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...
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,...
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...
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...
counterparts (NAEP, 2011). RTI gives educators the flexibility to meet the needs of diverse
learners to help all students find success in learning to read.
Another group of students who would benefit from the focused and individualized nature
The Internet is increasingly considered one of the most effective ways to advertise
since the Internet has several advantages over the traditional forms of advertising in the
travel and tourism industry, including...
tested in the subject of language arts using curriculum-based measurements. Formal research
began in February of 2011 and includes archival data from August 2010 to February 2011. The
gathered data were used to classify students as below-grade...
Perceptions of Teachers Concerning RTI
In their study, Greenfield et al. (2010) found that teachers in their first year of school-wide
RTI implementation used progress monitoring more strategically and became more
confident in using the data...
2010. Of the total number of surveys collected, 212 were rejected for incompleteness or
respondents did not meet the residency or age requirements discussed; 973 were deemed
Data analysis methodology.
The Average Number of Points Scored for Letter Naming Fluency Measurement
Leveled Group August January May
Below-Grade Level 3.39 27.17 44.44
On-Grade Level 19.76 45.16 55.97
Above-Grade Level 42.67 57.33 74.61
Figure 1. Average Points...
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Developing and implementing a student orientation program: A case study from Southwest Applied Technology College
the Faculty of the Communication Department
at Southern Utah University
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SEM Data Analysis
Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to examine the hypothesized
relationships among the constructs in the study. The hypothesized models were...
Ancient DNA & Molecular Methods
Biological samples collected at crime scenes may be limited in sample size and degraded due to environmental conditions or age. Unlike standard forensic DNA tests, DNA identification of historical remains is more...
Al Otaiba, S., Kosanovich-Grek, M., Torgesen, J., Hassler, L., & Wahl, M. (2005). Reviewing
core kindergarten and first-grade reading programs in light of No Child Left Behind:
An exploratory study. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 21(4),...
Fantuzzo, J., Rouse, H., McDermott, P., Sekino, Y., Childs, S., & Weiss, A. (2005). Early
childhood experiences and kindergarten success: A population-based study of a large
urban setting. School Psychology Review, 34(4), 571-588.
The most important aspect of the spelling curriculum should be the use of differentiated
instruction, not only to help students who struggle but also to challenge those who are more
proficient (Gentry & Graham, 2010).
Spelling instruction must...