College of Education
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A power study of a compromised item detection procedure based on item response theory under different scenarios of subjects’ latent trait (2017-12-12)This thesis explores whether or not the changing of students’ latent trait influences the power and the lag performance of a detection procedure based on Item Response Theory for successfully identifying a compromised item ...
Explore the moving sample size used in a procedure for detecting compromised items based on item response theory (2017-12-11)A computerized adaptive testing (CAT) system can provide tests for examinees continuously, so items in the item bank face the risk of being leaked. The IRT-based detection procedure developed by Zhang and Li (2016) is ...
Globalization of a U.S. community college and the politics of belonging in the time of upheaval: remaking of race and class of Korean international community college students (2017-12-08)Drawn from critical discourse analysis and a 14-month ethnographic project at a public community college in the Chicago metropolitan area, this study scrutinizes the complex mechanisms through which racial identities and ...
The development of science teacher leadership across a state: a reflection on practice complicated by issues of scale, politics and funding (2017-12-07)This dissertation project is in the form of a follow-up study of teacher participants in two professional development programs in the years subsequent to their participation. It is a reflection of practice, written in ...
People in pressure cookers: enactment of literacy identities of struggling first grade readers across reading contexts in a high stakes testing culture (2017-11-20)Assessing and teaching early literacy in the wake of the Response to Intervention (RtI) model’s tiered instruction and the trend toward greater accountability for schools has lead to the reduction of literacy to mere skills ...