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The Discourse Of Written And Audio Feedback, Zachary Dalton Jan 2018

The Discourse Of Written And Audio Feedback, Zachary Dalton

All Master's Theses

Most teachers provide feedback for students daily. Whether it be a word of encouragement or a lengthy written comment in the margin of an essay, feedback is essential in first-year writing courses. This study investigates two distinct types of feedback, audio (a subset of oral feedback) and written (marginal comments and end comments). For this analysis, two instructors produced samples of audio feedback for students in their English 101 class sections (39 students total). The comments were then transcribed and compared with written comments left for the student by the same teacher on the same assignments. Students completed a follow-up ...


The Impact Of Mindfulness On Student Success, Casey D. Nightingale Jan 2018

The Impact Of Mindfulness On Student Success, Casey D. Nightingale

All Master's Theses

ABSTRACT

THE IMPACT OF MINDFULNESS ON STUDENT SUCCESS

by

Casey D. Nightingale

May 2018

As schools are adopting the whole child approach, it is important to examine how the approach impacts academic success. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a school-based mindfulness curriculum on student reading scores and classroom engagement. Using a multiple baseline design, this study examined the rate of improvement in reading scores and academic engagement in elementary students receiving a mindfulness curriculum. The curriculum was introduced in addition to the regular curriculum in 15-minute lessons twice a week. Rate of improvement was ...


Do Homework Trackers Affect Students’ Academic Performance?, Luisdaniel Barrera Jan 2017

Do Homework Trackers Affect Students’ Academic Performance?, Luisdaniel Barrera

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With new state assessment requirements for high school graduation, teachers are focusing on different strategies to assist students to achieve those goals. Many teachers state that students who complete homework perform better academically. The current study analyzed whether homework planners (trackers) had any positive effect on the academic performance of 16 seventh grade students in a very small and rural school district. This was a mixed study (quantitative and qualitative). Students’ grades, district assessments, state assessments, and teacher surveys were analyzed. The results showed that students improved their math and English Language Arts (ELA) district assessment scores when compared from ...


The Effects Of Nutrition Education On Third And Fifth Grade Students’ Fruit And Vegetable Knowledge, Preference, And Consumption, Alexandra Epstein-Solfield Jan 2017

The Effects Of Nutrition Education On Third And Fifth Grade Students’ Fruit And Vegetable Knowledge, Preference, And Consumption, Alexandra Epstein-Solfield

All Master's Theses

Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables (F/V) may reduce the risk of obesity and obesity-related diseases, yet most American school children fail to meet recommended intakes. One proposed method for reducing childhood obesity is implementing school-based nutrition education programs aimed at increasing F/V intake.

This repeated measures study examined the effectiveness of an eight-week F/V-targeted nutrition education intervention on elementary-school students’ nutrition knowledge, F/V preference, and salad bar consumption. A convenience sample of third- and fifth-grade students (n = 149) participated in the study. Surveys were administered pre- and post-intervention to assess F/V knowledge and preference ...


Effective Learning Strategies For College Students With Asperger's Syndrome, Jamie Susanne Gilbert Jan 2014

Effective Learning Strategies For College Students With Asperger's Syndrome, Jamie Susanne Gilbert

All Master's Theses

More and more students with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) are being accepted into college without having the proper foundation in place to successfully graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. Students with AS need support systems in place to properly prepare them to face the challenges of college. The purpose of this study is to discuss the current research in regards to effective learning strategies that lead to academic success for college students with AS and to further discuss how to implement the learning strategies in higher education institutions. A single-subject study, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis, was performed. It ...


The Grading Of Men’S Physical Education Activities In The Small Four-Year Colleges Of Oregon, Washington And California, John A. Beck Aug 1970

The Grading Of Men’S Physical Education Activities In The Small Four-Year Colleges Of Oregon, Washington And California, John A. Beck

All Master's Theses

What grading method of activity courses in small colleges is best meeting the needs of the students involved? What is the most prevalent method used? Is grading outmoded -- a thing of the past? These are the basic questions to be answered by this study.


Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb Jul 1970

Current Status Of Chamber Ensembles In The First-Class High Schools Of Washington State, Dennis C. Crabb

All Master's Theses

The problem concerned in this paper is to establish the extent to which ensembles are used as a teaching method in music departments of the high schools of the first-class school districts of Washington State.


Effects Of Controlled Reading Reinforcement On Junior High Students, Earl Albertson Apr 1970

Effects Of Controlled Reading Reinforcement On Junior High Students, Earl Albertson

All Master's Theses

The initial purpose of this investigation was to design a motivating environment based upon operant reinforcement theory. The second purpose of this study was to show how a high degree of structure and systematic application of operant reinforcement theory works in a junior high school reading class.


