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Computer Adaptive Testing : A Feasibility Study, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters, Ray Adams Aug 2013

Computer Adaptive Testing : A Feasibility Study, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters, Ray Adams

Prof Ray Adams

The Australian National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) commissioned ACER to investigate the feasibility of implementing computer adaptive testing (CAT) in NOOSR’s screening examinations for overseas trained professionals. The National Office administers screening examinations in seven professions (Dentistry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Veterinary Science) at venues throughout Australia and in up to fifty centres around the world. Surveys were conducted to gain an overview of the current methods and procedures used by NOOSR in the screening examinations. Issues related to the application of CAT to NOOSR’s screening examinations and the possible improvement of NOOSR ...


Displaying Test Analyses With Titan And Bigscale, Siek Khoo, Ray Adams, J Linacre Aug 2013

Displaying Test Analyses With Titan And Bigscale, Siek Khoo, Ray Adams, J Linacre

Prof Ray Adams

No abstract provided.


Computer Adaptive Testing : A Feasibility Study, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters, Ray Adams Aug 2012

Computer Adaptive Testing : A Feasibility Study, Siek Khoo, Geoff Masters, Ray Adams

Prof Geoff Masters AO

The Australian National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) commissioned ACER to investigate the feasibility of implementing computer adaptive testing (CAT) in NOOSR’s screening examinations for overseas trained professionals. The National Office administers screening examinations in seven professions (Dentistry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Veterinary Science) at venues throughout Australia and in up to fifty centres around the world. Surveys were conducted to gain an overview of the current methods and procedures used by NOOSR in the screening examinations. Issues related to the application of CAT to NOOSR’s screening examinations and the possible improvement of NOOSR ...


An Analysis Of The Utilization Of Power By Florence Nightingale 1856-1872, Louise C. Selanders Dec 1992

An Analysis Of The Utilization Of Power By Florence Nightingale 1856-1872, Louise C. Selanders

Dissertations

This historical analysis sought to determine the types of power utilized by Florence Nightingale while providing leadership to major reforms and how these power acts were implemented- The scope of the study was her productive post- Crimean years from 1856 through 1872. Events which were examined included the reform of the health of the British Army including the Royal Commission, the establishment of modem, secular nursing education and the establishment of public health standards in India during British colonization.

The power acts were examined relative to the constituents of power defined by Dahl (1957). The source of power contained subsets ...


Identifying A 9-12 Curriculum For High Schools In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan, Patrick Manning Dec 1992

Identifying A 9-12 Curriculum For High Schools In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan, Patrick Manning

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify high school graduation standards for high schools in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The standards should meet the state of Michigan recommendations or standards for high school graduation. In addition, recommendations of local, state , and national studies and commission reports were included. A comparison was made between a ll Upper Peninsula high schools' graduation requirements for both non-college-bound and college-bound students and the Michigan State Board of Education recommended graduation requirements and those of the Michigan College Presidents Council.

Inquiry was made into course cred it requirements for graduation, recommended curriculum for ...


Factors Associated With Success In A Participative Decision Making Program For Supervisors, Managers, And Salaried Professionals, Eric Paul De Nijs Dec 1992

Factors Associated With Success In A Participative Decision Making Program For Supervisors, Managers, And Salaried Professionals, Eric Paul De Nijs

Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate the factors associated with success in a participative decision making program, based on the quality circle concept, involving teams of first-line supervisors, managers, and salaried professionals. The teams were formed to initiate and implement cost saving projects. A total of 35 subjects from six teams participated in the study conducted in a food processing company located in the Midwest. Cross-functional teams representing the main functional areas of a company were ranked on the basis of their success, defined as the proportion of the savings goal the team attained. From this ranking, the top three ...


An Analysis Of The Effect Of Matching Student Learning Style To The Method Of Instruction, Addamae Akin Dec 1992

An Analysis Of The Effect Of Matching Student Learning Style To The Method Of Instruction, Addamae Akin

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if matching student learning style and teacher teaching style w ill result in any difference in achievement of students in the classroom as measured by the number of students receiving credit in ninth-grade world history classes.

