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Westat, Inc

Overview
Works: 933 works in 1,271 publications in 1 language and 25,679 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals  Classification  Catalogs 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
Classifications: HV9081, 305
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Most widely held works by Westat, Inc
Trends in the well-being of America's children and youth( )

in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlocking learning : chapter 1 in correctional facilities by Linda A LeBlanc( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a 3-year study of the Chapter 1 Neglected or Delinquent (Chapter 1 n or d) Program, which provides compensatory education services to youth in state-operated juvenile and adult correctional facilities, this report presents descriptive findings in the following five areas: (1) characteristics of youth; (2) correctional education; (3) Chapter 1 n or d Program operations; (4) characteristics of teachers and instruction; and (5) administration of the Chapter 1 n or d Program. The study gathered information through reviews of extant information and a series of mail surveys and site visits. Findings indicate that most participants are male, black, from urban areas, and unemployed at the time of their commitment; and they averaged one prior commitment. Correctional education at youth facilities was less crowded than at adult facilities, and both levels have pragmatic educational goals. Chapter 1 n or d teachers and regular classroom teachers have similar experience, certification, employment status, and job satisfaction. Teachers select materials on the basis of student achievement, use standardized test scores in instructional decision making, and provide immediate feedback on student performance. Administration of these programs is complicated by the number and diversity of kinds of agencies involved, and the small amount of time devoted to administration. Included are 63 tables. Appended are procedures for portions of the study, results of the factor analysis of student attitude scales, and survey questionnaires. (Jb)
Report on the assessment of electronic government information products( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) has served and continues to serve the American public by ensuring localized access to Federal Government information. The mission continues to be as important today to the fundamental success of our democracy as it was when the FDLP was created. The FDLP's original mandate, to assist Americans regardless of economic, education, or geographic considerations, is one that must not be lost as we strategically and thoughtfully use the tools of the electronic age to enhance that mandate. The purpose of this study was to assess electronic medium and format standards for the creation and dissemination of electronic information products. The Superintendent of Documents will use the study to continue to plan and implement the transition to a more electronic FDLP
Historical corrections statistics in the United States, 1850-1984 by Margaret Werner Cahalan( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding evaluation : the way to better prevention programs by Lana D Muraskin( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook has been written to enable schools and community agency staff to carry out required evaluations under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. However, its applicability is not restricted to programs supported through that Act. The handbook describes the why and how of program evaluation and outlines the steps in conducting evaluations. A premise guiding this handbook is that many evaluations that use simple designs can be conducted without formal training in program evaluation. This handbook has three chapters. Chapter 1 is an overview of evaluation planning. Chapter 2 provides more detail on the steps in designing an evaluation, and chapter 3 tells the story of an evaluation conducted by a fictitious school district. The handbook presents the basic concepts that guide program evaluation. Where greater help may be needed, the discussion refers the reader to the appendix and to more detailed information from other sources. The guide also indicates points in the course of designing and carrying out an evaluation where program officials may wish to consult with evaluation specialists inside or outside their districts or organizations. An evaluation can be an important tool in improving the quality of a prevention program if it is integrated into the fabric of a program rather than added on after the fact. Program personnel are more likely to use the results of an evaluation when they play a role in deciding what to examine, conducting the evaluation, and interpeting the results. Many of the evaluation steps outlined in this handbook can be carried out by program staff in schools and community agencies. (Author)
Quality profile for SASS : rounds 1-3, 1987-1995 : aspects of the quality of data in the Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS)( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing Chapter 1 services to limited English-proficient students : final report by E. William Strang( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debt burden : the next generation : final report by Kari Alexander( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents an analysis of the debt levels and debt burdens of recent 4-year college graduates, based on student-reported data from five national surveys taken over the period 1977 to 1990. Report sections first describe the data and methodology of the study; second, present these findings and identify specific sub-groups most likely to exhibit high debt burdens; third, investigate the characteristics of non-working graduates with debt to determine if they are at risk for unmanageable debt burdens; fourth, assess the effect of alternative repayment assumptions on debt burden; and fifth, summarize the key debt burden findings and identify the subgroups of borrowers with potentially high debt burdens. Major findings include the following: (1) in 1986, over 50 percent of 4-year college graduates were indebted, dropping to 45.5 percent in 1990; (2) the median debt level in 1990 was $7,000, up from $2,000 in 1977; (3) the median debt burden (ratio of repayments to income) among graduates was highest in 1977 (5.2 percent), falling to 4.7 percent in 1990; and (4) under constant loan repayment assumptions, median debt burden has risen from 3.2 percent in 1977 to 4.7 percent in 1990. Overall, the report concludes that most college students are not overly burdened by their educational loans, except those who work at extremely low-paying jobs. The appendix contains data tables showing debt burden by bachelor's degree recipients and major fields and occupations. (GLR)
