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Dissertations from 2014

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Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test, Kimberly F. Colvin

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The Application of Information Integration Theory to Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores Using Cognitive Theory, Christopher C. Foster

Dissertations from 2013

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Quality by Association Across North-South Divides: United States Accreditation of Mexican Institutions of Higher Education, Gerardo Blanco Ramírez

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Examination of the Application of Item Response Theory to the Angoff Standard Setting Procedure, Jerome Cody Clauser

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Application of Item Response Theory Models to the Algorithmic Detection of Shift Errors on Paper and Pencil Tests, Robert Joseph Cook

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Evaluating the Validity of Mcas Scores as an Indicator of Teacher Effectiveness, Jenna M. Copella

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Evaluating the Validity of Accommodations for English Learners through Evidence Based on Response Processes, Katrina Crotts

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Perceptions of Contemporary Effects of Colonialism Among Educational Professionals in Ghana, Kingsley Atterh Fletcher

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A Program Evaluation of a Policy Intervention to Increase Racial Diversity in the Sciences and Engineering, Ricardo Leon Gomez Yepes

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An Exploratory Study of Students and Teachers Attitudes Toward Three Types of Bullying: Physical, Verbal and Social Exclusion, Laurice Ann Guillory

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"Miss, Miss, I've Got a Story!": Exploring Identity Through a Micro-Ethnographic Analysis of Lunchtime Interactions with Four Somali Third Grade Students, Jean Marie Kosha

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Mission Driven Educational Leadership--Does It Matter? Examining The Correlations Between District Mission and Student Achievement, Brett Michael Kustigian

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Systems of Accountability as a Technology of Governmentality: Policy, Preparation, and Inclusive Practice, Denise LaVoie LaFrance

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The Effects of Tools of the Mind on Math and Reading Scores In Kindergarten, Patricia Estrela Mackay

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Teaching Strategies for Using Projected Images to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Exploring Discussion Practices in Computer Simulation and Static Image-Based Lessons, Norman Tinkham Price

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Supporting the Persuasive Writing Practices of English Language Learners Through Culturally Responsive Systemic Functional Pedagogy, Joshua Mark Schulze

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Circles and Lines: Complexities of Learning in Community, Sara Lynne Schupack

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Building a Third Space: How Academic Language Knowledge Helps Pre-Service Teachers Develop Content Literacy Practices, Erik J. Sussbauer

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Sharevision Collaboration Between High School Counselors and Athletic Educators to Stop LGBTQ Bullying, Lisa Dawn Thompson

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Transformation In Action: Approaches to Incorporating Race and Racism into Clinical Social Work Practice & Curriculum, Rani Varghese

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Racialized Spaces In Teacher Discourse: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Place-Based Identities In Roche Bois, Mauritius, Elsa Marie Wiehe

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Sensory Processing and the Self Care Task of Eating in Children with Autism, Jeanne Zobel-Lachiusa

Submissions from 2012

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Teachers' development of global awareness and its influence on their teaching practice in the 21st century classroom, Therese M Ajtum-Roberts

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Goals, Principles, and Practices for Community-Based Adult Education Through the Lens of A Hatcher-Assagioli Synthesis, Andrea Shepard Ayvazian

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The Rise Up and Leadership in Community Service Classes and Their Impact on the Relationships, School Retention and Persistence of Marginalized Students at One Level Four School, Heather A. Batchelor

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A comprehensive fifty-one jurisdiction review of statutes mandating and encouraging the teaching of history in K--12 schools, A. Edward Cutting

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In Pursuit of a Balanced System of Educational Assessment: An Evaluation of the Pre-Kindergarten Through 8th Grade Math Assessment System in One Massachusetts Regional School District, Rita Joyce Detweiler

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The Intersectionality of Race, Adoption and Parenting: How White Adoptive Parents of Asian Born Children Talk About Race Within the Family, Janette Hollowood Dolan

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Making something of it: The untold stories of promising Black males at a predominately White institution of higher education, Michael Sean Funk

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Production of Third Spaces for Immigrant English Language Learners: (Re)Negotiating Identity and Discourse in the Secondary Classroom, Andrew W. Habana Hafner

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Supporting Public High School Teachers in a Context of Multiple Mandates: A Social Justice Approach to Professional Learning Communities, Philip J. Harak

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Getting Beyond What Educators See As Wrong: How Understanding the Strengths of Low-Income Puerto Rican Families Can Help Urban Schools Improve, Paul Hyry-Dermith

