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Common Data Set 2000-01, Sharon Schmidtz Dec 2001

Common Data Set 2000-01, Sharon Schmidtz

Office of Survey Research

Common data set for 2000-2001.


Lsay Cohort Report The Year 9 Class Of 1995 In 2000: Experiences In Education And Employment, Sheldon Rothman Dec 2001

Lsay Cohort Report The Year 9 Class Of 1995 In 2000: Experiences In Education And Employment, Sheldon Rothman

LSAY Cohort Reports

This report provides details of the experiences of the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (abbreviated to LSAY Y95) at a single point in time. Information on this cohort was first collected in 1995, when these young people were Year 9 students in Australian schools. The reference period for this report is 2000. Nearly all of the cohort had completed secondary school, and more than half were undertaking some type of study.


A Profile Of The 2000 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Evelyn Albrecht Dec 2001

A Profile Of The 2000 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Evelyn Albrecht

Office of Survey Research

A PROFILE OF THE 2000 WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATING CLASS Prepared by Gary R. McKinney and Evelyn Albrecht INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW Information for this research summary was obtained from the Student Tracking System, jointly maintained by the Registrar's Office and the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing (OIAT). The report presents in¬ formation intended to provide insights into the various characteristics of 2000 Western Washington University graduates (academic year:Fall Quarter, 1999, through Summer quarter, 2000). Western graduated 2392 in 2000, compared to 2417 in 1999, 2433 students in 1998 and 2438 in 1997. To date, the class of ...


Instructional Leadership In A Standards-Based Reform, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Susan M. Poglinco Dec 2001

Instructional Leadership In A Standards-Based Reform, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Susan M. Poglinco

CPRE Research Reports

The spotlight of educational leadership is on instructional leadership. As pressure for improving student performance in the current standards-based accountability environment swells and test results are increasingly scrutinized, school principals are being urged to focus their efforts on the core business of schooling--teaching and learning. But what does it mean to be an instructional leader? What do principals that are instructional leaders do differently than other principals? How do they spend their time? How do they shape the cultures of their schools? How knowledgeable are they of subject-matter content? How do they work with, and develop, other leaders in their ...


Tertiary Entrance Performance : The Role Of Student Background And School Factors, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman Nov 2001

Tertiary Entrance Performance : The Role Of Student Background And School Factors, Gary Marks, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman

LSAY Research Reports

This report examines the tertiary entrance performance of students in Year 12 in 1998 using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) project to address a variety of issues relating to tertiary entrance performance. The first part of the report examines the relationship between tertiary entrance performance and a variety of demographic, socioeconomic, educational and psychological factors. The second part focuses on individual schools, examining the impact of schools on student performance. School effectiveness is also addressed in this report.


Participation And Achievement In Vet Of Non-Completers Of School, Katrina Ball, Stephen Lamb Nov 2001

Participation And Achievement In Vet Of Non-Completers Of School, Katrina Ball, Stephen Lamb

LSAY Research Reports

This report examines the vocational and training (VET) activities and experiences of non-completers of Year 12 in the initial post- school years. It investigates differences between those who participate in VET after leaving school and those who do not. It also reviews VET achievement examining results in the VET courses undertaken by non-completers. The report provides information on the characteristics and success rates of non-completers who participated in VET, concentrating on the characteristics and achievement levels of those non-completers who participated in VET according to their specific study programs. The analyses were based on data from the Y95 cohort of ...


Vet In Schools : Participation And Pathways, Sue Fullarton Nov 2001

Vet In Schools : Participation And Pathways, Sue Fullarton

LSAY Research Reports

The introduction of vocational education and training (VET) programs into secondary schools is a significant development in Australian education. VET programs are intended to broaden the range of curriculum offerings and provide young people with another pathway to work and tertiary education. A key feature of the secondary VET programs in Australia is that they comply with the National Training Framework and also form part of students' senior secondary certificate. This report uses a substantial national data set to analyses the levels of participation in VET in Schools, the characteristics of the young people who take VET programs, and their ...


