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shown that the teacher variable is an important factor in student achievement. Only home related factors have a bigger influence (Kratochwill et al., 2007). NCLB (2002) requirements feature this change...
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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Many decisions need to be made when planning professional development. One of the most important decisions involves the content and intended outcome of the professional learning opportunity. A series...
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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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...
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meet and share should have priority. The school administration and school leadership team must implement these learning opportunities (Clauset & Murphy, 2012). Time for faculty to collaborate should be...
The tasks completed in order to meet the goals of this study were to administer the
AIMSweb language arts curriculum-based measurements and the kindergarten teacher
questionnaire using the following procedures to ensure reliability...
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validity constitute construct validity. Construct validity refers to the extent to which an
operationalization measures the factor it is supposed to measure (Bagozzi, Yi, & Phillips,
1991). Convergent validity has been defined as the extent to...
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regardless of the issue. Tobler & Associates consistently focuses on quality, not quantity, to
ensure the best results for its clients and create a positive image.
The second law firm I worked for performed quarterly...
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When teachers responded to statement four, all 15 teachers responded that they agreed that they actively work on a team to identify students and administer interventions. Fourteen of those responses...
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to the SWATC website (currently www.swatc.edu) and copied to a DVD for those instructors in outlying areas that lacked access to a computer lab. The PowerPoint is very basic, without audio or multimedia prompts. It is a series...
students consistent with the results. The teachers were able to make a greater effort to ensure
equal amounts of small group instruction to all levels of children.
There are many options for continuation to this study. Additional research is...
tourism authorities may need only to ensure that relevant information reaches the
specified target audience.
Hypothesis 3 predicted that information sources would positively affect visiting
intention and was also not supported by this study....
development of spelling content, and word study can effectively teach spelling in this
manner. But, he warned about the different caveats that happen when teaching with this
method. The first argument is that spelling is in theory “caught”...
4. What are some important points to remember about teaching spelling? The key points
addressed are spelling must be taught, it must be individualized to meet the needs of the
students and it must be taught across the curriculum. Teachers...
amount of data collected in this school and their focus on collaboration, the researcher was
concerned time taken to collect and analyze data and focused interaction with collaborating
educators was not developed to its fullest potential. Even...