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Making A Living From The Arts In Ireland?: A Summary Of Data On Irish Graduates/Artists, Ellen Hazelkorn Nov 2000

Making A Living From The Arts In Ireland?: A Summary Of Data On Irish Graduates/Artists, Ellen Hazelkorn

Other resources

No abstract provided.


Employer Perspectives On Western Graduates, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Pamela Jull, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson Nov 2000

Employer Perspectives On Western Graduates, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Pamela Jull, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

This report describes the performance of Western graduates in employment around Washington State. In addition, it describes the quality of the job market Western graduates have entered in recent years, and employer perspectives on employment opportunities and problems in Washington State.


Codebook: The Lsay 1999 School Survey For The Y98 Cohort Technical Report No. 23, Sue Fullarton Nov 2000

Codebook: The Lsay 1999 School Survey For The Y98 Cohort Technical Report No. 23, Sue Fullarton

LSAY Technical Reports

Students participating in this LSAY cohort were originally sampled in 1998 from 296 schools nationally. In 1999, the schools from which the original sample of students was drawn took part in a survey to collect information about the features and programs of schools, as well as features of teachers and teaching, which might influence the progress of students in their school and in their later work careers. The survey involved two questionnaires: (1) a school questionnaire to be completed by the principal (or other school representative) and (2) a questionnaire to a sample of ten Year 10 teachers. The assistance ...


Staff Development Strategies And Contexts Associated With Positive Impacts On Teachers_ Attitudes And Practices, Susan Gracia Nov 2000

Staff Development Strategies And Contexts Associated With Positive Impacts On Teachers_ Attitudes And Practices, Susan Gracia

Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify staff development strategies, organizational contexts, and teacher characteristics that were associated with positive impacts on teachers_ attitudes and practices. The study focused on 89 elementary teachers in 11 schools across 5 districts, all of whom participated in a state-sponsored staff development project during the 1999/2000 academic year. This staff development initiative was designed to assist teachers in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement standards-based math instruction and assessment in their classrooms.

Using surveys, interviews, and written teacher logs, data were gathered regarding the amounts and types of ...


Creating Communities Of Learning, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2000

Creating Communities Of Learning, Lynn D. Akey

Academic Affairs Publications

No abstract provided.


Early School Leaving And 'Non-Completion' In Australia., Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Oct 2000

Early School Leaving And 'Non-Completion' In Australia., Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

LSAY Briefing Reports

This paper summarises findings from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project on early school leavers in Australia. It considers who leaves early; attitudes, aspirations and reasons for leaving; what early leavers do after they leave; non- completers of Year 12; and some issues and policy implications.


Non-Completion Of School In Australia : The Changing Patterns Of Participation And Outcomes, Stephen Lamb, Peter Dwyer, Johanna Wyn Oct 2000

Non-Completion Of School In Australia : The Changing Patterns Of Participation And Outcomes, Stephen Lamb, Peter Dwyer, Johanna Wyn

LSAY Research Reports

Non-completion of school in Australia is the concern of this report. Non-completion refers to the numbers of young people who do not complete Year 12. It includes the young people who do not continue at secondary school beyond Year 10 and Year 11 as well as those who leave during Year 12 without obtaining a Year 12 certificate. This is a broader category than the one associated with the term ‘early school leavers’ which is often restricted to young people who leave by the end of Year 10. There have been substantial changes in rates of non-completion over the past ...


Enrollment Report - Fall 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2000

Enrollment Report - Fall 2000, 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.


A Profile Of The Fall 1999 Freshman Class At Western: Comparative Trends And Patterns With A National Sample, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Oct 2000

A Profile Of The Fall 1999 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.


Constructing Scales For Reporting Growth In Numeracy : The Acer Longitudinal Literacy And Numeracy Study, Andrew Stephanou, Marion Meiers, Margaret Forster Oct 2000

Constructing Scales For Reporting Growth In Numeracy : The Acer Longitudinal Literacy And Numeracy Study, Andrew Stephanou, Marion Meiers, Margaret Forster

Monitoring Learning

The ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study is set within the conceptual framework of developmental assessment. This paper describes work done on the development of a numeracy scale, and demonstrates how the progressive achievement of the LLANS cohort of students can be reported on that scale and subscales.


Common Data Set 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2000

Common Data Set 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Common Data Sets

Common Data Set (2000 - 2001) for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Fact Book 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2000

Fact Book 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Fact Book presents information most frequently requested by you the reader, in a concise and easy-to-use fom1at. This year we have changed the Fact Book by adding several items of interest and we have modified the format of most of the details found herein. Its contents transverse various functional aspects of the university, and although we have included a significant amount of details regarding students and faculty broken out by college, rank, level, gender, age and ethnicity, we have also included information about the Library, University building space, revenues and expenditures. We are ...


