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    • The problem of wlonization was particularly difficult during the Utah War because of the large number of people called back to Utah. In addition, two to four thousand immigrants were brought into the tenitory each year by the pioneer companies....
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    • Jane's mother, brother and sister, leaving her alone with her father, who remanied three years later. Being the oldest child, she was her father's chef dependence for help and spent much of her time in the field doing a man's work. In 1863 she...
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    • filled with straw in readiness to burn, and food and supplies were sent southward. Finally, 30,000 people deserted their homes and started south. They found that the soldiers were boasting that they would drive and plunder the Utah pioneers and...
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    • reported as follows: first, it would be out of the question for the company to attempt to gct through this route; second, with some assistance from the Legislature which was about to convene and the united effort , of all in c a n ~ pthe company...
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    • 15 need to be developed so that they provide new ways to assess the non-cognitive skills that students need to succeed in college and in the workplace. Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) proposes that a growth-based evaluation be included into...
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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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    • 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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    • 27 Table 1 SUCCESS Academy Parent Survey Results Question Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree 1. Academic performance is the most important element of a public charter school. 17% 47% 19% 14% 3% 2. School...
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    • 30 Gateway Preparatory Academy parent survey. There were 110 parents who participated in the survey for Gateway Preparatory Academy. The school has 235 families, so 47% of GPA families participated in the survey. Parents may have more than one...
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    • 39 Figure 11. Parent comparison of item 1: Academic performance is the most important element of a public charter school. In Figure 11, a majority of parents agreed that academic performance is the most important element of a public charter school;...
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    • 40 The next question (Figure 12) asked parents to evaluate if school instructional model was the most important element of a public charter school. The results confirm a strong positive attitude that, at both schools, instructional model remains...
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    • 45 about their student’s school, nor about their choice as parents. It seems test scores do not have a negative impact on a parent’s perception of their child’s charter school. Figure 18. Combined results of item 8: What do state-mandated testing...
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    • 56 Appendix A Survey Items: PARENT Gateway Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey by Andy Burt, Master of Education student at Southern Utah University. The information from this survey will be used in a Master’s Thesis. This...
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    • 59 Appendix C Survey Items: PARENT SUCCESS Academy Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey by Andy Burt, Master of Education student at Southern Utah University. The information from this survey will be used in a Master’s...
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    • 62 Appendix E 1. Academic performance is the most important element of a public charter school. 2. School instructional model is the most important element of a public school. 3. I chose this school because of its performance on annual...
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    • 64 Appendix F 1. Academic performance is the most important element of a public charter school. 2. School instructional model is the most important element of a public school. 3. I chose this school because of its performance on annual...
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    • 66 Appendix G 1. Academic performance is the most important element of a public charter school. 2. School instructional model is the most important element of a public school. 3. I chose this school because of its performance on annual...
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    • 67 Appendix H 1. Academic performance is the most important element of a public charter school. 2. School instructional model is the most important element of a public school. 3. I chose this school because of its performance on annual...

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