Illness management and recovery : evidence-based practices KIT( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlocking learning : chapter 1 in correctional facilities by Brenda J. Davis Rowe( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a 3-year study of the Chapter 1 Neglected or Delinquent (Chapter 1 n or d) Program providing compensatory education services to youths in state-operated juvenile and adult correctional facilities, this report presents case studies of nine facilities that have developed particularly effective programs. The study used teacher questionnaires, an administrator survey, and structured interviews with program administrators to collect data. Findings indicate that effective programs emphasized the following: (1) the importance of education among facility activities; (2) strong administrative leadership; (3) adequate funding and careful planning of expenditures; (4) staffing and professional development; (5) regular and Chapter 1 n or d coordination; (6) appropriate student assessment; (7) appropriate curriculum and instructional methods; and (8) relevant support and transitional services. Effective programs also had comprehensive libraries containing a variety of materials that reflected the interests of a culturally diverse population; interlibrary loan programs; support services in the form of speakers, tutors, and vocational trainers; and services facilitating the enrollment of students into community schools on release. Included are four exhibits and three appendices containing a list of effective practices, case study narratives, and a case study guide. (67 references) (jb)
Debt burden facing college graduates( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SEDCAR, Standards for Education Data Collection and Reporting : a report of the Cooperative Education Data Collection and Reporting (CEDCAR) Standards Project Task Force under contract to the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education ; produced by Westat, Inc by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report of the Cooperative Education Data Collection and Reporting (CEDCAR) Standards Project Task Force under contract to the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
State survey on racial and ethnic classifications by Nancy Lane Carey( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide scope, questionable quality : three reports from the study on school violence prevention by Scott Crosse( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balancing the needs of families and employers : family and medical leave surveys, containing a statement by the Secretary of Labor, Alexis M. Herman ; a report by Westat on Family and Medical Leave( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report that presents results on family and medical leave policies and practices from the 2000 survey of employees and establishments. In addition, compares the results to previous survey results conducted in 1995
Data on health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and other Native Americans : data catalog( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This catalog is meant to provide overview information on a wide variety of data sources that can address health and well-being issues for AI/AN/NA populations
Early outcomes of the GEAR UP program : final report( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A closer look at drug and violence prevention efforts in American schools : report on the study of school violence and prevention( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students with disabilities at degree-granting postsecondary institutions : first look by Kimberley Raue( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing enrollments of students with disabilities in postsecondary education along with recent key legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, have generated considerable interest in research on accessibility of higher education for students with disabilities. This first look report presents findings from "Students with Disabilities at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions", a Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (peqis) survey that was designed to provide national estimates on students with disabilities at 2-year and 4-year Title iv eligible, degree-granting institutions for the 2008-09 academic year. This report provides national data about students with disabilities, the services and accommodations provided to these students, how institutions keep track of students with disabilities, institutional policies regarding disabled students, and various aspects of institutional accessibility. Specifically, the survey covered the following: (1) Whether institutions had any students enrolled who identified themselves to the institution as having a disability during the 12-month 2008-09 academic year, and if so, the total number of students with disabilities enrolled at the institution and the number of students in each of 11 specific disability categories; (2) Whether enrollments provided by institutions were unduplicated (each student with a disability was counted only once regardless of the number of disabilities he or she has) or duplicated (students with multiple disabilities were counted multiple times) to reflect differences in institutions' record-keeping practices; (3) Whether the enrollment counts included students who identified themselves as having a disability to the institution, received services and accommodations, and/or whose disabilities were verified; (4) Types of support services and accommodations provided to students with disabilities during the 12-month 2008-09 academic year; (5) Types of documentation institutions accept as sufficient, stand-alone verification of a disability; (6) Extent to which institutions work with a state vocational rehabilitation agency; (7) Institutional materials and activities designed to assist students with disabilities, including materials designed to encourage students with disabilities to identify themselves to institutions, and materials and activities to assist faculty and staff in working with these students; (8) Extent to which institutions' main websites follow accessibility guidelines for users with disabilities; (9) Whether institutions conduct various activities related to accessibility and provide various services and accommodations to the general public; and (10) Barriers to Universal Design, an approach that integrates accessibility features into the overall design of products and environments. Included among the key findings is that, during the 12-month 2008-09 academic year, 88 percent of 2-year and 4-year Title iv degree-granting postsecondary institutions reported enrolling students with disabilities. Almost all public 2-year and 4-year institutions (99 percent) and medium and large institutions (100 percent) reported enrolling students with disabilities. Appended are: (1) Standard Error Tables; (2) Technical Notes; and (3) Questionnaire. (Contains 26 tables and 9 footnotes.)
 
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