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Zimowski, Michele F.

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Works: 28 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 36 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB3051,
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Most widely held works by Michele F Zimowski
A portrait of the inaugural cohort of Washington State Achievers : three years after high school by Michele F Zimowski( Book )

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

A portrait of the inaugural and second cohorts of Gates Millennium Scholars and non-recipients by Michele F Zimowski( Book )

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

Washington State Achievers cohort I second follow-up survey (2007) by Michele F Zimowski( Book )

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

The inaugural cohort of Washington State Achievers : three years after high school by Michele F Zimowski( Book )

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

Item Analysis of the Paper Folding Test (Wks. 622). Technical Report No. 1988-6 by Werner Wothke( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Large-sample item response data for the 10-item Paper Folding worksample 622 (n=2,749) and for five new experimental paper folding items (n=2,514) are analyzed with the logistic item response model and with full-information item factor analysis. The main results of the unidimensional analysis are that: (1) item discrimination is heterogeneous, so that a Rasch model cannot be ascertained for the Paper Folding worksample; (2) item difficulty does not increase with presentation order; and (3) there are not enough items in the midrange of the scale. Item factor analysis identifies an additional minor factor attributable to during-the-test learning of specific solutions for items with similar stems. Based on these results, a modified 11-item version of the Paper Folding worksample is proposed. (Six graphs and five tables present the data.) (Author)
The Measurement of Human Variation in Spatial Visualizing Ability: A Process-Oriented Perspective. Technical Report No. 1986-1 by Michele F Zimowski( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two processing abilities used to solve spatial problems are examined: (1) the analog ability of structural visualization; and (2) the non-analog ability of verbal analytic reasoning. The distinction is based on an evaluation of information processing theory and a review of process-oriented studies of individual differences. Criteria are presented for determining which abilities are measured by tests of spatial ability and for classifying existing instruments on the basis of these criteria. Non-analog ability is the ability measured by certain tests of general intelligence and verbal processing abilities. Analog ability involves the holistic gestalt-like processing of visuospatial information. Reexamining the literature on individual differences and classifying the results by test types demonstrates that the commonly accepted belief that sex differences in spatial ability emerge in adolescence is not supported by the literature. The male advantage in analog processing ability is evident well before adolescence. Accumulated evidence also does not support the theory of recessive X-linkage of spatial ability. Five figures illustrate score differences, and 30 examples of spatial test items are appended. A 157-item list of references is included. (Sld)
The Gates Millennium Scholars research program : a conceptual framework by Victor Kuo( Book )

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

The challenges and successes of college-going Achievers six years after high school : final report by Michele F Zimowski( Book )

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

Gates Millennium Scholars tracking and longitudinal study, year 1 final report by Bronwyn Nichols( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Purification of Spatial Tests: An Irt Analysis of Spatial and Reasoning Components in "Spatial"Tests by Michele F Zimowski( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tests of spatial ability were analyzed for their analog (visuospatial) and nonanalog (verbal reasoning) components, using factor analyses of items and test scores. The self-selected sample consisted of over 2000 clients (average age about 26 or 27) employing the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation's aptitude evaluation services in 12 metropolitan laboratories across the nation. Spatial tests administered were: (1) Incomplete Open Cubes; (2) Guilford-Zimmerman Spatial Visualization; (3) Wiggly Block; and (4) Paper Folding. Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices was included as a measure of Spearman's general intelligence factor (g), and two tests of verbal reasoning ability (analytical and inductive) were given as a reference for nonanalog abilities. Testfact results distinguished item features that resisted nonanalog solution strategies (high loadings on first factor) from item features that promoted nonanalog strategies (high loadings on second factor). The sex difference favoring males depended on the analog component, and was largest for the Guilford-Zimmerman test, which requires the most "spatial" processing. The factor structure for test scores was less clear, partly because of ceiling effects. Two nonanalog factors were found, and it was noted that many tests currently used to evaluate spatial abilities depend largely on verbal reasoning components. (Lpg)
Feasibility studies of two-stage testing in large-scale educational assessment : implications for NAEP by R. Darrell Bock( Book )

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

Feasibility Studies of Two-Stage Testing in Large-Scale Educational Assessment: Implications for Naep. Naep Validity Studies by R. Darrell Bock( Book )

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

This report examines the potential of adaptive testing, two-stage testing in particular, for improving the data quality of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (naep). Following a discussion of the rationale for adaptive testing in assessment and a review of previous studies of two-stage testing, this report describes a 1993 Ohio field trial of two-stage assessment carried out under the direction of the present authors by the National Opinion Research Center. The trial was part of a larger methodological study of science assessment at school-leaving age supported by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Educational Research Improvement. The two stage study, which was limited to multiple choice items, encompassed the main subject matter areas of contemporary secondary school science. It was conducted in 36 high schools. This report summarizes the instrument design, procedures, and results of the field trial and discusses implications for the conduct of assessment generally and the naep specifically. The study showed that two-stage testing can be carried out effectively by local school personnel when the test materials are well-organized and all data handling steps are performed centrally. A technical appendix outlines the measurement justification for two design prototypes and describes procedure used in analyzing the data. (Contains 14 figures, 2 tables, and 19 references.) (Sld)
Feasibility Studies of Two-Stage Testing in Large Scale Educational Assessment: Implications for Naep. Naep Validity Studies. Working Paper Series by R. Darrell Bock( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper discusses the rationale for enhancing the current National Assessment of Educational Progress (naep) design by adding a capacity for adaptive testing. Items are tailored to the achievement level of the student in adaptive testing. The report describes a 1993 Ohio field trail of two-stage assessment carried out by the National Opinion Research Center. The report summarizes the instrument design, procedures, and results of the field trial. It is concluded that implementation of adaptive testing procedures, two-stage testing in particular, has the potential to increase the usability and validity of naep results. Adaptive testing would permit adequately reliable scores to be reported to individual students and their parents, increasing their personal stake in performing well. Improvement in data quality would also speed data processing and permit delivery of assessment result in a timely manner. An appendix discusses the design and analysis of two-stage instruments for the naep and State naep. (Contains 12 figures, 4 tables, and 19 references.) (Sld)
Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) tracking and longitudinal study, 2003-2004 final report, cohort 3 by Bronwyn Nichols( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington State Achievers longitudinal survey and tracking study, year 4 report by Raymond M Lodato( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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