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Johnson, Jeffrey Alan – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
This paper examines the tension in the process of designing student surveys between the methodological requirements of good survey design and the institutional needs for survey data. Building on the commonly used argumentative approach to construct validity, I build an interpretive argument for student opinion surveys that allows assessment of the…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Graduate Surveys, Opinions, Universities
Miller, Angie L. – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2011
The frequent use of self-report student surveys in higher education calls into question the possibility of social desirability having an unwanted influence on responses. This research explores the potential presence of social desirability bias with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), a widely used assessment of student behaviors.…
Descriptors: Social Desirability, Bias, College Students, Student Surveys
Mora, Raúl A. – Online Submission, 2011
Using both data from my dissertation and ideas from my most recent research and academic projects, this paper will discuss some challenges and potential opportunities that the inextricable links between literacy and technology pose for second language educators in this decade and beyond. In the first part of this paper, I will describe a series of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy, Teacher Education Programs
Womack, Sid T.; Hanna, Shellie L.; Callaway, Rebecca; Woodall, Peggy – Online Submission, 2011
Differences in intern performance, as measured by a Praxis III-similar instrument were found between interns supervised in three supervisory models: Traditional triad model, cohort model, and distance supervision. Candidates in this study's particular form of distance supervision were not as effective as teachers as candidates in traditional-triad…
Descriptors: Supervisory Methods, Models, Performance Based Assessment, Internship Programs
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Comer, Keith; Broght, Erik; Sampson, Kaylene – Journal of Institutional Research, 2011
Building on Shulruf, Hattie and Tumen (2008), this work examines the capacity of various National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)-derived models to predict first-year performance in Biological Sciences at a New Zealand university. We compared three models: (1) the "best-80" indicator as used by several New Zealand…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Biology, Secondary School Science, National Competency Tests
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Lim, Kien; Morera, Osvaldo F. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2011
The likelihood-to-act (LtA) survey measures impulsive and analytic dispositions in solving mathematics problems. The current version has 16 impulsive and 16 analytic items. Its validity was assessed using a sample of 27 in-service and 92 pre-service teachers. Both the impulsive and analytic subscales were found to have internal consistency…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Garcia, Nancy; Infante, Nicole Engelke – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2012
Gestures are profoundly integrated into our communication. This study focuses on the impact that gestures have in a mathematical setting, specifically in an undergraduate calculus workshop. There was strong correlation between diagramming and the two types of gestures identified in this study (i.e., dynamic and static gestures). Dynamic and static…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Calculus
Saupe, Joe L.; Eimers, Mardy T. – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2010
The purpose of this study is to illustrate techniques for correcting a correlation between a predictor of success in college (admission test score or indicator of high school performance) with a measure of success in college (one-year retention or first-year GPA) given the restricted variances in the population used to calculate the correlations.…
Descriptors: Success, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
DiBenedetto, Maria K. – Online Submission, 2010
The current investigation sought to determine whether self-regulatory variables: "study strategies" and "self-satisfaction" correlate with first and second generation college students' grade point averages, and to determine if these two variables would improve the prediction of their averages if used along with high school grades and SAT scores.…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Prediction
Sandler, Martin E. – Online Submission, 2010
Effective assessment of teaching and learning with technology requires a capacity to map learning outcomes. Student attitudes of the use of IT are measured in a structural equation model derived from an instrument based on the principles of undergraduate practice of Chickering and Ehrmann (1996). Institutional and background data are included. By…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Path Analysis
Lee, Ming; Wimmers, Paul F. – Online Submission, 2010
This study examined construct validity of three commonly used clerkship performance assessments: preceptors' evaluations, OSCE-type clinical performance measures, and the NBME [National Board of Medical Examiners] medicine subject examination. Six hundred and eighty-six students taking the inpatient medicine clerkship from 2003 to 2007…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Construct Validity, Validity, Medicine
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L. – Online Submission, 2010
This study explored graduate students' formative exam-taking strategies in an online classroom. Research questions were: (1) What formative test-taking strategies did students use? (2) Were the strategies related to the students' final exam scores? Students (N=50) in a semester-long measurement class took weekly formative 20-item, multiple-choice…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Graduate Students, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Johnson, Gina M. – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2010
The purpose of this study was to build on this body of research by exploring the differences in factors related to overall job satisfaction by faculty rank. Because faculty from one institution were used in the study and the data source included results from a survey taken by only some of the faculty, generalizability of the findings may be…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Rank (Professional), Job Satisfaction, Correlation
Bembenutty, Hefer – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine whether teacher candidates with mastery- and performance-approach orientations would perceived their education courses as depicting a goal structure consistent with their personal orientations, use of self-regulatory strategies, and motivation for learning. A latent class analysis procedure was used to…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Preservice Teacher Education
O'Malley, Patricia Tenowich; Sonnenschein, Susan – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was to integrate domain-learning theory and goal theory to investigate the learning processes, achievement goals, social goals, and achievement of 141 college students. Cluster-analytic procedures were used to categorize participants at different levels of expertise based on their responses on knowledge, interest, and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Students, Grade Point Average, Goal Orientation
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