Linking Competence to Opportunities to Learn: Models of Competence and Data Mining by Xiufeng LiuLinking Competence to Opportunities to Learn: Models of Competence and Data Mining by Xiufeng Liu

Linking Competence to Opportunities to Learn: Models of Competence and Data Mining

byXiufeng Liu

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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The current world-wide movement toward standards-based science education is based on a belief that every student, no matter how different he/she is, can and should reach a prescribed level of competence. Yet there are differences in circumstances between students that lie beyond their control, such as classroom, school and family resources and practices. Thus it is more important than ever to identify the particular resources and practices that significantly predict students' levels of achievement so that strategies can be developed to help students reach competence.This book applies data mining methodology to the issue of standardizing achievement in science education and develops frameworks of competence in the 'Opportunity-to-learn' (OTL) model of science education. It is aimed primarily at science education researchers, but can also be used as a reference by national and state education agencies who are required to make decisions about science curriculum standards and resource allocation. School district personnel will also find it useful in teacher professional development.Opportunity-to-learn (OTL) refers to the entitlement of every student to receive the necessary classroom, school and family resources and practices to reach the expected competence. This book quantifies and stystematizes OTL by developing models showing how the circumstances of classroom, school and family relate to students' achievement. Liu has also applied data mining techniques to these models. In addition, the text analyzes policy as well as pedagogical implications for standards-based science education reform.
Title:Linking Competence to Opportunities to Learn: Models of Competence and Data MiningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048182212

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PrefaceIntroduction Equity and Excellence in Standard-based EducationChapter 1 Competence and Opportunity-To-LearnChapter 2 Models of Competence and Data MiningChapter 3 Models of Competence and Opportunities to Learn in the ClassroomChapter 4 Models of Competence and Opportunities to Learn at HomeChapter 5 Models of Competence and Opportunities to Learn in SchoolsChapter 6 Pedagogical and Policy ImplicationsAppendix A Variables Related to Teaching Practices Measured in 1996 Grades 4and 8 NAEP ScienceAppendix B Variables Related to Family Background and Home Environment Measured in 1996 Grades 4 and 8 NAEP ScienceAppendix C Variables Related to School Context Measured in 1996 Grades 4 and 8 NAEP ScienceAppendix D Accuracy Measures of Competence ModelsAppendix E Tutorial on the Weka Machine Learning Workbench Appendix F Machine Learning Algorithms Implemented in Weka