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Machajewski, Szymon Tomasz – Online Submission, 2017
Between 2000 and 2016, the STEM industry reportedly added jobs at the rate of 28% while all jobs were growing at only 6%. However, 48% of bachelor's degree students and 69% of associate's degree students in STEM majors left their program of study between 2003 and 2009. The high attrition rate is often attributed to low student engagement, boredom,…
Descriptors: College Science, STEM Education, Introductory Courses, Case Studies
Lindle, Jane Clark; Stalion, Nancy; Young, Lu – Online Submission, 2004
Most validity studies of ISLLC standards and indicators rely heavily on focus groups and perceptual surveys. This study included self-report and observational data on principals' use of time. A content analysis tested ISLLC's descriptions of instructional leadership with a related set of Kentucky's Standards and Indicators for School Improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Test Validity, Content Validity, Content Analysis