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McEntee, Sheila

Works: 5 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 52 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: HV873,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sheila McEntee
Fair play : a report of a study of the administration of Aid to Families with Dependent Children in several midwestern states by Marie Vesely( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applying for public assistance can be a difficult, long, and humiliating process. Administrative practices can prevent applicants from receiving their lawful benefits from agencies handling Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). To examine these problems, Project Fair Play recruited graduate social work and law students as advocates for AFDC recipients; and gathered study data using a Case Report Form for each family seeking assistance in resolving an AFDC problem. Agency and legal services questionnaires were developed for face-to-face or telephone interviews with social, legal, and human services agency staff, as well as a Welfare Client Survey for people in local welfare department waiting rooms. Analyses of the data collected showed nine major categories of findings including: (1) welfare system management problems; (2) barriers to entering the welfare system; (3) communication problems; (4) welfare system inefficiency; (5) welfare system insensitivity; (6) client characteristics; (7) child support problems; (8) detection of fraud problems; and (9) emergency service problems. Section 2 is a detailed discussion of each of the findings. A reference list and two appendices providing information on Project Fair Play student participants, clients and the AFDC population are also included. (PAS)
Assessments that Empower Success The Role of Technology, Conference Proceedings by Inc., Charleston, WV AEL( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2002, the Institute for the Advancement of Emerging Technologies in Education at ael gathered education practitioners to help shepherd new assessments from the research laboratory to the classroom. Approximately 60 teachers and administrators attended the conference. The discussion focused on the possibility of aggregating formative data to meet the purposes of large-scale tests and attempted to develop a technology-based method of collecting and analyzing student outcome data to support testing decisions. A panel of forum presented offered an overview of research, specific examples of attempts to create new forms of assessment, and opinions about how the current state of research and the political climate combine to create an extraordinary opportunity to redesign assessments and make them more useful. Panelists agreed that the new systems require sophistication on the part of the teacher. Teachers and administrators in attendance wanted tools that were immediately useable, and it was evident that such tools do not yet exist. The gap between researcher needs and practitioner functioning is frustrating, but frustration is tempered by the attraction of the possibilities of new technology approaches. Panelists were: (1) John Bailey; (2) Linda Roberts; (3) Jim Pellegrino; (4) Eva L. Baker; (5) Christopher Dede; and (6) Lajeane Thomas. (Sld)
Fair play : a report of the Administration of Aid to Families with Dependent Children in S/veral Midwestern States by Marie Vesely( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Technology for assessment : tackling the policy issues : conference summary by Mary Axelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In June 2004, in conjunction with the Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO) 34th national conference on large-scale assessment, the Institute for the Advancement of Emerging Technologies in Education (IAETE) at AEL hosted a daylong symposium to discuss critical policy issues related to technology-supported assessments. Held in Boston, Massachusetts, the symposium was the last of three such forums sponsored by IAETE since 2002 to explore technology's potential contributions to assessment systems. Where earlier symposia gathered education practitioners and researchers, this event brought the issue to policy influencers and implementers. The unique perspectives and priorities of these three groups were represented in each discussion via the presenters and attendees. The format encouraged audience participation through focused discussion sessions and interaction with the panelists
The town of Helvetia by Sheila McEntee( Book )

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

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Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.31 for Technology ... to 0.96 for Fair play ...)