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Is Data-Driven Decision Making At Odds With Moral Decision Making? A Critical Review Of School Leaders’ Decision Making In The Era Of School Accountability, Yinying Wang Jan 2019

Is Data-Driven Decision Making At Odds With Moral Decision Making? A Critical Review Of School Leaders’ Decision Making In The Era Of School Accountability, Yinying Wang

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

This article provides a critical review of school leaders’ data-driven decision making (DDDM), drawing attention to the potential tension between DDDM and moral decision making. With mounting accountability in education, DDDM has been espoused as one of the core values in school leadership. Making a data-driven decision means that school leaders use data to set goals, identify problems, seek and evaluate options, and choose a course of action; whereas moral decision making is about deciding what is right, just, virtuous, and ethical. The two decisionmaking approaches could be on a collision course if school leaders are situated in an organizational ...


11th Circuit Court Of Appeals: Cambridge Univ. Press V.Albert, Opinion (2018), 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals Oct 2018

11th Circuit Court Of Appeals: Cambridge Univ. Press V.Albert, Opinion (2018), 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Georgia State University Copyright Lawsuit

No abstract provided.


Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie Apr 2017

Typology And Analysis Of Ceramic Vessels And Pottery Shards Found At The Long Swamp Site: Lamar And Mary Folwer Holcomb Collection, Maxwell Mackenzie

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Social Networks And Paradoxes Of The Opt-Out Movement Amid The Common Core State Standards Implementation, Yinying Wang Jan 2017

The Social Networks And Paradoxes Of The Opt-Out Movement Amid The Common Core State Standards Implementation, Yinying Wang

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Opting out of state standardized tests has recently become a movement—a series of grassroots, organized efforts to refuse to take high-stakes state standardized tests. In particular, the opt-out rates in the state of New York reached 20% in 2015 and 21% in 2016. This study aims to illustrate the social networks and examine the paradoxes that have propelled the opt-out movement in New York—the movement’s epicenter with the highest opt-out rate in the United States. Drawing on the conceptual frameworks of social movement theory, social network theory, and policy paradox, this study compiled the opt-out corpus by ...


Education Policy Research In The Big Data Era: Methodological Frontiers, Misconceptions, And Challenges, Yinying Wang Jan 2017

Education Policy Research In The Big Data Era: Methodological Frontiers, Misconceptions, And Challenges, Yinying Wang

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Despite abundant data and increasing data availability brought by technological advances, there has been very limited education policy studies that have capitalized on big data—characterized by large volume, wide variety, and high velocity. Drawing on the recent progress of using big data in public policy and computational social science research, this commentary discusses how to approach big data and how big data can be used in education policy research. First, I introduce big data that is potentially relevant to education policy research. I then present methodological frontiers by examining the assumptions, key concepts, merits, and caveats of three commonly ...


The Georgia Seal Of Biliteracy: Exploring The Nexus Of Politics And Language Education, Tim Jansa, Kristina Brezicha Jan 2017

The Georgia Seal Of Biliteracy: Exploring The Nexus Of Politics And Language Education, Tim Jansa, Kristina Brezicha

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

On May 3, 2016, House Bill (HB) 879—the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy—was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal and went into effect on July 1, 2016. Outside of the language education sphere, many educators and policymakers may not fully understand the benefits of studying other languages. Yet, this policy hinges on the utility of simultaneously demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language and an advanced command of English, thus forming the foundation of biliteracy. This article provides an overview of the political landscape in Georgia as it pertains to language education and analyzes how lawmakers translated the issues ...


Predicting Academic Success Through Standardized Testing At Georgia State University, Paola Marquez Apr 2016

Predicting Academic Success Through Standardized Testing At Georgia State University, Paola Marquez

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Natural Language Processing Of Forum Data: Modeling Social Interaction And Performance In Stem Learning, Marissa Emory, Lucile Pitte Apr 2016

Natural Language Processing Of Forum Data: Modeling Social Interaction And Performance In Stem Learning, Marissa Emory, Lucile Pitte

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Does This Spear Make My Butt Look Big, Katrina A. Judd Apr 2016

Does This Spear Make My Butt Look Big, Katrina A. Judd

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


District Court: Cambridge Univ. Pr. Et Al. V. Becker Et Al.: Ruling On Remand (2016), Orinda Evans Mar 2016

District Court: Cambridge Univ. Pr. Et Al. V. Becker Et Al.: Ruling On Remand (2016), Orinda Evans

Georgia State University Copyright Lawsuit

No abstract provided.