The study was conducted in a mid-size Macomb County, Michigan, school district. Two hundred fifteen ninth-grade students and four teachers participated in this study. World history classes were used because of their heterogeneous grouping and because i t was a required ninth-grade class.

Students were administered the Learning Style Profile (Keefe & Monk, 1986) from the National ...


Characteristics Of Community Foundations At Different Ages And Asset Sizes, Kathryn Ann Agard Dec 1992

Characteristics Of Community Foundations At Different Ages And Asset Sizes, Kathryn Ann Agard

Dissertations

This dissertation identifies a growth pattern for community foundations. The study is based on a comparative review of 89 community foundations selected on a stratified random sample basis from the membership of the Council on Foundations. Changes in the administrative , social, strategic, and technical systems were studied. Measurements were taken on 35 indicators and analyzed through descriptive and correlational statistics .

The findings of this study indicate that there is a pattern to the change in each of the administrative, social, strategic, and technical systems in the foundations studied. The pattern of change is correlated to the two independent variables of ...


Women And Leadership: The Effect Of Gender, Gender-Role Orientation, Socioeconomic Status, And Parental Influence On Women’S Aspirations To Leader Roles, Barbara Katherine Kreuzer Dec 1992

Women And Leadership: The Effect Of Gender, Gender-Role Orientation, Socioeconomic Status, And Parental Influence On Women’S Aspirations To Leader Roles, Barbara Katherine Kreuzer

Dissertations

The objective of this study was to determine which factor or combination of factors are related to the degree to which university women aspire to leadership positions. A random sample of university seniors (N=311) from the business, teacher education, and political science curricula were surveyed by mail. The study attempted to answer the following seven research questions: (1) Are there gender differences among university seniors' aspirations to leader positions, (2) are there differences among university seniors' aspirations to leadership based upon curriculum, (3) are there gender differences among university seniors in their projections of classmates into career roles, (4 ...


A Study Of Selected Strategies For Allocating Funds To Improve County Roads, Ronald E. Reid Dec 1992

A Study Of Selected Strategies For Allocating Funds To Improve County Roads, Ronald E. Reid

Dissertations

Strategies for the ranking of county road improvement projects can be based on a rating that reflects the physical condition of the pavement, a rating that reflects the pavement roughness, a rating that incorporates the combination of physical condition of the pavement and the pavement roughness (its pavement serviceability rating), or a rating that takes into account the age of the pavement and amount of traffic

This study compared the relationship between the strategy of the ranking of each road segment based on that segment's: (a) surface distress rating and roughness rating, (b) surface distress rating and pavement serviceability ...


The Naturalistic Study Of Performance Feedback In A Higher Education Administrative Setting, Karen M. Reese Dec 1992

The Naturalistic Study Of Performance Feedback In A Higher Education Administrative Setting, Karen M. Reese

Dissertations

Examined in this study is the performance feedback provided to administrative staff at the research location and the relationship of that feedback to performance. Data were collected through semistructured interviews from 27 subjects at a small midwestern coeducational public university. Six research questions were investigated: the conditions under which feedback occurs, the sources of feedback and their relative usefulness, barriers to feedback giving and seeking, and the relationship of feedback to performance.

The desire to correct a deficiency was the primary catalyst to informal feedback being given to staff. Supervisors became aware of staffs' deficiencies through observation and complaints from ...


A Longitudinal Study Of The Developmental Kindergarten Program In The Troy Schools, Troy, Michigan, Dennis H. Raetzke Dec 1992

A Longitudinal Study Of The Developmental Kindergarten Program In The Troy Schools, Troy, Michigan, Dennis H. Raetzke

Dissertations

This study evaluated the long-term effects of developmental kindergarten on reading achievement, grade retention, and special education services. Data were collected for 84 subjects from 12 participating elementary schools in Troy, Michigan. Forty-two subjects in the experimental group were matched with 42 subjects from the control group. Pairs were matched according to age within 6 months, gender, and to ta l score on the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning-Revised (DIAL-R, Mardel1-Czudnowski & Goldenberg, 1983) screening test.

