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    • 2 need to score as proficient or better on its state’s standardized tests. Scores from these subgroups are compared to the scores of their peers. All students, including ethnic minority, low income, and special education students, must meet these...
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    • 19 cognates is beneficial. All of these activities produce strong effects in mastery of targeted words, and smaller, but significant gains in comprehension of the selected text (Goldenberg, 2008). Other research supports the findings that...
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    • 5 Definition of Terms Definitions of terms relevant to this study include the following:  Achievement gap: The disparity in academic achievement between different groups of students, especially groups defined by race/ethnicity, disability,...
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    • 25 their primary language (L1) as well as their second language (L2). When children are able to read in both L1 and L2, they develop language skills in their L1, find it easier to read in English, and learn to read or improve reading skills in both...
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    • 27 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this thesis project was to determine if sending home kindergarten reading homework through the SETHL would improve Hispanic kindergarten student scores on the DIBELS and MAP assessments and improve Hispanic...
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    • 28 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...
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    • 17 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. COURSES OF STUDY. The Branch Normal offers the following courses: (1) The regular four years course leading to a Normal certificate with the exception of the professional work of the fourth year which...
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    • days]. We were greeted with a hearty welcome by our many old friends. Brother James Haslam, Captain of the Brass Band, with his brethren serenaded us in the evening with music and stayed until a late hour. Maq Ann Wdson's oldest daughter,...
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    • 30 The DIBELS assessment was used to create the groups for the SETHL as well as to compare growth. 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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    • 19 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. First half. Second half. German 4 4 Book-keeping b 3 3 Commercial Law 2 2 Typewriting and stenography will be given in connection with Book-keeping b. Students preparing for college should omit...
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    • 31 toward reading by marking the picture that most closely depicted how they felt about reading. This quantitative assessment was designed to complement qualitative data in a way that was reliable, valid, and based on norms with a large-scale frame...
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    • 20 SOUTHERN BRANCH Fourth Year. First half. Second half. Educational Psychology 3 Child Psychology 2 Kindergarten Practice b 6 6 Kindergarten Theory b 4 4 Elective……………………………. 2 Drawing b 2 2 Manual...
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    • 32 Procedures The researcher formed three academically equal groups of students from the kindergarten class based on the literacy ability of the students as shown on the mid-year DIBELS assessment. These groups were formed, as closely as possible,...
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    • 33 Parental surveys were used to determine their feelings associated with reading homework that was sent home with the students. The same surveys were given to parents whose students received the SETHL books in Spanish and English, English only, as...
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    • 34 10. Implement the SETHL program for children and parents to share, and record time spent reading. Monday through Thursday exchange SETHL books. 11. Periodically collect recording logs for later analysis and replace them with consecutive...
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    • 35 were sent home in both Spanish and English. These data were then compared to the data from the parents whose students received SETHL books only in English. Qualitative methods used the ERAS assessment to measure change in the feelings of the...
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    • 36 Quantitative data from the daily reading-recording forms were examined to determine if parental time in reading with their student increased when SETHL books were sent home in both Spanish and English. These data were then compared to the time...
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    • 38 Chapter 4 Results There were four research questions addressed by this thesis. In an effort to answer the first question, the main purpose of this thesis was to investigate whether the reading scores of a group of bilingual Hispanic kindergarten...

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