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Westat, Inc

Works: 1,125 works in 1,564 publications in 1 language and 32,391 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Longitudinal studies  Handbooks and manuals  Rules  Catalogs 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
Classifications: HQ792.U5, 305
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Most widely held works by Inc Westat
Trends in the well-being of America's children and youth( )

in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical corrections statistics in the United States, 1850-1984 by Margaret Werner Cahalan( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the assessment of electronic government information products( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 591 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
National Study of the Incidence and Severity of Child Abuse and Neglect : study findings( )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlocking learning : chapter 1 in correctional facilities by Michael Tashjian( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 358 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 357 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)
Wide scope, questionable quality : three reports from the study on school violence prevention( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect : final report by Andrea Sedlak( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quality profile for SASS : rounds 1-3, 1987-1995 : aspects of the quality of data in the Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS)( Book )

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

Early outcomes of the GEAR UP program : final report by Kim Standing( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1998, Congress authorized the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program. The purpose of the program is to foster increased knowledge, expectations, and preparation for postsecondary education among low-income students and their families. GEAR UP projects may provide services to students, parents and teachers at high-poverty schools with at least 50 percent of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch. Services may include: tutoring, mentoring, college field trips, career awareness, colleges-readiness counseling, classes, meetings, parent education about access to higher education, curriculum reform, and teacher training. GEAR UP is based on a model of providing services to an entire grade cohort, and grantees are required to offer services to all students in the target grade or grades according to their needs, but individual participation is voluntary. GEAR UP services must begin no later than the seventh grade. The GEAR UP model also stresses partnerships of schools, districts, community organizations and postsecondary institutions. There were two major goals of this evaluation. The first was to provide descriptive information on the early implementation of the program and the second was to observe the association between GEAR UP participation, and student and parent outcomes. Reported findings include: (1) Attending a GEAR UP school as measured near the end of eighth grade was positively associated with parents' knowledge of opportunities and benefits of postsecondary education for their children; (2) Attending a GEAR UP school as measured near the end of eighth grade was positively associated with students' knowledge concerning postsecondary education opportunities available to them; (3) Attending a GEAR UP school as measured near the end of eighth grade was positively associated with parents' involvement in the school and their children's education; (4) Attending a GEAR UP school as measured near the eighth grade was positively associated with parents' having higher academic expectations for their children; (5) There was no evidence of an association between attending a GEAR UP school and grades or school behavior, such as attendance or disciplinary problems; and (6) Attending a GEAR UP school as measured near the end of eighth grade was positively associated with taking above-grade-level science courses in middle school. Site visits to the sampled GEAR UP middle schools revealed that GEAR UP middle school staff, participating in the study focus groups, reported that GEAR UP middle schools were more likely than non-GEAR UP middle schools to offer honors and above-grade-level classes, and that most of the teachers who participated in focus groups expressed positive opinions about GEAR UP-sponsored professional development, although there was some variation in how useful or relevant teachers felt individual sessions were for them or to GEAR UP's purpose. The study also examined GEAR UP on transitioning the program to high school and sustainability beyond the federal grant. Projects reported some difficulty transitioning into high schools; such as inadequate staffing and administrative barriers, which were similar to those reported two years earlier when the grants were starting out in middle schools. Projects reporting the smoothest transitions tended to provide services to high school students that were similar to those provided to middle school students. Early evidence suggests that some aspects of GEAR UP will be sustained in middle schools beyond the period of federal funding. Eleven appendices are included: (1) Methodology for the National Evaluation of GEAR UP; (2) Student Sample Design, Imputations, Weights and Error Estimation; (3)Index Construction; (4) Index Validation Using the National Longitudinal Study (NELS:88); (5) Removal of Baseline Differences; (6) Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) Simulation Study; (7) Methodology for Analyzing Transcript Data; (8) Analysis of Standardized Test Scores; (9) Methodology for Analyzing Program Activity Records; (10) Glossary; and (11) Data Collection Instruments. (Contains 65 footnotes, 19 figures and 99 tables.)
