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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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    • 12 were paired with master teachers and then given extra training related to interventions that successfully worked with at-risk students (Henderson-Sparks, Paredes, and Gonzalez, 2002). These student teachers taught in lower socio-economic areas,...
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    • 15 A Historical Lens: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Benjamin Franklin (1788) provides great insight into how languages were taught during his time period. America’s language acquisition curriculum started with years of learning Latin in...
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    • 2 Three Score and Ten in Retrospect The pioneer settlement of Coalville was first called Chalk Creek, after a stream that watered the area, but when coal was discovered on the townsite the name was changed. John grew up on stories passed down...
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    • 20 Chapter 3 Methodology Purpose of Study The purpose of this project was to examine the relationship between charter schools’ performance on state mandated assessments and how those scores impact the perception of charter schools’ success or...
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    • 28 References Bedsworth, W., Colby, S., & Doctor, J. (2006). Reclaiming the American dream. Retrieved from The Bridgespan Group website: http://www.bridgespan.org/LearningCenter/ ResourceDetail.aspx?id=412 Cabrera, A.F. & La Nasa, S.M. (2002)....
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    • 29 Hektner, J.M. (1995). When moving up implies moving out: Rural adolescent conflict in the transition to adulthood. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 11(1), 3-14. Horn, L.J. & Chen, X. (1998). Toward Resiliency: At-Risk Students Who Make It...
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    • 3 1. With explicit instruction, did students’ comprehension of expository text improve? 2. Which instructional strategy was most effective in teaching expository text to primary grade students with disabilities? This study offers further insight...
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    • 3 how do assessments impact the parent/teacher perception of charter schools; and three, do teachers use scores from state-mandated assessments evaluate their own performance/success? Research Questions The following questions helped guide the...
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    • 35 References Bell, L., Jones, D., King, J., Nicholson, C., & Pinks, A. (2007). May the Force Be Whiteboard!. Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, (203), 27-29. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Byrd, D. (2005). Sixteen Whiteboards Captures...
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    • 50 often do. If teachers have a negative attitude and perception about scores as tools to evaluate student learning, and if parents are undecided with a slight bias toward the negative, such assessments are likely not appropriate tools to evaluate...
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    • 6 Chapter 2 Literature Review Every May the teachers at SEA say goodbye to the senior class with a graduation ceremony that includes speeches about how they are to now move on in their lives. The following August we find, on average, five of those...
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    • 7 high schools and alternative high schools and school wide versus pull out post-secondary introduction program. There has not been a study that focuses on students who live in rural areas, are members of low SES, have little parental support,...
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    • 8 Parental influence. Over 40 years of research has been documented stating that the greatest influence on a student’s choice is his or her family (Engberg & Wolniak, 2010). Horn and Chen (1998) found that general parental involvement increases the...
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    • 9 adults should be used as examples. It was suggested that they be brought into schools as guest speakers to show that both rural living and having a college education can go hand in hand” (p. 13). Other influencing factors. Bedsworth, Colby, and...
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    • Ann became very much a part of the music life of the community. She sang in the first presentation of the Messiah in Cedar City and participated in operas and choirs for many years." When Bert died, she moved in with the family from the old Seaman...
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    • Another implication of this study is whether the cost of the iPad is outweighed by its benefits. Teachers surveyed did see benefits to the iPad, but is it worth it to spend the money when teachers are not being trained to use them effectively? This...
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    • PERCEIVED OUTCOMES OF TLIM PROGRAM 47 pp. 23-25, and Finnan, 2009). Participants were selected via homogenous sampling. Some sampling bias might have occurred in that only students whose parents were willing to consent to the study (via a consent...

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