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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Our world, and surrounding environment, is nearly all technology based. Using modern technology in a classroom environment seems inevitable. The main issues of this research study are whether the use of technology truly...
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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction-Nature of the Problem In today’s public schools, every 8th grade girl is registered in a physical education (PE) class and expected to achieve the same norm-based criterion as the girl next to her. Schools need to provide a...
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    • 10 before they fell through the cracks. These students were then less likely to drop-out or quit their academic programs. The short-term interventions used included parental contact, after-school tutoring, Saturday school, lunchtime classes, and...
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    • 10 Education, 2010). According to Education Week, the majority of Hispanic and Black males in Utah do not graduate from high school with a standard diploma (Utah Education Facts, 2011). The percentage of dropouts among Hispanic individuals is three...
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    • 10 In the math classroom, the student with a specific learning disability in reading may have little difficulty with calculation fluency but is likely to struggle with problems relying on reading comprehension, such as story problems (Jordan,...
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    • 11 short-term improvement in their experimental group. After one year the experimental group continued to outperform the control group (Iseman, 2011). As beneficial as this strategy was for the experimental group, its efficacy is still only...
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    • 13 equally important to the physical fitness and activity levels of our students (Taylor, Farmer, Cameron, Meredith-Jones, Williams & Mann, 2011). An effective PE curriculum has long-term benefits. At the middle school level, there are twelve...
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    • 13 Researchers from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) examined the levels of academic achievement by comparing how 14 different states set proficiency levels for both math and reading tests. The researchers determined that what is...
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    • 14 believed by Radcliffe and Stephens (2008) that at-risk students may not become adequately prepared for any post-secondary training unless schools join forces with parents and other bodies to promote post-secondary education. The researchers...
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    • 14 Gresham’s study illustrates that even students with significantly high levels of math anxiety can improve their attitudes toward math when the right treatment is utilized. Other treatments include a self-paced program (Gresham, 2007), graphic...
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    • 15 pretest and post-test, with the last question on the post-test being one that asked how much they liked the lesson. The results of the study showed the treatment class having an 84% mean gain in mathematical proficiency for the concept being...
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    • 16 Text structure. Expository text is organized into different structures. These structures include sequence, compare and contrast, description, cause and effect, and problem and solution (Akhondi, Malayeri, & Samad, 2011; Moss, 2004). Each...
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    • 16 The survey provided qualitative measures necessary to assess students’ attitudes towards the SMART interactive whiteboard versus the traditional whiteboard. The surveys include five questions scaling different degrees of responses about the...
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    • 16 these ages to show what negative effects may be in the future if changes are not made by eighth grade PE. At age seven, girls are outspoken and not afraid to debate. Girls at ten to eleven become a little less willing to reveal their opinions...
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    • 17 Chapter 3 Methodology As Lesaux, Kieffer, Faller, and Kelly (2010) pointed out, “Despite the importance of vocabulary knowledge for older readers and its role in the academic difficulties of many learners, it is rarely an emphasis in middle...
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    • 17 classifies as “covenantal relationships” (Waters, 2011, para. 8). Covenantal relationships are identified by Waters as having “the common good of all parties involved [as] the relationship’s goal.” Networks were examined by the strength of their...
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    • 17 strategies and altering attitudes, assessment can and should be a crucial part of all educational endeavors (Brimijoin, 2005). The public tends to look at assessment as a student issue; we need to understand the broad spectrum of people and...
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    • 18 covered three types of text structure list, main idea, and order. Students were taught how to identify each type of passage based upon text structure and then apply specific strategies for each type of structure. The study concluded that...
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    • 18 in reading books and school texts. In order to be more effective and utilize repetition for understanding, the researcher incorporated the program into the classroom daily. The researcher also created weekly pretests that were given on Mondays...
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    • 18 Such is the case in many states: plenty of information, but information that, more often than not, simply leads to more questions. Charter schools can play a key role in parent choice and satisfaction, but only if parents can clearly understand...

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