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    • 17 reading” (p. 283). They continue to explain “the assessments should be sufficiently sensitive to small changes in the student’s reading performance” (Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 283). Besides indicating student growth, progress monitoring...
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    • U.S. Embassy 23 Similar to Dr. Challis’s course format, Dr. Heuett allows students to choose their own speech topic. Having the fortunate opportunity to attend speeches that have impacted and changed me, I was determined to set the bar for my...
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    • 18 special educators are asked to take on the roles of intervention specialists, RtI experts, and Tier evaluators in addition to their undersold roles as high-quality instructors who perform daily with professional practices of rigor, excellence,...
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    • The I-Text Distance Learning System 5 7. Quiz Console – Students can take quizzes using the Quiz Console. Instructors can build quizzes using four question types: multiple choice, true-false, fill in the blank, and short answer. The quizzes are...
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    • 37 DRP Test Procedure The participants took the DRP first. They were given the same instructions: read the text selection and select the word that fits best and makes the most meaning in the sentence/paragraph. To complete the test, they were given...
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    • 19 went to pre-kindergarten programs. In recent years, some politicians held the belief that pre-kindergarten programs would eventually impact scores recorded for the No Child Left Behind Act. This notion brought forth even more funding for...
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    • 12 source of knowledge and understanding needing to be discovered. When students “examine their premonitions and beliefs while at the same time accepting the limitations of human thought, Socrates believed students could improve their reasoning...
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    • The I-Text Distance Learning System 6 The I-Text was developed using Acrobat 9, Flash CS3, Flex 3.0, PHP and MySQL. The individual consoles were written in Actionscript 3.0 and compiled using Flash CS3. The consoles communicate with a web server...
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    • 38 All students were given the same DRP test, which was standard for all groups. As can be seen in Table 4.6 (pg 37), 10 of 12 students (83%) scored above a 9th grade level for reading comprehension, with half of the students scoring just above the...
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    • 20 time, the students did show varying rates of progress when it came to specific target skills (West, Denton, & Reaney, 2000). A significant factor in student achievement is socioeconomic status. Low-income students have a higher probability of...
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    • 20 Students Who Benefit from RTI Kamps et al. (2007) compared the effects of English language learners (ELL) receiving Tier 2 interventions to ELL students being taught using a balanced literacy approach to reading. The study found students...
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    • 39 self-reported as being a good reader, reading between 30 minutes to one hour a day. The other student who scored on a 5.8 grade equivalent level on the DRP also highly agreed with the results of the test at 9 out of 10 and reported being a good...
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    • 21 Fantuzzo et al., 2005; Mead, 2008). Caucasian and Asian children demonstrated higher levels of skill in reading (Al Otaiba, Kosanovich-Grek, Torgesen, Hassler, & Wahl). Research by Fantuzzo et al. concluded “African American, Hispanic, and...
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    • 40 of texts was chosen to enhance the accuracy of determining the students’ reading comprehension levels. A select few were also asked to read a narrative passage to measure reading fluency and words-correct-per-minute to give the researcher a...
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    • 106 Media tourism. The use of media as a form of tourism advertising has been a popular topic of interest in recent years. Tourism can be generated by books, movies, TV shows and every level of cultural activity. The media greatly affects what...
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    • 17 received or questions heard. Online, though, purposeful effort from the instructor is needed to reply to an email or communicate acknowledgement to students (Graham, 2004). Student recognition. Graham (2004) also found that online discussion...
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    • 24 Perceptions of Teachers Concerning RTI In their study, Greenfield et al. (2010) found that teachers in their first year of school-wide RTI implementation used progress monitoring more strategically and became more confident in using the data...
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    • 25 Conclusion In summary, RTI as Fuchs & Fuchs (2006) explain is a “multilayered structure . . . implemented in the early grades to strengthen the intensity and effectiveness of reading instruction for at-risk students, preventing chronic school...
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    • 44 Overall Effectiveness of DRP Test Since this study is concerned with determining the validity, effectiveness, and accuracy of these two tests, the participants’ responses were averaged together. They rated the overall effectiveness, validity,...
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    • EL INFORMATION PROCESSING IN MATH 43 References 10 Ways to Help ELLs Succeed in Math (2010). Instructor, 119(5), 27-29. Abedi, J. (2009). Computer testing as a form of accommodation for English language learners. Educational Assessment, 14(3/4),...


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