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Effects Of On-Site Reading Clinical Tutoring On Children's Performance, Abha Gupta Sep 2004

Effects Of On-Site Reading Clinical Tutoring On Children's Performance, Abha Gupta

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

This research was conducted to study the effects of field-based clinical tutoring on struggling readers. Struggling readers from two grade levels, 3rd and 5th were randomly divided into two groups. One group received individualized tutoring in reading for a semester from apprentice reading clinicians (graduate students in Reading Program) and the other group did not. There were 13 sessions of one hour each per week. The reading performance of students in the two groups was compared on the two available measures in the school, (1) letter grade and (2) STAR results (a computerized diagnostic reading assessment program). Observational and anecdotal ...


Determining If Students At Northumberland High School Who Choose Ged Or Other Alternative Programs Are Successfully Prepared For Employment, Sandra Green Jan 2004

Determining If Students At Northumberland High School Who Choose Ged Or Other Alternative Programs Are Successfully Prepared For Employment, Sandra Green

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were established to guide this research: 1. Identify reasons students choose other programs to regular high school education; 2. Investigate programs that are available for students as alternatives to high school graduation; 3. Determine if assistance is being offered within the high school before students dropout of school; 4. Assess if students are properly prepared for work opportunities through investigating alternative education programs.


Does Participation In The Academic Continuance Experience For Success Program Increase Academic Achievement And Persistence Of Students Readmitted From Suspension, Norlisa Mayes Jan 2004

Does Participation In The Academic Continuance Experience For Success Program Increase Academic Achievement And Persistence Of Students Readmitted From Suspension, Norlisa Mayes

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine if participation in an intervention program improved academic achievement and retention of at-risk college students at Old Dominion University.


Social Interaction And Reading Achievement Among Children In Poverty, Kendra M. Boykin Jan 2004

Social Interaction And Reading Achievement Among Children In Poverty, Kendra M. Boykin

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the reading achievement of children in a Title I school between children with high social interaction and those with low social interaction after school.


The Equipment Needs Of The Standards For Technological Literacy, Julian B. Duffey Jan 2004

The Equipment Needs Of The Standards For Technological Literacy, Julian B. Duffey

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

These goals were analyzed to produce a standard equipment list for CATTS to recommend for implementation in participating states. It sought to: 1. Determine the equipment needs for elementary education programs implementing the Standards for Technological Literacy; 2. Determine the equipment needs for middle school education programs implementing the Standards for Technological Literacy; 3. Determine the equipment needs for high school education programs implementing the Standard for Technological Literacy.


Do Distance Learning Students Taking Business And Technology Courses At Olympic College Achieve The Same Grade Point Averages As On-Campus Students In The Same Courses, Steven J. Ericson Jan 2004

Do Distance Learning Students Taking Business And Technology Courses At Olympic College Achieve The Same Grade Point Averages As On-Campus Students In The Same Courses, Steven J. Ericson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this problem, the following hypothesis was established: 1. There will be no significant difference in the GPAs of online and on-campus students in the same Business and Technology courses at Olympic College.


Effects Of Note Taking On Student Grades, Amy K. Keenan Jan 2004

Effects Of Note Taking On Student Grades, Amy K. Keenan

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide a solution to this problem, the following hypothesis was established: Students in OTS 220, the Fashion Industry, who received a copy of the PowerPoint lectures for a specific unit of instruction from the instructor will earn higher grades on exams than when they received a basic fill in the blank note taking guide.


Motivators For Enrolling Children In Preschool And Child Care Programs: A Difference Between Latino And Non-Latino Parents, Barbara Andre Jan 2004

Motivators For Enrolling Children In Preschool And Child Care Programs: A Difference Between Latino And Non-Latino Parents, Barbara Andre

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1. Is there a difference in the reasons why parents enroll children in daycare and preschool programs between Latino and non-Latino parents? 2. Is program cost a primary factor for both groups of parents? 3. Do both groups put equal emphasis on the development of social skills as a reason for enrollment? 4. Do both groups use friends and relatives for childcare more than they use daycare and preschool programs? 5. Is there a difference in value placed upon educating children at an early age between Latino and non-Latino ...


Does Excessive Absence From Class Lead To Lower Levels Of Academic Achievement, Janet L. Faison Jan 2004

Does Excessive Absence From Class Lead To Lower Levels Of Academic Achievement, Janet L. Faison

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Based on this problem, the following hypothesis has been proposed: 1. Students who have higher records of absenteeism (absent four times or more during a given semester) will have lower academic achievement levels (GPA) while attending community college.


Sometimes, Practice Makes Imperfect: Overcoming The Automaticity Of Challenging Behavior By Linking Intervention To Thoughts, Feelings, And Action, Robert A. Gable, Richard Van Acker Jan 2004

Sometimes, Practice Makes Imperfect: Overcoming The Automaticity Of Challenging Behavior By Linking Intervention To Thoughts, Feelings, And Action, Robert A. Gable, Richard Van Acker

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

In schools throughout the country, education personnel express concern over the aggressive and antisocial behavior of children and youth. The frequency and severity of these acts compel us to find more effective strategies for decreasing and eliminating these behaviors. In this article, we argue for a broader explanation of the nature and treatment of aggressive behavior, especially when it rises to what is essentially an automotive response level. We contend that both assessment and intervention must account for internal and external influences on behavior and that treatment should encompass cognitive, affective, and behavioral dimensions of the problem. Finally, we discuss ...


