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  • Quantitative Data Analysisby Donald J. Treiman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book is an accessible introduction to quantitative data analysis, concentrating on the key issues facing those new to research, such as how to decide which statistical procedure is suitable, and how to interpret the subsequent results. Each chapter includes illustrative examples and a set of exercises that allows readers to test their understanding... more...

  • Making Summer Countby Jennifer Sloan McCombs; Catherine H. Augustine; Heather L. Schwartz; Susan J. Bodilly; Brian McInnis

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    Research has shown that students' skills and knowledge often deteriorate during the summer months, with low-income students facing the largest losses. School districts and summer programming providers can benefit from the lessons learned by other programs in terms of developing strategies to maximize program effectiveness and quality, student participation,... more...

  • Stopping the Buckby Ewell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 14.95

    A unique, state-by-state look at two decades of progress and practices in higher education assessment Specially selected from the archives of the award-winning journal Assessment Update , the articles gathered together in Stopping the Buck offer readers a unique opportunity to take a deep, historical look at outcomes assessment in higher education... more...

  • Assessing the Generic Outcomes of Collegeby Gary R. Pike

    Wiley 2011; US$ 14.95

    What does college teach, really? As demands for accountability intensify, meaningful measurement of broad college outcomes becomes increasingly important. Here, you'll take a journey through the history of assessment instruments, starting with the creation of the first general outcomes assessment tools in the 1980s. You'll follow the evolution of the... more...

  • A Complete Guide to Rubricsby Audrey M. Quinlan

    R&L Education 2011; US$ 28.99

    This book takes a developmental perspective at the use of scoring rubrics to assess student work. Citing developmental characteristics of each age, the author presents examples and adaptations of assessment rubrics on a variety of subjects for teachers from kindergarten through adult/college. After a presentation of foundation information on rubrics,... more...

  • Measuring Upby John Sabatini; Elizabeth Albro; Tenaha O'Reilly

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 26.99

    Sabatini, Albro and O'Reilly believe that in light of federal legislation towards common core standards and assessments, as well as significant national investments in reading and literacy education, it is a critical and opportune time to bring together the research and measurement community to address fundamental issues of measuring reading comprehension,... more...

  • Assessment for Excellenceby Alexander W. Astin; anthony lising antonio

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 54.99

    Assessment for Excellence introduces a philosophy of assessment based upon the talent development concept. Colleges and universities prioritize developing the talents of students and faculty, rather than gathering the most resources and status for their institutions. The Input-Environment-Outcome assessment model focuses on talent development... more...

  • Tuning the Rigby Fred Herron

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 37.99

    This book focuses on issues closely pertaining to Catholic schools to the larger questions of the Catholic imagination. The underlying thread, however, is the challenge of maintaining the richness of the Catholic imagination ? of tuning the rig ? in changing times and the ordinary life of the church. more...

  • An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesisby Claire Howell Major; Maggi Savin-Baden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    Providing a comprehensive guide for understanding, interpreting and synthesizing qualitative studies, An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis shows how data can be collated together effectively to summarise existing bodies of knowledge and to create a more complete picture of findings across different studies The authors describe qualitative... more...

  • The Myth of Accountabilityby Eric S. Glover

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 21.99

    By presenting the lead-teach-learn triad, Eric Glover?s The Myth of Accountability discusses the pitfalls of accountability systems in schools, while also investigating how schools have somehow managed to improve in spite of their negative influences. In order to evolve school reform, Glover introduces the concept of developmental empowerment... more...