Support For Teacher Candidates And The Edtpa, 2020 Central Washington University
Support For Teacher Candidates And The Edtpa, Dia Gary, Dylan Thomas, Joseph Miller
Journal of Global Education and Research
Equipping new teachers in today’s society is a noble and challenging task. Of late, many additional licensing standards for teachers create additional responsibilities for universities that provide pedagogy, knowledge, and content for teacher candidates. Identification of best practices that support teacher candidates on the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) is of interest to many teacher education programs. The purpose of this research was to analyze whether incorporating a mock edTPA had beneficial results on the passage of the edTPA. This study spanned fourteen ten-week quarters and included 688 teacher candidates who were preparing to become certificated teachers at a ...
Program Evaluation Of Departmentalizing In Upper Elementary, 2020 National Louis University
Program Evaluation Of Departmentalizing In Upper Elementary, Pamela Crabb
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of departmentalization as a strategy at the elementary upper grades to affect gains in the school’s accountability and gains in achievement performance. Based upon standardized testing measures, accountability for student achievement has dramatically increased in elementary schools; rigorous standards have increasingly affected teachers to become highly skilled in subject content areas. This increase in teacher content knowledge expertise requirements have caused many administrators to seek alternative instructional strategies to meet this need. Departmentalization is one of many potential methods that administrators and educators may implement in order to provide ...
Teacher Perceptions Of Blended Learning To Support 21st Century Learners, 2020 East Tennessee State University
Teacher Perceptions Of Blended Learning To Support 21st Century Learners, Nikki Hensley
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand teacher perceptions of blended learning as an instructional methodology for addressing the needs of diverse learners. The researcher explored the perceptions of teachers who were participating in an ongoing professional development program within their school district. This program focused on improving teaching and learning through the implementation of a blended learning approach. The researcher examined the experiences of teachers as they learned to adapt pedagogical practices to address the learning needs of 21st century students through blended learning. The researcher sought to gain a better understanding of how teachers perceived that ...
When You Don’T Know What You Don’T Know: How Two New Collections Librarians Right-Sized A Collections Budget, 2020 Grand Valley State University
When You Don’T Know What You Don’T Know: How Two New Collections Librarians Right-Sized A Collections Budget, Cara M. Cadena, Marcia Lee
Charleston Library Conference
Due to impending campus-wide downsizing, the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries projected that a worst-case scenario would result in a 14% cut to the library’s collections budget for fiscal year 2020. In the same year, GVSU Libraries welcomed several new members of its leadership team, including the dean, two associate deans, head of systems, head of collections, business administrator, and a vacancy after the long-time acquisitions manager retired. Budget cuts and staff turnover are tough, but they prompted a much-needed reassessment of roles, culture, and priorities in the library. Different approaches to spending and curating the library’s ...
A Framework For Evaluating Stopping Rules For Fixed-Form Formative Assessments: Balancing Efficiency And Reliability, 2020 Bethel School District #52
A Framework For Evaluating Stopping Rules For Fixed-Form Formative Assessments: Balancing Efficiency And Reliability, Deni L. Basaraba, Paul Yovanoff, Pooja Shivraj, Leanne R. Ketterlin-Geller
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation
Stopping rules for fixed-form tests with graduated item difficulty are intended to stop administration of a test at the point where students are sufficiently unlikely to provide a correct response following a pattern of incorrect responses. Although widely employed in fixed-form tests in education, little research has been done to empirically evaluate the stopping rules in these tests that often have important instructional and/or placement implications for students. In this manuscript, we propose and research a framework for evaluating stopping rules with respect to two important and sometimes conflicting criteria: (1) efficiency, and (2) reliability. Using this framework, we ...
A Practical Comparison Of Selected Methods Of Evaluating Multiple-Choice Options Through Classical Item Analysis, 2020 John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
A Practical Comparison Of Selected Methods Of Evaluating Multiple-Choice Options Through Classical Item Analysis, Wojciech Malec, Małgorzata Krzeminska-Adamek
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation
The main objective of the article is to compare several methods of evaluating multiple-choice options through classical item analysis. The methods subjected to examination include the tabulation of choice distribution, the interpretation of trace lines, the point-biserial correlation, the categorical analysis of trace lines, and the investigation of choice means. The comparison was performed on the basis of a data set created at the pre-operational stage of developing a test of English as a foreign language for teenage learners. The main analysis of a pool of 910 multiple-choice pilot items was carried out in Excel, which was found to be ...
