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    • 7 more than 50 years ago. When racial segregation was ruled unconstitutional during the Brown versus the Board of Education in 1954, closing the gap in academic achievement between minorities and White students became a priority to educators and...
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    • 34 Chapter 5 Discussion The purpose of this study was to discover the involvement of college students in service and explore the enhancement of their learning because of refection, the reason for their choice for service sites, and whether their...
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    • 19 went to pre-kindergarten programs. In recent years, some politicians held the belief that pre-kindergarten programs would eventually impact scores recorded for the No Child Left Behind Act. This notion brought forth even more funding for...
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    • 19 2003). In addition to improving the core academic instruction, by working together, educators will have the opportunity to focus on instruction and monitoring students’ response to accurately determine those in need of special education (Vaughn...
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    • The Human Element 35 practitioner, on paper, what a community’s list of favorite values are, but by observing the people interacting with one another and the organization itself will reveal how they act out and act upon those values. It will reveal...
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    • 20 time, the students did show varying rates of progress when it came to specific target skills (West, Denton, & Reaney, 2000). A significant factor in student achievement is socioeconomic status. Low-income students have a higher probability of...
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    • 21 Fantuzzo et al., 2005; Mead, 2008). Caucasian and Asian children demonstrated higher levels of skill in reading (Al Otaiba, Kosanovich-Grek, Torgesen, Hassler, & Wahl). Research by Fantuzzo et al. concluded “African American, Hispanic, and Asian...
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    • 21 counterparts (NAEP, 2011). RTI gives educators the flexibility to meet the needs of diverse learners to help all students find success in learning to read. Another group of students who would benefit from the focused and individualized nature of...
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    • 37 seeking to measure the impact on learning and development as mentioned above. This finding, combined with others, provides ample basis to continue promote service in college as a tool to enhance student learning and development and to augment...
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    • No pirates no princesses 57 effectiveness. Baumrind‘s (1973) parenting styles demonstrate the authoritative style (as opposed to the permissive or autocratic styles) as the most effective. Without defining their own style in academic terms, the...
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    • 22 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this study was to examine the academic gains of students entering kindergarten at below-grade level, on-grade level, and above-grade level, to determine the amount of progress made throughout the year....
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    • 39 CHAPTER 5 Discussion The data collected in this study provides educators with a deeper understanding about the connection between physical activity and student engagement. Educators may use the data to more appropriately design school day schedule...
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    • 11 an international marketplace. Students are required to take a standards-based test each year to determine if they have met the set proficiency levels in both literacy and in mathematics. These tests are given to students in third through eighth...
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    • 23 tested in the subject of language arts using curriculum-based measurements. Formal research began in February of 2011 and includes archival data from August 2010 to February 2011. The gathered data were used to classify students as below-grade...
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    • 40 Schools across the nation are implementing programs such as the Presidential Physical Fitness program and the Gold Medal Schools program in order to entice students to become physically active at school. Physical activity provides known health ben...
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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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    • 39 The researcher also suggests that service should be central to the university mission. The line between academic and student affairs should be very blurry with regard to service. The rank and tenure process should reward faculty who choose to...
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    • No pirates no princesses 59 struggled more as well. Finding a way to honestly and fairly delegate (Such and Walker, 2004), responsibilities for the home is a struggle. Thematic Analysis: Strategies Mothers describe different strategies in their...
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    • 41 Comparison with Previous Studies There have been numerous studies conducted regarding the benefits of physical activity in schools. This study was unique because it targeted lower-­‐elementary students and it pinpointed the most effective type 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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