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Fincher, Mark; Cruse, Terry Dale – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The financial challenges facing college students in the U.S. are daunting. The majority of these students are incurring substantial debt during their studies. For many this likely debt level is sufficient to cause them to forgo college, while for others it leads them to drop out before completing a degree. This financial strain places a premium on…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Consortia, Best Practices, Community Colleges
Jobs for the Future, 2019
Roughly 75 million Americans don't have the work or wages they need to get by. They either lack the skills employers seek or can't access jobs with sufficient pay. These are America's untapped workers--people who are unemployed or underemployed, but who can succeed in the nation's rapidly changing economy if offered the right education, training,…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development
Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2019
Charter schools have become a significant part of the education sector in New York City since enabling legislation was passed in 1999. They now educate 123,000 students, or 10% of all public school students in the city, in 236 schools. The state law that allows the creation and funding of charter schools limits the number of charters that can be…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, School Effectiveness, Public Schools
Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2019
The "2019 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report" is the fourteenth annual report designed to provide the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving three major goals for Nebraska's postsecondary education system: (1) Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Progress Monitoring, Academic Persistence
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Schrager, Cynthia; Calisi, Grace; Gutierrez, Priscilla; Salciccioli, Maria; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2019
Executive Order (EO) 1110, a major policy adopted by the California State University System (CSU) Chancellor's Office in August 2017, requires CSU campuses to eliminate non-credit-bearing developmental courses in written communication and math/quantitative reasoning, and change how students are placed into entry-level courses in these areas. The…
Descriptors: College Readiness, State Universities, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Wu, Qian; De Laet, Tinne; Janssen, Rianne – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2019
Single-best answers to multiple-choice items are commonly dichotomized into correct and incorrect responses, and modeled using either a dichotomous item response theory (IRT) model or a polytomous one if differences among all response options are to be retained. The current study presents an alternative IRT-based modeling approach to…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Item Response Theory, Test Items, Responses
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Meehan, Lisa; Pacheco, Gail; Pushon, Zoe – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
There are substantial ethnic gaps in higher education in NZ, despite considerable policy effort aimed at this concern. This study uses newly linked administrative data to examine the underachievement of Maori and Pasifika relative to Europeans. We follow a population cohort born between 1990 and 1994 from school through to young adulthood to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Bachelors Degrees, Underachievement
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Feldman, Daniel – American Journal of Play, 2019
The author demonstrates that war places children's play under acute stress but does not eliminate it. He argues that the persistence of children's play and games during periods of armed conflict reflects the significance of play as a key mode for children to cope with conditions of war. Episodes of children's play drawn from the recent Syrian…
Descriptors: War, Play, Stress Variables, Coping
Churchill, Aaron – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
Ever since the first charter school opened in Minnesota in 1992, the battle for fair funding has raged across the land. Advocates of charters--independently run, nonprofit public schools--have pressed hard to eliminate the massive disparities in the funding that charter students receive when compared with their district-operated peers serving…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance), Equal Education
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Matosas-López, Luis; Leguey-Galán, Santiago; Doncel-Pedrera, Luis Miguel – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Likert scales traditionally used in student evaluations of teaching (SET) suffer from several shortcomings, including psychometric deficiencies or ambiguity problems in the interpretation of the results. Assessment instruments with Behavioral Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) offer an alternative to Likert-type questionnaires. This paper describes the…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Behavior Rating Scales, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Korsun, Igor; Kryzhanovskyi, Serhii; Monchuk, Maryna – Physics Education, 2019
Medical physics uses physics knowledge in medicine or healthcare. The question surrounding the methods of measuring temperature is important in medicine. The aim of this article is to explore the possibilities of using Microsoft Excel to study thermometers. The physical concepts and laws related to temperature measurement have been considered. The…
Descriptors: Physics, Measurement Equipment, Spreadsheets, Computer Software
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Cesur, Kursat – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2019
Examinees' performances are assessed using a wide variety of different techniques. Multiple-choice (MC) tests are among the most frequently used ones. Nearly, all standardized achievement tests make use of MC test items and there is a variety of ways to score these tests. The study compares number right and liberal scoring (SAC) methods. Mixed…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Scoring, Evaluation Methods, Guessing (Tests)
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Becraft, Jessica L.; Borrero, John C.; Mendres-Smith, Amber E.; Castillo, Mariana I. – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2017
Differential-reinforcement-of-low-rate (DRL) schedules can be used to decrease, but not eliminate, excessive bids for teacher attention in a classroom. There are two primary methods of implementing a DRL: full session and spaced responding. Some research suggests that the full-session DRL may eliminate target responding. The purpose of the current…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Preschool Education
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Nixon, Ryan S.; Luft, Julie A.; Ross, Richard J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
Many new science teachers are assigned to teach subjects in which they have not been prepared, a practice referred to as out-of-field (OOF) teaching. Teaching OOF has been shown to negatively influence instruction and constrain teachers' development. In this study, we explored the extent to which new secondary science teachers were assigned OOF…
Descriptors: Incidence, Predictor Variables, Teaching Methods, Expertise
Howard, Stacie-Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teachers work with students on a daily basis and are expected to conceal their emotions while at work which may eventually become stressful. According to Wong, Ruble, Yu, and McGrew (2017), teachers had an average stress level of about 6.2% out of a 10-point scale falling slightly below that of a firefighter. Subsequently, the turnover rates have…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Faculty Mobility, Low Achievement, Public School Teachers
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