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Better Than Beige : Designing Assessment Tasks To Enhance Learning And Measure Growth In The Early Years Of School, Prue Anderson, Marion Meiers Nov 2001

Better Than Beige : Designing Assessment Tasks To Enhance Learning And Measure Growth In The Early Years Of School, Prue Anderson, Marion Meiers

Prue Anderson

'I think of our school as beige. We tend to be the average of 'like' schools. Can we do better than that?' In order to promote growth in student learning and demonstrate achievement schools require rich assessment tasks that enhance the teaching and learning cycle and provide a valid and reliable measure of growth. This paper examines the five linked sets of assessment tasks that have been developed to progressively measure growth in literacy and numeracy in the first three years of school. The tasks were designed for the ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Survey (LLANS). The tasks are based ...


The Influence Of Word Building Strategies On A Delayed Reader, Carolyn A. D'Angelo May 2001

The Influence Of Word Building Strategies On A Delayed Reader, Carolyn A. D'Angelo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This case study of one child was conducted during the school year when the child was a third grader. His reading ability was below grade level. He was unable to read fluently although he was able to speak fluently and articulate his thoughts. This study showed that, through word building using onset and rime patterns and analogies along with reading leveled and series books, reading ability could be improved. Metacognition played an important role in this study. The child was able to understand the need to think as he was reading and writing. This was probably the most significant aspect ...


Case Study: An Examination Of The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And Repeated Reading On A Severely Disabled Middle School Reader, Alice A. Abrams Apr 2001

Case Study: An Examination Of The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And Repeated Reading On A Severely Disabled Middle School Reader, Alice A. Abrams

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of the Neurological Impress Method, combined with the Method of Repeated Readings, on a severely impaired middle school reader. These methods were chosen due to the instructor's needs to find techniques which might help students who have reached the upper grades as unsuccessful readers, and are therefore more resistant to instruction due to prolonged failure.

The Neurological Impress Method was chosen as the primary technique to be used in the study because of the ability to give the student the feeling of success almost immediately. It seemed to be ...


An Approach To Family Literacy In The Highlands Of Bolivia: An Ongoing Experience With Aymara Families, Jenny Perez-Genge Jan 2001

An Approach To Family Literacy In The Highlands Of Bolivia: An Ongoing Experience With Aymara Families, Jenny Perez-Genge

Master's Capstone Projects

The people of the altiplano (Andean highland plateau at around 13,000 feet above sea level) are the epitome of physical strength, ancient wisdom, and tenacity of character. They are the Aymara and Quechua people, descendants of the Inca and Tiahuanacota cultures; they live in one of the highest permanently inhabited areas on earth and have blossomed from their ancient heritage. Although the imminent impact of western and contemporary influences are at their doorstep, both the Aymaras and Quechuas struggle patiently to strengthen their cultural traditions. Aymara family traditions revolve around the chacra, the main agricultural unit for survival on ...


Pisa In Brief From Australia's Perspective: Highlights From The Full Australian Report: 15-Up And Counting, Reading, Writing, Reasoning... How Literate Are Australia's Students?, Acer Jan 2001

Pisa In Brief From Australia's Perspective: Highlights From The Full Australian Report: 15-Up And Counting, Reading, Writing, Reasoning... How Literate Are Australia's Students?, Acer

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This pamphlet summarises results from PISA 2000. It tells us about how students performed and describes wider findings about what lies behind their results. The pamphlet focuses on Australia’s results, including how the Australian students performed in comparison with students from other countries. The full Australian report is called '15-Up and Counting, Reading, Writing, Reasoning … How Literate are Australia’s Students?' http://research.acer.edu.au/indigenous_education/7

PISA 2000 assessed students’ capacities to apply knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science. More assessment time was given to reading.


A Qualitative Investigation Of The Long -Term Effects Of A Staff Development Project On Two Middle School Science Teachers' Literacy Practices, Lisa Patel Stevens Jan 2001

A Qualitative Investigation Of The Long -Term Effects Of A Staff Development Project On Two Middle School Science Teachers' Literacy Practices, Lisa Patel Stevens

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

The focus of this study was to explore the changes in literacy practice that occurred after two middle school science teachers completed their participation in a long-term staff development project on content area literacy. There were two participants in this study, were a sixth-grade life science teacher in her 22nd year of teaching, and an eighth grade physical science teacher in her 4th year of teaching. Multiple data sources were collected, including field notes from the staff development meetings, interviews of participants and other school personnel, classroom observations, descriptive surveys, lesson plans, exit slips and evaluation forms; Qualitative methodologies were ...


Factors In The Development Of Early Childhood Distance Education Curriculum Materials For Language And Literacy In Western Australia, Elisabeth Turner Jan 2001

Factors In The Development Of Early Childhood Distance Education Curriculum Materials For Language And Literacy In Western Australia, Elisabeth Turner

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Many factors influence the changing nature of education: family structures, cultural diversity, rapid technological change, social conditions. In response to these changes the Curriculum Framework for Western Australian schools has been developed to establish the learning outcomes expected of all students from K-12. Students in isolated and distance education settings are supplied curriculum materials designed to meet their diverse educational needs. This study presents one snapshot of an ongoing research project in which new language and literacy curriculum materials for early childhood distance education learners were developed, trialled and further developed. Some factors that appear to be important in the ...