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The Influence Of Curriculum Customization On Grade 3 Student Achievement In Language Arts And Mathematics In New Jersey’S 30 Poorest School Districts, Michael DeTuro 2015 Seton Hall University

The Influence Of Curriculum Customization On Grade 3 Student Achievement In Language Arts And Mathematics In New Jersey’S 30 Poorest School Districts, Michael Deturo

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose for my correlational cross-sectional study was to explore the influences of proximal and distal forces on curriculum development and how it affects student achievement as it pertains to NJ ASK Grade 3. I sought to determine the strength and direction of the relationships between curriculum customization at the local level and student achievement on the NJ ASK 3 in Mathematics and Language Arts. Seventy-four elementary principals were surveyed pertaining to development, design, and implementation of their curriculum.


Migration And Parent Involvement: Ethiopian Immigrants In Chicago, Daniel Hasso Shashe 2015 DePaul University

Migration And Parent Involvement: Ethiopian Immigrants In Chicago, Daniel Hasso Shashe

College of Education Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

My study examines the experiences and perceptions of Ethiopian immigrants in Chicago particularly as they relate to their involvement in their children’s schooling. Through narrative interviews I was able to hear stories of migration, education, and life changes within families as they emigrated from Ethiopia and (eventually) settled in the US. Migration, conditioned by political contexts at home, circumstances of mobility, and available support structures, is translated into life experiences that are infused with emotion (of various sorts), hardship (and various strategies to understand it and deal with it), an evolving vision of life in the US, and ...


The Unseen Life Of Tom Hill, Jared Raney, Mackenzie Ferguson, Liz Zabel 2015 Iowa State University

The Unseen Life Of Tom Hill, Jared Raney, Mackenzie Ferguson, Liz Zabel

Ethos

The office that Dr. Thomas Hill works in is large, complete with a wood paneled desk, wall-to-wall bookshelf and conference table. Iowa State University’s vice president of student affairs uses all this space, bouncing back and forth from desk to conference table—whichever is the least covered in stacks of paper at the time. His day is filled with meetings and phone calls, whether it’s a meeting to advise a group of graduate students working on a project or taking a call from an old Olympic teammate who’s looking to get one of his athletes a scholarship.


The Influence Of Inclusion Classes On The Academic Performance In Language Arts Literacy On Suburban Non-Disabled Eleventh Grade Students As Measured By The 2013 New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment, Jocelyn Easley Brown 2015 Seton Hall University

The Influence Of Inclusion Classes On The Academic Performance In Language Arts Literacy On Suburban Non-Disabled Eleventh Grade Students As Measured By The 2013 New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment, Jocelyn Easley Brown

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study examined the influence of an inclusive secondary language arts classroom setting on the academic performance of Grade 11 general education students in two suburban New Jersey high schools on the Language Arts Literacy section of the 2013 New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (NJ HSPA). The sample was selected using Propensity Score Matching, a technique utilized to marginalize the influence of selection bias. The final sample was comprised of 214 students in Grade 11 in a New Jersey suburban, upper middle class district during the years 2010-2013. The variables that were included in this study were gender, ethnicity ...


The Final Word, Matt Wettengel 2015 Iowa State University

The Final Word, Matt Wettengel

Ethos

You may be shocked to see the same professor scheduled to teach the same course you took with them last semester. Obviously your analysis of them and their teaching wasn’t read, right? While there’s a slim chance this is true, it’s most likely not the case. Even though they’re still employed and that dreadful course is still offered, what you wrote at the end of the semester can have more influence on instructors and courses now than ever before.


Student Affairs, Katherine Marcheski, David Derong 2015 Iowa State University

Student Affairs, Katherine Marcheski, David Derong

Ethos

Lucy is your average college student. She goes to class, studies, works, and hangs with friends. She enjoys being active at her university with events and clubs, and making the most of her college experience. However, she also has had some experiences that are not so average. Lucy, a former Iowa State student, was romantically involved with a professor. Things started off normal, but took a turn down a road that most students never encounter.


Student Debt, Mindi Price, Nguyet Bui, David Derong 2015 Iowa State University

Student Debt, Mindi Price, Nguyet Bui, David Derong

Ethos

On January 25, President Barack Obama presented the world with his State of the Union address, informing Americans what his national plans and priorities would be for the next four years. And once the topic turned to college affordability, he made a statement that piqued the interest of university students and faculty. “Let me put colleges and universities on notice: If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down,” Obama said. “Higher education can’t be a luxury – it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able ...


