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Etelvina De La Torre – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The lack of representation of Latina community college presidents in California is an equity and social justice issue because the majority of students enrolled in community colleges are female and Latina but White men continue to dominate the office of the president. This issue is timely given the number of baby boomers who will be retiring in the…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Dolores de la Torre Urbieta – ProQuest LLC, 2022
As the demand for qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and business college-degreed workers increases, underrepresented minorities, females, first-generation college students, and students who are economically disadvantaged remain as four high-risk STEM populations. A majority of undergraduate STEM and business…
Descriptors: Community College Students, STEM Education, Calculus, Student Experience
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De La Torre, Corina; Dobis, Corrie – Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership, 2022
This paper seeks to explore how rural Latinx students' STEM identity development can be fostered by utilizing their cultural capital. By both a community cultural wealth and science identity model, this paper reviews previous literature to conceptualize how and why rural Latinx youth are continuously underrepresented within STEM education and…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Hispanic Americans, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept
Yessica M. De La Torre Roman – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Despite the growing research on practices that support student success, available data demonstrate a continued education debt for Black and Latinx students. Culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) is a practice that can increase the academic success of students of color. This study explored how Black and Latinx students experience CRP. The study was…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Culturally Relevant Education, African American Students
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Chen, Huilin; Cai, Yuyang; de la Torre, Jimmy – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2023
This study uses a cognitive diagnosis model (CDM) approach to investigate the associations among specific L2 reading subskills. Participants include 1,203 Year-4 English major college students randomly selected from the nationwide test takers of Band 8 of Test for English Majors (TEM8), a large-scale English proficiency test for senior English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Majors (Students)
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Liang, Qianru; de la Torre, Jimmy; Law, Nancy – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2023
To expand the use of cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs) to longitudinal assessments, this study proposes a bias-corrected three-step estimation approach for latent transition CDMs with covariates by integrating a general CDM and a latent transition model. The proposed method can be used to assess changes in attribute mastery status and attribute…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Models, Statistical Bias, Computation
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Joemari Olea; Kevin Carl Santos – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2024
Although the generalized deterministic inputs, noisy "and" gate model (G-DINA; de la Torre, 2011) is a general cognitive diagnosis model (CDM), it does not account for the heterogeneity that is rooted from the existing latent groups in the population of examinees. To address this, this study proposes the mixture G-DINA model, a CDM that…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Models, Algorithms, Simulation
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de la Torre, Rocío; Calleja, Gema; Erro-Garcés, Amaya – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2023
The unprecedented growth of universities in recent years has meant that there are more students with learning disabilities attending courses. Consequently, universities have had to adapt, improve and create new resources to ensure greater inclusivity. These resources, their design, and development are managed by inclusion support services, aiming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Jordano de la Torre, María – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The last five years have been witnessing the publication of two crucial documents in the field of language teaching and technology: 'CEFR: Companion Volume with New Descriptors' (Council of Europe, 2018) and 'DigCompEdu' (Punie & Redecker, 2017). These publications will be decisive for the design of new study plans aimed at the training of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Teachers, Information Technology
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Ng, Abraham Wai-yat; Yuen, Mantak; De La Torre, Jimmy – Pastoral Care in Education, 2023
The COVID-19 global pandemic continues, and in Hong Kong numerous measures have been put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus. One of the many facets of life that is being affected is education, with many face-to-face classes suspended and students having to go online for lessons. The virus continues to be active in the city, so our…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Evaluation, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Mehrazmay, Roghayeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; de la Torre, Jimmy – Applied Measurement in Education, 2021
The present study aims to examine gender differential item functioning (DIF) in the reading comprehension section of a high stakes test using cognitive diagnosis models. Based on the multiple-group generalized deterministic, noisy "and" gate (MG G-DINA) model, the Wald test and likelihood ratio test are used to detect DIF. The flagged…
Descriptors: Test Bias, College Entrance Examinations, Gender Differences, Reading Tests
de la Torre, Marisa; Freire, Silvana; Blanchard, Alyssa – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2021
English Learners (ELs) are students from whom much is expected: they are tasked with mastering grade-level content while also learning English, a language in which they are not fully proficient. Mastering academic English--the set of language skills necessary for success in school--is a developmental process that takes at least five to seven…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Skills, Language Proficiency
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de la Torre, R.; Berbegal-Mirabent, J. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
This study describes an intervention carried out in the course on Statistics within the Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration, and Marketing and Digital Communication. Prior to it, problems related to attention in class and low motivation were identified. A game-based activity was designed aiming at boosting students' attention and…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Student Empowerment, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students
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Ma, Wenchao; de la Torre, Jimmy – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
Solving a constructed-response item usually requires successfully performing a sequence of tasks. Each task could involve different attributes, and those required attributes may be "condensed" in various ways to produce the responses. The sequential generalized deterministic input noisy "and" gate model is a general cognitive…
Descriptors: Test Items, Cognitive Measurement, Models, Hypothesis Testing
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Torre, Jimmy de la; Akbay, Lokman – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: Well-designed assessment methodologies and various cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs) to extract diagnostic information about examinees' individual strengths and weaknesses have been developed. Due to this novelty, as well as educational specialists' lack of familiarity with CDMs, their applications are not widespread. This article aims at…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Models, Computer Software, Testing
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