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Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Richard Jensen Dec 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Richard Jensen

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Guided Reading: Its Effects On Reading Achievement And Attitudes, Colleen Vinciquerra Dec 2002

Guided Reading: Its Effects On Reading Achievement And Attitudes, Colleen Vinciquerra

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to analyze the effect of guided reading on second graders reading achievement. This study also examined the effect guided reading had on students' attitude towards reading.

The subjects included forty-two second graders from a rural school in western New York. There were two second grade classes who participated in the study. The experimental group received guided reading. The control group did not.

The researcher used Running Reading Records as the tool to determine the students' reading level. The students Running Reading Records were taken at the beginning of the study and again at the end of ...


A Test Of Factor Analysis As A Validation Procedure For Physician Certification Examinations, Jeffrey D. Greene Dec 2002

A Test Of Factor Analysis As A Validation Procedure For Physician Certification Examinations, Jeffrey D. Greene

Dissertations

Two physician certification examinations from different medical specialties were investigated. The purpose of the study was twofold: 1) to determine the similarities between the factor structure of the examinations and their respective tables of specifications; and 2) to demonstrate the relative efficacy of factor analysis in differentiating the structure between two related but dissimilar domains of information. Specialty A is a homogeneous discipline focused on a relatively narrow concentration of organs, body systems and anatomy. This examination contained 309 items. There were 845 cases available for analysis. Specialty B is a heterogeneous area of specialty concerned with numerous areas of ...


Brief 15: Developing Students: Associate Academic Deans Weigh In, New England Resource Center For Higher Education, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 2002

Brief 15: Developing Students: Associate Academic Deans Weigh In, New England Resource Center For Higher Education, University Of Massachusetts Boston

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Perhaps more than most academic issues, remedial education evokes fervent emotions and unyielding opinions. Consensus is hard to reach even about the nomenclature, with remedial conveying a sense of deficiency in need of correction pitted against the developmental approach that focuses on change and growth. On campus, the many aspects of the controversy often get voiced in questions rather than answers: What can we do to help these students? Why were these students accepted? Who should and who will teach in these remedial programs? Should we in higher education, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, still be talking about ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Mae Worthey-Flennoy, Cate Weeks, Gian Galassi Nov 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Mae Worthey-Flennoy, Cate Weeks, Gian Galassi

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


What Large-Scale, Survey Research Tells Us About Teacher Effects On Student Achievement: Insights From The Prospectus Study Of Elementary Schools, Brian Rowan, Richard Correnti, Robert J. Miller Nov 2002

What Large-Scale, Survey Research Tells Us About Teacher Effects On Student Achievement: Insights From The Prospectus Study Of Elementary Schools, Brian Rowan, Richard Correnti, Robert J. Miller

CPRE Research Reports

This report is about conceptual and methodological issues that arise when educational researchers use data from large-scale, survey research studies to investigate teacher effects on student achievement. In the report, we illustrate these issues by reporting on a series of analyses we conducted using data from Prospects: The Congressionally Mandated Study of Educational Opportunity. This large-scale, survey research effort gathered a rich store of data on instructional processes and student achievement in a large sample of U.S. elementary schools during the early 1990s as part of the federal government's evaluation of the Title I program. We use data ...


The Library As Laboratory, Patricia A. Iannuzzi, Diane Harvey Nov 2002

The Library As Laboratory, Patricia A. Iannuzzi, Diane Harvey

Library Faculty Presentations

Overview of Issues:

— Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Research

- Working with students and faculty
- Curricular and Extracurricular models

— Advancing the Undergraduate Research Agenda on Campus

- strategies
- partners
- projects


Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Bill Glovin, Andy Grossman, Mae Flennoy, Jennifer Vaughan Oct 2002

Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Bill Glovin, Andy Grossman, Mae Flennoy, Jennifer Vaughan

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Cate Weeks Oct 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Varieties Of Knowledge And Skill-Based Pay Design: A Comparison Of Seven New Pay Systems For K-12 Teachers, Anthony Milanowski Oct 2002

The Varieties Of Knowledge And Skill-Based Pay Design: A Comparison Of Seven New Pay Systems For K-12 Teachers, Anthony Milanowski

CPRE Research Reports

A number of lines of research (e.g., National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, 1996; Slavin & Fashola, 1998; Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997; Bembry, Jordan, Gomez, Anderson, & Mendro, 1998; Ferguson & Ladd, 1996) have identified teacher instructional capacity as a key variable in the success of educational reforms in improving student achievement. Since 2000, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education has been studying a new form of teacher compensation that may have the potential to support improvements in the capacity of teachers to deliver instruction that would enable all children to achieve to high academic standards, as well as to respond to the growing public ...


