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Developing A Rich Assessment Task, Gayl O'Connor Oct 2002

Developing A Rich Assessment Task, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

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It’S Time To Upgrade: Tests And Administration Procedures For The New Millennium, Michael Russell Apr 2002

It’S Time To Upgrade: Tests And Administration Procedures For The New Millennium, Michael Russell

Essays in Education

Increasing use of computers in schools has led to a mis-alignment between the way some students develop skill and knowledge and how they are tested. This paper reviews past research that demonstrates that paper-based tests that require students to produce written responses underestimate the achievement of students who are accustomed to writing on computer. The paper then explores how learning that occurs through other instructional uses of computers is not adequately captured by current testing practices. The paper argues that new approaches should be explored to better measure student learning.


School District Performance Under The Mcas, Jie Chen, Thomas Ferguson Mar 2002

School District Performance Under The Mcas, Jie Chen, Thomas Ferguson

New England Journal of Public Policy

Education reform has spawned efforts to test learning across the nation. This paper analyzes the determinants of Massachusetts’ school district test scores under the state’s high stakes testing program, MCAS. The study is the first to demonstrate direct links between improvements in MCAS scores and state aid to school districts. The authors estimate “value added” for each school district in the state. The list of schools with high value added produces real surprises — while some affluent districts do well, others rank at the very bottom. Additionally, the study analyzes how teacher maximum salaries, district superintendent salaries, per capita income ...


The Impact Of Principals' Transformational Leadership Behaviors On Teacher Commitment And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Paul F. Amoroso Jan 2002

The Impact Of Principals' Transformational Leadership Behaviors On Teacher Commitment And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Paul F. Amoroso

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Professional Teaching Portfolio As A Tool For Formative Evaluation: A Case Study, Karen P. Fasanella Jan 2002

The Professional Teaching Portfolio As A Tool For Formative Evaluation: A Case Study, Karen P. Fasanella

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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An Outcomes Based Study Of Whole School Reform In The Abbott Districts: An In-Depth Study Of Academic Progress At The Lower Elementary Level Based On The Fourth Grade Espas, Miriam J. Singer Jan 2002

An Outcomes Based Study Of Whole School Reform In The Abbott Districts: An In-Depth Study Of Academic Progress At The Lower Elementary Level Based On The Fourth Grade Espas, Miriam J. Singer

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Impact Of A Block Schedule As Perceived By Teachers Of Various Academic Fields Within A Secondary School Setting, Brian A. Zychowski Jan 2002

The Impact Of A Block Schedule As Perceived By Teachers Of Various Academic Fields Within A Secondary School Setting, Brian A. Zychowski

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Strenghtening The Academic Quality, Community Presence And Institutional Power Of The Two-Year Community Colleges In New Jersey, Jennifer R. Hopek Jan 2002

Strenghtening The Academic Quality, Community Presence And Institutional Power Of The Two-Year Community Colleges In New Jersey, Jennifer R. Hopek

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A Study Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards On The Instructional Practices Of Teachers In Grades 1-4, David H. Dilks Jan 2002

A Study Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards On The Instructional Practices Of Teachers In Grades 1-4, David H. Dilks

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A Study Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards On The Instructional Practices Of Teachers In Grades 1-4, David H. Dilks Jan 2002

A Study Of The Impact Of The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards On The Instructional Practices Of Teachers In Grades 1-4, David H. Dilks

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Certificates In Science For Adults : Working Towards Scientific Literacy., Dave Tout Dec 2001

The Certificates In Science For Adults : Working Towards Scientific Literacy., Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

The Certificates in Science for Adults are a new set of further education certificates at AQF levels I, II, and III. They are designed for adults who left school early and/or who did not pursue science at school and who now want to improve their knowledge, understanding and skills in science.


Elaborating A Model Of Teacher Professional Growth, David Clarke, Hilary Hollingsworth Dec 2001

Elaborating A Model Of Teacher Professional Growth, David Clarke, Hilary Hollingsworth

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

This paper details a model of teacher professional growth and relates the model to the research data on which the model is empirically founded. A key feature of the model is its inclusion of four analytic domains in close correspondence to those employed by Guskey (Educational Researcher 15(5), 1986) and others, but the model proposed in this paper identifies the specific mechanisms by which change in one domain is associated with change in another. The interconnected, non-linear structure of the model enabled the identification of particular “change sequences” and “growth networks”, giving recognition to the idiosyncratic and individual nature ...