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Johnson, Michael Lee; Sedory, Stephen A.; Singh, Sarjinder – Sociological Methods & Research, 2019
In this article, alternative randomized response models are proposed, which make use of sum of quantitative scores generated from two decks of cards being used in a survey. The proposed methods are compared to the Odumade and Singh and Singh and Grewal models through a simulation study. It is shown that the modified methods can be used more…
Descriptors: Scores, Surveys, Responses, Models
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Goacher, Robyn E.; Kline, Cynthia M.; Targus, Alexis; Vermette, Paul J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
We describe how a practical instructional development process helped a first-year assistant professor rapidly develop, implement, and assess the impact on her Analytical Chemistry course caused by three changes: (a) moving the lab into the same semester as the lecture, (b) developing a more collaborative classroom environment, and (c) increasing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Ramirez-Arellano, Aldo; Bory-Reyes, Juan; Hernández-Simón, Luis Manuel – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
The main goal of this article is to develop a Management System for Merging Learning Objects (msMLO), which offers an approach that retrieves learning objects (LOs) based on students' learning styles and term-based queries, which produces a new outcome with a better score. The msMLO faces the task of retrieving LOs via two steps: The first step…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Science Education, Management Systems, Educational Resources
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Liu, Ming; Pardo, Abelardo; Liu, Li – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Online collaborative writing tools provide an efficient way to complete a writing task. However, existing tools only focus on technological affordances and ignore the importance of social affordances in a collaborative learning environment. This article describes a learning analytic system that analyzes writing behaviors, and creates…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Visualization
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Hays, Danica G.; Wood, Chris – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
We present considerations for validity when a population outside of a normed sample is assessed and those data are interpreted. Using a career group counseling example exploring life satisfaction changes as evidenced by the Quality of Life Inventory (Frisch, 1994), we showcase qualitative and quantitative approaches to explore how normative data…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Scores, Quality of Life, Life Satisfaction
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Lane, David; Oswald, Frederick L. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
The educational literature, the popular press, and educated laypeople have all echoed a conclusion from the book "Academically Adrift" by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa (which has now become received wisdom), namely, that 45% of college students showed no significant gains in critical thinking skills. Similar results were reported by…
Descriptors: College Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Statistical Analysis
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Levi, Inessa; Chahine, Iman; Garrett, Lauretta; Wang, Haifeng – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2016
Difficulties in general education mathematics courses may be attributed to many factors, primarily low proficiency in symbol manipulation, a perception that mathematics is an area which eludes mastery, a lack of engagement and effective practice. Educational technology can be a powerful aid in overcoming these factors. This work describes the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Active Learning, General Education, Homework
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Wiberg, Marie; González, Jorge – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2016
Equating methods make use of an appropriate transformation function to map the scores of one test form into the scale of another so that scores are comparable and can be used interchangeably. The equating literature shows that the ways of judging the success of an equating (i.e., the score transformation) might differ depending on the adopted…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Equated Scores, Scores, Models
Powers, Sonya; Li, Dongmei; Suh, Hongwook; Harris, Deborah J. – ACT, Inc., 2016
ACT reporting categories and ACT Readiness Ranges are new features added to the ACT score reports starting in fall 2016. For each reporting category, the number correct score, the maximum points possible, the percent correct, and the ACT Readiness Range, along with an indicator of whether the reporting category score falls within the Readiness…
Descriptors: Scores, Classification, College Entrance Examinations, Error of Measurement
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Purpura, James E.; Brown, James Dean; Schoonen, Rob – Language Learning, 2015
In empirical applied linguistics research it is essential that the key variables are operationalized in a valid and reliable way, and that the scores are treated appropriately, allowing for a proper testing of the hypotheses under investigation. The current article addresses several theoretical and practical issues regarding the use of measurement…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Research, Statistical Analysis, Validity
Kajitani, Alex – Educational Horizons, 2015
In this article, the author argues that student data is more than just test scores. Alex Kajitani notes that data matter because they provide crucial information to teachers that enable them to better serve their students. Teachers can use data to determine students' strengths and areas of need. The effective use of data means being able to…
Descriptors: Student Records, Scores, Statistical Data, Information Utilization
Gaskin-Butler, Vikki T.; McKay, Katherine; Gallardo, Gypsy; Salman-Engin, Selin; Little, Tara; McHale, James P. – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
More than half of poor African American infants are born into "fragile families" and nearly half grow up in single-mother families with little or no father involvement. However, most prenatal interventions fail to help unmarried mothers talk and plan together with their baby's father, especially when fathers are nonresidential. This…
Descriptors: African Americans, Child Rearing, Program Descriptions, Poverty
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Boller, Kimberly; Kisker, Ellen Eliason – Regional Educational Laboratory, 2014
This guide is designed to help researchers make sure that their research reports include enough information about study measures so that readers can assess the quality of the study's methods and results. The guide also provides examples of write-ups about measures and suggests resources for learning more about these topics. The guide assumes…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Check Lists
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Yilmaz, Medine C.; Sari, Hatice Yildirim; Cetingul, Nazan; Kantar, Mehmet; Erermis, Serpil; Aksoylar, Serap – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
This descriptive and case-control study was carried out in a pediatric oncology outpatient clinic to determine the school-related physical, social, and psychological problems and problems experienced in academic achievement of children treated for cancer. The sample of the study consisted of 56 Turkish patients with cancer, aged 7-18 years, who…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Children, Cancer, Clinics
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