Enhancing Teacher Quality Through Knowledge- And Skills-Based Pay, Allan Odden, Carolyn Kelley, Herbert Heneman, Anthony Milanowski Nov 2001

Enhancing Teacher Quality Through Knowledge- And Skills-Based Pay, Allan Odden, Carolyn Kelley, Herbert Heneman, Anthony Milanowski

CPRE Policy Briefs

The 1989 Education Summit established the National Education Goals that spurred states to set standards and assess educational outcomes (Patton and Thompson, 1999). A decade into standards-based reform, the 1999 Education Summit identified two important policy areas that have emerged to carry out these goals: teacher quality and accountability (National Education Summit, 1999).

Research supports the important relationship between teacher quality and student achievement (Darling-Hammond and Ball, 1998; Ferguson and Ladd, 1996; Sanders and Horn, 1994; Wright, Horn, and Sanders, 1997). Concerns about teacher quality led the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future to recommend that states and ...


Do Higher State Test Scores In Texas Make For Better High School Outcomes?, Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, Tiffany L. Smith Nov 2001

Do Higher State Test Scores In Texas Make For Better High School Outcomes?, Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, Tiffany L. Smith

CPRE Research Reports

Making schools accountable through state testing was the pre-eminent educational reform of the 1990s. Thirty-nine states now administer some form of performance-based assessment, 24 states attach stakes to their tests, and 40 states use test scores for school accountability purposes (Stecher and Barron, 1999). Proponents argue that using student scores on curriculum-based tests as a measure of school effectiveness encourages teachers to teach the curriculum. The test results set a minimum standard by which schools can be judged; they quantify school quality in a way that parents and politicians can easily understand. By setting student improvement goals for schools, states ...


Netexam: A Web-Based Assessment Tool For Abet2000, Fred W. Depiero Oct 2001

Netexam: A Web-Based Assessment Tool For Abet2000, Fred W. Depiero

Electrical Engineering

Abstract ⎯ NetExam is a web-based testing engine. In addition to automated testing and grading capabilities, NetExam computes statistics that are tied directly to program outcomes, for ABET2000 assessment purposes. NetExam provides advantages over scantron-style testing as it also presents statistics on program outcomes on the web. This facilitates review and black board-style comments by program constituents. Also, all of the exam generation, grading, statistics and program assessment features are integrated into the web-based system. First usage is planned for the 2001-2002 academic year.


Diagnostic System And Method For Phonological Awareness, Phonological Processing, And Reading Skill Testing, Janet Marie Wasowicz,, Arthur C. Maerlender Oct 2001

Diagnostic System And Method For Phonological Awareness, Phonological Processing, And Reading Skill Testing, Janet Marie Wasowicz,, Arthur C. Maerlender

Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology

A diagnostic system and method for evaluating one or more phonological awareness, phonological processing and reading skills of an individual to detect phonological awareness, phonological processing and reading skill deficiencies in the individual so that the risk of developing a reading deficiency is reduced and existing reading deficiencies are remediated. The system may use graphical games to test the individual’s ability in a plurality of different phonological awareness, phonological processing and reading skills. The system may use speech recognition technology to interact with the tests.


Educational Performance And Charter School Authorizers: The Accountability Bind, Katrina Bulkley Oct 2001

Educational Performance And Charter School Authorizers: The Accountability Bind, Katrina Bulkley

CPRE Journal Articles

Charter schools involve a trading of autonomy for accountability. This accountability comes through two forces—markets through the choices of parents and students, and accountability to government through the writing of contracts that must be renewed for schools to continue to operate. Charter schools are supposed to be more accountable for educational performance than traditional public schools because authorizers have the ability to revoke charter contracts. Here, I focus on one central component of accountability to government: performance accountability or accountability for educational outcomes to charter school authorizers through the revocation or non-renewal of charter contracts. In this paper, I ...


Work Experience, Work Placements And Part-Time Work Among Australian Secondary School Students., Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Oct 2001

Work Experience, Work Placements And Part-Time Work Among Australian Secondary School Students., Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

LSAY Briefing Reports

This paper reports findings from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, focusing on the labour force experiences of secondary school students.


