reading” (p. 283). They continue to explain “the assessments should be sufficiently sensitive to
small changes in the student’s reading performance” (Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 283). Besides
indicating student growth, progress monitoring...
Apologia, Antapologia and Political Power
his being “light-skinned” and “having no negro dialect.” He issued the following apology: “I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all...
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special educators are asked to take on the roles of intervention specialists, RtI experts, and Tier
evaluators in addition to their undersold roles as high-quality instructors who perform daily with
professional practices of rigor, excellence,...
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2006, para. 9). The key word here is observable. Many practitioners overlook the fact that all aspects of a community are observable. And that they can refer back to humanities’ original roots in anthropology to gain a better...
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...
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Navigation through the culture and a feeling of directional helplessness is expressed
by the mothers in this study. As participant one said, ―they don‘t come with an instruction
manual‖ so the mother is left...
Exploratory research was conducted to identify and measure the relationships
between information sources, socio-cultural preferences, and travel motives on
destination image and visiting intentions. An adaptation of the study conducted...
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2005, p. 11). So, in conducting this type of study, one of the first things that researchers need to understand is that, “ethnography is not one research approach, but is a qualitative research paradigm that encompasses a...
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student learning outcomes. This is accomplished through on-going collaboration and professional learning focused on understanding how students learn. New practices are learned, created, and implemented...
of texts was chosen to enhance the accuracy of determining the students’ reading comprehension levels. A select few were also asked to read a narrative passage to measure reading fluency and words-correct-per-minute to give the researcher a...
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accurate characterization of behavior than what the respondent likely would have reported.
Ethnographic research then begins at a holistic level where information is recorded on the environmental context of the situation as...
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....
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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This research utilized a descriptive case study. The intent of the research was not to provide results that are generalizable to all educational settings, rather it is to provide...