District Court: Final Order On Remand (2016), Orinda Evans Jan 2016

District Court: Final Order On Remand (2016), Orinda Evans

Georgia State University Copyright Lawsuit

Court's final order following the opinion on remand.


U.S. State Education Agencies’ Use Of Twitter: Mission Accomplished?, Yinying Wang Jan 2016

U.S. State Education Agencies’ Use Of Twitter: Mission Accomplished?, Yinying Wang

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

This study examined how Twitter was used by all U.S. state education agencies (SEAs) for public engagement in education. Drawing on the ecological model of communication, this study analyzed the latest 71,913 tweets from 40 SEAs that had official Twitter accounts. The results of correlation analysis indicate no significant relationship between the SEAs’ presence on Twitter and the SEAs’ targeted Twitter users, denoting that the SEAs’ well-intentioned efforts in communicating with stakeholders and the public by using Twitter might fall short of the public’s preferable medium for receiving information. In addition, the results of content analysis suggest ...


Mapping The Field Of Educational Administration Research: A Journal Citation Network Analysis, Yinying Wang, Alex J. Bowers Jan 2016

Mapping The Field Of Educational Administration Research: A Journal Citation Network Analysis, Yinying Wang, Alex J. Bowers

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to uncover how knowledge is exchanged and disseminated in the educational administration research literature through the journal citation network.

Research Methods: Drawing upon social network theory and citation network studies in other disciplines, we constructed an educational administration journal citation network by extracting all 157,372 citations from 5,359 journal articles in 30 educational administration journals from 2009 to 2013. We then performed social network analysis to visualize the network structure by journal clusters, and quantified journal prominence and interdisciplinarity by calculating Freeman indegree and betweenness, respectively. In addition to journal-to-journal citations ...


A Social Network Approach To Examine K-12 Educational Leaders’ Influence On Information Diffusion On Twitter, Yinying Wang, Nicholas Sauers, Jayson W. Richardson Jan 2016

A Social Network Approach To Examine K-12 Educational Leaders’ Influence On Information Diffusion On Twitter, Yinying Wang, Nicholas Sauers, Jayson W. Richardson

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

This study investigated the relationship between the leader’s gender, leadership position, Twitter use, and influence on information diffusion in the communication network on Twitter. We collected the 30,200 latest tweets of 151 active Twitter users who held educational leadership positions. Results of social network analysis and multiple regression analyses suggest a gender inequality in the leader’s influence on information diffusion in the network. Findings also indicate no significant relationship between leadership position (district vs. building) and a leader's influence in the network. Moreover, Twitter following was positively associated with the leader’s influence in the network ...


Getting Personal! Twitter Communication Between School Districts, Superintendents, And The Public, Yinying Wang Jan 2016

Getting Personal! Twitter Communication Between School Districts, Superintendents, And The Public, Yinying Wang

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study is to examine the Twitter communication between school districts, superintendents, and the public. Content analysis of the tweets posted by the 100 largest U.S. school districts and those district superintendents was performed to investigate how the districts and the superintendents communicated with the public on Twitter. Next, paired sample f-tests were performed to compare the differences between public sentiment toward the districts and the superintendents. The findings suggest that the districts and their superintendents primarily used Twitter for one-way information broadcasting, leaving Twitter’s two-way communication functionality largely untapped. Further, the public expressed significantly ...


