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Academic Achievement Of Turkish And American Students, Eyyup Esen Jan 2010

Academic Achievement Of Turkish And American Students, Eyyup Esen

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This study aims to provide a comparative look at Turkish and American high school graduates’ academic achievement at college by using High School grade point average (HSGPA), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Testing Assessment (ACT), and Student Selection Examination (OSS). The questions addressed were: 1-Are high school GPA or standardized test scores such as SAT and ACT better predictor of academic achievement of American students at college? 2-Is high school GPA or standardized test scores such as OSS better predictor of academic achievement of Turkish students at college? To answer this question, the author conducted interviews with four Turkish ...


Making Assessment Everyone’S Business: The Use Of Dialogue In Improving Teaching And Learning, John Chetro-Szivos, Lauren Mackenzie Jan 2008

Making Assessment Everyone’S Business: The Use Of Dialogue In Improving Teaching And Learning, John Chetro-Szivos, Lauren Mackenzie

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In the 2007/2008 academic year, five faculty in the Department of Communication Media at Fitchburg State College came together to seek ways to be proactive in addressing the challenges imposed by outcomes assessment. The goal of this study was to see if opportunities existed to find constructive ways to engage assessment beyond the positions of those who are opposed or cautious about it. This article introduces a communication perspective for studying assessment; provides a detailed overview of the components of the study; discusses the findings and connects them to a systemic approach for looking at assessment; and concludes by ...


Developing The Whole Child: An Evaluation Of The Latino After‐School Initiative (Lasi), Virginia Diez Oct 2007

Developing The Whole Child: An Evaluation Of The Latino After‐School Initiative (Lasi), Virginia Diez

Gastón Institute Publications

This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Latino After-School Initiative (LASI), an umbrella organization that provides funding, educational guidelines, staff development, and networking opportunities to after-school programs in the Greater Boston area. LASI funds seven Latino-led after-school programs servicing children ages 7-14. The programs are located in Lynn, Cambridge, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Chelsea. LASI was established in 2001 by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay as a five-year demonstration project to improve academic achievement—as measured by MCAS scores and high school retention rates—among Latino children.