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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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    • 37 A second evaluation instrument used in this study was a retell rubric. This rubric was designed to rate the oral retellings of each participant (see Appendix B). The retellings were used to measure the participants’ ability to analyze,...
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    • 41 Of the twenty participants in the study, 13 participants improved their scores by 1 to 2 points, 4 participants showed neither an increase nor a decrease in their scores, and 3 students’ scores decreased by 1 to 2 points. Figure 2. PALS 1-3...
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    • 53 choice questions to many of the participants may have had an adverse effect on the PALS 1-3 assessment results. The findings of the retell assessments however, portrayed a more accurate representation of the participants’ knowledge of the topics...
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    • 69 Appendix A Books Used for Teaching of Instructional Strategies Bauer, J. (2007). Amazing Apples. New York, NY: Scholastic. Bauer, J. (2007). Coral Reef Homes. New York, NY: Scholastic. Berger, M. & Berger G. (2011). From Caterpillar to...
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    • 70 Otto, C. B. (2001). Shadows. New York, NY: Scholastic. Rozakis, L. (2008). What Do I Want to Be? China: Harcourt Achievement Inc. Simon, J. (2010). Apples. New York, NY: Scholastic. Winninham, L. (2010). Five Senses. New York, NY: Scholastic.
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    • GREEK MYTHOLOGY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 34 • Did the students participate? • Did you learn something from this lesson? The professional educators were directed to respond in an extremely specific manner, and were asked to answer “Why?” or “Why not?”...
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    • Using the Yearly ProgressPro™ Curriculum-Based Measurement Program to Close English Language Learners’ Achievement Gap A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of...
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    • iii Table of Contents List of Tables ..................................................................................................................................v List of Figures...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Background Closing the minority achievement gap has been and continues to be one of the most pressing matters in American education. The achievement gap, which is defined as the academic disparity between low-income and...
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    • 3 14% of White adults (Fry, 2010). As a result of the increased legislation and awareness to the achievement gap, Yearly ProgressPro™, a progress-monitoring instrument, is being implemented to help close it. This computer-administered program...
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    • 4 receives assistance through Title 1 funds. Currently, there are 754 students who attend Cherry Hill; 72% of these students are native English speakers while 28% are ELLs. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this thesis was (a) to compare the...
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    • 5 Definition of Terms Definitions of terms relevant to this study include the following:  Achievement gap: The disparity in academic achievement between different groups of students, especially groups defined by race/ethnicity, disability,...
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    • 6 Chapter 2 Literature Review When attempting to close the academic achievement gap between English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers, it is necessary to examine interventions that have proven effective. The researcher has...
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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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