2002-2003 Academic Catalog, Cedarville University Oct 2002

2002-2003 Academic Catalog, Cedarville University

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


The Integration Of Assessment Of Student Learning Outcomes And Teaching Effectiveness, Anna H. Perrault, Vicki L. Gregory, James Carey Oct 2002

The Integration Of Assessment Of Student Learning Outcomes And Teaching Effectiveness, Anna H. Perrault, Vicki L. Gregory, James Carey

School of Information Faculty Publications

This paper reports the conceptual phase of the USF School of Library and Information Science’s participation in the Pew Trust Challenge Grant project “Innovations in Faculty Work Life,” administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The SLIS was selected as one of nine departments at USF to participate in a Pilot Study for Alternate Measures of Teaching Effectiveness, one of two foci in the USF Harvard Challenge Grant project. The SLIS developed student learning outcomes goals for the graduate program in library and information science. The goal for teaching is formulated in programmatic objectives for student learning outcomes ...


Action Items, Wku Graduate Council Sep 2002

Action Items, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Overview of action items handled by the Graduate Council.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell Sep 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Developing And Implementing An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Symposium At A Small Liberal Arts College, Philip J. Nyhus, F R. Cole, D H. Firmage, E H. Yeterian Aug 2002

Developing And Implementing An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Symposium At A Small Liberal Arts College, Philip J. Nyhus, F R. Cole, D H. Firmage, E H. Yeterian

Philip J. Nyhus

No abstract provided.


Imsa 2061 Program Year 2001-2002 Summary Report, Steven R. Rogg Aug 2002

Imsa 2061 Program Year 2001-2002 Summary Report, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

In 2000 IMSA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Project 2061 established a partnership, IMSA 2061, to offer unique and nationally recognized professional development programs for mathematics and science teachers and education leaders. Participants in the IMSA 2061 professional development programs learn to use the tools, research, and experiences of education reform to enable all students to achieve the learning expressed in state and national standards. Activities described in this report fall into two categories, Introductory Workshops and long-term programs with districts. IMSA 2061 Introductory Workshops help educators become aware of how to apply Project 2061 ...


The University Of Iowa General Catalog 2002-2004, University Of Iowa Aug 2002

The University Of Iowa General Catalog 2002-2004, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa General Catalogs

No abstract provided.


How Does It Mean? Literary Theory As Metacognitive Reading Strategy In The High School English Classroom, Lisa J. Schade Aug 2002

How Does It Mean? Literary Theory As Metacognitive Reading Strategy In The High School English Classroom, Lisa J. Schade

Dissertations

In the last two decades, serious scholarly attention has been paid both to theories of teaching reading and to theories of literary interpretation. These potentially related fields have been treated as separate, focused either on teaching reading in the elementary grades or on teaching interpretation to advanced college literature students. Until very recently the relevance of either reading theory or literary theory to middle school or high school pedagogy has remained unexamined. My research, as a reflective practitioner, addresses this important gap. I focus on the teaching of literary theory in the high school English classroom as a strategy to ...


An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack Jul 2002

An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

As a new venture to integrate research and education, a pilot section of a first-year laboratory sequence known as the Interdisciplinary Laboratory (ID Lab) was introduced on the Harvey Mudd campus during the 1999–2000 academic year and continues to be offered. The ID Lab attempts to bridge laboratory experiences from biology, chemistry, and physics for the first-year student. Taught by a team of faculty from these disciplines, the course seeks both to illustrate commonality of investigative methods and laboratory techniques in these sciences and to introduce discipline-specific principles. Experiments with a chemistry component include the Molecular Weight of Macromolecules ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Jason Vaughan, Cate Weeks Jul 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Jason Vaughan, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


"We're Studying You": Dilemmas In, And Approaches To Social Studies Curriculum About "Other" Cultures, Joseph Bacal Jul 2002

"We're Studying You": Dilemmas In, And Approaches To Social Studies Curriculum About "Other" Cultures, Joseph Bacal

Graduate Student Independent Studies

Studies of "other" cultures are a major part of many elementary school programs. This paper applies some of the recent thinking in anthropology to my own praxis as a teacher. From this standpoint, I ask a number of questions about the theory and practice of "studying" groups of people. How are representations of people created and framed for children? How do children read and interpret these representations? What are different ways that social studies materials construct versions of people? What kind of representations do I want to use in my teaching and how do I want to use them?

