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Teacher Acceptability Of Curriculum Based Measurement As A Universal Screener In Reading, Brooke Adams Jan 2019

Teacher Acceptability Of Curriculum Based Measurement As A Universal Screener In Reading, Brooke Adams

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to extend the existing literature concerning teacher perception of acceptability of universal screening, specifically examining the use of Curriculum Based Measurements (CBM) as a universal screening tool in reading. Eighty-three first through fifth grade teachers from Washington State participated in an online survey utilizing the Acceptability Rating Profile – Revised (APR-R), a 6-point Likert scale measuring practitioner acceptability for a tool. The APR-R was revised to reflect the use of CBM measuring Oral Reading Fluency as a universal screener with response options ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 6 (strongly agree). In the present study ...


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 ...


Residential Solar In Washington State, Sam Pfeifer Jan 2018

Residential Solar In Washington State, Sam Pfeifer

All Master's Theses

Electricity generated through residential solar provides a low carbon source of electricity. However, diffusion of residential solar remains low across the United States. Growing this diffusion takes an understanding of localized uptake trends, which can focus policy and business efforts to help increase residential solar market penetration. This is the first research to investigate residential solar uptake in Washington State and to examine environmental education as a potential driver of residential solar uptake. Through a snapshot analysis which considers environmental, economic, education, and cultural variables the present research fills this gap. Triangulated results include mapping of variables, ordinary-least squares multiple ...


Literary Devices: Effects Of Classroom Management On Student Engagement With 1:1 Devices, Elizabeth Parker Jan 2017

Literary Devices: Effects Of Classroom Management On Student Engagement With 1:1 Devices, Elizabeth Parker

All Master's Theses

ABSTRACT

The study compares two different classroom management strategies in a 5th and 6th grade classroom using an iPad based intervention. The students participated in 10 sessions of a language and grammar intervention on the Moby Max program. During five of the sessions, the teacher actively monitored the classroom, walking around the room, and redirecting students as necessary. For the other five sessions, the teacher used data from the intervention and monitored and redirected students from her computer screen.

The data collected included the number of corrections given to each student by the teacher, the number of minutes the program ...


Just World Beliefs, Identity Development, And Social Justice Advocacy Of Counselor Trainees, Sara Rundlett Jan 2017

Just World Beliefs, Identity Development, And Social Justice Advocacy Of Counselor Trainees, Sara Rundlett

All Master's Theses

This was the first study exploring the relationship between the belief in a just world, identity development, and social justice advocacy (SJA). A mixed methods design was conducted using a nationwide sample of ninety-seven counselor-in-training participants. Hypotheses included positive correlation between identity development and SJA, negative correlation between belief in a just world and SJA, and negative correlation between belief in a just world and identity development. Results were not significant but provided implications for future research and counselor training programs.


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 Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler Aug 1969

A Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this pilot study, which was exploratory in nature, was to determine if the type of physical education program a special education student experiences affects his self concept.


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

All Master's Theses

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 ...


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.


An Analysis Of The Modern Mathematics Program In Grades Four Through Eight Of The Cashmere School System, Janice Ferrill Irle Aug 1969

An Analysis Of The Modern Mathematics Program In Grades Four Through Eight Of The Cashmere School System, Janice Ferrill Irle

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze the modern mathematics program of the fourth through eighth grades of the Cashmere School District, Cashmere, Washington.


A Study Of Deterrents To Effective Teaching And Learning At Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School, Harry Arnold Raab Aug 1969

A Study Of Deterrents To Effective Teaching And Learning At Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School, Harry Arnold Raab

All Master's Theses

Through the use of a set of questionnaires it was the intention of the writer to identify some deterrents to effective teaching and learning that exist in Granite Falls Junior-Senior High School.


A Survey Of Washington State High Schools For Information Concerning Social Studies Curriculum Changes Since “Project Social Studies” Of 1962, James Lee Maw Aug 1969

A Survey Of Washington State High Schools For Information Concerning Social Studies Curriculum Changes Since “Project Social Studies” Of 1962, James Lee Maw

All Master's Theses

The problem to be researched was to determine if the commercially published programs listed in Appendix B are being implemented in secondary schools in the state of Washington, A further problem was to find whether implementation of new social studies programs was greater in the large high schools of Eastern or Western Washington.