A Study To Determine If The Center For Workforce Development Provides Adequate And Affordable Training Programs For Employers In Lee, Wise, And Scott Counties And The City Of Norton, Mitzi M. Williams Jan 2004

A Study To Determine If The Center For Workforce Development Provides Adequate And Affordable Training Programs For Employers In Lee, Wise, And Scott Counties And The City Of Norton, Mitzi M. Williams

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To solve this problem, the following research questions were established: 1. Does the Center for Workforce Development provide adequate training for the existing workforce? 2. Does the Center for Workforce Development provide affordable training for the existing workforce? Does the employer provide tuition reimbursement for job related training? 3. What areas of training are the most difficult to procure? Why?


The Curriculum Content Of Master's Level Fashion Merchandising Programs Throughout The United States, Christine Aulicino Jan 2004

The Curriculum Content Of Master's Level Fashion Merchandising Programs Throughout The United States, Christine Aulicino

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following objectives were established to answer this problem: 1. Identify the schools offering master's degrees in fashion merchandising; 2. Identify the courses offered within master's programs at the different schools; 3. Identify the requirements needed for students to graduate from schools with fashion merchandising master's programs; 4. Determine the mission of graduate programs in fashion merchandising; 5. Determine specific courses needed to be offered by Old Dominion University in order to produce a respected graduate fashion merchandising program.


A Relationship Between The Number Of Nontraditional Students Attending Athens Technical College, Elbert County Campus And The Unemployment Rate, Dennis Bryant Jan 2004

A Relationship Between The Number Of Nontraditional Students Attending Athens Technical College, Elbert County Campus And The Unemployment Rate, Dennis Bryant

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study will answer three important questions: 1. Why are nontraditional students returning to school? 2. How long is the length of time between when the student last attended school and when they returned to school? 3. Do the nontraditional students' plans include attending another college or university after they leave ATCE?


The Effects Of Reading Readiness And Student Achievement In The Primary Grades Through The Use Of Phonemic Awareness, Curtis A. S. Campbell Jan 2004

The Effects Of Reading Readiness And Student Achievement In The Primary Grades Through The Use Of Phonemic Awareness, Curtis A. S. Campbell

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of the study was to determine the effects that reading readiness, such as phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge, concept of word, and letter-sound knowledge, and the relationship it has on student achievement on the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) Test on a kindergarten class at Deep Creek Central Elementary School in Chesapeake.


Ability To Cope With The Increased Costs Of Complying With The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002, Debra B. Cline Jan 2004

Ability To Cope With The Increased Costs Of Complying With The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002, Debra B. Cline

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact on small businesses and the ability to cope with the increased costs of complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


The Types Of Computer Technology Skills Needed By Graduates Of The Information Systems Technology Program, Thomas Czerwinski Jan 2004

The Types Of Computer Technology Skills Needed By Graduates Of The Information Systems Technology Program, Thomas Czerwinski

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide the solution to this problem, the following research goals were established: 1. The researcher will identify computer skills required of entry-level technicians at Canon I.T.S.; 2. The researcher will identify the types of computer technology courses offered in the IST program at Paul D. Camp Community College; 3. The researcher will align the Canon competency needs with Paul D. Camp Community College Information Systems Technology courses.


Marketing Supported Employment Programs And The Relationship To Employment Opportunities, Sara L. Mcinturff Jan 2004

Marketing Supported Employment Programs And The Relationship To Employment Opportunities, Sara L. Mcinturff

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the marketing of the Job Link Program to business members of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and its relationship to employment opportunities for adults with significant disabilities.


The Relationship Between Learner Responsibility And Performance Of Students Enrolled In Career And Technical Education Core Curriculum Courses, Linda B. Mills Jan 2004

The Relationship Between Learner Responsibility And Performance Of Students Enrolled In Career And Technical Education Core Curriculum Courses, Linda B. Mills

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this study the following hypotheses were established: 1. Students who take responsibility for their academic outcomes will out perform those students who do not in Marketing Education courses; 2. Female students will take more responsibility for their academic outcomes and will outscore males in the same Marketing Education courses.


Impact Of Kindergarten Format On First-Grade Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Assessments, Gail W. Ricks Jan 2004

Impact Of Kindergarten Format On First-Grade Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Assessments, Gail W. Ricks

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To solve this problem, the following hypothesis was developed: 1. Students that attended full-day kindergarten programs will outperform those students that attend half-day kindergarten on the fall first-grade Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).