Lsay Cohort Report The Year 9 Class Of 1998 In 2000: School And Non-School Experiences, Sheldon Rothman Oct 2001

Lsay Cohort Report The Year 9 Class Of 1998 In 2000: School And Non-School Experiences, Sheldon Rothman

LSAY Cohort Reports

This report provides details of the experiences of the 1998 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth in 2000. Information on this cohort was first collected in 1998, when these young people were Year 9 students in Australian schools.


Fact Book 2001, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2001

Fact Book 2001, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

The Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data about the University, in a concise, easily-used format. This year we have changed the Fact Book by adding several additional items of interest and changing the format of the data being submitted. We have included details regarding student and faculty information broken out by college, rank, level, gender, age and ethnicity for both spring and fall semesters. I hope this will provide you and your staff with the necessary details regarding the activity of this institution.


Common Data Set 2001, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2001

Common Data Set 2001, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Common Data Sets

Common Data Set (2001 - 2002) for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Diversity Among Equals: Educational Opportunity And The State Of Affirmative Admissions In New England, Stephen P. Coelen, Joseph B. Berger, Patricia H. Crosson, Suzanne M. Smith, Stephanie A. Eckman, Kathryn A. Mcdermott, Stephen G. Sireci, Preston C. Green, Mary L. Zanetti Oct 2001

Diversity Among Equals: Educational Opportunity And The State Of Affirmative Admissions In New England, Stephen P. Coelen, Joseph B. Berger, Patricia H. Crosson, Suzanne M. Smith, Stephanie A. Eckman, Kathryn A. Mcdermott, Stephen G. Sireci, Preston C. Green, Mary L. Zanetti

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

This report reviews the practice of Affirmative Admissions as a strategy for achieving diversity within New England colleges and universities. It shows how educational leaders perceive Affirmative Admissions, the nature of regional Affirmative Admissions policies, and the numbers of student affected by current enrollment strategies. This report is part of a larger series on educational access and opportunity in New England. Research was organized into five components: (1) analysis of pertinent legal issues related to postsecondary access and equity; (2) interviews with postsecondary campus and state leaders (n=104); (3) interviews with K-12 leaders and educators at state, district, and ...


Analysis Of Freshmen Retention: Fall 1998 To Fall 1999. Executive Summary, Carl Simpson, Sharon Schmidtz, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Oct 2001

Analysis Of Freshmen Retention: Fall 1998 To Fall 1999. Executive Summary, Carl Simpson, Sharon Schmidtz, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

INTRODUCTION In fall of 1998, Western enrolled 2199 new freshmen; in the fall of 1999, 1725 of them returned, for a 78.4% retention rate. This study examine what influences freshman retention and also grade point average, the key indicator of academic adjustment and by far the most powerful predictor of retention. The orientation of this analysis, like all those performed by the Office of Institutional Research and Resource Planning, is toward policy. We seek to develop knowledge that may help Western serve its students and the public better-in this case by improving early academic adjustment and increasing retention. All ...


Analysis Of Freshmen Retention: Fall 1998 To Fall 1999, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sharon Schmidtz, Carl Simpson Oct 2001

Analysis Of Freshmen Retention: Fall 1998 To Fall 1999, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Sharon Schmidtz, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

Just over one in five Western freshmen in the entering class of 1998 (21.6%) did not return to enroll in fall of 1999. This is an in-depth report of the possible factors influencing freshman retention. Policy implications are included in the conclusion.


Promoting Curiosity Through Students’ Questioning, Harcharan Pardhan, Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta Oct 2001

Promoting Curiosity Through Students’ Questioning, Harcharan Pardhan, Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Asking questions is central to intellectual effort; it is instrumental in bridging the gap between the known and the unknown. Questioning existed even before the time of Greek philosopher Socrates and still prevails in classrooms. Questioning is a major teaching and learning strategy for teachers in Pakistan. Unfortunately, teachers’ questioning overrules students’ questioning, leaving neither space nor time to create an interactive environment that promotes curiosity and meaningful learning. Using an innovative approach, we attempted to implement students’ questioning in an upper primary science classroom. The encouraging findings of our study and their implications are discussed in this article.


