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Author Evans, Dominique, author.
Title Creating a secondary school level GIS program / by Dominique Evans.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  G77 .Z95 2012 E83eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 97 pages) : charts, some color.
Content Type still image
Format online resource
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46).
Summary The purpose of this thesis is to develop a geographic information science (GIS) program of instruction, implement the program and assess the impact of the program on students at Clark Magnet High School. California Standards data will be analyzed to test the null hypothesis that there is no difference between the test scores of Clark Magnet High School students who have taken a GIS class verses Clark Magnet students who have not taken a GIS class. During the course of this thesis, three unique GIS courses were created and implemented at Clark Magnet High School: Marine Science Research, Environmental GIS and The Geology of Disasters, A Hazus-MH Training Course. All three courses have been approved by the Glendale Unified School District and have been adopted by the Los Angeles County Regional Occupation Program. One course, The Geology of Disasters, has received University of California "g" science elective approval. California Standard Test results indicate higher performance in the Investigation/Experimentation science cluster for students enrolled in a GIS class at Clark Magnet over those who have not had a GIS course. The myriad of successes our GIS-trained students have achieved during science competitions reinforce the conclusion that GIS instruction has a positive impact on the academic performance of Clark Magnet High School students.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on July 12, 2012).
Subject Geology -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Geography.
Alternate Title Creating a secondary school level geographic information science program
OCLC number 849916291