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The Effects Of Individualized, Student-Selected Spelling Lists On Elementary Student Learning And Motivation, Andrea N. Kleinpaste Aug 2014

The Effects Of Individualized, Student-Selected Spelling Lists On Elementary Student Learning And Motivation, Andrea N. Kleinpaste

All NMU Master's Theses

Educators and researchers disagree about the best way to teach spelling to children. Frustrations from the lack of a spelling program provided by the school led the author to research a new spelling routine focused on choice and differentiation of spelling lists. First-grade students participated in a three-and-a-half-week study focused on the effects of individualized, student-selected spelling lists on student learning and motivation. Students took pre-and post-surveys about their viewpoints of various activities involved in first-grade spelling, which included spelling lists, word-work, spelling tests, and personal feelings about spelling achievement. The researcher held one-on-one discussions with students about spelling and ...


The Study Of Choice: Looking At Parent Surveys And Putting Them Into Perspective, Brigit M. Rioual Apr 2014

The Study Of Choice: Looking At Parent Surveys And Putting Them Into Perspective, Brigit M. Rioual

Senior Theses and Projects

In the 1960s, interdistrict choice or ‘voluntary desegregation’ became popular in a few cities across the country. While it is not widespread, it is seen as more effective than other school choice options. My research focuses on parents’ perceptions of an interdistrict school choice program, Northeast Choice, which is located in a Northeastern city. Through analyzing surveys collected by Northeast Choice completed by the parents in the program, I examine how parents experience the actual program and the schools the children attend through the program. I find that the majority of the parents who responded have positive feedback and because ...


Student Perceptions Of Motivation And Their Impact On Effort And Performance: A Grounded Theory Study Of Affect And Achievement Motivation, Marc Simmons Jan 2014

Student Perceptions Of Motivation And Their Impact On Effort And Performance: A Grounded Theory Study Of Affect And Achievement Motivation, Marc Simmons

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Motivation research is plentiful but applications of motivation in the academic environment remain sparse. This study examined student perceptions of motivation in relation to their effort and academic achievement. This research centered upon four research questions: 1) To what extent do student perceptions confirm extant motivation literature? 2) How do student perceptions of interest, effort, motivation, and achievement relate to one another? 3) How do affective states relate to students’ perceptions of effort and performance? 4) To what degree can students self-identify motivating or demotivating factors? Several findings emerged from this study. The most surprising was the connection between motivation ...


An Analysis Of Race And Gender In Select Choice Programs Within Brevard County Public Schools, Synthia Doaks Jan 2014

An Analysis Of Race And Gender In Select Choice Programs Within Brevard County Public Schools, Synthia Doaks

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019

The focus of this research was to compare the student membership population proportions, by race and gender, of Brevard County Public School students with the actual participation in select choice programs offered to Brevard County public high school students. This study was based on an analysis of the scores of 1,152 eighth-grade students who received a score of 4 or 5 on the 2008 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) mathematics and a score of 4 or 5 on the 2008 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) reading and their participation in high school advanced academic courses. The advanced academic choice ...