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    • 10 Education, 2010). According to Education Week, the majority of Hispanic and Black males in Utah do not graduate from high school with a standard diploma (Utah Education Facts, 2011). The percentage of dropouts among Hispanic individuals is three...
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    • 12 yearly progress. NCLB requires that ELLs be included in state yearly assessments for accountability purposes. Reasonable accommodations must be made for assessments administered to these students. Each state sets their own model for identifying...
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    • 13 purpose of the intervention was to allow the students to see the many opportunities available to them in the world if they continued their education. Pennsylvania instituted a program called Project S.H.A.R.E. This program had a 22% increase in...
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    • 14 thirteen schools in the district (Givens-Ogle, Christ, & Idol, 1991). The system emphasized direct, data-based instruction and applied behavior analysis for at-risk students. The goal was to reduce special education referrals through more...
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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 post-secondary goals. It is difficult to find documentation regarding students who are considered at-risk. At-risk students tend to have parents who are not vested in their child’s future and/or may not know how to positively influence decisions...
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    • 17 strategies and altering attitudes, assessment can and should be a crucial part of all educational endeavors (Brimijoin, 2005). The public tends to look at assessment as a student issue; we need to understand the broad spectrum of people and...
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    • 18 to consider multiple intelligences, unique goals of this learner, specific concerns about this learner, content demands, and how the students are going to communicate with the teacher they have mastered the concept (Ellis, Lieberman & LeRoux,...
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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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    • 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 Due to the complex nature of summaries, some students may require a paragraph frame. The paragraph frame consists of three to four sentences containing blanks for students to fill in with their newly acquired information. Students are initially...
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    • 23 in language arts and math. There are 30 math assessment questions and 25 language arts assessment questions. Students can see their score at the end of each assessment. Test items were developed and analyzed by university educational...
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    • 28 5. Recording of all beginning scores for strength, aerobic, and perception assessments. 6. Introduction to the weight room machines and safety procedures and equipment, explanation of accommodations that machines have for injuries students may...
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    • 28 visual representation of individual responses to each item on the SUCCESS Academy parent survey, as well as the response mean and standard deviation, can be found in Appendix E. The next data from the SUCCESS Academy parent survey to be analyzed...
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    • 29 Another possible explanation for the success of the collaborative group might be the maturity level of students. Regardless of the type of student involved in the collaborative group, the students who were the most motivated and mature completed...
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    • 29 Figure 2. SUCCESS Academy parent response to item 7: What was the most important reason for choosing to attend this school? Item eight on the SUCCESS Academy survey provided parents the opportunity to respond generally to the question, “What do...
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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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    • 31 Appendix A Your child is being asked to participate in the research study, “Motivating at-risk teens to set post-secondary goals.” Researchers are required to provide a consent form to inform you about the study, to convey that your consent and...
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    • 31 show a negative attitude, however, there was an equal amount of neutral response to the highest percent of negative response: “Neither Agree nor Disagree” at 34% and “Disagree at 35%. Item four results show an overwhelming positive response with...

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