Corporate crime explained
By: Dinesh Eswaranathan
Government crimes are very common throughout the world. These crimes are committed by well known politicians and other members of the parliament. Most of the times the members of the parliament tend to use the money towards their personal use, which causes problems for the...
The rise of suburbia in America
By: Judith Willson
The rise of suburbia in the United States began in the middle of the last century because of a variety of socio-economic factors, technological developments and an ever-growing population. The first suburbs appeared relatively early in America’s history, with a few developing in the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In an educational setting, assessments will play a vital role in differentiating between the better performers and the poor performers. In order to achieve this, each test instrument should produce a high degree of reliability as well as validity. Many statistical tools as well as...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
We use different methods of assessment in relation to education and one of the challenges that we face would be to assure the test items behave as we expect it to behave in an exam setting. The intended behavior of such test items could be...
By: Kelly Marquize
In 2007, The U.S. Department of Justice (2009) reported that citizens experienced 23 million crimes. Many of these crimes are witnessed by others. The question is how many of these witnesses do anything about the crimes they see. When nothing is done, it is...
Why are suburban schools usually better than city schools?
By: Sam E. Jones
The reason suburban schools are for the most part better than their urban counterparts, is because of the availability of money; that’s the long and short of it. Because of white flight in the second half of the last century, those that could afford...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Psychometrics can be described as a science that looks in to the development of instruments and theories in relation to educational and psychological assessments aimed at assessing someone’s knowledge, attitude, practices and personality. The practices in relation to psychometrics are driven based on three...
Psychometrics in education: Overview of assessment reliability
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When a test instrument or a set of measures perform consistently in assessments, it can be termed as a reliable test or a test instrument. As the reliability depends on many factors, there can be several classes of reliability in relation to a particular assessment...
By: Sandra Piddock
What exactly makes a suburb an urban sprawl? It often happens when people decide they don't like it. Urban sprawl sounds so much more sinister than suburb, doesn't it? Some criticisms are justified, while others are just complaints for the sake of complaining. So what...
Differences in urban and suburban schools
By: Judith Willson
There are enormous differences between suburban and urban schools in America and other countries. Children who attend one of the first often have many more opportunities than those attending an inner city school. The main differences all come from the same root cause, which is...

 

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