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    • 35 Figure 3. Student Engagement After a Classroom Energizer Resting As a control, the researcher allowed the students to have one rest day. This involved the students coming into the researcher’s classroom and simply resting (sitting quietly) at th...
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    • The Human Element 36 2005, p. 11). So, in conducting this type of study, one of the first things that researchers need to understand is that, “ethnography is not one research approach, but is a qualitative research paradigm that encompasses a...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 23 Chapter 3 Methodology This research utilized a descriptive case study. The intent of the research was not to provide results that are generalizable to all educational settings, rather it is to provide...
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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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    • 21 CHAPTER FOUR: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS Methamphetamine Impurities The hypothesis, that a distinct pattern of impurities present in illicit methamphetamine specimens could be characterized by GC/MS, was supported during this research, despite...
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    • 109 2010. Of the total number of surveys collected, 212 were rejected for incompleteness or respondents did not meet the residency or age requirements discussed; 973 were deemed usable. Data analysis methodology. Software packages. Predictive...
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    • 110 Evaluation of Fit section (Hoyle, 1995). SEM consists of several steps including model specification, estimation, evaluation of model fit, model modification and interpretation (Hoyle, 1995). Model specification. In the specification step, a...
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    • 111 direct and indirect effects of an independent variable on a dependent variable comprises the total effect between the variables (Hoyle, 1995). Identification is an important consideration in model specification. In essence, identification is...
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    • 112 implied covariance matrix and the observed matrix are used to calculate the residual matrix. The smaller the residual matrix, the better the model estimation, thus iteration continues until the residual matrix is minimized (Hoyle, 1995). This...
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    • 31 Chapter 4 Results RTI has been a nationwide initiative, because “to meet the needs of all students, the educational system must use its collective resources to intervene early and provide appropriate interventions and supports to prevent...
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    • 70 Three Score and Ten in Retrospect medicine." It was 50 yards down the hill, so Dad started his arms swinging like a windmill at the top of the hill. By the time he got to the bottom, going about 50 mph at his own estimate, he hit the kid like a...
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    • 53 Researcher’s Journal As participants were taking each test, the researcher observed and kept notes of the administration of the tests, students’ actions, the format of the tests, and some similarities and differences between the tests and...
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    • 118 Tables 7 and 8 represent the frequency and descriptive analyses, respectively, for Section F: Information Sources. Table 7 indicates whether or not the respondents had heard about Austria from the given source while Table 8 shows whether or not...
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    • 119 variable. The data were evaluated for assumptions of SEM: normality, linearity, multicollinearity and singularity, and adequacy of covariances. ----------------------- Insert Table 9 Here ----------------------- Results derived within larger...
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    • 120 evidenced in Table 10. EQS also provided information on multivariate normality. Histograms were not normally distributed for the variables. The normalized estimate of 41.35 indicated that the variables were not normally distributed. A scaling...
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    • RTI IMPLEMENTATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 38 Table 5 Mean Response to Student Outcome Statements 3 and 12 Survey Item Mean Response Out of 6.0 #3 RTI has resulted in a proactive system that better meets the needs of all students. 5 #12 RTI has...
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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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    • 123 ----------------------- Insert Table 12 Here ----------------------- SEM Data Analysis Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to examine the hypothesized relationships among the constructs in the study. The hypothesized models were...
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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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