Developing A Competency Model For Highway Safety Engineers: A Delphi Method, 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Developing A Competency Model For Highway Safety Engineers: A Delphi Method, Garrett K. Wheat
LSU Doctoral Dissertations
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the core competencies needed by State DOT Highway Safety Engineers as perceived by Highway Safety experts in the United States. First, a list of competencies was identified. Next, a panel of Highway Safety experts determined the importance of each identified competency for the current year (2020) and for the future (year 2030). Finally, ratings provided by the panel were tested for the presence of consensus.
For this study, the researcher used a Delphi Method as classified by Delbecq, Van de Ven, and Gaustafson (1975). Through this method, a panel of forward-thinking ...
Self-Service Technology And The Impact On Academic Libraries: A Perspective Piece By An Access Services Specialist, 2020 Fort Hays State University
Self-Service Technology And The Impact On Academic Libraries: A Perspective Piece By An Access Services Specialist, Crystal Hutchinson
Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings
Self service technology (SST) is inundating the library world with more efficient forms of service for the library user experience. There are different types of SST and each type creates challenges and opportunities in the academic library. This multi-varied approach provides quality support to users who are unfamiliar with the technology, and offers time expediency to those who are adept at using SST. This persuasive paper will show what Kansas academic libraries currently have in the form of SST and encourage libraries to adopt new methods of service. The goal is to get you excited about SST and relieve ...
A Correlational Study Of School Report Card Grades And Degrees Of Poverty, 2020 Appalachian State University
A Correlational Study Of School Report Card Grades And Degrees Of Poverty, Morgan V. Blanton
Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership
This study explores the ways in which public schools are evaluated and the results are reported in North Carolina. Currently using a formula that calculates a summative score based on academic achievement and academic growth, the impact of poverty and the complexity of school evaluation is investigated using demographic and testing data from schools across the state. Furthermore, recommendations to alter current practices of school evaluation and reporting as well as suggestions for future research are discussed based on this study’s findings.
Teacher Learning And The Difficulties Of Moving Civic Education Forward. A Response To “Beyond The Invisible Barriers Of The Classroom: Iengage And Civic Praxis”, Avner Segall
Democracy and Education
In “Beyond the Invisible Barriers of the Classroom: iEngage and Civic Praxis,” the authors reported on the experiences teachers encountered during a weeklong Youth Engage Civic Institute Camp and the degree to which what teachers learned in the camp was able to move their thinking and practice toward a more critical, justice-oriented approach to civic education. The authors’ analysis thus “considers the ideological shifts the counselors [teachers] made and the likelihood that they will teach beyond the formal classroom as they return to more traditional environments” (Magill et al., 2020, p. 2). In that, the authors were interested not only ...
Collapsing Scale Categories: Comparing The Psychometric Properties Of Resulting Scales, 2020 University at Albany, SUNY
Collapsing Scale Categories: Comparing The Psychometric Properties Of Resulting Scales, Kimberly F. Colvin, Guher Gorgun
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation
This study compares a scale, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, that was administered with four response categories to versions of the same scale that were administered with six and eight response categories. Respondents were randomly assigned to take one of the three versions of RSES. A rating scale utility analysis was conducted on all three versions creating two new four-category versions after collapsing (or combining) adjacent categories. The three different four-category versions were compared on such properties as average scores, correlations with external variables, and factor structure. While most of the psychometric properties were similar across all versions, there were moderate ...
Teacher Wellbeing During A Pandemic: Surviving Or Thriving?, 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Teacher Wellbeing During A Pandemic: Surviving Or Thriving?, Anna Dabrowski
Teacher Workforce and Careers
As cases of COVID-19 surge across the world, research has begun to emerge which considers the implications of school lockdowns on student learning, engagement, and achievement. Yet as face-to-face teaching and learning recommences, it is not only students who will need help adjusting to "the new normal". While 2020 has seen a dramatic increase in the workload of teachers, many of whom have negotiated a continuity of learning in adverse circumstances, we must remember that long before COVID-19 disrupted schools, teachers were already at risk of burnout. The novel coronavirus has further exacerbated the stresses facing teachers, and as countries ...
Teaching & Learning: Presentations, 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato
Teaching & Learning: Presentations, Patricia Hoffman
PowerPoint presentation examining the use of a presentation in teaching.
A Feasibility Study For Developing A Computerized Adaptive Form Of Raven’S Colored Progressive Matrices Test For Omani Children Based On The Item Response Theory, 2020 Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and Ain Shams University, Egypt
A Feasibility Study For Developing A Computerized Adaptive Form Of Raven’S Colored Progressive Matrices Test For Omani Children Based On The Item Response Theory, Ehab Mohammed Omara, علي مهدي كاظم
International Journal for Research in Education
The current study investigated the feasibility of developing a computerized adaptive form of Raven’s Colored Progressive Matrices test, one of the most important culture-free intelligent tests, using the Item Response Theory. The test consists of 36 items divided into three groups. The data used in the current study were adapted from the study by Kadhim et al. (2008), which included 1042 subjects, aged 5 to 10 from both genders and distributed into 11 Omani governorates. Item Response Theory assumptions were met and then the mirtCAT package was used to evaluate a computerized adaptive form of the test. Raven’s ...