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.


An Analysis Of An English Curriculum Modification In A Senior High School, Patricia Jean Orris Aug 1969

An Analysis Of An English Curriculum Modification In A Senior High School, Patricia Jean Orris

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to assess the innovated elective English program at Auburn Senior High during the school year of 1967-1968 to ascertain if it did successfully: (1) enlist greater student interest in the areas of English, (2) motivate students to become more involved with their education, (3) do the above mentioned things, but not at the expense of other curriculum.


An Experimental Investigation Of The Effect On Interest Of Reading Children’S Literature To Sixth Grade Students In Aberdeen, Washington, Donald R. Grieb Aug 1969

An Experimental Investigation Of The Effect On Interest Of Reading Children’S Literature To Sixth Grade Students In Aberdeen, Washington, Donald R. Grieb

All Master's Theses

To determine the effect of a teacher's reading literature upon the interest in reading books among sixth grade students, one group (experimental) participated in a twenty-eight week program of scheduled daily time during which they listened to literature read by their teacher. A second group (control) were not exposed to literature in this manner but otherwise participated in a similar school program.


A Comparison Of The Mathematical Achievement Attained Using Two Methods Of Teaching First Year Algebra To Alaskan Native High School Students, Jerry E. Burgett Jul 1969

A Comparison Of The Mathematical Achievement Attained Using Two Methods Of Teaching First Year Algebra To Alaskan Native High School Students, Jerry E. Burgett

All Master's Theses

The major purpose of the study was to compare two different methods of teaching first year algebra to Alaskan Native high school students. The basis for comparison was their effect on mathematical achievement.


A Beginning Reading Program In Marshallese, Charles E. Eko Jul 1969

A Beginning Reading Program In Marshallese, Charles E. Eko

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to develop a beginning reading program in the indigenous Marshallese where there currently is no formal program, designed in a way to enable the indigenous teacher to teach reading.


A Study Of School Library Service To The Disadvantaged, Judith E. Bell Jul 1969

A Study Of School Library Service To The Disadvantaged, Judith E. Bell

All Master's Theses

This thesis was written to provide an annotated bibliography of recent periodical material concerning the school librarian's role in serving both teacher and student in a school containing disadvantaged pupils. The newly trained school librarian or one already established needs a compilation of materials suited to his specific needs.


A Study Of The Processes And Outcomes Of Parental Cooperation Affecting Children’S Reading Ability, Chanelle Anne Keithahn Jul 1969

A Study Of The Processes And Outcomes Of Parental Cooperation Affecting Children’S Reading Ability, Chanelle Anne Keithahn

All Master's Theses

This experiment was devised as a possible means of overcoming reading difficulties in children who come from a low socio-economic and cultural background and, at the same time, involving their parents in the reading instructional program. Weekly sessions, involving informal reading activities, were attended by the parents and their children. Those who participated regularly were used as the experimental group, while those who participated at some of the meetings were used as the control group. The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast the growth of reading skills between matched individuals in an experimental group and a control ...


A Study To Compare The Effect Of Two Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, John K. Gillespie Jul 1969

A Study To Compare The Effect Of Two Elementary Physical Education Programs On Physical Fitness, John K. Gillespie

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study: (1) to compare the regular physical education program at the controlled fifth grade with an experimental physical education program of the other fifth grade; (2) to compare physical fitness of boys and girls of the two grades before and after the study; and (3) to study the effect of the programs on fifth grade fitness levels.


The Extent Of Basal Reader Usage In Reading Programs By Elementary Teachers In The Wenatchee School District, Joe H. Schomer Jun 1969

The Extent Of Basal Reader Usage In Reading Programs By Elementary Teachers In The Wenatchee School District, Joe H. Schomer

All Master's Theses

This survey is not intended to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the basal reader program. It is designed to determine whether or not beginning or inexperienced teachers do, in fact, utilize basal programs to a greater extent than those with more experience.


