From the program handbook:
The Comprehensive Examination
Students pick up questions from the examination administrator at 9:00 on the first day. Responses are returned to the examination administrator at 5:00 on the second day.
Students may use whatever resources they wish (e.g., books, journal articles, notes from classes, libraries, personal journals and notes). Students are not, however, permitted to discuss questions or their responses with anyone during the two-day examination. Students may work in the setting of their choice. Some students may wish to arrange to work in a private room on campus (e.g., a faculty office) to minimize distractions. The student and his or her advisor are responsible for making such arrangements."
Questions (Click on Date
to see exam.)
2005 [Buchanan, Green, Hilden, Moses, Phillips, Wells, Zhang]
2005 [Collins, Edwards, Lai, Perry, Yan]
2004 [Burdell, Ignatova-Collings]
2003. [Buckleitner, Lei, Pizzolato, Shi, Tower]
1999: Banghart, Lycke, Roberts, Saito
Aroutis Foster. Discuss role of games in learning. Advisor: Mishra. August 2006.
Lindsey Mohan. Discuss scientific literacy & literacy practices in science education. Advisor: Smith. August 2006.
Yonghan Park. Discuss relationship between motivation and literacy achievement. Advisor: Duke. August 2006.
Steven Vassalo. Discuss research on self-regulated learning. Advisor: Putnam. August 2006.
Amy Wells. Discuss role of new technology in field of library and information science. Advisor: Spiro. August 2006.
Nick Sheltrown. Discuss scholars' views on technology and media. Advisor: Spiro. January 2006.
Leigh Wolf. Review research on preparing teachers to integrate technology. Advisor: Mishra. January 2006.
Steve Wojcikiewicz. Compare and contrast learning in and out of school. Advisor: Putnam. January 2006.
Kym Buchanan. Discuss research on the role of games in learning and instruction. August 2005.
Katherine Hilden. Discuss progress in understanding the development of reading comprehension. August 2005.
Anne-Michelle Moses. Discuss children's literacy development in context of television viewing. August 2005.
Michael Phillips. Consider the relationship between context, cognition, and motivation. August 2005.
Amy Tracy Wells. Discuss intersection of library science & cogitively based educational psychology. August 2005.
Shenglan Zhang. Discuss research on comprehension of hypertext. August 2005.
Burdell. Compare and contrast definitions of gender and sex in study
of mathematics learning. Spring 2004.
Tower. Discuss "what develops in writing development" from
a developmental perspective. Spring 2003.
Shane Cavanaugh: Discuss frog dissection from Deweyan perspective. Spring 2002.
Ted Hall: Apply technology to improve learning of African-American students. Spring 2002.
Amanda Jansen Hoffmann: Design study of student beliefs about mathematics. Spring 2002.
Steven Hundersmarck: Design study of teacher interns becoming teachers. Spring 2002.
Martina Augustin: Critique "learning to teach" in St. Lucia. Fall 2001.
Lisa Sensale: Critique the reading assessment based reform efforts of 3 states. Fall 2001.
Carolyn Jaynes: Alignment of assessment, curriculum, and theories of learning. August 2000.
Lorin Sheppard: Motivational issues in design of self-instruction modules for medical students. August 2000.
Rick Banghart: August 1999.
Kara Lycke: Education and ontogeny: Issues of identity in learning and development. August 1999.
Bonita Miller: Historical changes in perspectives on the concept of "reading readiness". January 1998.
Kevin Pugh: Propose a theory of "transfer of learning" and how it could be tested. January 1998.
Joan Hughes: Proposal for a motivationally-sound program for teacher professional development. August 1997.
Su Jones: Proposal for Web-intensive environment for learning mathematics in a K-12 school. August 1997.
Becky Wai-Ling Packard: Mentors roles in women's pursuit of careers in science. August 1997.
Tat-Ming Sze: "Mathematical problem solving" in theory and practice. August 1997.
Valerie Worthington: Technology as a cultural tool. August 1997.
Lina Wu: Proposal for integrating technology into a K-12 school. August 1997.
Meg Ropp: January 1996.
Jim Bowker: October 1995.