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Faculty Publications 2008

HUMAN SCIENCE & SERVICES
Education

Brand, Stephen.  SEE also: Felner, Robert D.; Seitsinger, Anne M.

Brand, Stephen, Robert D. Felner, Anne Seitsinger, Amy Burns and Natalie Bolton. "A Large Scale Study of the Assessment of the Social Environment of Middle and  Secondary Schools: The Validity and Utility of Teachers' Ratings of School Climate, Cultural Pluralism, and Safety Problems for Understanding School Effects and  School Improvements." Journal of School Psychology.  46(5):507-535. October 2008.

Brand, S., A. M. Seitsinger and A. L. Burns. Rhode Island Reading First: Summative Evaluation 2007-2008: Reduction in Students Reading Below Grade Levels in Cohorts 1, 2, and 4. Report Prepared for the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. National Center on Public Education and Social Policy at the University of Rhode Island. 2008.

Brittingham, Barbara, Patricia M. O'Brien and Julie L. Alig. "Accreditation and Institutional Research: The Traditional Role and New Dimensions." New Directions for Higher Education. 141(144):69-76. Winter 2008.

Brittingham, Barbara. "An Uneasy Partnership: Accreditation and the Federal Government." Change. 40(5):32-39. September/October 2008.

Castek, Jill, Donald J. Leu, Jr., Julie Coiro, Mileidis Gort, Lauroe A. Henry and Clarissa Lima. "Developing New Literacies Among Multilingual Learners in the Elementary Grades."  IN: L. Parker, Editor. Technology-Mediated Learning Environments for Young English Learners: Connections in and Out of School. Lawrence Erlbaum. 2008.

Coiro, Julie E.  SEE: Castek, Jill Leu, D. J., Jr.

Coiro, Julie, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear and Donald J. Leu. "Central Issues in New Literacies and  New Literacies Research."  IN:  Coiro, Julie  et al., Editors. Handbook of Research on New Literacies. Routledge. 2008.   p.1-21.

Coiro, Julie, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear and Donald J. Leu., Editors. Handbook of Research on New Literacies. Lawrence Erlbaum/Taylor & Francis Group.  2008.   1367p.

Dash, Jr., Gordon D. and Nina Kajiji. Efficient Neural Network Data Mining for Optimal Production of State-Wide Mathematics Achievement. College of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island. (The College of Business Working Paper Series No.3.) August 2008.  24p.

Dash, Jr., Gordon H.,  Jr. and Nina Kajiji. "Engineering a Generalized Neural Network Mapping of Volatility Spillovers in European Government Bonds."  IN: Handbook of Financial Engineering, Edited by Constantin Zopounidis, Michael Doumpos and Panos M. Pardalos. Springer. (Springer Optimization and Its Applications, Vol.18) 2008.  p.201-229.

Dash, Gordon H., Jr., Choudary R. Hanumara and Nina Kajiji. "Neural Network Architecture for Modeling FX Futures Options Volatility." August 2008 (Originally Published in Operational Research. 3(1).  January-April 2003)

Deeney, Theresa A. "Coordinating Supplemental Reading Instruction." Intervention in School and Clinic. 43(4):218-225.March  2008.

de Groot, Cornelius.  SEE: Isabelle, Aaron.

Downey, June E. and Joanne Eichinger. "Educating Students With Diverse Strengths and Needs Together: Rational for Inclusion."  IN: Downey, J., Ed. Including Students With Severe Disabilities in Typical Classrooms: Practical Strategies for Teachers. 3rd ed. Brookes. 2008.  p.1-19.

Downey, June E. and Joanne Eichinger. "The Important Roles of Peers in Inclusive Ecuation."  IN: Downey, J., Ed. Including Students With Severe Disabilities in Typical Classrooms: Practical Strategies for Teachers. 3rd ed. Brookes. 2008.  p.213-234.

Eichinger, Joanne, June E. Downey and Sandra J. Hicks. "Instruction in the General Environment : The Age of Accountability."  IN: Downey, J., Ed. Including Students With Severe Disabilities in Typical Classrooms: Practical Strategies for Teachers. 3rd ed. Brookes. 2008.  p.21-47.

