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    • 18 the success of instruction and educational programs. If districts, schools, and educators are to successfully close the achievement gap they must implement effective interventions. Strategies that have been helpful in closing the achievement gap...
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    • 20 cursive kinesthetically form muscle memories that are stronger than when printing. Next she taught the students to spell (again, before beginning reading instruction) by having the students write the cursive letters on the blackboard. The large...
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    • 27 Purpose of the Current Study Clearly, the achievement gap continues to be an issue of major concern in American education. As the legislative goal year of 2014 approaches, where 100% of all students must be proficient in literacy and...
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    • 28 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this thesis was (a) to compare the academic growth of the fourth-grade Cherry Hill Elementary English language learners (ELLs) to the academic growth of their native English speaking peers in math and...
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    • 29 an effective tool in closing the achievement gap in the Cherry Hill ELL students. NWEA data and scores from the 2010-2011 school year were used to identify differences between the English language learners’ academic growth and the native English...
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    • 29 References August, D., Carlo, M., Dressler, C., & Snow, C. (2005). The critical role of vocabulary development for English language learners. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 20(1), 50-57. Baumann, J. F., & Graves, M.F. (Sept. 2010)....
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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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    • 30 filters and assessment reports to target ELLs’ instruction, the data would prove to be an effective tool in closing the achievement gap. Participants and Setting The participants in this study were the 2010-2011 fourth-grade students from Cherry...
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    • 34 Chapter 4 Results This study compares the academic growth of the fourth-grade Cherry Hill Elementary ELLs to the academic growth of their native English speaking peers in Math and Language Usage using the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)...
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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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    • 43 FOR ALL ACTIVITIES Give activity full attention. Videogames, reservations, and other needs are secondary. Stay at the table rather than being behind the desk so that you are available for any questions or additional instruction necessary. For...
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    • 44 Chapter 5 Discussion The intention of this thesis was to compare the academic growth of the fourth-grade Cherry Hill Elementary ELLs to the academic growth of their peers in Math and Language Usage using the Northwest Evaluation Association...
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    • 45 assessments, statistical significances were observed. A probable reason that a greater educational significance was not observed may be due to the learning curve that teachers experience in order to effectively use the assessment program....
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    • 48 References Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s plan for lifetime success through education. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/PreK-12EducationFactSheet.pdf Brady, R. C. (2003). Can failing schools be fixed? Retrieved from...
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    • 49 psychologists. School Psychology Review, 15, 358-374. Devaney, L. . (2009). Rti: not just for special education. Eschool News, Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2009/04/16/rti-not-just-for-special-education/?ast=49 Edmunds, R. (1979)....
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    • 50 http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/risk.html NGA Center for Best Practices. (2011). Closing the achievement gap. Retrieved from http://www.subnet.nga.org/educlear/achievement No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Pub. L. No. 107-110, 115, Stat. 1425...
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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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    • canyon, as he did not consider the Old Fort site safe from floods, as Coal Creek was subject to very high n water i times of flood. Since Hemy's first wife, Ellen, was not able to have children, it was sii years after Henry was manied before his...

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