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    • asking for yearly license to c a r r y on dance t h e a t r e etc. was referred to the Committee on Petitions. The following appointments were made: T . B. Wright--City Sexton, Dogtax Collector, and Scavenger: M. H. Dalley--Surveyor; George W ....
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    • one-half to Eva. in the Sheep Association, one-half to Florence, one-haif to Violet. in the Equitable to Maude individuaily. With regard to the furniture, 1 desire it to be divided between my eight children as the three boys think best, but want...
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    • Using the Yearly ProgressPro™ Curriculum-Based Measurement Program to Close English Language Learners’ Achievement Gap A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of...
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    • iii Table of Contents List of Tables ..................................................................................................................................v List of Figures...
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    • vi List of Figures Figure 1: Example of Student Progress Report from Yearly ProgressPro™ Program .................43
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Background Closing the minority achievement gap has been and continues to be one of the most pressing matters in American education. The achievement gap, which is defined as the academic disparity between low-income and...
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    • 2 need to score as proficient or better on its state’s standardized tests. Scores from these subgroups are compared to the scores of their peers. All students, including ethnic minority, low income, and special education students, must meet these...
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    • 3 14% of White adults (Fry, 2010). As a result of the increased legislation and awareness to the achievement gap, Yearly ProgressPro™, a progress-monitoring instrument, is being implemented to help close it. This computer-administered program...
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    • 4 receives assistance through Title 1 funds. Currently, there are 754 students who attend Cherry Hill; 72% of these students are native English speakers while 28% are ELLs. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this thesis was (a) to compare the...
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    • 5 Definition of Terms Definitions of terms relevant to this study include the following:  Achievement gap: The disparity in academic achievement between different groups of students, especially groups defined by race/ethnicity, disability,...
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    • 6 Chapter 2 Literature Review When attempting to close the academic achievement gap between English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers, it is necessary to examine interventions that have proven effective. The researcher has...
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    • 8 school accountability was targeted. Since that time, national policies have relied on testing as the primary method for districts and states to reform teaching. The National Achievement Gap Students with limited English proficiency, ethnic...
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    • 10 Education, 2010). According to Education Week, the majority of Hispanic and Black males in Utah do not graduate from high school with a standard diploma (Utah Education Facts, 2011). The percentage of dropouts among Hispanic individuals is three...
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    • 11 an international marketplace. Students are required to take a standards-based test each year to determine if they have met the set proficiency levels in both literacy and in mathematics. These tests are given to students in third through eighth...
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    • 12 yearly progress. NCLB requires that ELLs be included in state yearly assessments for accountability purposes. Reasonable accommodations must be made for assessments administered to these students. Each state sets their own model for identifying...
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    • 13 Researchers from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) examined the levels of academic achievement by comparing how 14 different states set proficiency levels for both math and reading tests. The researchers determined that what is...
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    • 22 final status. It also frequently assesses progress so that slope of improvement can be quantified to indicate rate of improvement. The data produces accurate and meaningful information about levels of performance and rates of...
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    • 23 in language arts and math. There are 30 math assessment questions and 25 language arts assessment questions. Students can see their score at the end of each assessment. Test items were developed and analyzed by university educational...

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