Education Sample


Enhancing learning outcomes using standardized and informal assessment data

Standardized (formal) assessments are professionally developed tests administered under standard conditions and scored in a consistent manner with the aim of producing scores that can be used to evaluate programs or children. Standardized tests provide a quantifiable method to evaluate all applicants on an equal level (Timperley, 2009). This makes them a valid and reliable system of testing. Informal [authentic] assessments, on the other hand, are not quantifiable. They use content and performance observations instead of data and this enables teachers to focus on the students’ individual needs. Read More

Factors that affects student’s academic performance. How do we improve student learning on campus?

While in school, students are exposed to a lot of activities, including family, friends, school work, leisure, and the school-home environment. These activities can either affect the academic performance of students positively or negatively. As such, the academic performance of a student is as a result of a combination of psychological, socio-economic, and environmental factors. The current study is an attempt to examine the factors that affect the academic performance of student. The role of some of the theories of learning such as habituation, operant conditioning, and social cognitive theory on the academic performance of students will also be examined. Further, the research paper will also attempt to explore ways through which learning among students while on campus can be improved. Read More

How the principle of learning are used by parents/caregivers to teach good or bad behaviors in Children

Parents and caregivers have long known that the best way to teach good or bad behavior in children is to use a system of punishments and rewards. In this case, when children behave properly, they are rewarded but when they behave badly, they are punished. The current research paper is an attempt to examine the principles of learning used by parents and caregivers to teach good and bad behavior in children. To do so, the writer intends to incorporate such theories of learning as the classical conditioning theory, habituation, observational learning theory, and operant conditioning theory. Read More

Effectiveness of Probeware in Improving Tenth Grade Learning

THE EFFECT OF USING PROBEWARE DURING SCIENCE LAB EXPERIENCES ON TENTH GRADE STUDENTS? ACHIEVEMENTByA Research Proposal Submitted to the Graduate School ofNorthwestern State University of LouisianaIn partial fulfillment of requirements for theMaster of EducationApril , 2012 CHAPTER 1IntroductionStatistics indicate a huge amount of funds have been allocated to school districts. In 2007-08, there has been a total expenditure of US$596.6 billion. This expenditure is inclusive of the funds spent for elementary and secondary education, which is approximately US$ 506.8 billion. The government has also allocated funds for capital outlay to the effect of US$ 65.8 billion, interest payments on debt amounting... Read More

Deeper Learning

DEEPER LEARNING[Name][Date]To What Extent Does Peer Evaluation Encourage ?There is a growing literature of practical and pedagogical arguments that has been put forward to support peer assessment both in schools and workplaces (Fineman 1981; Falchikov 1995; Topping 2009; Gottesman 2009). Research into the subject has concluded that peer assessments help students or colleagues in workplaces develop softer skills like constructive criticism, learn from each other, natural comparison among peers, encourage engagement with the marking or appraisal criteria, promote deeper learning (commonly through evaluation) and encourage more timely and efficient feedback for large groups (Boud, Cohen, and Sampson 1999). In that... Read More