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The Role of Education in an Historically Challenging and Politically Complex Environment: The Response of Public Universities to the September 11 Attacks, Nigar J. Khan

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Increasing instructional time through performance feedback in consultation, Suzanne A Klein

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The Silent Majority: An Examination Of Nonresponse In College Student Surveys, Ethan A. Kolek

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An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Item Parameters on IRT Information Functions in Mixed Format Tests, Wai Yan Wendy Lam

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A New Approach to Using Photographs and Classroom Response Systems in Middle School Astronomy Classes, Hyun Ju Lee

Place and the Politics of Knowledge in Rural Bolivia: A Postcoloniality of Development, Ecology, and Well-Being, Karen Marie Lennon

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Mitigating Negative Externalities Affecting Access and Equity of Education in Low-Resource Countries: A Study Exploring Social Marketing as a Potential Strategy for Planning School Food Programs in Malawi, Martha Magreta-Nyongani

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Comparison of kernel equating and item response theory equating methods, Yu Meng

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Exploring differences between student and teacher reports of relational aggression, Hadley Moore

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Can Free Primary Education achieve universal primary education? A study of the intersections of social exclusion, gender and education in Kenya, Judith A Obiero

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Beyond the Stereotype of Black Homophobia: Exploring the Potential of Black Allies for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students, Kyle Oldham

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Evaluating the Role of Principals in Teacher Teams: A Longitudinal Analysis of Principal Involvement and Impact in a District-Wide Initiative to Increase Teacher Collaboration, Craig Michael Outhouse

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A Professional Development Program for the Mother Tongue-Based Teacher: Addressing Teacher Perceptions and Attitudes Towards MTBMLE, Rebecca J. Paulson Stone

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Unpacking Voice and Silence: A Phenomenological Study of Black Women and Latinas in College Classroom, Shelly A. Perdomo

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Research as Praxis in ESL Teacher Education, Elizabeth Anne Robinson

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Movements of Diverse Inquiries as Critical Teaching Practices Among Charros, Tlacuaches and Mapaches, Stephen T. Sadlier

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Moments of determination: Detecting learning within Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Jason A Schweid

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Effects of Strong Start curriculum on internalizing, externalizing behaviors, and emotion knowledge among kindergarten and first grade students, Jasmine L Sicotte

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Personal History and Present Practice: A Cross Cultural Study of the Influences on Arts Integration in the United States and Japan, Jana L. Silver

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Demand- Side Financing In Education: A Critical Examination of a Girls' Scholarship Program in Malawi- (Case Study), Abraham Sineta

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They Chose to Major in Engineering: A Study of Why Women Enter and Persist in Undergraduate Engineering Programs, Adrienne Yvette Smith

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Student Recognition of Visual Affordances: Supporting Use of Physics Simulations in Whole Class and Small Group Settings, A. Lynn Stephens

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Examining Perceptions of Practices and the Roles of Special Education Leaders through the Distributed Leadership Lens, Patrick Ryan Tudryn

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Afro-Peruvian Perspectives and Critiques of Intercultural Education Policy, Luis Martin Valdiviezo

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Understanding Internalized Oppression: A Theoretical Conceptualization of Internalized Subordination, Teeomm K. Williams

Submissions from 2011

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The teaching and learning of Arabic post 9/11: Late modernity and possibilities for change in language classrooms, Sawsan Omar Abbadi

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Exploring teachers' beliefs regarding the concepts of culture and intercultural communicative competence in EFL Palestinian university context: A case study, Abdrabu Abu Alyan

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An ethnographic case study of a college ESL Chinese student's identities and power relations through online and offline social practices, Huihong Bao

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Fifth-Grade Students' Tactical Understanding, Decision-Making and Transfer of Knowledge in a Tactical Games Model Net/Wall Sampling Unit, Heidi Renee Bohler

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A critical analysis of Jamaica's emerging educational policy discourses in the age of globalization, Nigel Olivia Michael Brissett

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The effect of a skills-based fluency intervention on the writing of third-grade students identified as less fluent writers, Eric A Bruinooge

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It's Nothing Personal: Competing Discourses for Girls and Women in Mathematics, Shannon Dawn Bryant

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Community Colleges and the Pursuit of Larger Grants: Strategies for Success, Steven George Budd

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What is instructional leadership and what does it look like in practice? A multi-case case study of elementary school principals who have led schools from being identified as under performing to performing, Linda L Carrier

