Equity of access: Exploring Internet connectivity within Oklahoma public schools.

Equity of access: Exploring Internet connectivity within Oklahoma public schools.

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Date: December 2004
Creator: Garrett, Galen
Description: The purpose of this study was to ascertain if conditions or combinations of conditions existed within Oklahoma public schools that created inequities in the availability of classroom Internet connections. A stratified random sample of the 471 school districts was used to identify 300 specific schools for the purpose of data analysis. Data was gathered utilizing a database provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and a researcher developed questionnaire. The database provided data relating to four independent variables (region, district size, school type, and school size,). The dependent variable, percentage of classrooms connected to the Internet, was obtained by the researcher designed questionnaire. The state database also provided percentage information relating to students who qualify as minorities and qualify for free or reduced lunches. The data was tested using a series of ANOVAs and a Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. The findings of the study are as follows: (a) The analysis of variance showed that none of the independent variables had a significant effect upon the percentage of classrooms connected to the Internet; (b) The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient revealed little or no correlation between the percentage of disadvantaged or minority students and the percentage of classroom Internet connections.
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Student Scores on Advanced Placement Exams: Gender Variables

Student Scores on Advanced Placement Exams: Gender Variables

Date: December 2007
Creator: Brown, Staci Deanne
Description: The results of the Advanced Placement exams given to students in 2006 were disaggregated according to gender. The level of performance was compared between males and females using Cohen's d. The standardized differences between male and female performance group levels were compared to previous results for the 1992 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. One purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the male-favored results that existed in 1992 still existed in the 2006. This study found that differences still exist in results based on gender and no real progress has been made in reducing the gap in achievement between males and females. A second purpose of this study was to compare and contrast the local data to the national data set to see if scores in Brazosport were similar to scores collected at the national level. To determine if similar results would be obtained at the local level the results of 267 Advanced Placement exams taken by 190 students from Brazsosport Independent School District in 2006 were disaggregated according to gender. The level of performance was compared between males and females using Hedge's g. Because of limited sample size, only 9 Advanced Placement exams were reviewed at the ...
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 4, 2007

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 4, Number 4, 2007

Date: June 30, 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is devoted to the relationship between gender and the environment.
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Quantification of fairness bias by a Fairness-Equity Model

Quantification of fairness bias by a Fairness-Equity Model

Date: July 18, 2011
Creator: Tam, Nicoladie D.
Description: Article accompanying a poster presentation for the 2011 Computational Neuroscience Meeting. This article discusses the quantification of fairness bias by a fairness-equity model.
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Characteristics of successful Texas schools which predict components of an adequate education.

Characteristics of successful Texas schools which predict components of an adequate education.

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Date: December 2005
Creator: Ryan, Robin S.
Description: The purpose of this study was to identify high performing school districts in Texas and to determine if there are different characteristics leading to the provision of an adequate education in high performing districts as compared to low performing districts. It specifically sought to determine which characteristics contributed most to an adequate education and used data from the Texas Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) which chronicled scores on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). The population for this study consisted of all 2001-2002 Texas public school districts with the exception of charter schools, special-purpose statutory districts, and state-administered districts, which resulted in using data from 1027 Texas school districts. Descriptive discriminant analysis was chosen as the method for statistical analysis. Data were obtained from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Adequate and inadequate districts were analyzed according to eight variables. They were (1) taxable value per pupil, (2) the percentage of special education students, (3) the percentage of students coded as bilingual and ESL, (4) pupil-teacher ratio, (5) the size of the district, (6) the percentage of economically disadvantaged students in the district, (7) the district community type, such as rural or suburban, and (8) the total operating expenditures per ...
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Food Equity

Food Equity

Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Ibarra, Vanessa
Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding the study of food that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 7th grade level.
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Understanding Fair Trade

Understanding Fair Trade

Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Ibarra, Vanessa
Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding the study of fair trade that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 6th grade level.
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Equity

Equity

Date: June 26, 2014
Creator: Rodriguez, Kathia
Description: Lesson plan containing a collection of activities and resources regarding equity that meet state education standards and national sustainability standards for the 5th grade level.
Contributing Partner: UNT Office of Sustainability