average. They scored between 70% to 86% on the core test and between 16 – 24 on the ACT, if applicable. Group L was made up of students with a GPA ranging from 3.33 – 4.0, or a B+ to A average. These students scored a B+ or higher percentage...
end of the allotted time, the evaluator recorded the correct number of answers for each test. The
scores were then transferred into an online database provided by AIMSweb. When the scores
were entered after the August assessments, the database...
Learning clubs (book clubs, literature circles) should be deliberate and
specifically aimed at desired learning goals. To effectively motivate reluctant readers,
teachers must help students experience autonomy in selecting interesting...
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General Chemistry. An elementary course in General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis. The theories and principles of chemistry are treated in detail in connection with the study of the non-metallic elements. The...
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The course gives thorough instruction in the art of singing, including voice placing, breathing, tone production, phrasing, etc., and careful training in solo...
control group that received no books from the SETHL. The groups were formed to be as
academically equal as possible using the most recent DIBELS scores. These study participants
were found in the 58 percent of kindergarten students who spoke...
Question 7: Finally, what do you think are the most important considerations for people
involved in creating and providing service opportunities to think about? What are the most
important elements of designing these experiences for you...
sections. A post-survey was also given to the participants after each assessment. In this survey, the students rated their experience and their opinions about each test. Samples of these two surveys are available in the appendix...
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that done in English b, but of a much higher grade The principles of rhetoric are studied thoroly, and applied in numerous short, and frequent long compositions. The more difficult pieces of literature prescribed for entrance...
grade level group of students made the next highest amount of progress, averaging a 17.28 point
increase; and the on-grade level students made the least amount of progress with a 10.68 point
increase. Overall, the group who made the most...
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lower forms of animal life, and obtains an insight into their relation to the higher forms by a comparative study. The influence of environment is discussed at some length.
In classification, types of the main...
Chapter 4 – Results
The objective of this study was to use the information gained from researching and
utilizing the program Spelling Connections and instructional methods of Words Their Way, to
find the most productive method of teaching...
Each week students were asked to choose two words from their spelling journal to add to their
post-assessment. If the word was spelled correctly then students were able to cross out the word
in their journal, if still misspelled it was circled...
There was still growth within the groups, but it was minimal compared to the first six
weeks. It is likely that the rate of growth during the second 6-week period would have mirrored
the rate of growth of the first 6-week period, had the...
Approximately 1500 B.C., maize cultivation began to spread rapidly and widely. Matsuoka et al., (2002) proposed that maize domestication spread from the Balsas Basin of southwestern Mexico into northern Mexico, then into the southwestern United...
• What effects do positive reading experiences have on unmotivated and
apathetical readers who are currently scoring at or near benchmark levels
on reading assessments?
• Can participating in positive reading interventions and learning...
The DIBELS assessment was used to create the groups for the SETHL as well as to compare
The MAP assessment is computerized and was developed by the Northwest Evaluation
Association (NWEA). It tests for academic achievement in the areas...
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ered, certain movements and important epochs are emphasized, a thoro study of a few carefully selected groups of facts take the place of the more vague and general consideration of the great mass of history.