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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 27 feel comfortable and in control. Innumerable projects and lesson plans emerge as a result of allowing students to take advantage of this prevalent genre. Divaricating Opinions on the Most Effective Teaching...
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 44 References Bierlein, J.F. (1994). Parallel Myths. New York, NY: Ballantine Books. Bullfinch, Thomas. (2000). Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications...
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    • 3 14% of White adults (Fry, 2010). As a result of the increased legislation and awareness to the achievement gap, Yearly ProgressPro™, a progress-monitoring instrument, is being implemented to help close it. This computer-administered program...
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    • 8 school accountability was targeted. Since that time, national policies have relied on testing as the primary method for districts and states to reform teaching. The National Achievement Gap Students with limited English proficiency, ethnic...
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    • 9 students (NGA Center for Best Practices, 2011). About 71% of all public school students in the United States completed high school with a regular diploma in 2008. High school dropout rates for White students during this time period was 2.3%...
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    • 12 yearly progress. NCLB requires that ELLs be included in state yearly assessments for accountability purposes. Reasonable accommodations must be made for assessments administered to these students. Each state sets their own model for identifying...
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    • 14 Even though there are problems with the current standardized testing program, other problems would likely surface without the use of them. Some of the possible consequences of eliminating standardized testing would be that high schools would...
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    • 17 can help educators guide instruction for all of the students in their charge. Assessments should be useful, meaningful, informative, and educative. They must capture and communicate judgments about student work and show students how to be better...
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    • 24 past 10 years confirm the positive effects on students’ mathematics, spelling, and reading achievement when educators depend on CBM progress monitoring to assist them in their instruction (Fuchs & Fuchs, 2004). The senior product manager for...
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    • 26 was to obtain data and to examine the relationship between student performances on YPP in comparison to their state-mandated assessments. Warren County Middle School in Warrenton, Georgia implemented the YPP assessment program in 2006 and...
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    • 44 Chapter 5 Discussion The intention of this thesis was to compare the academic growth of the fourth-grade Cherry Hill Elementary ELLs to the academic growth of their peers in Math and Language Usage using the Northwest Evaluation Association...
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    • 48 References Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s plan for lifetime success through education. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/PreK-12EducationFactSheet.pdf Brady, R. C. (2003). Can failing schools be fixed? Retrieved from...
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    • 49 psychologists. School Psychology Review, 15, 358-374. Devaney, L. . (2009). Rti: not just for special education. Eschool News, Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2009/04/16/rti-not-just-for-special-education/?ast=49 Edmunds, R. (1979)....
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    • 50 http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/risk.html NGA Center for Best Practices. (2011). Closing the achievement gap. Retrieved from http://www.subnet.nga.org/educlear/achievement No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Pub. L. No. 107-110, 115, Stat. 1425...
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    • 51 U.S. Department of Education, National Center of Education Statistics. (2003). Status and trends in education of Hispanics. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/2003008 Utah Education Facts. (2011) The achievement gap: Graduation...
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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 14 school problems, and eating disorders (McKay, 2003). Relational aggression offers a number of difficulties for girls such as peer relationship issues, behavior problems, struggle with academics, and...
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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 41 Mullin-Rindler, N., (2003). Relational aggression: A different kind of bullying. Principal, 82(5). Pronk, R., & Zimmer- Gembeck, M. (2010). “It’s mean, but what does it mean to adolescents?” Relational aggression...
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    • 2 Most Americans think testing is a spurious trend; a new Time poll found that only one out of five people surveyed felt that testing has had a positive effect in schools. But as the tests get better, we are starting to be able to see in the dark ....
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    • 5 Chapter 2 Literature Review In order to examine how teachers and parents perceive the success of a charter school, a review of related literature is essential. There are many connected ideas that, when looked at together, help to shape a picture...
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    • 15 own education and professional training. More and more states are adopting professional exams to illustrate a teacher’s content knowledge and professional ability; in many states, employment hinges on passing such tests. Pamela Esprivalo Harrell...

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