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1994

Western Kentucky University

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Assessing The Efficacy Of The Training Opportunities Program For Undiscovered Potential (Top Up) Dropout Prevention Program At Western Kentucky University For At-Risk High School Students, Kaye Foust Aug 1994

Assessing The Efficacy Of The Training Opportunities Program For Undiscovered Potential (Top Up) Dropout Prevention Program At Western Kentucky University For At-Risk High School Students, Kaye Foust

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The current study examined the efficacy of the Training Opportunities Program for Undiscovered Potential (TOP UP) at Western Kentucky University. TOP UP at WKU consists of a yearlong program addressing the academic, social, and career orientation needs of "at risk" high school students from the ten county Barren River Area Development District (BRADD). The primary focus of the program revolves around an eight-week, residential work-study phase held on campus and targets sixty "at risk" high school students enrolled in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh grades. The current study included students enrolled in the program during the academic years 1990-91, 1991-92 ...


The Concurrent Validity Of Three Preschool Screening Instruments, Shannon Batchelor Jul 1994

The Concurrent Validity Of Three Preschool Screening Instruments, Shannon Batchelor

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this study l/the researcher sought to examine the correlational and classificational agreement (sensitivity and specificity) between two very popular screening instruments which have undergone recent revisions-The Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning-Revised (DIAL-R) and the Denver Developmental Screening Test-ll (Denver-ll) and one more recently published new screening instrument on the market--The Early Screening Profiles (ESP). The sample for this study consisted of 60 preschool children attending two federally and state funded preschool programs in Western Kentucky. The children were of the correct age to enter kindergarten in the fall of 1993. Results of this study revealed that ...


Validation Of A Preschool Screening Measure: The Dial-R, Wendy Simmons-Watts Jul 1994

Validation Of A Preschool Screening Measure: The Dial-R, Wendy Simmons-Watts

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The classification and correlational validity of the DIAL-R was investigated for an at-risk population of preschoolers. Fifty-four preschool children (mean age 60.87 months) were administered the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning-Revised (DIALR) and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence- Revised (WPPSI-R). The classification agreement between the DIAL-R and WPPSI-R was high (.89) and statistically significant (Chi-Square(l) =19.01); however, the DIAL-R failed to identify six children in need of services resulting in a sensitivity index of .40. The DIAL-R did not over identify any children resulting in a specificity index of 1.00. The ...


A Comparison Of The Tests Of Adult Basic Education And The Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test In Predicting Academic Success In Practical Nursing Programs, Sally Crenshaw May 1994

A Comparison Of The Tests Of Adult Basic Education And The Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test In Predicting Academic Success In Practical Nursing Programs, Sally Crenshaw

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The high demand for health care workers, excellent pay/benefits, and job security has created a public interest in health care professions that has educational institutions overwhelmed by applicants seeking entrance to training programs. Many of these applicants have given little thought to what they must possess academically and attitudinally to successfully complete such training. Efforts to identify academic and attitudinal attributes predictive of academic success have long been a goal of educators. Therefore, the purposes of this study were to, first, determine if either the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET ...