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Creating Examination Question Banks for ESL Civics Students based on U.S. Form M-638

R and Latex Code in the Service of Exam Questions   The following webpage is under development and will grow with more information. The author abides by the GPL (>= 2) license provided by the "ProfessR" package by showing basic code, but not altering it. The code that is provided here is governed by the MIT license, copyright 2018, while respecting the GPL (>=2) license. Rationale Apart from the limited choices of open sourced, online curriculum building for adult ESL students (viz., there is a current need to create open-sourced assessments for various levels of student understandings of the English language. While the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ( has valuable lessons for beginning and intermediate ESL civics learners, there exists a need to provide more robust assessments, especially for individuals repeating ESL-based civics courses. This is because the risks and efforts involved in applying for U

Digital Humanities Methods in Educational Research

Digital Humanities based education Research This is a backpost from 2017. During that year, I presented my latest work at the 2017  SERA conference in Division II (Instruction, Cognition, and Learning). The title of my paper was "A Return to the Pahl (1978) School Leavers Study: A Distanced Reading Analysis." There are several motivations behind this study, including Cheon et al. (2013) from my alma mater .   This paper accomplished two objectives. First, I engaged previous claims made about the United States' equivalent of high school graduates on the Isle of Sheppey, UK, in the late 1970s. Second, I used emerging digital methods to arrive at conclusions about relationships between unemployment, participants' feelings about their  (then) current selves, their possible selves, and their  educational accomplishm ents. I n the image to the left I show a Ward Hierarchical Cluster reflecting the stylometrics of 153 essay