reading” (p. 283). They continue to explain “the assessments should be sufficiently sensitive to
small changes in the student’s reading performance” (Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 283). Besides
indicating student growth, progress monitoring...
programs need to be very high quality and aligned with high-quality kindergarten programs
(Mead, 2008). Another factor that has been identified as important to pre-kindergarten programs
is the teacher belief system (Lar-Cinisomo, Fuligni,...
special educators are asked to take on the roles of intervention specialists, RtI experts, and Tier
evaluators in addition to their undersold roles as high-quality instructors who perform daily with
professional practices of rigor, excellence,...
Article II: Influencing Destination Image and Visiting Intent Using Communication
Mix: A Case Study of Austria
Identifying the factors that influence destination image and visiting intentions
helps tourism planners...
went to pre-kindergarten programs. In recent years, some politicians held the belief that pre-kindergarten
programs would eventually impact scores recorded for the No Child Left Behind
Act. This notion brought forth even more funding for...
Apologia, Antapologia and Political Power
Chapter 4: Results
In responding to accusations of having an extramarital affair, John Edwards’ utilized the following apologetic strategies: denial, mortification, corrective action and...
2003). In addition to improving the core academic instruction, by working together, educators
will have the opportunity to focus on instruction and monitoring students’ response to accurately
determine those in need of special education...
roughly 253 visitors per 100 inhabitants (Statistics Austria, 2010). Tourism contributes
significantly to the national income and employment level. The current share of tourism-induced
gross value added has topped 10% of GDP as of 2008...
time, the students did show varying rates of progress when it came to specific target skills (West,
Denton, & Reaney, 2000).
A significant factor in student achievement is socioeconomic status. Low-income
students have a higher probability of...
Apologia, Antapologia and Political Power
Mortification is utilized when the accused admits responsibility and or expresses remorse for the offensive act he or she committed. As evidence mounted, it became clear that Edwards was...
Exploratory research was conducted to identify and measure the relationships
between information sources, socio-cultural preferences, and travel motives on
destination image and visiting intentions. An adaptation of the study conducted...
Fantuzzo et al., 2005; Mead, 2008). Caucasian and Asian children demonstrated higher levels of
skill in reading (Al Otaiba, Kosanovich-Grek, Torgesen, Hassler, & Wahl). Research by
Fantuzzo et al. concluded “African American, Hispanic, and...
Concerns for the Success of RTI
Understanding and integration of scientific research is a requirement for good instruction
using the RTI format. For this reason, it is imperative teachers not only have strong background
in research but also have...
There are several important factors to consider when promoting a destination
image. For example, when an image is projected by the local tourism industry it should
be anchored to some extent on a true destination identity. This strategy...
involves working with word meaning and understanding text. Currently, “direct screenings in the
areas of vocabulary and comprehension have yet to be developed for elementary learners”
(Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 289). Fuchs and Fuchs go on to...
The research methodology was multi-phased, with the initial phase being a pilot
study of the survey instrument, followed by structural equation analysis of the final
survey data. The objective of this...
It would be interesting to compare the developmental differences of the two samples. These
studies could potentially provide more conclusive evidence of the impact of service involvement
on student learning and development during their college...
In summary, RTI as Fuchs & Fuchs (2006) explain is a “multilayered structure . . .
implemented in the early grades to strengthen the intensity and effectiveness of reading
instruction for at-risk students, preventing chronic school...
sources such as referrals from family, friends and work colleagues (McCartney et al.,
2008; Sönmez & Sirakaya, 2002; and Dore & Crouch, 2003). Respondents were asked
whether or not they heard about Austria from individual advertising sources...