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Measuring Noncognitive Variables for Student Success and Retention: Improving Admissions and Student Affairs Services for Diverse Groups including Women and Students of Color - Engaged Research and Practice for Social Justice in Education (Paperback)
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Measuring Noncognitive Variables for Student Success and Retention: Improving Admissions and Student Affairs Services for Diverse Groups including Women and Students of Color - Engaged Research and Practice for Social Justice in Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 30/04/2017
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Measuring Non-Cognitive Variables: Improving Admissions and Post Enrolment Services in Higher Education brings together theory, research and practice related to Non-cognitive variables in a practical way by using assessment methods provided at no cost. Non-cognitive variables have been shown to correlate with the academic success of students of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Non-cognitive variables include personal and social dimensions, adjustment, motivation, and student perceptions, rather them the traditional verbal and quantitative areas (often called cognitive) typically measured by standardized tests.

Key Features include: models that raise concepts related to innovation, diversity and racism in proactive ways; examples of admission and post-enrolment applications that show how schools and programs can use non-cognitive variables in a variety of ways; additional examples from foundations, associations, and K-12 programs; and an over view of the limitations of traditional assessment methods such as admission tests, grades, and courses taken.

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
ISBN: 9781620362563
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"Through Measuring Noncognitive Variables Bill Sedlacek continues to display why he is the eminent leader in exploring the usefulness of noncognitive variables by highlighting the dangers of using 'standard' assessment models across social groups and associated experiences. Social justice meets student evaluation in this masterpiece. Considering the changes occurring in the United States of America in 2017, there is no better time for this book than now."-- (02/01/2017)
"Adding appropriate noncognitive variables, as suggested in this book, may strengthen the predictive power and validity of high-stakes measures. Noncognitive variables can help teachers understand and evaluate students' academic performance, adjust their curriculum, and plan for individualized instruction and assessment. In addition to informing teachers, noncognitive variables can provide important information to college and university admissions personnel. To make appropriate decisions, admissions programs need comprehensive assessments able to provide information about a person's cognitive abilities and noncognitive characteristics. Without noncognitive measures, admissions programs base their decisions on information that is truly incomplete, and in the process overlook many potentially successful students. As the author argues, valid and unbiased predictors of college success are crucial for all students, but especially for minority students who may be disproportionately disadvantaged by biased assessments.

Often called the 'Father of Noncognitive Variables, ' William Sedlacek is an internationally renowned scholar who has conducted over 40 years of research informing the conceptual definition and use of noncognitive variables. In its nine chapters, this book discusses important subjects related to noncognitive measurement.

Collectively, these chapters paint a picture of the current state of noncognitive variables in education, including theory, research, and many practical examples. This book has the potential to impact students and institutions all over the world and should be read by teachers, admissions programs, and all others interested in enrolling, assessing, and retaining diverse students."-- (01/03/2018)

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