Awareness And Perceptions Of Old Dominion University's Teletechnet Program By Lord Fairfax Community College Students, Rita Rowand Jan 2004

Awareness And Perceptions Of Old Dominion University's Teletechnet Program By Lord Fairfax Community College Students, Rita Rowand

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To find answers to this problem, the following research goals were established: 1. Determine Lord Fairfax student awareness and perception of Old Dominion University's distance learning TELETECHNET system and its programs; 2. Determine student's attitudes toward distance learning for higher education degrees; 3. Present recommendations for improving Lord Fairfax Community College's staff and faculty knowledge of TELETECHNET in order to advise their students in a more comprehensive way; 4. Present recommendations to Old Dominion University Distance Learning administrators for ways of improving the overall knowledge of the Old Dominion University Distance Learning Program at community college throughout ...


Collaborative Strategies That Would Minimize Interruption In Work Output In A Human Resources Development Department During An Acquisition, Crystal E. Lilly Jan 2004

Collaborative Strategies That Would Minimize Interruption In Work Output In A Human Resources Development Department During An Acquisition, Crystal E. Lilly

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to identify collaborative strategies that would minimize interruption in work output in a Human Resources Development department during an acquisition.


The Effects Pre-School Attendance Has On Kindergarten Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening, Dennise M. Marcinko Jan 2004

The Effects Pre-School Attendance Has On Kindergarten Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening, Dennise M. Marcinko

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between students who do or do not attend pre-school and passing the fall kindergarten PALS test at Sedgefield Elementary School. The hypothesis is that students who attend preschool will have higher rates of passing the fall kindergarten PALS test than students who do not attend preschool.


The Relationship Of High School Mathematics Standard Test Scores And Illustration And Design Technology Courses, Richard R. Dyer Jan 2004

The Relationship Of High School Mathematics Standard Test Scores And Illustration And Design Technology Courses, Richard R. Dyer

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide the solution of this problem, the following hypotheses were developed: 1. Students who have taken illustration and design technology courses test better on their mathematics SOL tests than students that did not take technology courses; 2. Students who have not passed the mathematics SOL tests will do better on their retake examinations if they take an illustration and design course.


The Success Rate Of Military Students In The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Preparation Class, Margaret A. Russo Jan 2004

The Success Rate Of Military Students In The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Preparation Class, Margaret A. Russo

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To determine the solution to this problem, the following hypothesis was established: 1. Military students who had taken the two week, 54-hour ASVAB Preparation Class had a better rate of success than those who exceeded the two week 54-hour class and finished using the self-paced format.


The Effectiveness Of The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Work Control Course For Inclusion Into The Navy-Wide Work Control Refresher Course, Russell E. Shiplet Jan 2004

The Effectiveness Of The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Work Control Course For Inclusion Into The Navy-Wide Work Control Refresher Course, Russell E. Shiplet

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the overall effectiveness of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Work Control course for use in creating a Work Control Refresher course for the U.S. Navy.


The Satisfaction Of Federal Government Workers, Union And Non-Union, With The Effectiveness Of Their Representation On Job Security Issues, Anthony W. Sommerville Jan 2004

The Satisfaction Of Federal Government Workers, Union And Non-Union, With The Effectiveness Of Their Representation On Job Security Issues, Anthony W. Sommerville

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1) How do union and non-union members feel the union supports improving working conditions, seeking economic security for its members and promotes dignity and respect in the workforce? 2) How do union workers at Langley feel about the effectiveness of their representation on job security issues? 3) What is the prevalent reason why government employees at Langley choose not to join the union? Be default, the union continues to represent them on job security issues?


Implementation Of Standards Of Technological Literacy, Scott A. Sonier Jan 2004

Implementation Of Standards Of Technological Literacy, Scott A. Sonier

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This descriptive research was driven by the following questions: 1) What is the level of overall implementation of the Standards for Technological Literacy? 2) What is the level of implementation for each of the Standards for Technological Literacy? 3) In what time frame do respondents expect their programs will have the Standards of Technological Literacy fully implemented? 4) Is there formal assessment supporting the Standards for Technological Literacy?


The Relationship Between Pals Scores And Classroom Performance, Robin Jordan Jan 2004

The Relationship Between Pals Scores And Classroom Performance, Robin Jordan

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this problem, the following hypotheses were established: 1. Students who earn a superior score on the PALS test will perform better on phonics assessments; 2. A majority of students who receive a failing grade on phonics assessments will meet or exceed the PALS benchmark score.


Performance Comparison Of Trade Readjustment Act And Traditional Students Of Wytheville Community College, Jeffrey B. Fields Jan 2004

Performance Comparison Of Trade Readjustment Act And Traditional Students Of Wytheville Community College, Jeffrey B. Fields

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine how Trade Readjustment Act (TRA) students' academic performance of grade point average compared to traditional students in academic programs at Wytheville Community College. To solve this problem, the following hypothesis was established: 1. Trade Readjustment Act students earned higher grade point averages than traditional students at Wytheville Community College.


The Effectiveness Of The Freshman Academy At Oscar Smith High School In Chesapeake, Virginia, Maurice Frazier Jan 2004

The Effectiveness Of The Freshman Academy At Oscar Smith High School In Chesapeake, Virginia, Maurice Frazier

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to the reduction of negative behavior incidents by students? 2. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to higher overall class GPA? 3. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to an increase in overall school attendance? 4. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to an increase in the student's involvement in extra-curricular activities?