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    • 10 before they fell through the cracks. These students were then less likely to drop-out or quit their academic programs. The short-term interventions used included parental contact, after-school tutoring, Saturday school, lunchtime classes, and...
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    • 12 ability to design curricula and alternative forms of assessment that would set their school’s educational objectives and experience apart from the traditional model—the very principle charter schools have been tasked with in the first place. In...
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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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    • 13 When results are positive, the school and its stakeholders can claim an excellent academic program; however, when results are negative, they list the many reasons why high-stakes testing is a poor indicator of school success. In order to...
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    • 14 Other vocabulary programs are available, but not many have been carefully researched and approved. “Few independent research studies have been conducted on popular commercial reading programs, but the use of such programs in secondary schools is...
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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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    • 14 using scores to evaluate schools and teachers, and as a requirement for grade promotion, “can have a negative impact on student learning” (Henning, 2006, p. 729). Henning and his group of 24 teachers looked at four types of analyses that would...
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    • 15 Participants & Setting The participants of this study were students in a fourth grade, public elementary school (East Elementary) in Iron County School District, located in Cedar City, Utah. The participants were a combination of low functioning...
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    • 15 promote our featured activity of the week to get guests thinking about how to spend their leisure time the minute they begin their stay with us. In the next year’s activity inventory, Marriott hopes to see a strong improvement in our special...
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    • 16 adaptive assessment known as Measure of Academic Progress (MAP). When the student correctly answers questions, they become increasingly difficult. When the student answers the questions incorrectly, the questions become easier (McCall et al.,...
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    • 16 The survey provided qualitative measures necessary to assess students’ attitudes towards the SMART interactive whiteboard versus the traditional whiteboard. The surveys include five questions scaling different degrees of responses about the...
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    • 18 2. Do outstanding events promote owner purchases? 3. How do events for owners and potential owners satisfy Relationship Management Theory? Method To further analyze these roles as they apply to my position with Marriott, I sought to understand...
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    • 18 informed they would be participating in the math lesson using the traditional whiteboard and traditional, hands-on, manipulatives. Treatment group Two: Step two (this step was conducted on a Friday). Five days concluding the procedure of step...
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    • 18 Instrumentation The data were collected through quantitative measures. I relied on the use of pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys. I used an adaptation of the Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) survey that our counselor has included on...
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    • 19 appropriate for that level. The items included in Level 6 address vocabulary knowledge and comprehension skills. The vocabulary subtest measures word decoding and vocabulary knowledge, while sentence comprehension measures the ability to...
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    • 19 moved to the next unit, while those who have not achieved it are provided with modified instruction. This evaluation strategy is especially important for at-risk students. Good teachers recognize the importance of assessing students over time to...
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    • 19 particular study. I entered the parts of the survey that would benefit this study into a Google Document Form and administered both the pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys online. I focused on whether or not exposing students to various...
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    • 19 responsibilities the activities center has at the resort property. I have provided a copy for the resort to use and a copy for the committee to review which is included in Appendix C. 2. Activity Tracking Spreadsheet To better manage activity...
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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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    • 20 Summary The data shows a need for the Marriott Summit Watch property to further manage external relationships with other local vendors in order to expand offerings for guests. This is shown in numbers that indicate the availability and variety...

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