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Westat, Inc

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Works: 707 works in 1,025 publications in 1 language and 25,160 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Longitudinal studies  Periodicals  Classification  Catalogs 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
Classifications: HV9081, 305
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Publications about Westat, Inc
Publications by Westat, Inc
Most widely held works by Westat, Inc
Unlocking learning : chapter 1 in correctional facilities by Linda A LeBlanc( Book )
15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
Trends in the well-being of America's children and youth ( serial )
in English and held by 874 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 413 libraries worldwide
Report on the assessment of electronic government information products ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 406 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
Understanding evaluation : the way to better prevention programs by Lana D Muraskin( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 357 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 335 libraries worldwide
State survey on racial and ethnic classifications by Nancy Lane Carey( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 314 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 306 libraries worldwide
Illness management and recovery evidence-based practices KIT ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Debt burden : the next generation : final report by Kari Alexander( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 291 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)
A guide to using data from the National Household Education Survey (NHES) : user's guide by Mary A Collins( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 291 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 )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 270 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
Debt burden facing college graduates ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Wide scope, questionable quality : three reports from the study on school violence prevention by Scott Crosse( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
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 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
Students with disabilities at degree-granting postsecondary institutions : first look by Kimberley Raue( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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.)
Early outcomes of the GEAR UP program : final report ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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