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    • 17 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...
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    • 38 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...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 20 (2000) have suggested that the longer the activities, the more effective they are. The learning opportunities tend to be more focused, allow more opportunity for active learning, and are more coherent...
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    • 52 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Tally Points Students' Self-Assessed Musical/Rhythmic Learning Style Scores Males Females Class Figure 4.7. Comparing 3rd and 4th Quarter, Students’ Self-Assessed Musical/Rhythmic Learning Style...
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    • 21 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...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 21 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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    • 40 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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    • 22 Chapter 3 Methodology 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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    • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 9 communication. At the time, they found CMC to be a more depersonalized form of communication (Garton & Wellman, 1993). Thus, in certain circumstances where less social information is required, and task-orientation is...
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    • U.S. Embassy 28 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,...
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    • 38 Chapter 6 Implications 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. Educators should...
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    • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 10 boards and computer games (Reid, 1991). Walther (1995) found that when outsiders assessed the relational communication between CMC and FtF groups, they rated CMC higher in categories of both intimacy and social...
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    • 42 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...
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    • 24 Procedures 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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    • 43 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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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 25 Teacher Knowledge and Implementation, Fechtelkotter (2010) Response-To-Intervention in Schools: A Survey of Current Practices and Teacher Perceptions in Two States, and guided questions provided in...
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    • The Human Element 41 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,...
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    • 26 Chapter 4 Results 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...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 26 directly related to RTI as presented by Buffum et al. (2012). The professional development on RTI includes a book study, action plans, reflection, an article study, mentoring, collaborating, coaching,...

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