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The Effect Of Explicitly Differentiated Reading Instruction Groups On Eighth-Grade Students' Achievement, Behavior, And Engagement In A School Seeking To Reestablish Adequate Yearly Progress Benchmarks, Sean P. Dunphy Dec 2010

The Effect Of Explicitly Differentiated Reading Instruction Groups On Eighth-Grade Students' Achievement, Behavior, And Engagement In A School Seeking To Reestablish Adequate Yearly Progress Benchmarks, Sean P. Dunphy

Student Work

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of explicitly differentiated reading instruction groups on eighth-grade students’ achievement, behavior, and engagement in a school seeking to reestablish adequate yearly progress benchmarks. The results of this study supported student participation in explicitly differentiated reading instruction groups. Because students in High Reading Ability (n = 25), Middle Reading Ability (n = 25), and Low Reading Ability (n = 25) groups maintained average to above average achievement test scores on several measures with commensurate classroom grade performance, and appropriate behavior and engagement to support school success during eighth grade, the results suggest continued implementation ...


Identifying Motivations To Encourage Women To Adopt Positive Financial Behaviors, Megan E. Rowley Dec 2010

Identifying Motivations To Encourage Women To Adopt Positive Financial Behaviors, Megan E. Rowley

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Seventeen women between the ages of 25 and 54 who self-identified as having made a positive financial change within the past two years were interviewed in four focus groups. Participants were asked to identify their motivations for financial behavior change. The analysis of this research data indicated the participants in this study progressed through the stages of change in Prochaska's Transtheoretical Model while making personal financial changes. Factors such as emotion, family influence, and life transition helped many women move from earlier stages (Precontemplation, Contemplation) to later stages (Preparation, Action) of change. Although participants utilized a wide variety of ...


Emergent Literacy Skills Of Young Children With Autism: A Comparison Of Teacher-Led And Computer-Assisted Instruction, Jason Christopher Travers May 2010

Emergent Literacy Skills Of Young Children With Autism: A Comparison Of Teacher-Led And Computer-Assisted Instruction, Jason Christopher Travers

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Young children with autism often are identified as experiencing problems in language, social, and behavioral development. Current research typically focuses on these three areas with little attention paid to the academic learning of these children. Because of this, young children with autism often do not engage in typical early literacy experiences (e.g.., emergent literacy activities). This can result in these children being at risk for developing poor literacy skills. It is important that researchers begin to explore systematic literacy instruction for young children with autism to not only increase literacy learning, but also facilitate the inclusion of these children ...


The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith Mar 2010

The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith

David F Cihak

This study evaluated the efficacy of video modeling delivered via a handheld device (video iPod) and the use of the system of least prompts to assist elementary-age students with transitioning between locations and activities within the school. Four students with autism learned to manipulate a handheld device to watch video models. An ABAB withdrawal design was used to evaluate a functional relation between video modeling and the percentage of independent transitions by the student. The data indicate that all participants began transitioning more independently after the intervention was introduced and that their performance decreased with withdrawal of intervention. These results ...


Toward True Integration Of Response To Intervention Systems In Academic And Behavior Support: Part Three: Tier 3 Support, Kent Mcintosh, Hank Bohanon, Steve Goodman Jan 2010

Toward True Integration Of Response To Intervention Systems In Academic And Behavior Support: Part Three: Tier 3 Support, Kent Mcintosh, Hank Bohanon, Steve Goodman

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

Part 3 of a series involving the integration of academic and behavior support.


The Effect Of Explicitly Differentiated Reading Instruction Groups On Eighth-Grade Students’ Achievement, Behavior, And Engagement In A School Seeking To Reestablish Adequate Yearly Progress Benchmarks, Sean P. Dunphy Jan 2010

The Effect Of Explicitly Differentiated Reading Instruction Groups On Eighth-Grade Students’ Achievement, Behavior, And Engagement In A School Seeking To Reestablish Adequate Yearly Progress Benchmarks, Sean P. Dunphy

Student Work

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of explicitly differentiated reading instruction groups on eighth-grade students' achievement, behavior, and engagement in a school seeking to reestablish adequate yearly progress benchmarks. The results of this study supported student participation in explicitly differentiated reading instruction groups. Because students in High Reading Ability (n = 25), Middle Reading Ability (n = 25), and Low Reading Ability (n = 25) groups maintained average to above average achievement test scores on several measures with commensurate classroom grade performance, and appropriate behavior and engagement to support school success during eighth grade, the results suggest continued implementation ...


Effect Of A Career, Academic, Personal And Social Growth High School Transition Program Option On 9th-Grade Students' Achievement, Behavior, And Engagement, Tiffanie A. Gauchat Jan 2010

Effect Of A Career, Academic, Personal And Social Growth High School Transition Program Option On 9th-Grade Students' Achievement, Behavior, And Engagement, Tiffanie A. Gauchat

Student Work

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a career, academic, personal, and social high school transition program option on 9th-grade students' achievement, behavior, and engagement. Students in the career, academic, personal, and social group ( n = 30) and the comparison academic/elective course option programs group (n = 30) maintained average to above average achievement test scores and course grades, appropriately low levels of absence and tardy frequencies, and athletic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular school engagement participation suggesting school success during 9th-grade. Faced with social and emotional changes associated with adolescence and increased academic demands to prepare students for ...


Toward True Integration Of Response To Intervention Systems In Academic And Behavior Support: Part Two: Tier 2 Support., Kent Mcintosh, Hank Bohanon, Steve Goodman Jan 2010

Toward True Integration Of Response To Intervention Systems In Academic And Behavior Support: Part Two: Tier 2 Support., Kent Mcintosh, Hank Bohanon, Steve Goodman

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

Part 2 of a series involving the integration of academic and behavior support.