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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Impact of High-Speed Internet Connectivity at Home on Eighth-Grade Student Achievement, Kent J. Kingston

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Impact of Teacher Administered Positive Behavioral Support Interventions on the Behavior and Achievement of Intermediate Level Students Identified with Measured Moderate, Mild, and Low Disruptive Externalizing Behaviors, Gregory W. Betts

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The effects of the achievement gap on students formally identified as gifted. Does giftedness prevail?, Dwayne T. Chism

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The Impact of Prolonged Participation in a Pro-Social Cognitive Behavioral Skills Program on Elementary Age Students, with Behavior Related Disorders, Behavior Accelerative, Behavior Reductive, and Return to Regular Classroom Outcomes, Ted H. Esser

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The Impact of a Year-Long, Same School Social Skills Instruction Program on Students' with Verified Behavioral Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Perceptions of Program Effectiveness, Gregory G. Gaden

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Achievement and high school completion rates of Hispanic students with no English language skills compared to Hispanic students with some English language skills attending the same high school in an immigrant responsive city, Joanne M. Garrison

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The Effect of Improved School Climate Over Time on Fifth-Grade Students’ Achievement Assessment Scores and Teacher Administered Grade Scores, Dawn M. Marten

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The Effect of a Zoo-Based Experiential Academic Science Program on High School Students' Math and Science Achievement and Perceptions of School Climate, Elizabeth A. Mulkerrin

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The impact of low, moderate, and high military family mobility school district transfer rates on graduating senior high school dependents' achievement and school engagement, Jeffrey K. Rippe

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Achievement, Engagement, and Behavior Outcomes of At-Risk Youth Following Participation in a Required Ninth-Grade Academic Support Study Center Program, Jeffrey P. Wagner

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The Impact of a One-to-One Laptop Computer Program on the Literacy Achievement of Eighth-grade Students With Differing Measured Cognitive Skill Levels Who are Eligible and Not Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program Participation, Eric G. Weber

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Achievement, Engagement, and Behavior Outcomes of Youth At Risk Following a Pre- Eighth-Grade Summer Academic Enrichment Program and Participation in a School- Wide, School Year Long, Ownership, Mastery, and Grading Initiative, David K. Alati

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Algebra Readiness Outcomes of Sixth-Grade Boys and Girls Placed in Challenge Math Based on Measured Math Ability Compared to Sixth-Grade Boys and Girls Placed in Challenge Math Based on Teachers' Recommendations, David C. Hemphill

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The Impact of Parental Military Status on the Achievement, Attendance, and Attitudes of Fourth Grade Students, Melba Hooker

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The Effect of Optional Summer Transition to High School Program Participation and Required School Year Long Placement on a Core Content Team on Ninth-Grade Students At-Risk Measured Achievement, Engagement, and Behavior Outcomes, Frances K. Pokorski

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Conditions Affecting the Decision to Seek or Not Seek a Position as a School Assistant Principal/Principal, Gerald M. Beach

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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

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The Impact of Previous Schooling Experiences on a Quaker High School’s Graduating Students’ College Entrance Exam Scores, Parents’ Expectations, and College Acceptance Outcomes, Debbie K. Galusha

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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

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Teachers’ Attitudes Towards English Language Learners in Rural Schools Implementing Sheltered English and English as a Second Language Compared to Teachers’ Attitudes in Schools with No Clearly Defined Model of Language Services, Mary R. Smith

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The Impact of Teacher Assigned but Not Graded Compared to Teacher Assigned and Graded Chemistry Homework on the Formative and Summative Chemistry Assessment Scores of 11th-Grade Students with Varying Chemistry Potential, Jennifer L. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Effect of Decreasing Enrollment Patterns in a Title I School Surrounded by Economic Decline on 5th-Grade Students’ Achievement, Behavior, Parent Involvement, and Teacher Mobility Rates, Carolyn L. Grice

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The Effect of an In-Class Behavioral Intervention Plus Differentiated Instruction Program on the Achievement and Behavior Outcomes of Verbally Disruptive 8th-Grade Students With and Without Co-Occurring Reading Delimitations, David R. Lavender

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The Effect of a Back-to-Basics Core Academic Program Compared to a Traditional Academic Program on Participating 4th-Grade Students’ Achievement and Perceptions of Life Skills, Paula A. Peal