An Investigation Of A Self-Determining Curriculum, Roger Gray Jun 1969

An Investigation Of A Self-Determining Curriculum, Roger Gray

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine what patterns of selection occurred when children chose their curricular areas at times they preferred within the school day; (2) determine what proportion of time children with academic deficiencies (identified by their pre-summer session teachers) spent in the curricular area of their deficiency; (3) present the attitudes (as revealed through a questionnaire study} of parents whose children attended a summer school using a self-determining curriculum, and (4) present the attitudes and preferences (as revealed through personal interviews) of children who attended a summer school using a self-determining curriculum.


Comparative Study Of Activities Preferred By Elementary Pupils Vs. Teacher-Directed Activities, Ronald W. Munson Apr 1969

Comparative Study Of Activities Preferred By Elementary Pupils Vs. Teacher-Directed Activities, Ronald W. Munson

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to determine the activities elementary school students prefer to do while they are attending school; (2) to determine the activities that are now being used by teachers; and (3) to compare the activities preferred by students with those used by teachers.


A Method Of Teaching English Spelling To Thai Students At The Elementary Level, Sirima Warayingyong Mar 1969

A Method Of Teaching English Spelling To Thai Students At The Elementary Level, Sirima Warayingyong

All Master's Theses

Before a Thai teacher attempts to teach English spelling to her students, she should consider the factors that complicate English spelling for the Thai student, so that she can provide effective lessons, methods of instruction, and teaching materials. Good spelling involves many areas of the language: pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and handwriting.


A Status Study Of Business And Office Occupations Education In The Community Colleges Of Washington State, Rex G. Wilks Mar 1969

A Status Study Of Business And Office Occupations Education In The Community Colleges Of Washington State, Rex G. Wilks

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of business and office education in the community colleges of the State of Washington in the areas of (1) curricula, (2) plant facilities and equipment, (3) instructional personnel, and (4) student enrollment.


A Survey Of The Basic Needs For Providing A Satisfactory Driver Education Program In Washington High Schools, Robert Charles Munson Dec 1968

A Survey Of The Basic Needs For Providing A Satisfactory Driver Education Program In Washington High Schools, Robert Charles Munson

All Master's Theses

The driver education program being operated in this state is not adequate in terms of meeting the course standards issued by the U. S. Department of Transportation. The purpose of this study is two- fold: (1) To present a basic course outline that will meet the federal standards, and (2) to assist school district superintendents in determining the essential scheduling and staff requirements to conduct a satisfactory driver education program.


A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris Dec 1968

A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris

All Master's Theses

A group of fifty-one kindergarten children (23 boys and 28 girls) from Central School in Hoquiam, Washington, were studied for the purpose of evaluating changes occurring during the school year in terms of readiness and academic growth. A series of tests were given in October and November as an inventory of the child's background of skills and readiness in the fall, and the tests were repeated in May to measure any change occurring during the school year.


A Study To Determine The Desirability And Content Of A Preparatory Distributive Education Program For The Business Education Curriculum At Ellensburg Senior High School Ellensburg, Washington., Edgar Joe Mcdowell Oct 1968

A Study To Determine The Desirability And Content Of A Preparatory Distributive Education Program For The Business Education Curriculum At Ellensburg Senior High School Ellensburg, Washington., Edgar Joe Mcdowell

All Master's Theses

The problem is to confirm whether or not the merchants of Ellensburg, Washington, feel that a course in preparatory distributive education should be included in the curriculum of Ellensburg High School, and the content such a proposed course of study might include.


Integration Of Library Skills With The Teaching Of The Common Curriculum, Vernie M. Young Aug 1968

Integration Of Library Skills With The Teaching Of The Common Curriculum, Vernie M. Young

All Master's Theses

The problem is to develop and field test some integrated library skills for grades four, five and six for the teachers and the librarian to use in cooperatively developed lessons emphasizing the various library skills appropriate to the pupils in the intermediate grades of the Wapato School System.


Teaching Reading To The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Junior High Level Through Music And Rhythms, John Ernest Wollenweber Jr. Aug 1968

Teaching Reading To The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Junior High Level Through Music And Rhythms, John Ernest Wollenweber Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of teaching reading to educable mentally retarded children at the junior high school level through the use of music and rhythms.