Multivariate analysis of covariance, used to analyze the effects of developmental kindergarten participation on reading achievement over time, indicated no significant results between ...


Combining Quantitative And Qualitative Data In A Study Of Progress Through High School, John Ainley, Michael Sheret Oct 1992

Combining Quantitative And Qualitative Data In A Study Of Progress Through High School, John Ainley, Michael Sheret

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


The Economics Of Curriculum Provision For Years 11 And 12, Phil Mckenzie Oct 1992

The Economics Of Curriculum Provision For Years 11 And 12, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

This paper analyses the allocational decisions that have been made concerning Years 11 and 12 programs in Australian government school systems.

It is drawn from a wider study of how system and school decision makers attempt to meet, within a tight financial context, the increased curriculum demands of a more diverse student body.

The study, which was based on samples of schools from four Australian government school systems in 1990, was concerned with the inter-relationship of decisions taken at the system and school levels.

It was conducted in conjunction with Ross Harrold and Marian Stone from the University of New ...


Volume 06, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Oct 1992

Volume 06, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 06, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Learning Styles Of Students And Instructors: An Analysis Of Course Performance And Satisfaction, Marshall A. Geiger, Edmund J. Boyle Oct 1992

Learning Styles Of Students And Instructors: An Analysis Of Course Performance And Satisfaction, Marshall A. Geiger, Edmund J. Boyle

Accounting Faculty Publications

Accounting educators have utilized Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (LSI) in the assessment of accounting students and the accounting curriculum. This study extends these earlier works by examining the effect of student and instructor learning style, as measured by the revised 1985 LSI, on introductory course performance and ratings of satisfaction with both the course and the instructor.

The results indicate no significant effect of student/teacher learning style interaction on final course grade or students' ratings of satisfaction. However, instructors having a convergent learning style were given significantly higher satisfaction ratings regardless of student learning style.


Fact Book 1992, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1992

Fact Book 1992, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This eleventh 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.


Volume 05, Number 03, Don Forrester Editor Sep 1992

Volume 05, Number 03, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 05, Number 03 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Chose Not To Enroll: Survey Results Of Nonenrolled Students Admitted To Western Washington University, Debra A. Wharton, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Sep 1992

Chose Not To Enroll: Survey Results Of Nonenrolled Students Admitted To Western Washington University, Debra A. Wharton, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: This report analyzes survey results from a questionnaire sent to a sample of 2,000 Fall Quarter, 1991, non-enrolled students who were accepted for admission to WWU but declined to attend. Both general survey results and written results are reported. The sample was made up mostly of single, Caucasian females aged 21 and under who had permanent residency in Washington State. Over three-quarters of respondents had been enrolled in a college prep program, and had a 3.00 or higher overall high school GPA. Two-thirds of the respondents were employed, with half working more than 21 hours a ...


Chose Not To Enroll: Survey Results Of Nonenrolled Students Admitted To Western Washington University, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Debra A. Wharton Sep 1992

Chose Not To Enroll: Survey Results Of Nonenrolled Students Admitted To Western Washington University, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Debra A. Wharton

Office of Survey Research

Analyses of survey data of students admitted to Western but who chose not to enroll. These students were admitted to the Fall, 1991, Quarter.


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1991 In-Coming Class, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Aug 1992

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1991 In-Coming Class, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Results of the Freshmen (CIRP) Survey of 1991 in-coming Western class.


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1991 Incoming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Aug 1992

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen For The 1991 Incoming Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

The following report provides a tabular summary of student responses to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey for Western Washington University's 1991 in-coming freshmen class. The CIRP was developed in 1966 by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. The CIRP survey is used nationwide to gather normative data on the characteristics of first-time freshmen at American universities and colleges. In order to keep current with the changing interests and concerns of the academic community, the survey items are updated annually. In the 25 years of ...


