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...
All students were given the same DRP test, which was standard for all groups. As can be seen in Table 4.6 (pg 37), 10 of 12 students (83%) scored above a 9th grade level for reading comprehension, with half of the students scoring just above the...
Fantuzzo et al., 2005; Mead, 2008). Caucasian and Asian children demonstrated higher levels of
skill in reading (Al Otaiba, Kosanovich-Grek, Torgesen, Hassler, & Wahl). Research by
Fantuzzo et al. concluded “African American, Hispanic, and...
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...
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....
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As a result of this internship, my technical skills have grown as I have worked in
groups, have learned new means of research and how to be a more effective researcher,
have learned about management in a government organization,...
The following specific recommendations were identified from the current study. The
term educator in this chapter is used very loosely to include faculty, student life personnel and
service center staff.
selection on the high school level, 18% of the participants were independent, 32% were instructional, and 45% were frustrated. Even though the same percentage scored on the instructional level for both types of selections, the results varied in...
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...
of the entire text being read was 7.17 out of 10. Students rated the validity, effectiveness, and accuracy of the test at 7.42, with the same number reflecting their agreement of the test results. They comprehended the texts at a high level...
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A managerial approach to studying cultures comes from the work of Laurent (1983) and Victor (1992). Laurent identified four dimensions or parameters, as he refers to them: perception of organizations as political systems,...
The data collected during this thesis study offered information pertaining to the academic
gains of kindergarteners at a local elementary school. These data can be used to determine
which ability group shows the most progress...
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...
DRP with an average of 7.32 out of 10. Students in this group did not find the QRI test as valid, effective, and accurate as the DRP - only 8.23 out of 10.
Overall Effectiveness of QRI Test
Among all three groups, the average rating for the...
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since the only significant difference between the two communities is their culture, additional support for the model’s practical application can be applied. Details and proof of these differences were noted in the study and...
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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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sists largely of the working of problems involving the laws of Physics. Class room experiments are performed by the teacher whenever necessary to make a principle more comprehensible. The fifty experiments outlined in the...
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a few carefully selected groups of facts taking the place of the more vague and general consideration of the great mass of history.
Three hours per week throughout the year.
NOTE.-European and English History may...