TITLE: The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development
LOCATION: Handbook Area
CALL NUMBER: BF 723 .C5 B5 2010
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NCES RELEASES NEW DATA
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2009; Graduation Rates, 2003 & 2006 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2009 presents findings from the spring 2010 data collection of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences. This collection included five components: student financial aid for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students for the 2009-10 academic year; enrollment for fall 2009; graduation rates within 150 percent of normal program completion; graduation rates within 200 percent; and finances for fiscal year 2009. Click here to read the report.
NATION'S REPORT CARD: SCIENCE 2009
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has released The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2009. The 2009 science report presents results for students in grades 4, 8, and 12. National results for each of the three grades are based on representative samples of public and private school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense schools. State results are reported separately for fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 46 states and the Department of Defense schools.
The Curry-SEAS Speaker series aims to stimulate regular dialogue among members of the Curry School of Education and the School of Engineering and Applied Science regarding engineering education. The first speaker in this series will be M. David Burghardt from Hofstra University.
PRESENTER: Dr. M. David Burghardt
WHEN: Noon, Thursday, February 10, 2011
LOCATION: Curry Library Innovation Commons, Room 302, Ruffner Hall
AN EXTRA SET OF EYES
Does looking at your data over and over make your eyes blur? Could you use an extra pair of eyes to get your data is shape? If so, contact Nancy Kechner, Ph.D.
Nancy holds office hours in the CLIC on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. She also has consultation hours throughout the week in her office in Alderman Library's Scholars' Lab (SLAB).
You can set up an appointment by calling 434.924.0911, emailing her, or dropping by her office in the CLIC or SLAB.
STUDENT PRIVACY BRIEF
This Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Technical Brief examines what protecting student privacy means in a reporting context. Current reporting practices are described and each is accompanied by a table used to consider whether the intended protections are successful.
Drawing upon the review and analysis of current practices, the Brief concludes with a set of recommended reporting rules that can be applied in reports of percentages and rates that are used to describe student outcomes to the public.
To view the full report please visit:
PsycINFO DATABASE TUTORIALS
If PsycINFO is your "go to" database, check out these tutorials to make your searching more efficient. Go to this web site for video tutorials that demonstrate the APA PsycNET platform. Once on the page, look at the titles of the videos, and select th tutorial that meets your needs, such as "APA PsycNET: In Search of Tests & Measures" and click on the title to view the video.
SEEDS 4 CHANGE
Seeds4Change hosted a special presentation called "Bridging Multiple Divides: Tackling Diversity in a College-Based Mentoring Program" in the CLIC on Feb 9th. Over 30 interested students and faculty attended the session and enjoyed lunch and conversations. Presentations were made by Dr. Joanna Lee Williams, Jen Leyton, Afi Wiggins and Lauren Germain about research being done in the Young Women Leaders Program here at Curry.
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