I ...


Got Math? Implementation Guide, Margo Shea, Christopher Nye Jul 2002

Got Math? Implementation Guide, Margo Shea, Christopher Nye

Curriculum

For many kids math is like spinach--something to be avoided if possible. This may well be because they see learning math as a rather abstract process, cut off from the real world. For many teachers, with large classes and pressure to prepare for standardized tests, opportunities to individualize math instruction and to experiment with creative group activities that bring math alive remain out of reach. As a result of these and other factors, across the nation our children's math achievement levels remain pretty disappointing.

Got Math?, an out-of-school-time mentoring program for third through fifth graders, is one model that ...


Decentralisation Of Professional Development: Teachers' Decisions And Dilemmas, Philip Kelly, Mcdiarmid Williamson Jun 2002

Decentralisation Of Professional Development: Teachers' Decisions And Dilemmas, Philip Kelly, Mcdiarmid Williamson

Philip P. Kelly

This study examines professional development activities under the omnibus Kentucky Education Reform Act and finds them lacking. It addresses three related questions. Are Kentucky teachers, in fact, in charge of their own professional development? What are the formats and foci of the professional development opportunities teachers are planning? How is professional development changing in the increasingly high–stakes environment created by the accountability movement? Analysis of professional development activities reveals systemic weaknesses that are counterproductive to improving teacher quality. Chief among these weaknesses are system–wide ignorance of alternative professional development activities and a failure to define professional development engagement ...


The Effects Of A Kindergarten Home Reading Program, Patricia Siracusa Jun 2002

The Effects Of A Kindergarten Home Reading Program, Patricia Siracusa

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a kindergarten home reading program with parents reading books to their children. The program required parents to read stories to their children and to discuss the stories afterwards. Subjects included 46 kindergarten students and their parents. The families came from an upstate New York suburban school district. The students participated in a half-day kindergarten program. Students participated in a home reading program that started in January and continued through March. Children (with parents' assistance) were asked to read a minimum of 26 books during the program, one for each ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Betty Biodgett Jun 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Betty Biodgett

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


A Review Of The Research On Charter Schools, Katrina Bulkley, Jennifer Fisler Jun 2002

A Review Of The Research On Charter Schools, Katrina Bulkley, Jennifer Fisler

CPRE Research Reports

The major research areas over the last decade have focused largely on assessing how the implementation of charter schools compares with the original theory. This review examines whether charter schools are autonomous, innovative, accountable, and equitable. The review looks at existing evidence about outcomes of students enrolled in charter schools and the broader effects of charter schools on public education. The review provides a foundation for future work that will examine in greater depth the role charter schools may play in educational reform.


Voice, Identity, And Knowledge: Teaching And Learning In An Urban Classroom, Colleen M. Reardon Jun 2002

Voice, Identity, And Knowledge: Teaching And Learning In An Urban Classroom, Colleen M. Reardon

College of Education Theses and Dissertations

This study explored the dynamics that impact opportunity for students to share knowledge, and express beliefs, values, and opinions in the context of an eighth grade classroom. A multi-methods approach was used to examine factors that contributed to the enhancement or diminishment of possibilities for student voice. The role of the teacher's voice in this dynamic became an unexpectedly powerful factor in opportunities for students to share their knowledge and ideas. Findings suggested that the ways in which students were encouraged or discouraged from participating impacted their learning and identities. The intricate and fundamental ways in which voice was ...


Marcy's Dots: A Problem On National Test Revisited, Patricia Baggett, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht Jun 2002

Marcy's Dots: A Problem On National Test Revisited, Patricia Baggett, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


When Is A Math Problem Really "Real"?, Michael E. Goldberg Jun 2002

When Is A Math Problem Really "Real"?, Michael E. Goldberg

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis Jun 2002

Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

This paper describes a divisibility rule for any prime number as an engaging problem-solving activity for preservice secondary school mathematics teachers.