ERIC Number: ED528183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
What Impact Does the Software Study Island Have on 4Sight, PSSA, and NOCTI Assessments of Part-Time CTE Students?
Viviano, Thomas A.
Online Submission, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
The impact of the No Child Left Behind Legislation has left Career and Technical Education searching for methods and strategies to infuse academics into their curriculum to help students, through a rigorous and integrated educational experience, develop competencies required for higher education and ultimately, work. Unfortunately, there were pressures placed on states, districts, and schools to arrive at certain preset bench marks where ultimately, by 2014, all students would reach the 100 percent proficiency benchmark in state standardized achievement assessments. The NCLB along with IDEIA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act], partnered to make sure that all students with IEPs or 504 plans were held to the same standards regarding participation in these standardized assessments and also in the reporting process (Cornell University Law School website, n.d). This study looks at one part-time suburban Career and Technical Center and measures the impact of the software, Study Island, used to integrate academics into their Career and Technical Education programs. Specifically, 4Sight, PSSA [Pennsylvania State System of Assessment], and NOCTI [National Occupational Competency Testing Institute] assessments were examined for effect and relationship with Study Island for students without IEPs and students with IEPs. Study Island is tutorial software that aligns with the state's core curriculum and standards. Two appendixes present: (1) IRB [Institutional Review Board] Basic Training; and (2) IRB Approval Letter; (Contains 36 tables and 15 figures.)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Computer Software, Program Effectiveness, Educational Trends, Vocational Education, Part Time Students, Benchmarking, Computer Assisted Instruction, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, Suburban Schools, Student Evaluation, Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, High Stakes Tests
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001