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The Effect of a School-Year-Long In-Service Leadership Development Grow-Your-Own Program on New and Veteran Assistant Principals’ Perceived Leadership Effectiveness, LuAnn M. Richardson

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The Impact of Traditional and Alternative University Teacher Preparation Program Options on Secondary Teacher Candidates’ Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions, and Employment, Rebecca B. Schnabel

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Attitude and Agility Scores of Co-Occurring and Single Sport High School Girl Volleyball Players Following Completion of an Invitational Summer Strength and Conditioning Program, Joesph J. Toczek

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Effect of a Rural High School Combination Supplemental Literacy Program on Emerging Readers’ Achievement, Engagement, and Behavior Outcomes, Mark L. Adler

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The Effect of a Yearlong One-To-One Laptop Computer Classroom Program on the 4th-Grade Achievement and Technology Outcomes of Digital Divide Learners, Daniel H. Bird

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Reading Outcomes of Pre-Literate 3rd-Grade Students after Two Years of Combined Reading Classroom Instruction and Individualized Intervention or Classroom Instruction, Jon T. Lopez

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The Impact of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Curriculum on Intermediate Grade Girls’ and Boys’ Perceptions of their Learned Global Citizenship Attributes, Suzanne R. Melliger

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The Effect of Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Math Instruction Utilized in Combination with Web-Based, Computer-Assisted Math Instruction on 4th-Grade Students' Outcomes, Jason D. Plourde

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The Impact of Two Middle School Grade Level Start Points, 5th-Grade and 7th-Grade, on Adolescents' 8th-Grade Achievement, Behavior, and High School Preparedness, Elizabeth W. Standish

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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First Things First: What Do Students Really Know About the First Amendment?, Joanne Chapuran

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The Effect of a Required Character Education and Class-Wide Peer Tutoring Program on 5th-Grade Students’ Reading and Writing Performance, Anthony P. Dancer

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The Impact Of Option-In Longevity Enrollment Patterns on Student Achievement, Behavior, and Engagement Outcomes, Andrew J. Rikli

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An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Uninterrupted Time on High Stakes Writing Assessments, Chuck Story

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Developing and Implementing Successful Transition Strategies for Middle to High School Students in Glenwood, Iowa, Russell E. Finken

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Gains in 8th Grade Student's Reading Skills in Group Within a Group and Large Group Guided Reading Instruction, Brian A. Wedemeyer

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Qualifying the Definition of Dispositions, Brooke S. Wiseman Dowse

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Relationships Between Secondary Language Teachers' Multiple Intelligence Preferences and Their Choice of MI-Inspired Teaching strategies in the Classroom, Wenmin (Mindy) Huang

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Improving Instructional Practice: The Value of Classroom Goal Teams as Measured by Elementary Teachers' Perceptions, Debra J. Easton Rodenburg

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The Motif of Human Flying in Children's Literature, Kathleen M. Hinman

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A Study of Parental Satisfaction in the First Year of a Full-Day Kindergarten Program, Kevin Elwood

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Student Perceptions of Interactive Television Courses in Rural Northeast Nebraska High Schools, Kevin M. Nolan

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Work-Place Experience of Non-Team Special Area Teachers As Affected By Institutional Procedures In Middle Schools Structured For Team-Teaching, Cecelia A. Birckhead

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Third-Graders' Motivation, Metacognition, and Transaction As They Learn About Women in History, Joyce Pawlenty

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Third-Graders' Motivation, Metacognition, and Transaction As They Learn About Women in History, Joyce Pawlenty

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Third-Graders' Motivation, Metacognition, and Transaction As They Learn About Women in History, Joyce Pawlenty

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Third-Graders' Motivation, Metacognition, and Transaction As They Learn About Women in History, Joyce Pawlenty

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The current training practices and perceived training needs of paraprofessionals in special education programs in Nebraska, Enid Ann Schonewise

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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A Comparison of Awareness: Web-Based Faculty Development Versus Paper-Based Faculty Development at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Melissa A. Diers

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A Perspective of Technology Supervisors In Support of Schools, Douglas K. Ealy

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Prepare Preservice Teachers to Use Technology in Education Classrooms: An Evaluation of the Program Used at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Anna Marie Mudd

