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Early Years Of English, Margaret Forster, Prue Anderson, Andrew Stephanou Sep 2015

Early Years Of English, Margaret Forster, Prue Anderson, Andrew Stephanou

Prue Anderson

No abstract provided.


The Programme For International Student Assessment: An Overview, Ross Turner, Ray Adams Aug 2013

The Programme For International Student Assessment: An Overview, Ross Turner, Ray Adams

Prof Ray Adams

This paper provides an overview of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an on-going international comparative survey study of educational outcomes at age 15. PISA is sponsored by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and for the period 1998-2010 has been designed and implemented by a consortium led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).


Australian Changing Academic Profession (Cap) Sampling Design, Hamish Coates, Martin Murphy Jul 2013

Australian Changing Academic Profession (Cap) Sampling Design, Hamish Coates, Martin Murphy

Martin Murphy

No abstract provided.


Building Capacity : Strategic Professional Development For Early Childhood Practitioners, Bridie Raban, Andrea Nolan, Manjula Waniganayake, Christine Ure, Robert Brown, Jan Deans Dec 2012

Building Capacity : Strategic Professional Development For Early Childhood Practitioners, Bridie Raban, Andrea Nolan, Manjula Waniganayake, Christine Ure, Robert Brown, Jan Deans

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Sep 2011

The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman

No abstract provided.


Factors Affecting The Impact Of Teacher Education Programmes On Teacher Preparedness : Implications For Accreditation Policy, Lawrence Ingvarson, Adrian Beavis, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Factors Affecting The Impact Of Teacher Education Programmes On Teacher Preparedness : Implications For Accreditation Policy, Lawrence Ingvarson, Adrian Beavis, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

This study provides guidance to policy-makers about the standards that might be appropriate for accrediting teacher education programs. The study was commissioned by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), a statutory body established in 2001 by the Victorian state government with responsibility for the registration (licensing) of teachers and the accreditation of teacher education programs. The study investigated the characteristics of effective initial teacher education programs, as reported by teachers who have just finished their first year of teaching. A survey instrument was distributed in 2004 to all registered teachers who had graduated from their teacher education program in 2002 ...


Teacher Workload And Effective Teaching : What Do Teachers Think?, Jenny Wilkinson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Teacher Workload And Effective Teaching : What Do Teachers Think?, Jenny Wilkinson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Summaries of two major recent research reports into teachers’ workload and teachers’ work practices will be presented in this session: Secondary Teacher Workload Study and Primary (Elementary) Teacher Work Study. The research was carried out by the Australian Council for Educational Research for the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The purpose of the studies was to gain an understanding of the nature and patterns of teachers’ work, to explore practical and innovative ways in which teachers manage their work and to determine what factors cause work pressure for them. A particular focus of these studies was teacher perceptions of workload ...


Leadership Courses : Do They Deliver?, Michelle Anderson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Leadership Courses : Do They Deliver?, Michelle Anderson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

The authors examine professional learning courses for principals and ask whether they really deliver what they claim they do. Developers of professional learning need first to have guiding conceptions of school leadership. In recent years, a number of school systems in Australia and overseas have established standards frameworks that spell out leadership knowledge and skills. These can provide a bridge between research and practice, and they are one way to capture what is currently known and valued about the field of school leadership. The authors look at the most effective ways in which such standards can be used to support ...


Different Steps : Post-School Pathways For Australian Students, Jennifer Bryce, Michelle Anderson Feb 2010

Different Steps : Post-School Pathways For Australian Students, Jennifer Bryce, Michelle Anderson

Dr Jennifer Bryce

New research investigates students' often non-linear post-school transitions. A new report, 'Australian Stories: Young People, Their Families and Post-School Plans', builds on research undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research for the Smith Family. It examines the stories of nine young people who have participated in the Smith Family Learning for Life scholarship program and who are considered to have made a positive start towards achieving their post-school goals. By asking these young people questions about their decision-making, the barriers they faced, and strategies for overcoming these, the study suggests ways that young people in similar situations may be ...


The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Jan 2010

The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Postgraduate Research Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, B Guthrie, T Friedman Jul 2009

Postgraduate Research Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, B Guthrie, T Friedman

Dr John Ainley

Each year, graduates of Australian higher education institutions who have completed a doctoral or research masters degree are invited by their institution and Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) to respond to the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ) about four months after graduation. This report presents the results from the seventh PREQ survey conducted since 1999. The PREQ asks graduates to respond to 28 statements about seven aspects of their research degree. The first 27 statements measure the quality of supervision, the intellectual climate of the department in which the respondent studied, the development of generic skills, the quality of the infrastructure ...