The Effectiveness Of Working Memory Training Programs For Special Needs And Typically Developing Students In Arab Countries: A Meta-Analysis Study, Dr. Mohammad Sayed Soliman
International Journal for Research in Education
Working memory training programs have attracted great interest, with claims that the training programs can have diverse beneficial effects. The purpose of this article was to examine near- and far-transfer effects following working-memory training and identify the significant moderators related to these effects. Twenty- three research articles were included in the meta-analysis. The results showed that near-transfer effects of verbal and visual-spatial working memory skills had effect sizes ranging from 3.22 to 2.99 respectively. Far-transfer effects of reading comprehension and academic achievement had effect sizes ranging from 3.17 to 2.43 respectively. Two significant moderators, namely, learner ...
Examining The Factor Structure Of A Middle School Stem Occupational Values Scale, Jessica Harlan, James Van Haneghan
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)
As part of a longitudinal study of the development and implementation of a middle school engineering design curriculum, we have used an occupational values subscale of the Assessing Men and Women in Engineering (AWE) project’s Engineering version of the Core Survey for Middle School-Aged Participants to measure student occupational interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). According to the developers, this set of tools is intended to measure factors related to STEM careers, including occupational interests. While the AWE tools have been widely used, there have been no formal examinations of the psychometric properties of the middle school ...
Survey Of Attitudes, Knowledge, And Barriers To Evidence-Based Practice Among Thai Physical Therapists, Mantana Vongsirinavarat, Witaya Mathiyakom, Warin Krityakiarana, Ninwisan Hengsomboon, Ratchanok Kraiwong
Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
Purpose: Healthcare professionals are encouraged to use evidence-based practice (EBP) to improve the quality of care and the patient’s quality of life. Knowledge and skill set specific to EBP, critical resources such as time and accessibility to databases, and clinician’s attitude toward EBP are needed for successful implementation of EBP. However, little is currently known about these factors among Thai Physical Therapists (PTs). This study aimed to explore the patterns of attitudes, perceived knowledge, and barriers toward EBP in Thai PTs. Method: An online questionnaire was used to obtain information regarding attitudes, knowledge, and barriers from Thai PTs ...
Artificial Intelligence: A Prospective Or Real Option For Education?, 2020 Lebanese University
Artificial Intelligence: A Prospective Or Real Option For Education?, Maha Sourani
Al Jinan الجنان
The education sector is grappling with a plethora of challenges that have compelled scholars and practitioners to begin looking for a solution. Artificial intelligence (AI) is among the proposed solutions that is having significant attention lately. However, its adoption in the education sector remains low because of challenges, such as lack of proper trials, testing, and recommendation for its applicability in the sector. This article seeks to explore the role and potentiality of AI in improving education. A systematic review design is used for this purpose. The methodology corresponds with the rapid survey protocol of Khangura (2012) which provides an ...
Effects Of Integrating First Aid Into Health Education Program On Students-Teachers’ Knowledge And Attitudes At The Lebanese University Faculty Of Education, Imane Abu Ali, Ibrahim Kadamani
Al Jinan الجنان
Students are exposed to various types of injuries at schools that need first aid. School-teachers are often the first individuals to witness and handle these injuries. Consequently, first aid competencies should be attained by school-teachers to save students’ life. This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of first aid educational intervention on students-teachers knowledge and attitudes in the Lebanese university, faculty of education. This study was conducted on a convenient sample of 50 students-teachers. Data were obtained via questionnaire used as pre/post-test, and a survey distributed to students-teachers to test their knowledge and attitudes. Concerning their first aid ...
مدى اكتساب معلّمي اللغة العربيّة للكفايات التدريسيّة اللازمة لتدريس المرحلة العليا في التعليم الأساسي (دراسة ميدانيّة بمحافظة حمص), Iyad Jamous
Al Jinan الجنان
التدريس مهنة إنسانيّة جليلة، يتشرّف بها كلّ إنسان يعمل فيها، حيث تُلقى على المعلّمين مسؤوليّة إعداد الأجيال النافعة لنفسها ومجتمعها، لذلك لا بدّ من وجود المعلّم الكُفْء الذي يعمل على إيصال المعلومات إلى طلّابه بسهولة ويسر، وعلى قدرته وفاعليّته تعتمد مُخرَجات النظام التربوي اعتماداً كبيراً.
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