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Smith, J. Brian 1950-

Works: 8 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 134 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts  Miscellanea  Zines  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E840.8.R456, 923.1
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Most widely held works by J. Brian Smith
John J. Rhodes : man of the House by J. Brian Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of John Jacob Rhodes, longtime Congressman from Arizona, documents his journey from his hometown of Council Grove, Kansas, through his election to the Congress, his elevation to the post of House minority leader, and his post-Congressional career, and includes a detailed account of his role in America's most serious constitutional crisis since the Civil War: the drive to impeach President Richard M. Nixon
A study of item bias in the Maine Educational Assessment test by J. Brian Smith( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study used four statistical item bias analysis strategies to determine the French cross-cultural validity of the Maine Educational Assessment, a standardized test administered in six content areas to students in grades 4, 8, and 11. Analysis was performed on eighth grade pupil performance in test year 1988-89, in the areas of the 100 common reading and mathematics items that all pupils take. The four statistical procedures used were: Scheuneman's modified chi-square; Rudner and Convey's tid-45 degree item difficulty p-value; the Rasch one-parameter latent trait model; and the Mantel-Haenszel procedure. Item response comparisons were made with two of Maine's pupil populations: 336 French bilingual/English-fluent speakers and 336 monolingual English-speakers. Findings show that 8 of 50 mathematics items and 9 of 50 reading items indicated differential validity. However, they also indicated differential functioning in not favoring significantly either language group. It is concluded that lower mean scores on the test among bilingual/English-fluent students are not due to item bias, as suggested in an earlier study. It is suggested that misidentification of bilingual/English-fluent students is a primary cause of the discrepancy in scores. (Mse)
The dis-equalizing impact of standardized testing on language-minority children by J. Brian Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper maintains that many language-minority children in the United States are being given dis-equalized services by schools through inappropriate test screening. It is asserted that schools often use inappropriate standardized instruments to determine the English language fluency of limited English proficient (lep) and language minority children, and that these instruments are often administered by school employees with little or no knowledge of the child's first language or culture. The interrelationship between test bias, test discrimination, and test fairness are also discussed. The paper concludes that schools need to address the cultural diversity of their student population and ensure that children's language proficiency is evaluated in an unbiased, non-discriminatory, and fair manner. (Mdm)
Boston College school finance interview : Sawin Millett, Director of Legislative Operations, Office of the Governor, State of Maine by J. Brian Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational research papers by J. Brian Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western wetlands : the backwater of wetlands regulation by J. Brian Smith( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Firing line by William F Buckley( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion centers on Republican/Democratic differences in foreign policy
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John J. Rhodes : man of the House
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