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Flexible Alternative Seating In The Classroom And On Task Behavior, Brandi Benedict Aug 2018

Flexible Alternative Seating In The Classroom And On Task Behavior, Brandi Benedict

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

This literature review explores the impact that alternative flexible seating has on student achievement and on task behavior in the classroom environment. The presented method of classroom arrangement offers options for students to select the best environment for their needs and provides measurable improvement in academic achievement. This literature review contains scholarly based articles, journals, and other information from dependable sources to explore a detailed look and explanation of how flexible alternative seating can impact and change the behavior and achievement of students in a general education setting.


The Effect Of Technology On Student Achievement With English Language Learners In An Early Childhood Classroom Setting, Tiffany Vasquez-Dewein May 2017

The Effect Of Technology On Student Achievement With English Language Learners In An Early Childhood Classroom Setting, Tiffany Vasquez-Dewein

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

The purpose of this action research project was to determine if there was a correlation between the use of iPads to improve student achievement and traditional methods of teaching with four and five-year-old English language learners (ELLs). Two control groups of four ELLs were taught in math three times a week. Control group A was taught using iPad applications to support math teaching in alongside traditional teachings in math. Control group B were taught with age appropriate early childhood materials such as counting cards and manipulatives to support the traditional teachings in math. Data was collected at the end of ...


Authentic Intellectual Work And Student Achievement, Allison Robbins May 2017

Authentic Intellectual Work And Student Achievement, Allison Robbins

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

Finding an instructional practice that works for most students in a classroom can be difficult. With so many different styles of learners, outside influences, and students coming in with different background knowledge, it can be hard to know where to start with some units. The purpose of this research was to use the framework of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) to test if this would improve student performance. Two kindergarten classrooms were used—a traditional classroom, and a classroom that implemented Authentic Intellectual Work. Both classrooms consisted of 21 students. The students were assessed using state certified screeners in January and ...


Impact Of Student Learning Communities On Student Achievement In The Classroom, Sarah B. Nelson May 2017

Impact Of Student Learning Communities On Student Achievement In The Classroom, Sarah B. Nelson

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

The purpose of this study is to show a correlation between student learning communities and success on academic standards. When students understand the process of learning, identify their goal and work to achieve this goal, they are more likely to succeed. Collaboration allows all members to be active participants for their learning and solve problems together. This skill is critical in school as well as in all aspects of life. In this study, students were placed into student learning communities based on their multiplication fact fluency. Students in each group determined their intervention, learned how to interpret data, participated in ...


Does Grade Configuration Affect Middle School Students’ Achievement?, Katie Johnston Apr 2017

Does Grade Configuration Affect Middle School Students’ Achievement?, Katie Johnston

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

This literature review analyzes current and past research over middle school grade configurations. Many large cities are integrating sixth, seventh, and eighth graders into elementaries because they believe middle schools are ineffective. These schools cite a lack of student achievement as the cause to reconfigure building grade spans. The research to support this idea does not look at what takes place within these schools however. When the middle school concept is implemented with fidelity, research has shown students can succeed. Four characteristics commonly missing are having structures to support relationships and learning, providing services to meet needs of students, including ...