A Study Of The Reading Background And Current Program Practices In Reading Used By Elementary Principals In Washington's Second Class School Districts, Kenneth William Anderson Apr 1970

A Study Of The Reading Background And Current Program Practices In Reading Used By Elementary Principals In Washington's Second Class School Districts, Kenneth William Anderson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine the degree to which the training and backgrounds possessed by elementary principals affect their actions as leaders of reading instruction with their buildings.


A Survey Of Changing Of Units Of Measure In First Grade Through Eighth Grade Mathematics Materials, Thomas E. Anderson Jan 1970

A Survey Of Changing Of Units Of Measure In First Grade Through Eighth Grade Mathematics Materials, Thomas E. Anderson

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the ability of eighth grade students to change units of measure in the English system and in a fictional system of measurement; (2) to survey four mathematics textbook series, grades one through six, and four series, grades seven and eight, on changing of units of measure; and (3) to survey three college level textbooks, which could possibly be utilized in an arithmetic methods course, to see how changing of units of measure is suggested to be taught to children.


A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith Oct 1969

A Comparative Study Of The Open Court And Basal Reading Programs, Janice Kathryn Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose was to compare the Open Court first grade reading program with a traditional Basal Method being taught at Lakeview Elementary School in the Lake Washington School District.


Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton Oct 1969

Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton

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The purpose of this study was to develop Phase II in the Basic Educational Experiences Program, Phase I (6) of which was already in use in Yakima's Elementary Schools. Phase I was a minimal program in motor-sensory development. Phase II was a program in sequential perceptual activities contributing to and supporting the perceptual needs of the individual child through personal involvement in its activities.


A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement Growth And Attitude Toward Reading When Instructed Through A Basal Reader Manual Or Sanders’ Questioning Technique, Ruth Bechtel Aug 1969

A Comparative Study Of Reading Achievement Growth And Attitude Toward Reading When Instructed Through A Basal Reader Manual Or Sanders’ Questioning Technique, Ruth Bechtel

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reading achievement growth and to analyze the reading attitudes of seventh grade students when they are subjected to different methods of teacher questions. The two approaches used were: (1) the Basal Text Guidebook questioning approach, and (2) the Sanders' Questioning technique.


A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen Aug 1969

A Study Of The Effect The Value-Clarification Process Had On Fifth Grade Students In Auburn, Washington, Kathleen Agnes Hagen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there was any significant difference in the behavior ratings of the two groups of fifth graders between those students who received the "value-clarification" process and those students who did not. The clarification process is an approach to clarifying the values of students. The teacher asks questions, during group or private individual sessions, of the students.


A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley Aug 1969

A Survey Of Closed Circuit Television Facilities And Utilization In The Accredited Secondary Schools In The State Of Washington, Robert Lawrence Wiley

All Master's Theses

At the present time in the State of Washington, there are no reports with detailed information about the number of secondary schools using closed circuit television, nor is there information on the type of equipment or its use in existing closed circuit television facilities. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to assess the current facilities and uses of closed circuit television in the secondary schools of the State of Washington. The assessment of facilities throughout the state would be valuable to schools in the purchasing of equipment and the establishment of new programs in closed circuit television.


A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Iowa Tests Of Educational Development With Student Achievement As Predictors Of Future Student Success In Mathematics, William Henry Patrick

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare ninth grade algebra grades with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; (2) to compare scores achieved on the ITED with grades achieved in future mathematics courses; and (J) to determine whether the ITED or past student achievement was the better predictor of future student success in mathematics.


A Comparison Of Mean Correct-Words-A-Minute Scores Achieved By Beginning Typewriting Students Taught By Two Different Methods, Yvonne L. Marquard Aug 1969

A Comparison Of Mean Correct-Words-A-Minute Scores Achieved By Beginning Typewriting Students Taught By Two Different Methods, Yvonne L. Marquard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to make statistical comparisons of the mean correct-words-a-minute scores of students taught by two different methods and materials as presented by two different textbooks. Comparisons were made after twelve, twenty-four, and thirty-six weeks of instruction to determine the effectiveness of each textbook in developing speed in beginning typewriting students.


A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Opinions Of Parents And Teachers Regarding The Reporting System Used In The Vale Elementary School In Cashmere, Washington, David Leroy Lentz

All Master's Theses

[T]he purpose of this study was to elicit the opinions of the Cashmere parents and teachers towards the present reporting system and reporting in general and to ascertain whether the present reporting system used in the Vale Elementary School was meeting the needs of the community and school.


Attendance Patterns Of The Secondary Indian Students Who Attended Camp Chaparral In 1967, Thomas H. Elgin Aug 1969

Attendance Patterns Of The Secondary Indian Students Who Attended Camp Chaparral In 1967, Thomas H. Elgin

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The purpose of this paper is to study these secondary Indian students after a summer's training at Camp Chaparral in 1967 and determine what their attendance pattern was in school the following three semesters. The study will attempt to: 1. Determine the total percentage of absenteeism individually and as a group. 2. Determine the percentage of dropouts during the three semesters studied. 3. Compare frequency of absence of boys and girls. 4. Indicate which grade had the highest percentage of attendance. 5. Trace the movement of students if they transferred from one school to another. 6. Determine days of ...


