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Kowalski, Monica J.; Ponisciak, Stephen M. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2021
As schools across the country made decisions about how to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fall of 2020, Catholic schools reopened for in-person instruction more than surrounding public schools. This study analyzes published reopening plans from 136 Catholic schools in 18 different states to explore how schools reopened and how…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Burrus, Scott W. M.; Fiore, Todd D.; Rice, Timothy H.; Shaw, Melanie E. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2021
With the growth of online doctoral programs, administrators are interested in determining the best programmatic structures to support student success. The structures of online doctoral programs vary widely. Some institutions require in-person or virtual residency experiences, while others can be completed entirely online without a synchronous…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Distance Education
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Stevenson, Olivia – Grantee Submission, 2021
EMPOWER was an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant awarded to Cabarrus County Schools by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. EMPOWER provided social-emotional, academic, and non-cognitive supports in magnet school settings to students from low-income families. Family engagement and teacher…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Low Income Students, Literacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Papenberg, Martin; Diedenhofen, Birk; Musch, Jochen – Journal of Experimental Education, 2021
Testwiseness may introduce construct-irrelevant variance to multiple-choice test scores. Presenting response options sequentially has been proposed as a potential solution to this problem. In an experimental validation, we determined the psychometric properties of a test based on the sequential presentation of response options. We created a strong…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Multiple Choice Tests
Wilson, Garrett; Lubienski, Christopher – Phi Delta Kappan, 2022
The growth of school choice options such as charter schools is often understood as a way to meet the needs of under-represented communities, but concerns have been raised as to the diversity of those promoting and leading such options, as well as for the voices of those whose schooling is being reformed. Garrett Wilson and Christopher Lubienski…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Governing Boards, Diversity, Females
Rosenbaum, James E.; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, Janet – Educational Leadership, 2016
Efforts to promote college for all for all has opened college doors to a broad range of students. But college--and career success after college--doesn't have to mean a bachelor's degree. Community college credentials, such as associate's degrees and one-year certificates, can lead to further degrees or jobs that offer more benefits than students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Choice, High School Graduates, College Bound Students
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Lakomski, Gabriele; Evers, Colin W. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
The doctrine of leader centrism, supported by the concept of methodological individualism, dominates contemporary accounts of leadership in education and is generally applied as the default option that explains how organizations such as schools function. We argue that methodological individualism is not defensible and that as a result, the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Individualism, Educational Administration, Cultural Context
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Amos, Samantha N.; Latz, Amanda O.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2021
The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to understand how institutions of higher education implemented a gender-inclusive housing option for students from the perspective of student affairs administrators. Of particular interest was how housing administrators perceived a gender-inclusive housing option impacted students and the campus community.…
Descriptors: College Housing, Student Personnel Workers, Administrator Attitudes, LGBTQ People
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Eckerly, Carol; Smith, Russell; Sowles, John – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2018
The Discrete Option Multiple Choice (DOMC) item format was introduced by Foster and Miller (2009) with the intent of improving the security of test content. However, by changing the amount and order of the content presented, the test taking experience varies by test taker, thereby introducing potential fairness issues. In this paper we…
Descriptors: Culture Fair Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Testing, Test Items
Browder, Diane; Lazarus, Sheryl; Thurlow, Martha – National Center on Educational Outcomes, 2021
This Brief offers preliminary guidance for the development of interim assessment options for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. There are federal requirements that all statewide and districtwide administrations of an assessment must have an alternate assessment. Given the importance interim assessments have now when there…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Severe Intellectual Disability, Alternative Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Haladyna, Thomas M.; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Educational Assessment, 2021
Full-information item analysis provides item developers and reviewers comprehensive empirical evidence of item quality, including option response frequency, point-biserial index (PBI) for distractors, mean-scores of respondents selecting each option, and option trace lines. The multi-serial index (MSI) is introduced as a more informative…
Descriptors: Test Items, Item Analysis, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests
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Garwood, Justin D.; Adamson, Reesha M. – Preventing School Failure, 2022
The most common behaviors eliciting a student referral for special education evaluation related to emotional disturbance (ED) are adult- and peer-targeted aggression. Curiously, the word aggression, which is an externalizing behavior, does not appear anywhere in the federal description of ED. Despite the lack of clarity surrounding definitions, as…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Students with Disabilities, Aggression, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Minnesota Department of Education, 2017
The PSEO program is a dual credit program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses on a college campus or online. Students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis. The PSEO program provides students with a greater…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Rate, Guides
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Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Piper, Benjamin; Kwayumba, Dunston; Dubeck, Margaret – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: Governments in low-income countries and donors have invested the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars in enhancing reading outcomes. Although reliable measures exist to assess emergent literacy skills in international contexts, there is little consensus on the assessment of reading comprehension. Methods: Using data from 5,389…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Foreign Countries, Private Schools
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Ayar, Zülal; Eksi, Gonca Yangin – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2019
The professional development activities designed solely by respecting the instructors and the trainers are mostly presented to fail to reflect the operations at schools of foreign languages. Hence, continuing professional development programs need to include the directors of the schools, and their preferences about the practices. To this end, the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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