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College of Education

Selected Publications/Presentations/Reports

Publications

McGrath, K.V., Leighton, E.A., Ene, M., DiStefano, C., & Monrad, D.M. (2020). Using integrative data analysis to investigate school climate across multiple informants. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 80(4), 617-637. doi: 10.1177/0013164419885999   

DiStefano, C., Leighton, E., Ene, M., & Monrad, D.M. (2015). An examination of predictors and outcomes related to school climate using latent class analysis. In L. Rivera (Ed.), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM): Concepts, Applications, and Misconceptions (pp. 35-68). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

DiStefano, C., Mindrila, D., & Monrad, D.M. (2013). Investigating factorial invariance of teacher climate factors across organizational levels. In M.S. Khine (Ed.), Application of structural equation modeling in educational research and practice (pp. 257-275). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

 

Conference Papers/Posters/Presentations

Monrad, D.M., Wheeler, S., Ene, M., & Leighton, E. (2018, October). Building successful magnet schools through collaborative evaluation. Presented at the Magnet Schools of America – Technical Assistance Training Conference, Columbia, SC.

Ene, M., Leighton, E., McGrath, K.V., DiStefano, C., & Monrad, D.M. (2018, April). School climate and school effectiveness across respondent groups: A multilevel investigation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Ene, M., Leighton, E., Guo, Z., McGrath, K.V., DiStefano, C., & Monrad, D.M. (2017, April). School climate and school effectiveness across organizational levels: A multilevel investigation . Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Leighton, E., Ene, M., Guo, Z., McGrath, K.V., & Monrad, D.M. (2016, October). Utilizing school climate data as a component of program evaluation. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

Leighton, E., Ene, M., Guo, Z., McGrath, K.V., DiStefano, C., & Monrad, D.M. (2016, April). Investigating category changes on survey structure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Mindrila, D.L., DiStefano, C., & Monrad, D.M. (2016, February). Investigation of school climate change: Latent transition analysis versus Mover-Stayer latent transition analysis. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, SC.

Dickenson, T.S., Monrad, D.M., Johnson, R.L., Ene, M., Leighton, E., Ishikawa, T., & Guo, Z. (2015, April). Research and evaluation from South Carolina Reading First and lessons learned. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Leighton, E., Ene, M., DiStefano, C., & Monrad, D.M. (2015, April). Examination of a parent school climate survey using Rasch methodology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Dickenson, T.S., Monrad, D.M., Ene, M., Leighton, E., Grohn, H.B., Huguley, S., Blue, G., Doswell, B., & Timmerman, B. (2014, April). Longitudinal analysis of the effect of summer reading on mitigating learning loss. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Mindrila, D., DiStefano, C., Monrad, D.M., & Ene, M. (2014, April). School climate latent profiles: Relationships with poverty and school report card data. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Mindrila, D., DiStefano, C., & Monrad, D.M.  (2013, May). School climate latent profiles: School and district level investigation using teacher perception of climate. Presentation at the Modern Modeling Methods Conference, Storrs, CT.

Mindrila, D., Monrad, D.M., Ishikawa T., May, J., DiStefano, C., Gilmore, J., Miller K., Gareau, S., Bennett, H., & Ene, M. (2011, April). The use of school climate data for school improvement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Dickenson, T., Monrad, D.M., Mindrila, D., Gilmore, J., Ishikawa T., Bennett, H., May, J., Miller K., & Ene, M. (2011, April). Investigation of reading achievement growth over academic and summer periods. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

State Presentations and Reports

Sample school climate profile, 2016-2019 (2020, May) . Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, South Carolina Educational Policy Center.

South Carolina school climate profiles: Resource interpretation guide (2020, May) . Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, South Carolina Educational Policy Center.

South Carolina school climate surveys (2018, October). Presentation to the Ad Hoc Committee on School Climate and Safety meeting, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC.

South Carolina school climate surveys: Analysis and climate profiles interpretation guide (2016, April). Presentation to the Focus Schools meeting, Columbia, SC.

Assessing school climate: Perspectives across the Nation and within South Carolina (2016, March). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, South Carolina Educational Policy Center.

School climate and student achievement outcomes (2016, March). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, South Carolina Educational Policy Center.

Don’t know why: Investigating non-responses on the parent survey (2012, February). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Office of Program Evaluation & South Carolina Educational Policy Center.

School climate and the priority schools (2011, August). Presentation to the Statewide Collaborative Meeting for the Office of School Transformation, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC.

 

if you would like to request copies of reports or presentations, please contact Diane Monrad, Ph.D.,  South Carolina Educational Policy Center Director at dmonrad@mailbox.sc.edu


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