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    • ' Another article was written in the Deseret News which contained uiformation that when the iron ore from Iron City amived in Provo it was examined and determined to be as good as "could be imported
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    • 11 One of those that focus on primarily on scoring is Project Essay Grader (PEG). This was the program developed by Ellis Page in the 60’s. PEG uses sample essays to generate its basis for what makes up a “good essay” given the topic. The...
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    • 12 as students write on various topics. This issue is not limited to PEG; it is found throughout the AES systems. A question for future studies would be: Are these variations in algorithms detectable by writers? As mentioned previously, a strength...
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    • 2 5 research-based program, but it is the developmental theory that is research-based, not the program (Zaner-Bloser 2012, October 20). Word sorting alone, which is learning spelling by analogy, may not take into account other important strategies...
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    • 22 role in the implementation of AES systems. Teacher, however, have the ultimate responsibility to determine if an AES program in is the best interest of the students. Teacher Role in MyAccess! Program The teacher is meant to play a valuable role in...
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    • 25 understanding and confidence that they need to make sense of their children’s work as it arrives at home in the form of homework” (Ginsburg, et al. 2008 p. 21). The lacking personal confidence some parents have concerning math can lead to...
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    • 31 sufficient data to determine if the projects outcome was a success. Upon completion of this study, the researcher used the basic skills test, homework tracker, oral questioning, daily bell-work, homework scores, and test scores to determine the...
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    • 39 Chapter 5 Discussion This project was implemented in the researchers’ sixth grade math class in hopes of devising a structured remedy in aiding those students who receive insufficient help from home on daily math concepts. The researcher...
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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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    • 46 Chapter 3 Technical Considerations browsers can get the layers mixed up. Layers can only be safely used for animated images. For these reasons, the use of tables is still the method of choice for placing elements - especially when text is to be...
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    • 46 DRP with an average of 7.32 out of 10. Students in this group did not find the QRI test as valid, effective, and accurate as the DRP - only 8.23 out of 10. Overall Effectiveness of QRI Test Among all three groups, the average rating for the...
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    • 46 fun out of teaching. She felt the pressure involved with performing well on high-stakes tests but understood the need to push students to increase their capabilities so they would be prepared to go into the workforce or on to higher education...
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    • 47 somewhat disappointing discovery was that even when the researcher was actively involved in providing additional daily support, the students’ scores, as a whole, increased minimally. From this disappointing discovery, the researcher came to...
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    • 49 revision. Based on these results it seems that for the MyAccess program to affect students performance on the DWA, there is a need give students ample opportunity to write on different prompts, and to revise those prompts. Too many prompts with...
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    • 49 Table 4.10 DRP Post Survey Results – Group L Post-Survey GROUP L - DRP Student Number 1. Confidence in reading skills and comprehension 2. Before the test, seriousness about taking test 3. After the test, seriousness of taking test 4. Did you...
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    • 5 Literature Review Teaching writing has always been a challenge in education. It is an immensely complex task the human brain takes on; invariably it is on the upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The complexity of the process is reflected in the...
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    • 52 Table 4.13 QRI Post Survey Results – Group L Post-Survey GROUP L - QRI Student Number 1. Confidence in reading skills and comprehension 2. Before the test, seriousness about taking test 3. After the test, seriousness of taking test 4. Did you...

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