Wired At Western: Computer Technology At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Sep 2000

Wired At Western: Computer Technology At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

A summary of findings from various surveys delving into the issue of how computer savvy WWU faculty and students might be.


Longitudinal Findings From The 1999 Lifestyles Survey, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads, Chris Stark Sep 2000

Longitudinal Findings From The 1999 Lifestyles Survey, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads, Chris Stark

Office of Survey Research

Longitudinal study of Lifestyles AOD survey data.


An Analysis Of Academic Reputation As Perceived By Consumers Of Higher Education, Michael J. Conard, Maureen A. Conard Sep 2000

An Analysis Of Academic Reputation As Perceived By Consumers Of Higher Education, Michael J. Conard, Maureen A. Conard

WCBE Faculty Publications

A college's academic reputation (AR) plays a significant role in positioning the institution. Survey responses of college-bound high school seniors suggest that a majority of respondents view successful postgraduate careers as very important to the perception of AR and very likely to be attributed to a college with very good AR. A principle components factor analysis revealed three factors that describe the perception of AR (i.e., Academic Concerns, Campus Ethos, Practical Value). In a similar analysis three factors were found likely to be associated with very good AR (i.e., Curricular Concerns, Exclusivity, Career Preparation).


Subject Choice By Students In Year 12 In Australian Secondary Schools, Sue Fullarton, John Ainley Aug 2000

Subject Choice By Students In Year 12 In Australian Secondary Schools, Sue Fullarton, John Ainley

LSAY Research Reports

Choices that are in the subjects studied in senior secondary school influence differences in access to higher education, vocational education and training, and to labour market outcomes. Previous studies have shown that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds, those from private schools, high early school achievers and students from non-English speaking backgrounds are more likely to participate in the courses that are avenues to higher education and the professions. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to participate in courses that lead to vocational education and training or more often to entry into the labour market without any further formal education or training ...


Exploring Data And Methods To Assess And Understand The Performance Of Ssi States: Learning From The Cases Of Kentucky And Maine, Jaekyung Lee, Walter Mcintire, Theodore Coladarci Aug 2000

Exploring Data And Methods To Assess And Understand The Performance Of Ssi States: Learning From The Cases Of Kentucky And Maine, Jaekyung Lee, Walter Mcintire, Theodore Coladarci

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

The proposed study will identify and fill the gaps between currently available data and methods and desired ones in assessing and understanding the performance of SSI states. It will address the following research questions:

1. What information is available on the academic performance of a system?
2. What methodological challenges are posed by multi-level, multi-dimensional time-series data such as the NAEP and state assessments in understanding factors affecting system performance?

The researchers will examine these issues in two SSI states, Kentucky and Maine. They will examine whether and/or how the current NAEP and the states' own student assessments can ...


Codebook: The Lsay 1998 Year 9 Sample Codebook: Wave 2 (1999) Technical Report No. 22, Nicole Fleming Aug 2000

Codebook: The Lsay 1998 Year 9 Sample Codebook: Wave 2 (1999) Technical Report No. 22, Nicole Fleming

LSAY Technical Reports

The 1998 Year 9 Cohort (Y98) In 1998, a nationally representative sample of approximately 14,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the second cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a sample of schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school ...


Brief 3: Making Assessment Work, New England Resource Center For Higher Education, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jul 2000

Brief 3: Making Assessment Work, New England Resource Center For Higher Education, University Of Massachusetts Boston

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Assessment and accountability are embedded in the context in which most colleges and universities operate. In the current climate, one is deeply entwined with the other. Originally, assessment in higher education meant assessing students. The broader appeal of the concept quickly claimed the attention of a multitude of constituents within the academy, each with a different goal in mind – from program review to public relations. Those whose relationship to the academy was once or twice removed, such as trustees, accreditors, and legislators, saw assessment as a simple and cost effective means to report information about the effectiveness of complex organizational ...


Weighting The 1995 Year 9 Cohort Sample For Differential Response Rates And Sample Attrition Technical Paper No. 15, Gary Marks, Michael Long Jul 2000

Weighting The 1995 Year 9 Cohort Sample For Differential Response Rates And Sample Attrition Technical Paper No. 15, Gary Marks, Michael Long

LSAY Technical Reports

This technical paper describes the weighting procedure developed for analysis of the first five (1995-1999) waves of the 1995 Year 9 sample (Y95) of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) study. The weighting procedure addresses three issues: (a) The original sample used a disproportionate stratified design. Students from States and Territories with smaller numbers of Year 9 students were oversampled and students from States with larger numbers of Year 9 students were under-sampled. Students from government, Catholic and independent schools were to be proportionately selected within States. In order for the sample to more accurately represent the population of ...