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The decolonization of higher education: an analysis of Venezuela's 2009 Ley Organica de Educacion, Lauren Elizabeth Clarke

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Evaluating IRT- and CTT-based Methods of Estimating Classification Consistency and Accuracy Indices from Single Administrations, Nina Deng

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Reading First/Bay State Reading Initiative: Public vs. Private Implementation-Which Produces the Best Results?, Marlene A. Di Leo

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Financial Literacy and Women: Overcoming the Barriers, Melissa A. Donohue

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Education in a Hip-Hop Nation: Our Identity, Politics & Pedagogy, Marcella Runell Hall

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Organizational Decision Making and Goal Setting in Out-Of-School-Time Programs, Jenny Rebecca Hemmingson

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The Cost of Caring: An Investigation in the Effects of Teaching Traumatized Children in Urban Elementary Settings, Anthony C. Hill

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Students' valuation of visual arts education: An exploration of inspiring and inhibiting factors, Bozena Jaworowski

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Language and learning in a post-colonial context: The case of Haiti, Marky Jean-Pierre

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Coping with adaptation after mass trauma: Developing a culturally sensitive, school-based, curriculum for Somali children, Sorie Koroma

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Fulfilling Their Dreams: Latina/o College Student Narratives on the Impact of Parental Involvement on Their Academic Engagement, Jennifer MD Matos

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Beyond School Inputs and Resources: An Assessment of the Effects of Program Intervention on Learning Achievement in Rebep Schools in Sierra Leone, Aiah AS Mbayo

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Sometimes Sisters: An Exploration of the Culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Its Impact on the Campus Climate for Lesbian and Bisexual Female Students, Donique R. McIntosh

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Effect of Color Overlays on Reading Efficiency, Rhonda Morrison

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The effect of color overlays on reading efficiency, Rhonda F Morrison

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Teaching people's othered children: Internationally adopted students learning English, Karen S.B Rodis

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Teaching culture through language and literature: The intersection of language ideology and aesthetic judgment, Luisa Maria Rojas-Rimachi

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A study on preservice teachers' perceptions of teaching as full-time residential interns in urban public secondary school classrooms, Tammie Demetri Jenkins Samuels

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Students as Customers: The Influence of Neoliberal Ideology and Free-Market Logic on Entering First-Year College Students, Daniel Brian Saunders

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The Forgotten Voices Behind Designated Diversity Initiatives: Perspectives from Students of Color Living in a Multicultural Residential Community, Kathy Sisneros

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The effects of multiple external mandates on curriculum, pedagogy and child activity in the preschool classroom, Kathleen A Strub-Richards

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The Effects of Multiple External Mandates on Curriculum, Pedagogy and Child Activity in the Preschool Classroom, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards

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"You know what it's like, miss!"---Beyond college access: A tale of multiple "selves", Carmen N Veloria

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Fostering high school physics students' construction of explanatory mental models for electricity: Identifying and describing whole-class discussion-based teaching strategies, E. Grant Williams

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A Process of Becoming: U.S. Born African American and Black Women in the Process of Liberation From Internalized Racism, Tanya Ovea Williams

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What's So Different About Making a Difference?! Transforming the Discourse of Worklife and Career, Burton Israel Woolf

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Evaluating several multidimensional adaptive testing procedures for diagnostic assessment, Hanwook Yoo

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Is Working Together Worth It? Examining the Relationship Between the Quality of Teacher Collaboration, Instruction, and Student Achievement, Mark Francis Zito

Dissertations from 2010

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Relationship Of Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Urban Public School Students To Performance On A High-Stakes Mathematics Test, Kolajo Akinbiyi Afolabi

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Integrating Music, Drama, and the Visual Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum: A Study of Early Childhood Teachers in a Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico, Mayra Almodovar

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A comparison study on the effects of the standardized and a teacher modified dialogic reading programs on early literacy outcomes of preschool children from low income communities, Rachel J Boit

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The Tactical Games Model Sport Experience: An Examination of Student Motivation and Game Performance during an Ultimate Frisbee Unit, Eric John Carpenter

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The Complexities of the Work Experiences of Urban Middle School Teachers on Interdisciplinary Teams: An In-Depth Phenomenological Interview Study, Barbara Anne Choiniere

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An analysis of school wide supports and barriers to collaborative problem solving teams, Brie I Ciampaglia