My Country Tis’ Of Thee: Exploring The Relationship Between Immigrant Students’ Feelings Of Belonging And Their Political Socialization, Kristina Brezicha Jan 2015

My Country Tis’ Of Thee: Exploring The Relationship Between Immigrant Students’ Feelings Of Belonging And Their Political Socialization, Kristina Brezicha

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Characteristics Of Executive Functioning In A Small Sample Of Children With Tourette Syndrome, Dina M. Schwam, Tricia Z. King, Daphne Greenberg Jan 2015

Characteristics Of Executive Functioning In A Small Sample Of Children With Tourette Syndrome, Dina M. Schwam, Tricia Z. King, Daphne Greenberg

Psychology Faculty Publications

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a disorder that involves at least one vocal tic and two or more motor tics, however associated symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) are common. Many children with TS exhibit educational difficulties and one possible explanation may be deficits in executive functioning. The focus of this study was to look at the severity of symptoms often associated with TS (tics, OCS, and ADHD symptoms) and its potential relationship with the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) parent form in eleven children diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, ages ...


Focus And Delivery Of Doctoral Programs In Educational Leadership, Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen Jan 2015

Focus And Delivery Of Doctoral Programs In Educational Leadership, Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to present the current status of program focus and delivery of doctoral level educational leadership programs in the United States. Drawing on a 2011 national survey of educational leadership doctoral programs in 103 institutions, this study describes the differences and similarities of Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs in two domains—program focus (i.e., purposes, credit requirements, and curriculum emphases) and program delivery (i.e., use of cohort model, time, location, and online/face-to-face/hybrid). In light of mixed findings, implications for practice and recommendations for further research are presented.


11th Circuit Court Of Appeals: Cambridge Univ. Press V. Patton, Opinion (2014), 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals Oct 2014

11th Circuit Court Of Appeals: Cambridge Univ. Press V. Patton, Opinion (2014), 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Georgia State University Copyright Lawsuit

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Library Resource Utilization On Undergraduate Students' Academic Performance: A Propensity Score Matching Design, Felly Chiteng Kot, Jennifer Jones May 2014

The Impact Of Library Resource Utilization On Undergraduate Students' Academic Performance: A Propensity Score Matching Design, Felly Chiteng Kot, Jennifer Jones

University Library Faculty Publications

This study uses three cohorts of first-time, full-time undergraduate students (N=8,652) at a large, metropolitan, public research university to examine the impact of student use of three library resources (workstations, study rooms, and research clinics) on academic performance. To deal with self-selection bias and estimate this impact more accurately, we used propensity score matching. Using this unique approach allowed us to construct treatment and control groups with similar background characteristics. We found that using a given library resource was associated with a small, but also meaningful, gain in first-term grade point average, net of other factors.


Transgender Individuals’ Access To College Housing And Bathrooms: Findings From The National Transgender Discrimination Survey, Kristie L. Seelman May 2014

Transgender Individuals’ Access To College Housing And Bathrooms: Findings From The National Transgender Discrimination Survey, Kristie L. Seelman

SW Faculty Publications

Within higher education settings, transgender people are at risk for discrimination and harassment within housing and bathrooms. Yet, few have examined this topic using quantitative data or compared the experiences of subgroups of transgender individuals to predict denial of access to these spaces. The current study utilizes the National Transgender Discrimination Survey to research this issue. Findings indicate that being transgender and having another marginalized identity matters for students’ access to housing and bathrooms. Trans women are at greater risk than gender-nonconforming people for being denied access to school housing and bathrooms. Implications for practice and research are detailed.


Raters’ Perceptions Of The Appropriateness Of Textual Borrowing In Integrated Writing Tasks, Gharbeela Sami Apr 2014

Raters’ Perceptions Of The Appropriateness Of Textual Borrowing In Integrated Writing Tasks, Gharbeela Sami

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Student Engagement In After-School Programs, Academic Skills, And Social Competence Among Elementary School Students, Kathryn E. Grogan, Christopher Henrich, Mariya V. Malikina Jan 2014

Student Engagement In After-School Programs, Academic Skills, And Social Competence Among Elementary School Students, Kathryn E. Grogan, Christopher Henrich, Mariya V. Malikina

Psychology Faculty Publications

Research on the relationship between after-school program participation and student outcomes has been mixed, and beneficial effects have been small. Most recent studies suggest that participation is best characterized as a multidimensional concept that includes enrollment, attendance, and engagement, which help explain differences in student outcomes. The present study uses data from a longitudinal study of after-school programs in elementary schools to examine staff ratings of student engagement and school outcomes. The factor structure of the staff-rated measure of student engagement was examined by exploratory factor analysis. Multiple regression analyses found that student engagement in academic, youth development, and arts ...