The Role Of End-Of-Course Exams And Minimum Competency Exams In Standards-Based Reforms, John H. Bishop, Ferran Mane, Michael Bishop, Joan Moriarty Jul 2000

The Role Of End-Of-Course Exams And Minimum Competency Exams In Standards-Based Reforms, John H. Bishop, Ferran Mane, Michael Bishop, Joan Moriarty

CAHRS Working Paper Series

[Excerpt] Educational reformers and most of the American public believe that most teachers ask too little of their pupils. These low expectations, they believe, result in watered down curricula and a tolerance of mediocre teaching and inappropriate student behavior. The result is that the prophecy of low achievement becomes self-fulfilling. Although research has shown that learning gains are substantially larger when students take more demanding courses2, only a minority of students enroll in these courses. There are several reasons for this. Guidance counselors in many schools allow only a select few into the most challenging courses. While most schools give ...


1999-2000 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jul 2000

1999-2000 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1999-2000 issue of Profile Magazine.


An Overview Of Recreation And Parks Professional Preparation Programs In Higher Education, Jennifer Y. Mak Jul 2000

An Overview Of Recreation And Parks Professional Preparation Programs In Higher Education, Jennifer Y. Mak

Management Faculty Research

The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of recreation and parks professional preparation programs in higher education. This paper will (a) help to understand the framework of recreation and parks professional preparation programs, (b) discuss the factors which influence the professional preparation outcomes, and (c) help to identify future research needs. The discussion is based on the framework for studying professional preparation programs by Stack, et al. (1986). The key element of the framework for studying recreation and parks professional preparation programs is the recreation and parks professional preparation environment which was the product of external, internal ...


Enrollment Report - Summer 2000, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jul 2000

Enrollment Report - Summer 2000, 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.


Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 5 (1999) Technical Paper No. 21, Nicole Fleming Jun 2000

Codebook: The Lsay 1995 Year 9 Sample Wave 5 (1999) Technical Paper No. 21, Nicole Fleming

LSAY Technical Reports

In 1995, a nationally representative sample of approximately 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the new Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth program. The sample was constructed by randomly selecting two Year 9 classes from a national sample of 300 schools designed to represent state and sector. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students in their schools to provide information on early school achievement for use in later analyses of educational and labour market participation. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school. In 1996 ...


Western Washington University Faculty Instructional Technology Survey Results, Richard Frye, Carl Simpson Jun 2000

Western Washington University Faculty Instructional Technology Survey Results, Richard Frye, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

Results of a faculty survey on the use and comfort with classroom instructional technology.


Bridging The K-12/Postsecondary Divide With A Coherent K-16 System, Consortium For Policy Research In Education Jun 2000

Bridging The K-12/Postsecondary Divide With A Coherent K-16 System, Consortium For Policy Research In Education

CPRE Policy Briefs

This Policy Brief originates from a conference held at Stanford University titled, “Education Reform into the Millennium: The State Legislatures’ Role in Building a Consensus for Systemic Change.” The conference, which was held from September 30 to October 2, 1999, was sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, the Education Commission of the States, and the Institute for Educational Leadership. It was funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education. Fifty-three legislators and representatives from 15 states attended the conference. The presenters included an ...


Literacy, Technological Literacy, And The Digital Divide, Daniel A. Wagner May 2000

Literacy, Technological Literacy, And The Digital Divide, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

The United Nations estimates that there are one billion illiterate adults in the world today (about one-quarter of the world's adult population), the vast majority of whom are located in the poorest half of the world. Furthermore, recent surveys suggest that this situation is even more serious than previously believed. Industrialized (OECD) countries now admit to having very serious problems of their own in literacy and basic skills, with up to 25% of adults considered to be lacking the basic skills needed to function effectively in the workforce (see OECD/Statistics Canada, 1995; Tuijnman et al., 1997).


Wwu Lifestyles Project Iv: Patterns Of Alcohol And Drug Consumption And Consequences Among Western Washington University Students, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads, Chris B. Stark May 2000

Wwu Lifestyles Project Iv: Patterns Of Alcohol And Drug Consumption And Consequences Among Western Washington University Students, Patricia M. Fabiano, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Kristoffer W. (Kristoffer Williams) Rhoads, Chris B. Stark

Office of Survey Research

Results of the Lifestyles IV survey of AOD consumption and consequences among Western students.


Information Literacy: An Overview, Robin Angeley, Jeff Purdue May 2000

Information Literacy: An Overview, Robin Angeley, Jeff Purdue

Office of Survey Research

A 'White Paper' that defines information literacy and explores its impact on teaching and learning.