An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon Aug 1969

An Analysis Of Parents’ Reaction To A Reporting System, Janice Louise Demmon

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze parents' reaction to a new reporting system. The system had been modified to eliminate all marks, and conferences and narrative reports were used in place of report cards.


A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard Aug 1969

A Survey Of The Provisions For Critical Reading Skills In Basal Readers, Louis Alan Dillard

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the number of critical reading skills included in six basal reading series and how many of these skills each series contained. It was also the purpose of this study to determine the grade level at which each specific skill was introduced and further how many of these skills were introduced at the grade one level.


A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams

All Master's Theses

It shall be the purpose of this study to determine the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a secondary special education program and to compare it with the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a normal secondary school program.


An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Instructional Television As Applied To Learning Beginning Golf Skills, Everett Lowayne Brewer Aug 1969

An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Instructional Television As Applied To Learning Beginning Golf Skills, Everett Lowayne Brewer

All Master's Theses

This study compares the golf skills of a class viewing its own videotape replays to those of a class who was videotaped but did not view the replays. All other relevant variables were equalized between the two groups. In addition, a test was made of the attitudes of the experimental group toward videotape as a learning aid, and finally, an attempt was made to reduce the number of trials necessary in the post-test, in order to make the test more functional.


Achievement Study Of Negro Elementary Transfer Students, Peter Andrew Nielsen Aug 1969

Achievement Study Of Negro Elementary Transfer Students, Peter Andrew Nielsen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to find out to what extent the transfer program has benefited participating students. The hypothesis was that Negro elementary students participating in the transfer program would make more academic progress by 1968 than would Negro elementary students from the same home schools who did not transfer. All students had to be in grade four in 1966. Students must have taken a standardized achievement test in 1966 and 1968.


An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effect Of Specialized Reading Treatment On The Reading Achievement Of Second Grade Students, Mary Lou Ames

All Master's Theses

Many pupils do not achieve success in reading by the traditional instruction. A few can be helped by remedial classes offering individual children help for specific difficulties. In this study a method was explored that suggests a plan that can be used in a regular classroom to benefit all low-achieving students.


Determining If Creative Activities Relating To And Incorporated In Spelling Lessons Will Bring About Greater Achievement In Spelling Than The Traditional Method, Nita Melvina Svinth Aug 1969

Determining If Creative Activities Relating To And Incorporated In Spelling Lessons Will Bring About Greater Achievement In Spelling Than The Traditional Method, Nita Melvina Svinth

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the enrichment and supplementing of creative activities relating to and incorporated in spelling lessons would bring about greater achievement in spelling than the traditional method of only stressing skills and principles. Practical application of combining the creative activities and the traditional method of spelling was used in the fourth-year classroom. The null hypothesis tested was that there was no statistical difference between the achievement made by pupils in the experimental group who received spelling instruction and creative activities to supplement the instruction and the control group who received a traditional spelling ...


A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii Aug 1969

A Study To Determine The Contribution Of Laboratory Training To Student Activities In Auburn High School, Howard Conway Webb Iii

All Master's Theses

The purposes of the study are (1) to develop a practical rating scale to evaluate the activity program, and (2) to determine the contribution of laboratory training to student activities in Auburn High School. This study was conducted at Auburn High School during the 1968-1969 school year.


A Survey Of Existing Programs For Problem Students In The First-Class Districts Of Washington State, Gerard A. Mcelholm Aug 1969

A Survey Of Existing Programs For Problem Students In The First-Class Districts Of Washington State, Gerard A. Mcelholm

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine what programs were being used in the first-class school districts of Washington State for students who had problems that had caused, or could have caused, their removal from the regular classes, and to analyze these programs in light of other programs that seem to be successful throughout the nation.


An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Phonic Games In Reading, William Earl Gibbons Aug 1969

An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Phonic Games In Reading, William Earl Gibbons

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine if games designed to teach phonics would improve phonetic skills as measured on the Lyons and Carnahan Developmental Reading Test. The null hypothesis investigated was that there would be no difference between groups receiving classroom game experience in phonic skills and groups receiving workbook experiences in phonic skills.


Effects Of Equal Periods Of Massed Exposure Versus Distributed Exposure To Systematic Exercises On The Physical Fitness Of Fifth And Sixth Grade Boys, Michael L. Nolan Aug 1969

Effects Of Equal Periods Of Massed Exposure Versus Distributed Exposure To Systematic Exercises On The Physical Fitness Of Fifth And Sixth Grade Boys, Michael L. Nolan

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this study to investigate the effect of varied proportions of physical exercise equated in type and duration, on two equated groups of fifth and sixth grade boys.