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Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2010
A mathematical metaphor for the power teaching prototype, P=fm expresses interactive factors that might characterize 21st Education given President Obama's "Blueprint for Reform: Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act." That is the more global perspective taken in this occasional paper. The factors become Ellen…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Research Papers (Students), Multiple Intelligences, Figurative Language
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Attali, Yigal; Bridgeman, Brent; Trapani, Catherine – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2010
A generic approach in automated essay scoring produces scores that have the same meaning across all prompts, existing or new, of a writing assessment. This is accomplished by using a single set of linguistic indicators (or features), a consistent way of combining and weighting these features into essay scores, and a focus on features that are not…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Scoring, Test Scoring Machines
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Pawlow, Laura A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2010
This exercise aims to provide a hands-on, role-playing activity that requires students to evaluate the strengths and limitations of standardized tests in making admission decisions. Small groups pretend to be an admissions committee and review fictitious student applications containing both standardized test scores and other information admissions…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Class Activities
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Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
Assessing student attainment in the major field of study is increasingly important to employers and accrediting bodies alike. Construction and manufacturing firms do not like engineers who design faulty bridges and airplanes. Marketing firms want to hire students who understand the difference between a niche market and a global market. School…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Case Studies
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Wao, Hesborn O. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2010
Secondary data on 1,028 graduate students nested within 24 programs and admitted into either a Ph. D. or Ed. D. program between 1990 and 2006 at an American public university were used to illustrate the benefits of employing multilevel discrete-time hazard analysis in understanding the timing of doctorate completion in Education and the factors…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Grade Point Average, Doctoral Programs, Gender Differences
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Daniel, Robert C.; Embretson, Susan E. – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2010
Cognitive complexity level is important for measuring both aptitude and achievement in large-scale testing. Tests for standards-based assessment of mathematics, for example, often include cognitive complexity level in the test blueprint. However, little research exists on how mathematics items can be designed to vary in cognitive complexity level.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving, Test Items, Difficulty Level
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Baumgartner, Lisa M.; Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
White privilege is a large part of the hidden infrastructure of American society, directing, driving, and often invisibly and subtly determining outcomes such as employment, housing, education, and even interpersonal relationships. In order for white privilege, a system that allows whites to prevail, to exist, there must be a counterbalance, a…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Whites, Advantaged, Graduate Study
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Kuncel, Nathan R.; Wee, Serena; Serafin, Lauren; Hezlett, Sarah A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
Extensive research has examined the effectiveness of admissions tests for use in higher education. What has gone unexamined is the extent to which tests are similarly effective for predicting performance at both the master's and doctoral levels. This study empirically synthesizes previous studies to investigate whether or not the Graduate Record…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Grade Point Average, Doctoral Programs, Tests
Sanford, Rania – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between Sedlacek's (2004b) student noncognitive variables (positive self-concept, realistic self-appraisal, successfully handling the system, preference for long-term goals, leadership experience, presence of a strong support person, community service, and knowledge of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Extracurricular Activities, Grade Point Average
Burns, Sharon M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Today's admission selection criteria require refinement with the intention of fostering academic progression for students entering nurse anesthesia programs (Reese, 2002).With the escalating cost of graduate education coupled with the current economic crisis, efforts by educational leaders to minimize attrition remains pivotal (Andrews, Johansson,…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Correlation, Statistical Analysis, Science Education
Cavil, Jafus Kenyatta – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This purpose of the present study was to estimate minimum admission requirements using cognitive measures that will maximize candidate success on the doctoral comprehensive examination. Moreover, the present study established minimum scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (verbal and quantitative components) that will maximize doctoral student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Discriminant Analysis, Urban Education
Smith, Daniella – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that impacted the level of self-perceived transformational leadership potential in pre-service school library media specialists who participated in a master's degree program in library and information studies focusing on leadership development. The participants of the study were a cohort of 30…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Graduate Students, Teacher Leadership
Quinlan, Thomas; Higgins, Derrick; Wolff, Susanne – Educational Testing Service, 2009
This report evaluates the construct coverage of the e-rater[R[ scoring engine. The matter of construct coverage depends on whether one defines writing skill, in terms of process or product. Originally, the e-rater engine consisted of a large set of components with a proven ability to predict human holistic scores. By organizing these capabilities…
Descriptors: Guides, Writing Skills, Factor Analysis, Writing Tests
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Ragothaman, Srinivasan; Carpenter, Jon; Davies, Thomas – College Student Journal, 2009
The quality of a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program, similar to other undergraduate and graduate programs in business and other disciplines, is typically directly related to the quality of its students. While there is a considerable published scholarly work on MBA student performance, there is very little research to predict student…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Admission Criteria
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Patterson, Belinda; McFadden, Cheryl – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine how the mode of instructional delivery, campus face-to-face or online, affected dropout relative to students' academic and demographic characteristics. A quantitative study was conducted to analyze the academic and demographic characteristics of newly admitted, matriculated degree-seeking students (N = 640)…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Dropouts, Academic Achievement, Business Administration Education
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