beginning of the year. For this reason, teachers and administrators began to allocate much more
time and resources to children who were below-grade level. Kindergarten teachers in a local
school district were surveyed mid-way through the year to...
Al Otaiba, S., Kosanovich-Grek, M., Torgesen, J., Hassler, L., & Wahl, M. (2005). Reviewing
core kindergarten and first-grade reading programs in light of No Child Left Behind:
An exploratory study. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 21(4),...
Fantuzzo, J., Rouse, H., McDermott, P., Sekino, Y., Childs, S., & Weiss, A. (2005). Early
childhood experiences and kindergarten success: A population-based study of a large
urban setting. School Psychology Review, 34(4), 571-588.
Lo, Y., Wang, C., Haskell, S. (2009). Examining the impacts of early reading intervention on the
growth rates in basic literacy skills of at-risk urban kindergarteners. The Journal of
Special Education, 43(1), 12-28.
Manning, S., Stanford, B., &...
Pearson. (2010). AIMSweb benchmark and progress monitoring system for grades k – 8.
Retrieved on October 1, 2010 from http://www.pearsonassessments.com/pai/ai/research/
Pianta, R. C. & McCoy, J. J. (1997). The first...
Utah State Office of Education. (2010). Welcome to Title I. Retrieved on November 24, 2010
VanDerHeyden, A., Witt, J., Naquin, G., & Noell, G. (2001). The reliability and validity...
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K: DEFINITELY, WELL YOU KNOW MOST WOMEN WORK A JOB AND AT
THIS POINT IN TIME MY CHILDREN DON‘T WORK A JOB AND THAT‘S FINE,
BUT AT SOME POINT, THEY MIGHT WANT TO WORK A JOB AND ITS AS BIG
AN ISSUE AS WHEN THEY GO TO...
Consent Letter to Teachers
May 10, 2011
You are invited to take part in a research study about the academic progression of
kindergarten students in mathematics and language arts.
I am a kindergarten teacher and a...
Kindergarten Teacher Questionnaire
Kindergarten Teachers’ Beliefs About Students’ Academic Progression
1. What is your gender?
2. What is your race?
White African-American Hispanic Asian Native American...
Effects of a Spanish-English Kindergarten Take-Home Library
on Hispanic English Language Learner Reading Test Scores, Attitudes
Toward Reading, and Parental Participation and Attitudes Toward Reading Homework
A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah...
List of Tables
Table 1: MAP Assessment Group Mean Scores for Participating Hispanic Kindergarten Students
From Madison Elementary During the Spanish-English Take-Home Library ...............40
Table 2: Change in Attitudes of Students and Parents...
First, I would like to thank my husband, Rich, and my children for encouraging and
putting up with me through all of my schooling—my ESL endorsement, teaching certificate,
reading endorsement, and finally, my master’s degree....
According to Bear, et al. (2004), this word study program “evolves from three decades of
research in developmental aspects of word knowledge with children and adults” (p. 5). This
research has shown specific patterns of errors that children...
The National Center for Education reports that a large percentage of the rise in minority
enrollment in elementary schools is because of the growth in the number of Hispanic students
(NCES The National Center for Education,...
categorized as a high-poverty, Title I school, with all of the students qualifying for free lunch (B.
Moser, personal communication, October 8, 2010).
Research has shown that there can be positive growth in reading achievement when
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of this thesis was to discover if implementing a Spanish-English take-home
library, or SETHL, would increase reading test scores as well as increase positive attitudes
toward reading for Hispanic ELL kindergarten...
sixth grade. The DIBELS assessment is given in K-6 classrooms three times per year. It is an
individualized test with the proctor working one-on-one with students to assess their growth
throughout the year (Good, R. H., & Kaminski, R. A.,...
the reading and language level of any given student and records growth for the composite score
as well as measures growth for each student in several sub-categories (Northwest Evaluation
Association [NWEA], 2011). The assessment also tests for...
21 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...
include items such as country of origin, race, and the nature of their immigration. In fact,
differences among Hispanic groups are often greater than differences found between Hispanic
and non-Hispanic populations (Espinosa, 1995). Other...