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Collins, Shawn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Problem: The purpose of this cross-sectional correlational study was to explore the relationship between emotional intelligence and personal and academic factors of nurse anesthesia students at three points in a program: matriculation, at one year of study, and in the last semester of study and the relationship of these to clinical scores and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Correlation, Emotional Intelligence
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Ramineni, Chaitanya; Trapani, Catherine S.; Williamson, David M.; Davey, Tim; Bridgeman, Brent – ETS Research Report Series, 2012
Automated scoring models for the "e-rater"® scoring engine were built and evaluated for the "GRE"® argument and issue-writing tasks. Prompt-specific, generic, and generic with prompt-specific intercept scoring models were built and evaluation statistics such as weighted kappas, Pearson correlations, standardized difference in…
Descriptors: Scoring, Test Scoring Machines, Automation, Models
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Powers, Donald E. – ETS Research Report Series, 2012
Special preparation for tests has been a relatively contentious issue. The controversy has entailed (a) disagreement over the effectiveness of such preparation, (b) concern over unequal access to it, and (c) worries about its impact on the validity of test scores. This paper provides a brief history of ETS's involvement with, and contribution to,…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, College Entrance Examinations, Coaching (Performance), Scores
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Gao, Rui; He, Wei; Ruan, Chunyi – ETS Research Report Series, 2012
In this study, we investigated whether preequating results agree with equating results that are based on observed operational data (postequating) for a college placement program. Specifically, we examined the degree to which item response theory (IRT) true score preequating results agreed with those from IRT true score postequating and from…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Student Placement, Item Response Theory, True Scores
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Error Patterns
Tyler, Linda – Educational Testing Service, 2011
Since 2006, the National Education Association (NEA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) have been working collaboratively to support teacher candidates in preparing for "The Praxis Series"[TM] of teacher licensure assessments, currently used in 41 states and territories. Their focus has been particularly targeted to assisting minority…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty), Intervention
Perez, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Accurately predicting the success of graduate students is an important aspect of determining which students should be admitted into graduate programs. The GRE is a pivotal factor to examine since it is one of the most widely used criteria for graduate school admission. Even though the GRE is advertised as an accurate tool for predicting first year…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Behavior, Urban Universities, Grade Point Average
Ricker-Pedley, Kathryn L. – Educational Testing Service, 2011
A pseudo-experimental study was conducted to examine the link between rater accuracy calibration performances and subsequent accuracy during operational scoring. The study asked 45 raters to score a 75-response calibration set and then a 100-response (operational) set of responses from a retired Graduate Record Examinations[R] (GRE[R]) writing…
Descriptors: Scoring, Accuracy, College Entrance Examinations, Writing Tests
Fluellen, J. E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2011
How might students engage mindful learning? How might the professor engage mindful teaching? Both questions derived from fieldnotes a participant observer had created for the Future of Learning 2010 Summer Institute (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and the Tests and Measurements course, fall 2010 at Edward Waters College (EWC). Additionally,…
Descriptors: Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Learning Theories, Models
Lorden, Joan F., Ed.; Kuh, Charlotte V., Ed.; Voytuk, James A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2011
"Research Doctorate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences: Selected Findings from the NRC Assessment" examines data on the biomedical sciences programs to gather additional insight about the talent, training environment, outcomes, diversity, and international participation in the biomedical sciences workforce. This report supports an…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology
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Semmes, Robert; Davison, Mark L.; Close, Catherine – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2011
If numerical reasoning items are administered under time limits, will two dimensions be required to account for the responses, a numerical ability dimension and a speed dimension? A total of 182 college students answered 74 numerical reasoning items. Every item was taken with and without time limits by half the students. Three psychometric models…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Logical Thinking, Timed Tests, College Students
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Smith, Daniella – School Library Media Research, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that impacted the level of self-perceived transformational leadership potential in preservice school librarians who participated in a master's degree program in library and information studies focusing on leadership development. A mixed-method concurrent triangulation research design was…
Descriptors: Mentors, Poverty, Leadership Training, National Norms
Attali, Yigal – Educational Testing Service, 2011
This paper proposes an alternative content measure for essay scoring, based on the "difference" in the relative frequency of a word in high-scored versus low-scored essays. The "differential word use" (DWU) measure is the average of these differences across all words in the essay. A positive value indicates the essay is using…
Descriptors: Scoring, Essay Tests, Word Frequency, Content Analysis
Barry, Melissa; Mathies, Charles – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This study was conducted at a research-extensive public university in the southeastern United States. It examined the retention and completion of master's degree students across numerous disciplines. Results were derived from a series of descriptive statistics, T-tests, and a series of binary logistic regression models. The findings from binary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Graduate Study, Role
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Davey, Tim; Lee, Yi-Hsuan – ETS Research Report Series, 2011
Both theoretical and practical considerations have led the revision of the Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) revised General Test, here called the rGRE, to adopt a multistage adaptive design that will be continuously or nearly continuously administered and that can provide immediate score reporting. These circumstances sharply constrain the…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Scoring, Equated Scores, College Entrance Examinations
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