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Teye, Amanda Cleveland; Peaslee, Liliokanaio – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2015
Background: Youth programs often rely on self-reported data without clear evidence as to the accuracy of these reports. Although the validity of self-reporting has been confirmed among some high school and college age students, one area that is absent from extant literature is a serious investigation among younger children. Moreover, there is…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Young Children, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
Eaton, Susan; Chirichigno, Gina – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011
This is the third in a series of briefs summarizing findings from the newest and most rigorous research related to racial and socioeconomic diversity in public schools. The studies on which this brief is based were published recently in three special issues of the peer-reviewed journal, "Teachers College Record," edited by Professors…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Public Schools, Social Influences, Academic Achievement
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Lencl, Max; Matuga, Julia – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
The current study investigated the relationship between adolescent bullying behaviors and early adulthood depression. 305 education majors were given the Zung (1965) self-rating depression scale and a bullying survey containing four descriptions of bullying behavior (Victim, Bully, Non-involved, Victim/Bully) from which they were asked to select…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Bullying, Statistical Analysis, Victims of Crime
Barton, Paul E. – 2001
This report presents a new analysis of student achievement scores and educational progress for states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Results based on score quartiles show that states are generally making more progress in mathematics achievement than in reading, good readers are getting better at the same time weak readers are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Rubadeau, Duane O.; Rubadeau, Ronald J. – 1983
Designed to assist community college instructors in the difficult task of grading students, this seven-part guidebook provides philosophical, theoretical and practical advice. Section I covers common problems associated with grading, the need for grades, and the link between grades and subsequent performance. Section II, "Limitations of Grades,"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries
Ratcliff, James L.; And Others – 1991
This report presents the findings of the application of the Differential Coursework Patterns (DCP) cluster analytic model to the tests and transcripts of a combined sample of 1987-88 and 1988-89 graduating seniors at Evergreen State College (Washington). The project found that enrollment in different patterns of programs was consistently…
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, College Outcomes Assessment, College Seniors, Curriculum Research
Achilles, C. M.; DuVall, Lloyd – 1983
Pupils at three elementary schools and one junior high school among Area 1 inner-city schools of St. Louis Missouri, were identified as scoring well below norms on standardized tests. An effort to change the educational programs at these schools netted financial support and the creation of Project SHAL (named for the schools involved). Inservice…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing, Educational Change
Portland Public Schools, OR. Dept. of Research, Evaluation, and Testing. – 1987
This report contains Portland Achievement Levels Tests results for 61 elementary schools, 18 middle schools, and one special program school in the Portland School District for the 1986-87 school year. Twelve different grade-level configurations are represented, from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Tests are designed to be administered in accordance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Attendance
Robinson, L. F. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1991
The reasons Emporia State University (Kansas) selected American College Testing Program composite scores only to identify freshman recipients of a no-need scholarship are discussed. First-semester performance of recipients with discrepant preadmission scores are used to support a recommendation that a weighted combination of pre-admission variates…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen
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Houston, Walter; Sawyer, Richard – College and University, 1991
A study examined the appropriateness of two methods for relating the enhanced American College Testing Program (ACT) Assessment Composite and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) total scores: equipercentile concordance and regression. Study results, potential inaccuracies, and the usefulness of institutional concordances based on their own data are…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education
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Foos, Paul W. – Teaching of Psychology, 1989
Looks at the effect of student-written test questions on student test performance. Students either wrote essay or multiple-choice questions, or did not write questions. Student items were not used on the test. Results indicate that question-writing is an effective studying technique. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Learning Activities
Wall, Charles R. – InCider, 1987
Discusses some of the myths surrounding grading on the curve. Provides a simple explanation of such statistical terms as histograms, relative frequency, normal distribution, mean, and standard deviation. Describes how to restructure the curve, including the program listing for a computer program that will assist the teacher. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis
Ponting, R. Lee; Treadway, Ray T. – Collegiate Microcomputer, 1987
Describes system developed at Bennett College for recording grades on a spreadsheet that allows multi-user access for updating student test scores. The interaction between spreadsheets, user-developed statistics programs, and word processing documents is discussed, and a process for using spreadsheet data in a BASIC statistics program is…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software, Data Processing, Grades (Scholastic)
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Adams, Robert M.; Murphy, Roger J. L. – Educational Studies, 1982
Compares three statistical methods for measuring the weight of examination components in determining the ranking of overall results. The authors demonstrate the limitations in using standard deviation and part-with-whole correlations and show how covariance techniques provide the best indicators of component weights. Theoretical objections to the…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Correlation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education