Western Experience, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye

Office of Survey Research

Results of the survey of 1992 Western graduates conducted in 1996.


Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part One: Three To Four Years In The Workplace, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye Jul 1997

Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part One: Three To Four Years In The Workplace, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye

Office of Survey Research

Results from the survey of 1992 Western alums conducted in 1996.


1996-1997 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jul 1997

1996-1997 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1996-1997 issue of Profile Magazine.


Enrollment Report - Summer 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jul 1997

Enrollment Report - Summer 1997, 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.


Case Studies Of High-Ability Students With Learning Disabilities Who Have Achieved, Sally M. Reis, Terry W. Neu, Joan M. Mcguire Jun 1997

Case Studies Of High-Ability Students With Learning Disabilities Who Have Achieved, Sally M. Reis, Terry W. Neu, Joan M. Mcguire

Education Faculty Publications

We used qualitative methods to study 12 young people with learning disabilities who were successful at the college level. The participants reported negative school experiences, verified by their parents and school records, such as social problems, difficulty with teachers, and frustration with certain academic areas. The interaction of their high abilities and their learning disabilities produced a number of negative consequences since their talents were not usually addressed by the school system they attended. However, despite these experiences, participants were able to integrate specific personal traits and special compensation strategies and environmental modifications to succeed in a challenging university setting.

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Report Of The 1997 Survey Of Citizen Perceptions Of Tourism In Bellingham And Whatcom County, Carl Simpson May 1997

Report Of The 1997 Survey Of Citizen Perceptions Of Tourism In Bellingham And Whatcom County, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

At the request of the Bellingham•Whatcom County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Western Washington University Office of Survey Research (OSR) surveyed residents of Whatcom County concerning their perceptions of tourism locally. The OSR conducted 606 telephone interviews during the period April 2 through April 22, 1997. The Convention and Visitors Bureau wished to measure citizen perceptions and knowledge of tourism and to assess what factors lead citizens to be more or less favorable toward tourism. The study is, in this sense, a baseline study of Spring, 1997 perceptions that may change over time. The particular questions asked in this ...


1996-97 (3 Quarters & Aya) Sch & Fte Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams May 1997

1996-97 (3 Quarters & Aya) Sch & Fte Faculty Reports, Ernest Sams

Office of Survey Research

Student Credit Hours; GUR Courses; Sections; FTE Faculty Allocated and Used; Compare with 1 year ago; Measures per FTE Faculty.


1997 Survey Of Former Students, Carl Simpson May 1997

1997 Survey Of Former Students, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

Questionnaire: 1997 survey of former students (non-returning students): reasons why students left Western; problems experienced while at Western; dissatisfaction; Changes students would make.


Profile Of The 1996 Freshman Class At Western: Comparative Trends And Patterns With A National Sample, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Apr 1997

Profile Of The 1996 Freshman Class At Western: Comparative Trends And Patterns With A National Sample, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Presentation of selected findings from Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey of first-time, in-coming freshmen. The CIRP is administered nationally by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). In the report, some national/local comparisons.


Convention And Visitors Bureau Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Apr 1997

Convention And Visitors Bureau Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey on the attitudes of local Whatcom County residents on the benefits and problems of tourism.


The Australian Youth Survey Description Technical Paper No. 7, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Apr 1997

The Australian Youth Survey Description Technical Paper No. 7, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

LSAY Technical Reports

The Australian Youth Survey (AYS) is a major longitudinal survey of young Australians set up to provide policy-relevant information on young people's education and training pathways as well as their access to and success in the Australian labour market. The survey follows a nationally representative group of young people aged 16 to 19, with the initial cohort of approximately 5350 young people interviewed for the first time in 1989. Since then the sample has been interviewed annually on a wide range of topics including school experiences, school-to-work transition, labour market experiences, post-school education and training, income, health, housing and ...


Enrollment Report - Spring 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Apr 1997

Enrollment Report - Spring 1997, 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.


Rewarding Faculty Professional Service, Kerryann O’Meara Mar 1997

Rewarding Faculty Professional Service, Kerryann O’Meara

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Scholars of higher education have long recognized that existing reward systems and structures in academic communities do not weight faculty professional service as they do teaching and research. In the past five years, however, many colleges and universities have found innovative ways to define, document, and evaluate faculty professional service in traditional promotion and tenure systems. Other institutions have created or expanded alternate faculty reward systems, including faculty profiles in service, merit pay, and post-tenure reviews emphasizing service. Based on data from a nation-wide sample, this paper discusses innovations in rewarding faculty professional service and offers conclusions and recommendations.


Library Survey Winter '97: Off-Campus Borrowers, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Mar 1997

Library Survey Winter '97: Off-Campus Borrowers, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


Library Survey Winter '97: Faculty Follow-Up, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Mar 1997

Library Survey Winter '97: Faculty Follow-Up, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


Assessment Of Kitsap Employers' Needs Regarding Computer Science Training: Summer, 1996, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson Mar 1997

Assessment Of Kitsap Employers' Needs Regarding Computer Science Training: Summer, 1996, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

Results of a survey to determine the need for more computer science training courses at Western's Kitsap County satellite branch.


Reading Comprehension And Numeracy Among Junior Secondary School Students In Australia, Gary Marks, John Ainley Mar 1997

Reading Comprehension And Numeracy Among Junior Secondary School Students In Australia, Gary Marks, John Ainley

LSAY Research Reports

This report examines the performance, and levels of mastery, on tests of reading comprehension and numeracy of Australian students in junior secondary school between 1975 and 1995. Data for the analyses reported were drawn from two national monitoring studies and other studies of representative samples of junior secondary school students designed to monitor the progress of young people through school into further education, training and work. In each of the studies students completed tests that are similar to those conducted in the Australian states and territories and overseas to monitor student performance. The tests focussed on reading skills (which correlate ...


Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 1 (1995) Technical Paper No. 9, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Feb 1997

Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 1 (1995) Technical Paper No. 9, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

LSAY Technical Reports

The surveys focus on the education and labour market experiences of groups of young Australians, beginning from their middle years of secondary schooling. Data collected include basic demographic variables, as well as information about educational and labour force participation and experiences extending over a number of years. The present form of the LSAY program commenced in 1995 with a national sample of Year 9 students. The program also brings together earlier longitudinal studies conducted by ACER under the Youth in Transition (YIT) program, and by the Commonwealth under the Australian Longitudinal Survey (ALS) and Australian Youth Survey (AYS) programs. The ...