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    • 11 & Solomon, 2006). There are many parents that feel competition in PE and lower grades of elementary needs to be eliminated altogether to foster feelings of comfort and safety so more students will participate and have a positive...
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    • 11 an international marketplace. Students are required to take a standards-based test each year to determine if they have met the set proficiency levels in both literacy and in mathematics. These tests are given to students in third through eighth...
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    • 12 Under conditions calculated to increase math anxiety in females, males tended to overwhelmingly outperform females (Beilock, 2008). However, both males and females can be negatively affected by math anxiety. In another study, after being given a...
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    • 13 Family. Several activities have been incorporated for the purpose of entertaining the whole family. Most of these activities take place in the evening after the tours have been finished for the day and most shops downtown have been closed. Games...
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    • 14 Gresham’s study illustrates that even students with significantly high levels of math anxiety can improve their attitudes toward math when the right treatment is utilized. Other treatments include a self-paced program (Gresham, 2007), graphic...
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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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    • 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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    • 17 of structure and organize it, they are better equipped to comprehend the information presented in the text (Moss, 2004) When presenting students with text passages, the passages should be selected with great care. The text needs to be well...
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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 knowledge. Students are explicitly taught in the younger grades how to identify characters, setting, and plot. Students entering fourth grade are provided with textbooks in the areas of Social Studies and Science. They are asked to read the...
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    • 2 prepare for their future. Christenson and Thurlow (2004) found that the cost of dropouts is "estimated in the billions of dollars in lost revenues, welfare programs, unemployment programs, underemployment, and crime prevention and prosecution"...
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    • 21 Pro: All student participation. The researcher gave each student manipulatives and conducted several mini-lessons, modeling the lesson concept using manipulatives. The students then created the teacher sample to display on their desks and then...
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    • 22 Admittedly, just as evidence is lacking for learning-styles based teaching, there is also a dearth of hard evidence supporting the use of kinesthetic strategies in the classroom. Existing studies are small, limited, and inconclusive. Although...
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    • 22 the month of March 2011, both groups saw a dramatic increase, about 75% higher than the previous month. During December 2011, the credit dropped for both groups; 28% for the average student and 9% for the student involved in the collaborative...
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    • 23 groups earned; both the males and the females lowered the amount of credit completed by 31%. The males fluctuated, dropping 8% in October and 10% in December. They then completed 68% more credit in January. The females also dropped in October;...
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    • 23 is that students will learn to apply more grammatically correct sentences if given the opportunity to revise their work after discussing it. Kolln supports this theory by saying, “If grammar knowledge doesn’t appear to improve writing...
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    • 24 Chapter 4 Results Assessments are a thriving part of the educational landscape. They affect the entire educational community and may influence how a charter school is perceived. The two groups most impacted by that perception are parents who are...

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