A Closer Look at Drug and Violence Prevention Efforts in American Schools Report on the Study on School Violence and Prevention by David Cantor( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper looks at what schools are doing to promote school safety. It is organized in four areas: (1) extent of problem behavior in schools, including the types of victimization experienced by students and teachers, and how students and teachers perceive the safety of their schools; (2) efforts used by schools to prevent problem behavior and the quality of their implementation; (3) planning processes used by schools and districts for prevention activities and the use of information in doing so; and (4) results of efforts to compare schools that differed on the extent of problem behaviors. The information for the report came from a purposive sample of 40 public schools (20 middle schools and 20 high schools). Researchers collected a combination of quantitative and qualitative information. The results indicate that the vast majority of schools had relatively low levels of serious crime (aggravated assault, weapons violations, and robbery). While fighting did occur and the presence of weapons was not unheard of, the combination of the two was rarely seen in the same school. Theft was much more common than robbery, and while teachers may have been verbally abused, they rarely were attacked or threatened with a weapon. Fear of disorder did not seem to interfere with learning. (Contains 15 references.) (Rjm)
Students with disabilities at degree-granting postsecondary institutions : first look by Kimberley Raue( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School crime patterns : a national profile of U.S. public high schools using rates of crime reported to police : report on the study of school violence and prevention by David Cantor( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data on health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and other Native Americans : data catalog( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries 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
Balancing the needs of families and employers : the family and medical leave surveys, 2000 update : a report( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 310 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
Algebra I and geometry curricula : results from the 2005 High School Transcript Mathematics Curriculum Study( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes local procedures for implementing Chapter 1 requirements for selecting limited English-proficient (lep) students for Chapter 1 programs, and describes services for lep students through Chapter 1 and language programs. Case studies of 14 school districts in 6 states were conducted to help the Department of Education formulate appropriate guidance for school districts in providing Chapter 1 services to lep students. This report outlines these case studies, and provides the overall study's background, conclusions, and recommendations. Several districts consider students with low scores on English-language proficiency tests as ineligible for Chapter 1 reading and mathematics services and do not assess them for Chapter 1. English-language proficiency tests are used to select students for Chapter 1 funded English as a second language classes in most districts. Teacher judgments are used more often to select lep students than English-proficient ones for Chapter 1. Coordination between Chapter 1 and language services for lep students is rare at the state level. The degree to which lep students are included in Chapter 1 is related to the design of local Chapter 1 and special language programs and district personnel's perspectives about how lep students' educational experiences should be structured. Lep students can be better served by Chapter 1 programs if schools improve coordination between Chapter 1 and other programs. Statistical data are provided in 14 tables. Appendix a provides the 14 case reports. Appendix b presents 16 questionnaires and checklists administered to Chapter 1 program administrators, schools, teachers, and counselors. (Rlc)
Barriers to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native American access to DHHS programs : final report( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to gather information from both DHHS program officials and tribal representatives on their perspectives on various program and regulatory barriers to American Indian, Alaska Native, and other Native American tribes and communities (AI/AN/NA) accessing DHHS discretionary grants, identify for DHHS the most significant barriers to grants access for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Americans (AI/AN/NAs), and consider strategies for improving access. Lessons learned about reducing barriers to funding in other recent DHHS initiatives targeting special populations were also reviewed to inform the study
Characteristics of enrollees under age 22 who entered CETA programs during fiscal year 1978 (October 1977 through September 1978) by Inc Westat( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National elder abuse incidence study : final report( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first-ever national elder abuse incidence study brings a severely under-reported problem out of the shadows. This study estimates that at least one-half million older persons in domestic settings were abused and/or neglected, or experienced self neglect during 1996, and that for every reported incident of elder abuse, neglect or self neglect, approximately five go unreported
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