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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Educators have debated the value of homework since 1890 when Dr. Joseph Rice demonstrated that spelling homework was futile for increasing later ability (Gill & Schlossman, 2004). Despite the debate, homework continues to...
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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Nature of the problem There is a tremendous amount of pressure placed upon students and teachers to achieve proficient scores on end of level math testing. High expectations dealing with math have created many different...
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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 choosing to attend a post-secondary institution. The researchers defined college qualifications as being a culmination of cumulative grade point average, senior-class rank, aptitude test scores, and SAT/ACT test scores. They stood by their point...
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    • 10 for poor school outcomes, not only because of language issues, but also because of socioeconomic issues (Goldenberg, 2008). Most Hispanic Americans are characterized as having low levels of educational success and high rates of poverty, and this...
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    • 11 common in evidence due to degradation or even contamination, such as from other DNA or inhibitors. The more loci that can be detected allow for much more discrimination between individuals and thus simpler for identification among those...
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    • 11 demonstrate positive attitudes toward learning mathematics are found to have more positive attitudes and higher self-efficacy when it comes to mathematics (Wilkins, 2000; Sewell and Hauser 1980). Wilkins (2000) points out that parents who have...
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    • 11 interviewer would then ask for clarifying details. The interviews provided valuable information about who dropped out and what would help those that were on the fence about whether or not to quit school. Christensen and Thurlow (2004) reported...
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    • 11 Literature Review The key purpose in the review of the current and past literature is to identify specific reasons as to why high school students would benefit from an integrated video and print media program. media systems dependency theory...
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    • 12 INCLUSION: IN SERVICE TRAINING Social Skills According to McCarty (2006), the fact that students with disabilities can be joined socially with their peers is one of the greatest benefits. As disabled students are included in the regular classroom,...
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    • 12 systematic and explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency” (Cavanough, Kim, Wanzek, & Vaughn, p. 9). The literature shows that kindergarten-reading skills can be predictive of...
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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 on media to help them connect to their social world. Ball and-Rokeach and DeFleu (1976) suggest that there is a range of the types of dependencies: the need to understand one’s social world, the need to act meaningfully and effectively in that...
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    • 146 Chapter 8 Web Design With Photoshop 7. Now we are ready to start saving the image as the pages of our web site. If you are working in a student lab at SUU, you can save the pages in your “F:\public_html” folder. If not, you can save the pages...
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    • 15 (Conner & Norman, 1995). Completion of an activity may be enough for some students to feel success, while others may need to be proficient in order to enjoy that success. This confirms the importance of teachers giving positive feedback and...
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    • 15 achievement in reading is higher at the end of the school year than it was at the beginning of the year (Al Otaiba, Kosanovich-Grek, Torgesen, Hassler, & Wahl, 2005). One study shows that, when using ability grouping for reading instruction,...
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    • 15 other, more stable times, the need for dependency on media may decrease significantly. Media-Systems Dependency Theory predicts that an individual depends on media information to meet certain needs and achieve certain goals. Dimensions of...
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    • 16 control over dependency-engendering resources” (p. 19). Individuals lack the capacity to control the resources available through the various media. The media itself has the ultimate control over the information an individual is seeking after in...
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    • 16 For educators, the challenge is to continue to investigate and develop new programs to help all students to perform and achieve their full potential. Research and development of new teaching techniques will always be a continuing effort in...
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    • 16 prompts them to think about the salient features of each problem. This discussion helps them gage what they do and do not understand, as well as develop their own problem solving strategies (Cooper, 1999). Many educational theorists have...

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