Common Data Set 2006-07, Kirk England Dec 2007

Common Data Set 2006-07, Kirk England

Office of Survey Research

WWU 2006-07 Common Data Set


The Virginia Sol Eighth Grade Writing Test In Relationship To The National Commission On Writing Recommendations, Grade Configuration, Region, And Socioeconomic Status., Jeffrey R. Comer Dec 2007

The Virginia Sol Eighth Grade Writing Test In Relationship To The National Commission On Writing Recommendations, Grade Configuration, Region, And Socioeconomic Status., Jeffrey R. Comer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine Virginia Standards of Learning 8th grade writing assessments to determine if there was any association between school passing rates and the recommendations suggested by the 2003 National Commission on Writing to improve writing proficiency. This study further examined the possible differences in school passing rates that may exist due to the grade configuration of a school, the location of a school, the availability of a comprehensive writing plan, and the student percentage on free and reduced-price lunch. Data collection consisted of a self-administered survey sent to all 364 schools in ...


In The Name Of Educational Research, Shafqat Hussain Dec 2007

In The Name Of Educational Research, Shafqat Hussain

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Wumb Invites Dr. Christopher Overtree As A Guest On Commonwealth Journal To Discuss Providing Support For Military Families., Christopher E. Overtree Dec 2007

Wumb Invites Dr. Christopher Overtree As A Guest On Commonwealth Journal To Discuss Providing Support For Military Families., Christopher E. Overtree

Christopher E. Overtree

Psychological Services Center Director, Dr. Christopher Overtree is a guest on Commonwealth Journal discussing the provision of mental health services for military personnel and their families.


Teaching Hausman And Willig Using Mathematica, Matt Bogard Dec 2007

Teaching Hausman And Willig Using Mathematica, Matt Bogard

Library Presentations, Lectures, Research Guides

Analyzing consumer welfare from observable data, or empirical demand functions has been a very controversial issue in economics. One metric often used is deadweight loss from a tax or price increase. A classic debate in economic history regarding the appropriate methodology for measuring deadweight loss involves two papers published in the American Economic Review by Jerry Hausman and Robert Willig. In ‘Consumer’s Surplus Without Apology’ Willig contends that the error in approximating deadweight loss using the observable Marshallian demand curve is small for small price changes and an acceptable practice. Hausman argues in ‘Exact Consumer’s Surplus and Deadweight ...


Leading, Engaging, Selecting And Designing, Hamish Bennett Coates Dec 2007

Leading, Engaging, Selecting And Designing, Hamish Bennett Coates

Professor Hamish Coates

This first edition reviews recent work in the areas of higher education leadership, evaluation, student selection, and in the design of educational standards and processes. Higher education update is published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)


Australia's School Funding System, Andrew Dowling Dec 2007

Australia's School Funding System, Andrew Dowling

Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Australian governments spend over $30 billion on primary and secondary schools each year.1 Yet the process of school funding, including the way in which amounts are calculated, distributed and reported upon, is unavailable not only to the wider public but to some extent even to those working in education. Although Australia’s total spending on schools is small by international standards (given the size of its population), it is significant enough to warrant a more transparent process.


A Randomized Evaluation Of Ohio's Personalized Assessment Reporting System (Pars), Henry May, Marian A. Robinson Dec 2007

A Randomized Evaluation Of Ohio's Personalized Assessment Reporting System (Pars), Henry May, Marian A. Robinson

CPRE Research Reports

In the 2006–07 school year, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) launched a pilot of its Personalized Assessment Reporting System (PARS) for the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). The PARS program included several new OGT test score reports for teachers, administrators, students, and parents along with two new websites for educators and students. The new PARS test score reports and associated websites are designed to provide teachers, administrators, students and parents with more detailed information about student performance as well as numerous suggestions and resources for improving performance. One of the primary goals of PARS is to increase student motivation ...


Developing Research And Scholarship At Aku-Ied: Possibilities And Challenges, Anjum Halai Dec 2007

Developing Research And Scholarship At Aku-Ied: Possibilities And Challenges, Anjum Halai

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Reporting Program Impacts: Slaying The Dragon Of Resistance, Nancy K. Franz, Mark Mccann Dec 2007

Reporting Program Impacts: Slaying The Dragon Of Resistance, Nancy K. Franz, Mark Mccann

Nancy K. Franz

Virginia Cooperative Extension has responded to today's environment of enhanced accountability by improving the organization's program impact reporting. Successful strategies to enhance the quantity and quality of program impact reports include new hires, training faculty and administration, individual and small group technical assistance, development of reporting tools, and tying impact reporting to performance and recognition. This holistic approach resulted in enhanced reporting and use of program impacts as well as improved program design and evaluation.


