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    • THE WEB 12 interaction and teacher-student immediacy. Without meeting several hours per week with the class and instructor in person, students can feel disconnected and grades suffer (Hutchins, 2003). Conaway, Easton & Schmidt (2005) found that if...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 39 Chapter Summary In conclusion this chapter presents the study finding revealed by the teacher survey. The findings of this study were organized in reference to the research questions and themes that...
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    • 21 and paid preparation time for teachers to create online and other classroom materials that supported ELL instruction. On the university level, instructors of teacher preparation programs increased information on instructional practices for ELLs....
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 40 Chapter 5 Discussion Mandates, like NCLB (2002) and IDEIA (2004), include high expectations for student proficiency, quality instruction, and research-based strategies which address achievement...
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    • 5 agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement (CCSS, p.56). It also states that the use of punctuation should be mastered by the 4th grade, but it doesn’t say exactly what punctuation rules should be taught until 6th grade; and, at that point, the...
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    • 18 • The degree of repetition of topics (U.S. curriculum was highly repetitive; topics were introduced too early, taught with too little depth, and were endlessly repeated). • Logical order of topics (topics in U.S. were not presented in a logical,...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 43 Teachers were asked to measure their level of fidelity of RTI implementation on a one to six scale, with six being a high level of fidelity. The range varied from a score of three to six. A nine of the...
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    • 47 ter color work. Course III consists of oil on board and canvas ; an apt student should be able to complete a few studies in each course. Two years work in special work should prepare a student for an art teacher in the public schools of...
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    • DECLARATIVE KNOWLEDGE AND ACCELERATION 33 reasonable to conclude that there is a significant relationship between knowledge and sprint speed when age and vertical jump are controlled. The effect size (Cohen, 1988) suggests that knowledge assessment...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 46 changes they are making are having positive results. Fourteen of the participants in this study have witnessed that RTI has resulted in a proactive system that better meets the needs of all students....
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    • THE POTENTIALLY BRIGHT FUTURE OF RADIO 212 20. What is radio? It's a situation where it's looking for friends. It's working hard to be friends. Radio is going to play your favorite music. It may not reach every individual niche but by and large...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Context of the Problem In 1991 Minnesota passed the nation’s first charter school law, followed by several more states, including California, Michigan, Arizona, and Massachusetts (Manno, 2004). This charter school movement...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 47 This study is important because it shows the value of professional development within a school. Districts are spending massive amounts of money on professional development and teacher improvement...
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    • Mountain West. Certainly S . U . S . C . has been an asset to Cedar City over the years. The College has helped to preserve and build upon the rich past of the community, improved economic opportunities for local youth, and encouraged the growth of...
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    • 29 The bilingual SETHL was formed by downloading and printing commercially available books from Reading A-Z. These books are professionally-developed, leveled readers, and the same books were available in both Spanish and English. Two of the...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 48 Recommendations The researcher has several recommendations for future studies. It is recommended that continued research evaluates the effects of professional development on the implementation of RTI...
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    • 14 Even though there are problems with the current standardized testing program, other problems would likely surface without the use of them. Some of the possible consequences of eliminating standardized testing would be that high schools would...
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    • 15 need to be developed so that they provide new ways to assess the non-cognitive skills that students need to succeed in college and in the workplace. Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) proposes that a growth-based evaluation be included into...
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    • 41 The next category of type is the popular practice assignment garnering 73.5% of the total. Practice assignments are appropriate in two instances: for elementary students to develop mastery and automaticity and for secondary students to receive...

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