The Dorm Experience, Dallas Daws, Merissa Elliott, David Derong 2015 Iowa State University

The Dorm Experience, Dallas Daws, Merissa Elliott, David Derong

Ethos

Last summer, freshmen and transfer students eagerly awaited their dorm assignments as they prepared for a fresh start at Iowa State. Because of the overflow of new students, however, nearly 200 students discovered that they were assigned not to traditional dorm rooms, as they expected, but to den spaces.


Crowded Campus: Where Is The Money Going?, Emily Elveru, Mackenzie Ferguson, Kait McKinney 2015 Iowa State University

Crowded Campus: Where Is The Money Going?, Emily Elveru, Mackenzie Ferguson, Kait Mckinney

Ethos

Fifty long minutes of class have come and gone, students pack up their bags and sling them over their shoulders as they walk out of the classroom and onto the sidewalk. Joining a surplus of other students, they notice campus is more congested this year. Iowa State University’s enrollment of 31,040 students is the highest to date, beating last year’s record by 1,153. “Growth is always positive,” says Warren Madden, Vice President for Business and Finance. “We would much rather deal with the university growing than shrinking.”


A Comparative Analysis Of Diversity Initiatives: Administrative Policies & Academic Curriculum, K.B. Jenny Kim 2015 Chapman University

A Comparative Analysis Of Diversity Initiatives: Administrative Policies & Academic Curriculum, K.B. Jenny Kim

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The object of my thesis research is to examine the existing diversity initiatives and campus climate of Chapman University and a comparative institution, Loyola Marymount University. The focus area of study will be racial/ethnic diversity within the various levels of the institution, with the primary focus on students and institutional support. The topic by nature is nuanced and complex, with interwoven layers of hierarchy and various scopes of campus climate including but not limited to: academic curriculum, co-curricular programs, availability of human resources in related expertise, and general accessibility of resources pertaining to diversity. The main objective is to ...


Charles Lewis Cocke Papers, Beth S. Harris 2015 Hollins University

Charles Lewis Cocke Papers, Beth S. Harris

Finding Aids

Personal and professional papers of Charles Lewis Cocke, educator, founder and first president of Hollins University, and Baptist layman.


A Mixed Method Study Of The Effectiveness Of Gaining Early Awareness And Readiness For Undergraduate Programs (Gear Up) Federal Incentive Program In Southern Mississippi Public Secondary Schools, David M. Maxwell 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

A Mixed Method Study Of The Effectiveness Of Gaining Early Awareness And Readiness For Undergraduate Programs (Gear Up) Federal Incentive Program In Southern Mississippi Public Secondary Schools, David M. Maxwell

Dissertations

The Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) incentive program has been in place since the late 1990s nationally. This grant, which covers a time span of six years and offers up to eighteen million dollars in federal funds, is designed to increase college readiness and decrease dropout rate among high school students. This study examines the effectiveness of this grant in southern Mississippi for the graduating class of 2014. Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods to determine the effectiveness of this grant, this study draws some conclusions and recommendations for this incentive program.


Preferences For Intrinsic And Extrinsic Sport Motivators Of Mississippi’S Public School Teachers, Jason H. Rayborn 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Preferences For Intrinsic And Extrinsic Sport Motivators Of Mississippi’S Public School Teachers, Jason H. Rayborn

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if Mississippi’s teachers teach for the same motivational reasons that athletes practice their sport. Certified teachers (N=380) from Mississippi were asked to complete a modified version of the Sport Motivation Scale-II (SMS-II) survey. This modified version of the instrument, the SMS-II-ED, included 18 questions from 6 different extrinsic, intrinsic, and a-motivational subgroups and one qualitative question for a total of 19 questions. Preliminary demographic items included teacher’s grade level taught (K-5, 6-8, 9-12), years’ experience (1-10, 11-19, 20+), and previous high school or collegiate sport participation (yes or no ...


The Perceptions Of Mississippi Secondary School Counselors And School Administrators Regarding The Role Of School Counselors In Dropout Prevention, Sherrell Chollottie Gilmore 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

The Perceptions Of Mississippi Secondary School Counselors And School Administrators Regarding The Role Of School Counselors In Dropout Prevention, Sherrell Chollottie Gilmore

Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to investigate the perceptions of high school administrators and professional high school counselors regarding the primary role of professional school counselors in dropout prevention and the most appropriate way to assess professional school counselors’ effectiveness in dropout prevention. The modified Counselor Role Survey instrument was used to survey high school administrators and professional high school counselors. The study used a descriptive causal-comparative quantitative design.

