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The Independent Reading Level Assessment And Its Impact On Third Grade Reading Achievement, Amy Amato Jackson Jan 2019

The Independent Reading Level Assessment And Its Impact On Third Grade Reading Achievement, Amy Amato Jackson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study focuses on the developmental reading taxonomy known as the Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA). The purposes of the study were to analyze the inclusion and timing of the elements required for learning to read, and to discover whether the use of the IRLA impacted results on summative third grade assessments (Smarter Balanced Assessments). A taxonomic structure was used to examine the content validity study of the IRLA. Findings were that while the developmental progressions were accurate and the elements were inclusive, the areas of executive functioning, phonological awareness, and vocabulary could be strengthened, and that spelling could be ...


Transdisciplinary Learning: Investigating The Effects Of An Adult Learning Class With A Neuroeducation Perspective On Adult Learners’ Identity, Perceptions Of Learning, And Implementation Strategies, Matt Thul Jan 2019

Transdisciplinary Learning: Investigating The Effects Of An Adult Learning Class With A Neuroeducation Perspective On Adult Learners’ Identity, Perceptions Of Learning, And Implementation Strategies, Matt Thul

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Research shows that educators’ perceptions of learning are limited due to a variety of factors which include: a lack of neurobiological- and language acquisition-informed content and information incorporated within teacher preparation programs, educators’ learning experiences grounded in familiarity, and confusions between common educational learning frameworks, andragogy and pedagogy (i.e., K-12), surrounding appropriate learning tenets and effective learning practices for different-aged learners. However, one transdisciplinary model, neuroeducation, incorporates learning literatures from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and language acquisition and provides insight into the limitations of educators’ perceptions of learning and effective instructional practice. This study investigates the extent to which adults ...


The Kinetics Of Liberatory Pedagogy: An Exploratory Narrative Inquiry Across Disciplines Among Educational Activists Of Marginalized Identities, Latashia Harris Jan 2019

The Kinetics Of Liberatory Pedagogy: An Exploratory Narrative Inquiry Across Disciplines Among Educational Activists Of Marginalized Identities, Latashia Harris

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to use narrative inquiry and found poetry to explore how educational activists of marginalized identities across disciplines embody liberatory pedagogy and to describe why they practice liberatory pedagogy, how liberatory pedagogy functions and what it could or does materializes when adopted from the perspective of five participants in formal and non-formal educational locations. The findings and implications of the exploratory outcomes and possibilities of adjustable replication is discussed. The analysis of the collected data discusses how data can impact the educational field for current of aspiring practitioners of liberatory pedagogy by means that act ...


A Study Of The Impact Of Participating In The Edtpa Process On The Assessment Practices Of Novice Teachers, Michelle C. York Jan 2019

A Study Of The Impact Of Participating In The Edtpa Process On The Assessment Practices Of Novice Teachers, Michelle C. York

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Oregon student achievement continues to linger in the bottom of state rankings for assessment scores and graduation rates. Recent literature suggests that formative assessment and feedback are the most effective practices for improving student outcomes. Oregon has adopted the educative teacher performance assessment, or the edTPA which measures, among other abilities, teacher use of assessment practices. This mixed methods study explores the impact of the edTPA on the development of assessment practices of novice teachers by collecting data in two phases: an online survey and a one-on-one interview. The sample included 41 graduates of Oregon educator preparation programs from 2016 ...


The Relationship Of The Teaching, Empowering, Leading And Learning (Tell) Survey Responses To Student Smarter Balanced Assessment (Sba) In Math And English: Teacher Professional Development And Student Achievement, Kurt W. Schultz Jan 2019

The Relationship Of The Teaching, Empowering, Leading And Learning (Tell) Survey Responses To Student Smarter Balanced Assessment (Sba) In Math And English: Teacher Professional Development And Student Achievement, Kurt W. Schultz

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between changes in teachers’ professional learning conditions and changes in student achievement. The study examined conditions as measured by three state-wide administrations of the New Teacher Center’s Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning (TELL) Survey in Oregon from 2014 to 2018 and contemporaneous student achievement data from Oregon state achievement tests, the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in Math and English. Participants were all 274 schools in Oregon with data for all administrations of relevant instruments. Data were disaggregated based on district and school size, poverty level, and English Language Learner ...