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    • 9 adversity in their lives are those that are at-risk for dropping-out or giving up on society in general. Identifying who is at-risk was a critical part of implementing any student interventions. Interventions Used With At-Risk Students In the...
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    • 11 interviewer would then ask for clarifying details. The interviews provided valuable information about who dropped out and what would help those that were on the fence about whether or not to quit school. Christensen and Thurlow (2004) reported...
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    • and harvest the same; this is necessary to save and secure the labor which you have performed and the seed which you have put into the ground, but be generous to your mission to intervene and thwart the purpose thereof Commence upon a small scale...
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    • viii Acknowledgments I am forever grateful for the guidance and support I received for this project. It was born from a class discussion in Dr. Lee Montgomery’s class and adeptly advised by him. I am appreciative for his interest in the topic and...
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    • v List of Tables Table 1: SUCCESS Academy Parent Survey Results...................................................................27 Table 2: Gateway Preparatory Academy Parent Survey Results...
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    • vi List of Figures Figure 1: SUCCESS Academy parent response to item 6 ............................................................28 Figure 2: SUCCESS Academy parent response to item 7...
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    • vii Acknowledgments I would like to take this opportunity to graciously thank Prent Klag for his wisdom, help, and red pencil. I would also like to thank the teachers, parents, and administration at both SUCCESS Academy and Gateway Preparatory...
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    • 3 how do assessments impact the parent/teacher perception of charter schools; and three, do teachers use scores from state-mandated assessments evaluate their own performance/success? Research Questions The following questions helped guide the...
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    • Legion. The escort arrived at Governor Young's at 9:00 a.m. and everyone saluted him at the west door of his mansion as he appeared on the steps.' The residents of Cedar City held their own celebration and Henry wrote the following about the...
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    • 20 Chapter 3 Methodology Purpose of Study The purpose of this project was to examine the relationship between charter schools’ performance on state mandated assessments and how those scores impact the perception of charter schools’ success or...
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    • 21 The participants of this study fell into two categories: parents and teachers. Parent participants must have had one or more youth who were current students at one of the two schools at the time the study was conducted. At that time, Gateway...
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    • 22 open-ended question were coded according to emerging themes. Finally, participants were given selected response items to choose from. Samples of surveys, as well as the open-ended question and selected response items are provided in appendices...
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    • 25 attitude toward state-mandated testing. This research also examined teacher attitudes toward state-mandated testing as a tool to describe school performance and instructor performance as well as the reasons they chose to work at a charter school...
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    • 30 Gateway Preparatory Academy parent survey. There were 110 parents who participated in the survey for Gateway Preparatory Academy. The school has 235 families, so 47% of GPA families participated in the survey. Parents may have more than one...
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    • 31 show a negative attitude, however, there was an equal amount of neutral response to the highest percent of negative response: “Neither Agree nor Disagree” at 34% and “Disagree at 35%. Item four results show an overwhelming positive response with...
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    • 32 Figure 5. Gateway Preparatory Academy parent response to item 7: What was the most important reason for choosing to attend this school? Item eight on the Gateway Preparatory Academy survey provided parents the opportunity to respond generally to...
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    • 34 environment,” “educational model” and “academic performance” were all fairly equally represented; while “convenience” and “other” were seldom selected or not at all, respectively. However, in regard to the most important reason (Figure 8),...
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    • scene could hardly be conceived. The toil-worn and hardy pioneers, with uncovered heads bent in reverence to the Almighty, thanked Him for H i s kindly care in bringing them to a land where conscience was free, with liberty undiluted. and asked H i...
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    • 35 Table 4 shows the items as well as the Gateway Preparatory Academy teacher responses for the Likert items of the survey. Table 4 Gateway Preparatory Academy Teacher Survey Results Question Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree nor...
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    • 36 “educational model” surpassed all other selections. Answers left blank or containing multiple selections on item five were categorized as no answer. Figure 9. Gateway Preparatory Academy teacher response to item 4: Factors that influenced...

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