Felner, Robert D., Natalie Bolton, Anne M. Seitsinger, Stephen Brand and Amy Burns. "Creating a Statewide Educational Data System for Accountability and Improvement: A Comprehensive Information and Assessment System for Making Evidence-Based Change at School, District, and Policy Levels." Psychology in the Schools. 45(3):235-256. March 2006.

Felner, R. D., A. Burns, S. Brand, N. Kajiji, A. Seitsinger and M. Shin, Editors. Learning Support Indicators: Technical Assistance Bulletin. National Center on Public Education and Social Policy at the University of RHode Island. 2008.

Flanders, Robert G., Jr. and Peter McWalters. "Students Need Higher Standards; Elevate R.I. Diplomas." Providence Journal. September 17, 2008.  p.B5.

Hicks,  Sandy J.  SEE: Eichinger, Joamne.

Isabelle, Aaron and Cornelis de Groot. "Alternate Conceptions of Preservice Elementary Teachers: The Itakura Method." Journal of Science Teachers Education. 19(5):417-435. October 2008.

Kajiji, Nina.  SEE also: Dash, Jr., Gordon H.; Felner, R. D.; McWalters, Peter.

Kajiji, N. Technical Brief Statistical Model Used in the 2008 Rhode Island School and District Reports. Rhode Island Department of Education, University of Rhode Island, National Center on Education and Social Police. 2008. (http://www.infoworks.ride.uri.edu/2008/techbrief)

Kern, D. "Word Justice for All." New England Reading Association Journal. 44(1):61-63. 2008.

Leu, D. J., Jr., J. Coiro, J. Castek, D. Hartman, L. A. Henry and D. Reinking. "Research on Instruction and Assessment of the New Literacies on Instruction and Assessment of the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension."  IN: Cathy Collins Block, S. Parris and P. Afflerbach, Editors. Comprehension Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices. Guilford Press. 2008.

McWalters, Peter.  SEE also: Flanders, Robert G., Jr.

McWalters, P., R. D. Felner, A. Seitsinger (Directors), E. Kriger and J. Steiny (Project Managers) and N. Kajiji (Research Coordinator). Information Works! 2008 Measuring Rhode Island Schools for Change. Rhode Island Department of Education and National Center on Public Education and Social Policy, University of Rhode Island. 2008.  (http://www.infoworks.ride.uri.edu)

Seitsinger, Anne M.  SEE also: Brand, Stephen; Felner, Robert D.; Kajiji, Nina; Mc Walters, Peter.

Seitsinger, A. M. and A. L. Burns. Evaluation of Parent Involvement Efforts: 2007-2008. Report Prepared for the Office of Parent and Community Partnerships, Central Falls (R.I.) School District.  National Center on Public Education and Social Policy at the University of Rhode Island. 2008.

Seitsinger, A. M. Evaluation of Providence Aspiring Principals Program. Report Prepared for the Providence (RI) School Department. National Center on Public Education and Social Policy at the University of Rhode Island. 2008.

Seitsinger, A. M. and A. L. Burns. Evaluation of School Improvement in the Central Falls School District: A University of Rhode Island Partnership District. Report Prepared for the University of Rhode Island.  National Center on Public Education and Social Policy at the University of Rhode Island. 2008.

Seitsinger, Anne M., Robert D. Felner, Stephen Brand and Amy Burns. "A Large-Scale Examination of the Nature and Efficacy of Teachers' Practices to Engage Parents: Assessment, Parental Contact, and Student-Level Impact." Journal of School Psychology. 46(4):477-505. August 2008.

Seitsinger, Anne M., S. Brand and A. L. Burns. Rhode Island Reading First: Formative Evaluation 2007-2008. Report Prepared for the Rhode Island  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  National Center on Public Education and Social Policy at the University of Rhode Island. 2008.

Shim, Minsuk.  SEE: Felner, R. D.

Young, B. J., S. Beauman and B. Fitzsimmons. "Getting It to Work: A Case of Success in Sustaining Science Professional Development."  IN: Calvin Petroselli, ed. Science Education: Issues and Developments. Nova. 2008.  p.1-13.


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