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The Effect of Training in Test Item Writing on Test Performance of Junior High Students

Description: Students in an inner city junior high school in North Central Texas participated in a study whose purpose was to examine the effect of training in test item construction on their later test performance. The experimental group underwent twelve weeks of instruction using the Test Item Construction Method (TICM). In these sessions students learned to develop test items similar to those on which they were tested annually by the state via the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). The TICM aligned with state mandated test specifications.
Date: May 1997
Creator: Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics to Elementary Students [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on becoming a teacher of mathematics to elementary students. The research is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting the journey as a learner and teacher of mathematics for this pre-service teacher.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Walker, Wynona & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS [Presentation]

Description: Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing Action Research and the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Potter, Codi & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

Description: This paper discusses an analysis of action research projects completed in the UNT/Denton Independent School District (ISD). Action research is the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Potter, Codi & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College

Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics to Elementary Students

Description: This paper discusses research on becoming a teacher of mathematics to elementary students. This is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting the journey as a learner and teacher of mathematics for this pre-service teacher.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Walker, Wynona & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Partner: UNT Honors College