Cultural Disparities Of Sat Scores And The Influence On Higher Education Opportunities For African American And Latino Students, Nichelle Hoover Dec 2007

Cultural Disparities Of Sat Scores And The Influence On Higher Education Opportunities For African American And Latino Students, Nichelle Hoover

Graduate Master's Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects

Inequalities in the distribution of education resources and cultural identification can lead to lower SAT scores for African American and Latino students. By using SAT scores as one of the primary sources to determine admission to institutions of higher education, educators may be denying minority students admission to a variety of colleges and universities, depriving the student of his or her best choice and the college of an engaged and diverse student body, and contributing to the perpetuation of inequalities in the system. The evidence contained in this literature review shows that, given the current system, those students' SAT scores ...


Resilient Teachers: A Qualitative Study Of Six Thriving Educators In Urban Elementary Schools, Paul Giroux Dec 2007

Resilient Teachers: A Qualitative Study Of Six Thriving Educators In Urban Elementary Schools, Paul Giroux

Dissertations

This qualitative research study used elements of phenomenological and narrative research methodology to explore the common characteristics and experiences of a sample of resilient elementary teachers working in urban schools. The six research subjects in this study’s sample each had at least eight years of teaching experience, and each participated in a cycle of three in-depth interviews designed to determine their degree of resilience and to develop a portrait of their personal and professional characteristics, experiences, attitudes and beliefs. Once the data collection phase was complete, data was coded and then analyzed to identify which of the characteristics and ...


Michigan Elementary School Facility Quality And Its Impact On Student Achievement, Brett A. Geier Dec 2007

Michigan Elementary School Facility Quality And Its Impact On Student Achievement, Brett A. Geier

Dissertations

Studies on school facility quality and its impact on student achievement have been conducted throughout the nation with varying results. Some studies conclude a significant relationship exists between facility condition and student achievement, while others refute this potential phenomenon. Much of the research concludes that not enough analyses have been conducted to make appropriate generalizations. This research study focused on the condition ofelementary schools in Michigan and utilized the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (M.E.A.P.) examinations in reading and mathematics at the third, fourth and fifth grade levels as the dependent variable to assess the relationship between building ...


Moment Of Encounter: A Critical Exploration Of Parent-School Communication, Gary Samuel Marx Dec 2007

Moment Of Encounter: A Critical Exploration Of Parent-School Communication, Gary Samuel Marx

Master's Theses

Relationships among parents and schools are situated in a complex hegemony. Communication is central to the identification and construction of power in schools. Schools employ a model of communication that locates power predominately with their representatives and values parents for conformity to organizational expectations. Shared power relationships challenge actors to encounter one another and co-contribute to the development of children. The goal of this study is to uncover various meanings and understandings from what parents recall from Moments of Encounter with school personnel. Such an examination is designed to reveal power at the microlevel, in the encounter itself, as well ...


Assessment Matters #2, Dec 2007, Assessment In Action Committee Dec 2007

Assessment Matters #2, Dec 2007, Assessment In Action Committee

Assessment Matters @ WMU

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Teacher Expectations On Black And White Students' Academic Achievement: A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Analysis, Syprose A. Owaja Dec 2007

The Influence Of Teacher Expectations On Black And White Students' Academic Achievement: A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Analysis, Syprose A. Owaja

Master's Theses

This study examined the influence of teacher expectations based on student's and teacher's race on academic achievement of white versus black students using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study. Modeling of interaction terms in level-1 resulted in six separate models (two for reading, and four for math). A two-level hierarchical linear modeling with students at level-1 and schools at level-2 was used in each model with application of a three-step modeling procedure in each analysis.

The results of the study were consistent with previous research that black students had lower achievement, and also elicited lower teacher expectations ...


The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman Nov 2007

The Measurement And Determinants Of Growth In Receptive Vocabulary, Sheldon Rothman, John Ainley, Kylie Hillman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


The Disenfranchised And The Disillusioned. What Are We Learning And What Can Be Salvaged From The Current Politics And Discourses Surrounding Australian Literacy Initiatives For Indigenous Students, And The National Assessment Of Literacy Standards Of Indigenous Learners?, J. Connelly Nov 2007

The Disenfranchised And The Disillusioned. What Are We Learning And What Can Be Salvaged From The Current Politics And Discourses Surrounding Australian Literacy Initiatives For Indigenous Students, And The National Assessment Of Literacy Standards Of Indigenous Learners?, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Change Processes., Julie Kos, M Wilkinson Nov 2007

Evaluation Of Change Processes., Julie Kos, M Wilkinson

Dr Julie Kos

Submitted by ACER to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education, Central Queensland University.