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    • 1 Chapter 1 Introduction – Nature of the Problem It is well known that students go through what is commonly referred to as “the fourth grade slump.” Research presented by Hall, Sabey, & McClellan (2005) and Fang (2008) has shown that this “slump”...
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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 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 the new core standards while also using specific grammar, punctuation, phrases and clauses as required by the Core Curriculum State Standards. (Please see definitions for specifics.) Setting The setting for this study is in a regular 9th grade...
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    • 12 (2007) attempted to help second grade students assimilate the new information they learned by utilizing Talking Drawings. In this study, students were asked to draw a picture of the topic prior to the lesson. Many of the drawings depicted...
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    • 12 higher motivation levels, compared to students of teachers who were less supportive, but the effect was very small. The researcher also noted the following: Claims about the motivation-enhancing effects of the interactive whiteboard are not...
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    • 12 The researchers found there were some students who really enjoyed the project and learned a lot from it and those who completed it just for the grade. The researchers suggested that the project was most beneficial if the student could really...
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    • 14 Chapter 3 Method The purpose of this study was to analyze how the interactive whiteboard, such as SMART Board, differs from the traditional whiteboard when comparing academic growth in elementary mathematics and to examine the students’...
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    • 14 using scores to evaluate schools and teachers, and as a requirement for grade promotion, “can have a negative impact on student learning” (Henning, 2006, p. 729). Henning and his group of 24 teachers looked at four types of analyses that would...
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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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    • 15 Participants & Setting The participants of this study were students in a fourth grade, public elementary school (East Elementary) in Iron County School District, located in Cedar City, Utah. The participants were a combination of low functioning...
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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 Evidence showed, if an adolescent has a positive experience or perceived positive experience and/or they participate in a competitive sport, they are more likely to stay physically fit when they are older. This leads to the belief that...
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    • 17 of structure and organize it, they are better equipped to comprehend the information presented in the text (Moss, 2004) When presenting students with text passages, the passages should be selected with great care. The text needs to be well...
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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 informed they would be participating in the math lesson using the traditional whiteboard and traditional, hands-on, manipulatives. Treatment group Two: Step two (this step was conducted on a Friday). Five days concluding the procedure of step...

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