Completions 2001-02, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2001

Completions 2001-02, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Completions

IPEDS Completions annual report contains the following information:

  • Number of awards conferred by program, by level, and by race/ethnicity and gender of recipient
  • Number of completers, separately by race/ethnicity, gender, age and level of award


Enrollment Report - Fall 2001, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 2001

Enrollment Report - Fall 2001, 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.


Stemtec Evaluation Report For Year 4 (Fall 2000/Spring 2001), Stephen G. Sireci, Mary L. Zanetti, Sharon Cadman Slater, Joseph B. Berger Sep 2001

Stemtec Evaluation Report For Year 4 (Fall 2000/Spring 2001), Stephen G. Sireci, Mary L. Zanetti, Sharon Cadman Slater, Joseph B. Berger

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications and Presentations

The Year 4 evaluation of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Education Collaborative (STEMTEC) project. STEMTEC is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The STEMTEC project is collaborative, involving eight colleges and Universities in Western Massachusetts, as well as several K-12 public school districts. The Collaborative officially began as a five-year project, with NSF funding, beginning in the fall of 1997.


The Federal Role In Defining Adequate Yearly Progress: The Flexibility/Accountability Trade-Off, Margaret E. Goertz Sep 2001

The Federal Role In Defining Adequate Yearly Progress: The Flexibility/Accountability Trade-Off, Margaret E. Goertz

CPRE Research Reports

Bills passed by the U. S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in spring 2001 to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) not only reinforce but strengthen the education accountability provisions contained in the Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) of 1994. Title I of the IASA requires states to establish challenging content and performance standards, implement assessments that measure student performance against these standards, and hold schools and school systems accountable for the achievement of all students. Specifically, states and local school districts must determine whether schools and school districts are making adequate yearly progress ...


Stw In The 1990s: School–Employer Partnerships And Student Outcomes, John H. Bishop, Ferran Mane, S. Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla Sep 2001

Stw In The 1990s: School–Employer Partnerships And Student Outcomes, John H. Bishop, Ferran Mane, S. Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Before the school-to-work (STW) movement began improving communication between schools and employers in the past decade, high-school achievement counted little in hiring decisions, because recent graduates could not signal skills and discipline to employers. Most requests for high school transcripts went unanswered, and employers hired workers with demonstrated job skills, freezing most graduates out of the primary labor market. Relegated to the secondary, unskilled market, graduates with strong basic skills saw a long delay before good job performance improved their income. Consequently, high-school students saw little relation between studying and labor-market rewards. Since they observed recent graduates with good ...


College Preparation In The Middle Grades: It's More Than Sats, Laura W. Perna Sep 2001

College Preparation In The Middle Grades: It's More Than Sats, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

Despite more than 30 years of effort by the federal government to increase college enrollment rates for African Americans, Hispanics, and low-income students, these groups continue to be underrepresented in higher education. Although family income and financial resources continue to influence college enrollment decisions, educators now suggest that the traditional focus on reducing financial barriers for the underrepresented groups has been too narrow.


Helping Standards Make The Grade, Thomas R. Guskey Sep 2001

Helping Standards Make The Grade, Thomas R. Guskey

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

When reporting on student work, educators need a clear, comprehensive grading system that shows how students are measuring up to standards.


Periodic Report And Cover Memo, Kettering University Aug 2001

Periodic Report And Cover Memo, Kettering University

ACBSP 2001

No abstract provided.


It And Education For The Poorest Of The Poor: Constraints, Possibilities, And Principles, Daniel A. Wagner Jul 2001

It And Education For The Poorest Of The Poor: Constraints, Possibilities, And Principles, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

Long before the term "Digital Divide" became a common term to describe gaps between the rich and poor in the effective access and use of information technology (IT), most policy makers, researchers and practitioners could at least agree on one thing: Reaching the poorest of the poor was going to be the most difficult of challenges.


Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: Senior Survey (Css) Results From 2000, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Jul 2001

Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: Senior Survey (Css) Results From 2000, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Local and national CSS survey results are presented. Student characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievement, and goals.