Effects Of Western Education On Employees' Participation And Job Satisfaction In Saudi Arabian Industries, Abdulrahman Y. Al-Selaim Aug 1992

Effects Of Western Education On Employees' Participation And Job Satisfaction In Saudi Arabian Industries, Abdulrahman Y. Al-Selaim

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate to what degree Western education and Saudi Arabian employees' degree of participation in quality circle programs influences their job satisfaction. These variables were investigated using a survey administered to 150 Saudi Arabian employees working in the production department of a Saudi Arabian company. The Questionnaire of Participation and Satisfaction (QPS) instrument that was used in this investigation is a 20-item questionnaire; items 1-13 were developed by the researcher, and items 14-20 were developed by Abbas (1985). The questionnaire consisted of three components designed to determine: where employees were educated, as well as ...


Factors Influencing Persistence Of Adult Students In High School Completion Programs, Joan E. Garbarino Aug 1992

Factors Influencing Persistence Of Adult Students In High School Completion Programs, Joan E. Garbarino

Dissertations

This research was conducted to contrast adult persisters' and dropouts' perceptions of the importance of institutional, situational, and dispositional barriers to high school completion.

Institutional factors included staff support, curriculum , student services, and logistical considerations. Situational factors were family and friend support, time, employment, and health. Dispositional factors included attitudes toward education, academic preparedness plus expectations, and satisfaction.

Completers who graduated and noncompleters who dropped out before graduation were surveyed. Statistical analysis allowed the researcher to test differences between the perceptions of persisters and dropouts in regard to eleven factors found in the three major barriers. It also revealed differences ...


Transformational Leadership: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Joseph Mark Gasper Aug 1992

Transformational Leadership: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Joseph Mark Gasper

Dissertations

Transformational leadership was introduced by James MacGregor Bums in 1978. This new paradigm described the leader and follower interaction as a mutually elevating process which Bernard Bass later described as performance beyond normal expectations. Transformational leadership theory has been expanded and extended by numerous authors and has been the focus of numerous research studies over the years.

Bass and his colleagues have been the most prolific researchers on the subject. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) (Bass, 1985) was developed to measure the extent to which a leader demonstrates transformational and transactional leadership. The MLQ also provides a measure of the ...


Enrollment Report - Summer 1992, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jul 1992

Enrollment Report - Summer 1992, 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.


Western Experience Survey, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Gina S. Gould, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Jul 1992

Western Experience Survey, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Gina S. Gould, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Results of a survey of Western students' experience, especially concentrated on the experience of female students.


Western Experience Survey, Gina S. Gould, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Jul 1992

Western Experience Survey, Gina S. Gould, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

This report examines the undergraduate student experience at WWU. Special attention will be paid to comparing this experience by gender, using such shared aspects of university life as academic experiences, student services, social life, extracurricular activities, etc. The report consists of summaries of responses given by 488 subjects from a sample of 800 randomly selected undergraduate students during Spring Quarter, 1991. The return rate was 61%, with the final sample representing 5.5% of the total undergraduate headcount for that quarter. Respondents were 57% female, and 43% male in an overall WWU student population that was 55.5% female, and ...


Western Washington University Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions Of Their Undergraduate Experiences - 1987 And 1989, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Trimble E. Joseph, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson Jun 1992

Western Washington University Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions Of Their Undergraduate Experiences - 1987 And 1989, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Trimble E. Joseph, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

A summary of findings from two surveys of WWU alumni (1987 and 1989).


Western Washington University Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions Of Their Undergraduate Experiences--1987 And 1989, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Jun 1992

Western Washington University Alumni Attitudes And Perceptions Of Their Undergraduate Experiences--1987 And 1989, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

This report was designed to provide information that may help colleges and departments with internal planning and periodic reviews. Where possible, data was combined from two sources: a survey of the class of 1989, and a survey of 1987 seniors, nearly all of whom graduated in 1987 and 1988. By combining the two sets, the resulting sample was large enough to provide meaningful feedback to all but the smallest departments. The findings attached as part of this report have not been analyzed or interpreted. Tables and graphs displaying the appropriate data were generated, but no analysis was done nor conclusions ...