Hypotheses were tested using independent t-tests. The results of the study indicated there was no statistically significant difference between the perceptions of Mississippi high school administrators and professional high ...


An Evaluation Of The Attitudes, Beliefs, And Mental Health Literacy Of Young African American College Graduates, Marshae Antoinette McNeal 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

An Evaluation Of The Attitudes, Beliefs, And Mental Health Literacy Of Young African American College Graduates, Marshae Antoinette Mcneal

Dissertations

The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between the attitudes, beliefs, and mental health literacy of young college-educated African Americans as compared to their Caucasian counterparts. Previous research indicates these two populations differ when receiving services for mental illness. The goal of this study was to see if this difference is due to their mental health literacy level, attitudes toward seeking help, as well as their attitudes and beliefs toward mental illness. A quantitative analysis was conducted using elements of the MacArthur Mental Health Module and the Attitudes toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale-Short Form (ATSPPHS-SF) to ...


Developmental Education At The Community College: An Exploration Of Instructional Best Practices And The Relationship Between Integration, Student Involvement And Rates Of Completion, Beverly Gayle Strickland Lewis 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Developmental Education At The Community College: An Exploration Of Instructional Best Practices And The Relationship Between Integration, Student Involvement And Rates Of Completion, Beverly Gayle Strickland Lewis

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the developmental education process within the community college system in Mississippi. Tinto’s (1993) Integration Theory and Astin’s (1993) Theory of Student Involvement were employed as a framework to assess and understand the relationship between academic integration, social integration, student involvement, and rates of completion.

This concurrent mixed method study identified best practices related to the successful completion of developmental education courses from the vantage point of the faulty and administration at the community college. A total of ten faculty and administrators from five of the community colleges in Mississippi were ...


“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

“Save Our History!” Collaborating To Preserve The Past At Umass Boston, Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Jessica R. Holden, Joanne Riley

Joseph P. Healey Library Publications

Sparked by the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 1964, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) staff in the Joseph P. Healey Library collaborated with departments across campus to carry out a wide range of initiatives, all focused on locating, accessioning, preserving, and sharing the physical evidence of the university’s history. This poster outlines the various collecting activities, outreach methods, digitization projects, and dogged detective work that resulted in the addition of more than 2,500 linear feet of unique historic materials to the University Archives, as well as a number of ...


Professional Entry Level Masters Athletic Trainnig Programs Versus Bachelors Of Science Athletic Training Programs: Comparing Preparedness And Emotinoal Intelligence, Rachel Brown 2015 Bowling Green State University

Professional Entry Level Masters Athletic Trainnig Programs Versus Bachelors Of Science Athletic Training Programs: Comparing Preparedness And Emotinoal Intelligence, Rachel Brown

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

No abstract provided.


Then And Now: An Analysis Of Broad-Based Merit Aid Initial Eligibility Policies After Twenty Years, William K. Ingle, Jason R. Ratliff 2015 University of Louisville

Then And Now: An Analysis Of Broad-Based Merit Aid Initial Eligibility Policies After Twenty Years, William K. Ingle, Jason R. Ratliff

Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice

Using Hall’s framework of policy changes, we sought to document and classify changes in initial eligibility and award provisions of broad-based merit aid scholarship programs at inception and present day. Our analysis revealed five first-order changes, two second-order changes, and only one third order change. Although the policy settings, instruments, and goals remained static in five states, the scholarship dollars in four of them have not kept up with increases in overall cost of attendance.


High School Culture, Graduation Rates, And Dropout Rates, Philip L. Pearson 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

High School Culture, Graduation Rates, And Dropout Rates, Philip L. Pearson

Dissertations

High school graduation rates and dropout rates have been a source of concern for many years. A number of strategies have been studied that could improve graduation rates and reduce dropout rates. School culture has been touted as an area that affects student achievement. As the culture of schools improves, student achievement has been shown to improve. The research focus of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between high school culture in public high schools in Mississippi and the graduation and dropout rates. School culture was measured by the School Culture Survey (SCS). As scores on ...


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