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Gentry, Deborah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to examine the relationship between focused keyboarding instruction and the required standardized assessments mandated by Federal and State authorities. Initial mandates required that the first assessment to be administered online would be the Writing Assessment by year 2014. The assessment given in…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Instruction, Standardized Tests
Fan, Yueyue – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Despite the established importance of writing, many students have difficulty writing proficiently (Ann Rogers & Graham, 2008; Graham & Perin, 2007). This study was designed to assess whether the provision of argumentative writing goals focusing on revision affected the quality of college students' first drafts and revised essays. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), Revision (Written Composition)
Parker, Carol A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in the writing assessment scores for each of the four traits--development, focus and organization, language, and conventions--as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) of students who had a formal keyboarding course compared to those who did not. A…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Skill Development, Writing Evaluation, Scores
Hubbard, Anne Judith – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the effects of the "READ 180"[R] program on the reading achievement levels of fourth grade students who participated in the "READ 180"[R] program (Scholastic Incorporated, 2005) compared to fourth grade students who were reading below grade level but who were not participating in the "READ 180"[R]…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Independent Reading, Reading Programs, Written Language
Hodges, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this dissertation study was to determine if a relationship existed between problem-based learning (PBL) content acquisition and academic achievement on teacher-made tests in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at the middle school level. The study sample consisted of 20 seventh-grade students enrolled in a CTE keyboarding…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Problem Based Learning, Pretests Posttests, Test Theory
Blackwell, James M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The use of computers and computer-based applications is prevalent in schools, from the classroom to the principal's office. This study of middle school principals in Virginia and West Virginia addressed the following eight questions: (a) What computer technology applications are available to middle school principals? (b) What are the perceived…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology
Young, Jay Richards – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the potential use of keystroke dynamics to create keyprints (typing fingerprints) to authenticate individuals in online assessment situations. The implications of this study are best understood in terms of the keystroke behavioral biometric. While previous studies considered the degree to which keystroke typing patterns are…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Identification, Measurement Techniques, Computer Assisted Testing
Tucci, Alexander – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Purpose: Developmental language disorder (DLD) affects individuals through childhood into adulthood. However, we do not know how this disorder affects the written language abilities of college students, for whom writing difficulties may cause significant academic issues. This study sought to explore and characterize the differences in writing…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Written Language, Writing Skills
Han, Lu – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This dissertation study explored the feasibility of using authenticated spoken texts to test L2 Chinese listening comprehension. The spoken texts used in the study were created using an "authenticating" technique, in which scripted spoken Chinese texts were infused with characteristics of real-world, unscripted spoken Chinese. In the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension Tests, Chinese
Vizer, Lisa Michele – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Systems that can detect cognitive decline or harmful levels of stress could assist users in managing their stress and health. However, current assessments are often obtrusive or require specialized equipment, and not suited to continuous monitoring of cognitive status. This research leverages attributes of everyday keyboard interactions to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Ability, Stress Variables, Stress Management
Ji, Shengyue – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditional information systems return answers after a user submits a complete query. Users often feel "left in the dark" when they have limited knowledge about the underlying data, and have to use a try-and-see approach for finding information. The trend of supporting autocomplete in these systems is a first step towards solving this problem. A…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Computer Interfaces
Babu, Rakesh – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The central premise of this research is that blind and visually impaired (BVI) people cannot use the Internet effectively due to accessibility and usability problems. Use of the Internet is indispensable in today's education system that relies on Web-enhanced instruction (WEI). Therefore, BVI students cannot participate effectively in WEI. Extant…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Visual Impairments, Internet, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)