Can Virtual Schools Thrive In The Real World?, Yinying Wang, Janet R. Decker Jan 2014

Can Virtual Schools Thrive In The Real World?, Yinying Wang, Janet R. Decker

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Despite the relatively large number of students enrolled in Ohio’s virtual schools, it is unclear how virtual schools compare to their traditional school counterparts on measures of student achievement. To provide some insight, we compared the school performance from 2007-2011 at Ohio’s virtual and traditional schools. The results suggest that Ohio’s virtual schools have grown rapidly, but have also experienced much lower levels of school performance than traditional schools. In light of these findings, we discuss factors that may be contributing to the large number of low-performing virtual schools in Ohio. Considering the lack of sufficient evidence ...


Examining Digital Inequities In Ohio’S K-12 Virtual Schools: Implications For Educational Leaders And Policymakers, Yinying Wang, Janet R. Decker Jan 2014

Examining Digital Inequities In Ohio’S K-12 Virtual Schools: Implications For Educational Leaders And Policymakers, Yinying Wang, Janet R. Decker

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

One touted purpose of virtual schools is to expand learning opportunities for students, but in reality, virtual schooling may not be readily available to all students. This study analyzes inequitable access to Ohio’s virtual schooling by examining disaggregated student enrollment data. Similar to past research, we found racial minorities and students with limited English proficiency were under-represented in Ohio’s virtual schools in comparison to traditional schools. However, unlike past studies, we found economically-disadvantaged students and students with disabilities were over-represented in Ohio’s virtual schools. The findings are explained through policy and legal lenses, and potential legal issues ...


Recommendations Of Transgender Students, Staff, And Faculty In The Usa For Improving College Campuses, Kristie L. Seelman Jan 2014

Recommendations Of Transgender Students, Staff, And Faculty In The Usa For Improving College Campuses, Kristie L. Seelman

SW Faculty Publications

Research indicates that transgender individuals frequently experience marginalization and interpersonal victimization within college and university settings. Missing from the literature is a discussion of what can be done to address such patterns in higher education, based upon empirical data gathered from transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty. The present study aims to fill this gap by reporting on solutions offered by a sample of 30 individuals in one U.S. state while integrating a lens of intersectionality. Five resulting themes include: (a) offer education, campus programming, and support for trans individuals; (b) improve university systems and procedures for ...


The Role Of Psychological Flexibility In Mental Health Stigma And Psychological Distress For The Stigmatizer In An African American College Sample, Chantel M. Sims, Akihiko Masuda Mar 2013

The Role Of Psychological Flexibility In Mental Health Stigma And Psychological Distress For The Stigmatizer In An African American College Sample, Chantel M. Sims, Akihiko Masuda

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Social Media In Schools: A Treasure Trove Or Hot Potato?, Yinying Wang Jan 2013

Social Media In Schools: A Treasure Trove Or Hot Potato?, Yinying Wang

Educational Policy Studies Faculty Publications

In the sphere of education, social media has posed enormous challenges and unleashed its potential as a venue to communicate with stakeholders. This case is a fictionalized version of several real cases related to the school leaders’ struggle with utilizing social media to accomplish changes in schools. This case describes two high school administrators’ exploration in school’s use of social media. All people and schools’ names are pseudonyms. The narratives in this case are presented to deepen the understanding of the role of schools’ social media in creating social capital, and to raise the acute awareness of legal issues ...


Acrl In Anaheim Acrl Programs At The Ala Annual Conference – Learning Styles: Fiction, Nonfiction, Or Mystery?, Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D. Sep 2012

Acrl In Anaheim Acrl Programs At The Ala Annual Conference – Learning Styles: Fiction, Nonfiction, Or Mystery?, Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D.

University Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


District Court: Final Order (2012), Orinda Evans Aug 2012

District Court: Final Order (2012), Orinda Evans

Georgia State University Copyright Lawsuit

No abstract provided.