Utah Valley University Student Theses Collection
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A Comparison of Student Tutoring Achievement for Reading and Imagine Learning
Education, Elementary; Tutors and tutoring; Reading;Dissertations, Academic;
As the population of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States grows, schools need effective programs in place to meet their unique needs. In order to address these needs, schools throughout...
An Alternative School Science Attitude Study
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Science teachers--Training of--United States;
This action research study examined negative attitudes toward science in an alternative high school, and ways to combat those negative attitudes.
Applying Dweck's Mindset Theory in the Classroom to Improve Student Attitudes Toward Learning
Dissertations, Academic; Success--Psychological aspects; Developmental psychology and motivation;
The purpose of this study was to explore the application of Dweck's Mindset Theory and how it would effect student attitudes towards learning in the classroom.
Best Practice for Teaching Sixth Grade Science: Reason for the Seasons
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Elementary; Science teachers--Training of--United States; Science teachers--United States--Case studies; Direct instruction;
This thesis reports on studies made to determine the difference in levels of master learning of the required Utah State 6th grade science Standard II: Reason for the Seasons, using direct instruction versus...
Best Practices and Characteristics of Effective Literacy Teachers
Education, Elementary; Literacy; Reading;Dissertations, Academic;
Effective teachers with high efficacy are necessary in strengthening our educational system. This is a qualitative study of the characteristics of exceptional teachers exhibiting high efficacy standards...
Building Better Design: A Descriptive Study on LDS High School Seminary Teachers' Use of Standards in Planning
Mormon seminaries; Effective teaching;Dissertations, Academic;
This study, which involved eight LDS Seminary teachers in the western United States, was performed to determine whether they used the established standard for LDS Seminary teachers in their curriculum...
Developing a Protocol for the Identification, Assessment and Placement of English Language Learners in a New Charter School
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers--Evaluation; No Child Left Behind Act; Dissertations, Academic;
This was the study of a small charter school developing a protocol to identify English language learner (ELL) students and assess their needs in response to criteria set forth by the No Child Left Behind...
Effects of Background Music on the Behaviors of First Grade Students During Independent Reading Time
Education, Elementary; Children and music; Classroom management; Dissertations, Academic;
This paper explores what effect, if any, playing classical music has on the behavior of first grade students during their independent reading time.
Effects of Embedded and Intentional Instruction on Letter Identification in Preschool Students
Initial teaching, alphabet ; Education, Preschool; Dissertations, Academic;
This study explored the effects of embedded and intentional instruction on letter identification in preschool students. Forty-three preschool students, ranging from 50 – 62 months, were assigned to a...
Effects of First Language Development on Second Language Acquisition among English Language Learners
Education, Secondary; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Dissertations, Academic;
This is a mixed-methods study to analyze the effects that first language acquisition has on learning a second languages. The study focuses on native Spanish-speaking secondary school students who were...
Enhancing Writing Skills in the First Grade
Dissertations, Academic; Education, Elementary; Writing skills;
This project resulted in the creation of a writing resource manual that will benefit first grade teachers, who are faced with a newly adopted Common Core curriculum which is very different from the previously...
How Can the Research on English Language Learners Be Used to Create a Primary Math Unit?
Education, Elementary; English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Dissertations, Academic;
The purpose of this creative project was to explore the research on effective strategies for teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) and to use them to develop a math unit using these methods. The project...
Middle School Students' Perceptions of Teacher Immediacy Behaviors and their Effect on Motivation
Middle school teachers; Effective teaching; Motivation in education; Dissertations, Academic;
Research indicates that teacher immediacy, both verbal and nonverbal, effects student motivation. Most of the research has been done in a university setting. This study looks at middle school students'...
Motivating At Risk Youth and Influencing Behavior with Alternative Teaching Strategies
Education; Effective teaching; Problem Youth--Education--United States; Dissertations, Academic;
This thesis questions the use of simply moving students with problem behaviors in to self-contained classrooms specifically for at-risk students without implementing more effective and engaging instruction...
Parent Involvement Curriculum: A Guide for Immigrant Parents Raising Children in the United States
Education; Education--Parent participation; Dissertations, Academic;
Research has shown that parental involvement in schools is a key factor that contributes to student achievement. The stated purpose of this curriculum project is to help immigrant parents learn more about...
Perception of a Local For-Profit College by Adult Non-High School Graduates
Dissertations, Academic; Education; For-profit universities and colleges;
This project was a study to determine the public perception of the for-profit college industry in Utah County, Utah.
Process of Developing a Proficiency Based Curriculum Map for Spanish 1 and Spanish 2
Education; Spanish language--Study and teaching (Secondary); Dissertations, Academic;
This thesis reports on a non-traditional collaborative language project between high school and junior high Spanish teachers to create an aligned curriculum, making for a better experience for those involved...
Quality Instruction and Outside- the -Classroom Support: A Study of Their Effects on Achievement, Attitudes, and Self Perceptions of Mathematics Students
Education; Mathematics--Study and teaching;Dissertations, Academic;
This papers surveys how pre-algebra students feel about the teaching and learning of mathematics, and what affected their feelings about their perceived and actual abilities.
Racism 2.0 in a High School Classroom: an Autoethnography
Dissertations, Academic; Education; Racism;;
This project examines the implementation of Racism 2.0 concepts in a high school English class. Racism 2.0 is a new way of understanding racism as a system of advantage based on race, not simply individual...
Reading Comprehension Strategies Handbook for Seminary Teachers
Mormon seminaries: Effective teaching;Dissertations, Academic;
This projects creates a handbook that will give LDS Seminary teachers effective reading comprehension strategies to impart to their students. These strategies will enable seminary students to "drink deeply"...
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