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The Effects of Graphic Organizers on Student Internalization, Aaron F. Smeall

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Seeking Support: A Qualitative Study of the Support Given Four Kindergarten Teachers in the Archdiocese of Omaha Who Use Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Practices, Ann Marie Adkins

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The Effects of the Connections Grant on Teacher and Student Performance and Attitudes in the Classroom, John Carlson

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The Use of New Learning Modalities in the Teaching of Core Concepts in Introductory College Astronomy Classes, David J. Kriegler

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Parent Participation in School Functions Following Participation in Head Start or Title I, Melissa R. Sindelar

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The Impact of Norm-Referenced Standardized Test Scores on Teachers and on Reading Instruction, Michael Scott White

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Sixth-Grade Students' Responses to Self-Selection of Spelling Words With the Use of Contracts, Susan R. Bergemann

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Self-Perceptions as Writers of Written Language Learning Disabled Students, Tiffany L. N. Conley

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Teacher Perception of the Impact of Technology Assistance Teams on Technology Staff Development in the Papillion-La Vista School District, Julie Rae Duerfeldt

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The Effects On Third Grade Students' Learning When Discipline–Based Arts And Social Studies Curricula Are Integrated, Linda K. Kulm

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The Use of Guided Reading Strategies by Second-Grade Students in a Regular Classroom Setting, Jaime Mayer

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The Relationship of Perceptual Learning Modality Preference and the Use of an On-Line Learning Environment to Achieve Non-Technology Related Course Objectives, Patricia M. Nickel

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The Impact of a Teacher Mentoring Program On The Professional Satisfaction of Selected Veteran Teachers, Donna M. Sabag

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Characteristics of Secondary English Teachers in the Millard Public Schools Who Use Microcomputers, Brian F. Begley

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The Interpretation and Value of the Six Analytical Traits of Writing by Sixth Grade Students, Sara B. Kriesel-Hall

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Quality of Life Measurements: A Comparison of Self Rating and Spousal Rating, Leigh Ann Mueller

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Quality of Life Measurements: A Comparison of Self Rating and Spousal Rating, Leigh Ann Mueller

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Quality of Life Measurements: A Comparison of Self Rating and Spousal Rating, Leigh Ann Mueller

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Quality of Life Measurements: A Comparison of Self Rating and Spousal Rating, Leigh Ann Mueller

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Students' Perceptions Of Learning Through Multiple Intelligences, Margaret Paradise

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The Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict and its Relationship to the Psychosocial Adjustment of Elementary and Junior High Students, Christie Lynn Poe

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The Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict and its Relationship to the Psychosocial Adjustment of Elementary and Junior High Students, Christie Lynn Poe

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Staff Perceptions of a New Teacher Evaluation and Professional Growth Instrument used in the Millard Public Schools, Robert J. Schiermeyer

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A Case Study of Action Research as Staff Development: Facilitating Teacher Reflection, Deborah M. Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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How Study Strategies Learned in a Secondary Reading Class are Applied in the Content Areas, Linda Brablec-Braesch

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Peer Interaction in the Acquisition of Knowledge of Print of Kindergarten Children, Christine L. Cheshek

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Art Narration as a Language Sampling Context, Leah Margaret Gearhart Horst

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Protestant Christian School Teachers' Beliefs About Developmentally Appropriate Practices (K-2): Teacher Self-Reported Practices And Locus of Control Orientation, Diane L. Cory

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Children's Use of Television in the Selection of Role Models, Nancy Luke

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Children's Use of Television in the Selection of Role Models, Nancy Luke

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An Investigation of Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Teachers' Implementation of Portfolios, Jayne E. Nick

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Child Abuse Reporting: Characteristics of the Type of Abuse, Gender, and Disclosure on Likelihood of Reporting by Iowa School Psychologists, Stephen L. Schwiesow

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The Effects of Reading Books About War on the Attitudes of Fifth Grade Students Toward War, Letitia A. Green

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The Effects of Reading Books About War on the Attitudes of Fifth Grade Students Toward War, Letitia A. Green

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The Relationship between Primary Grade Teachers' Theoretical Orientation to Reading and Endorsement of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Carla S. Ketner

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An Investigation of Parental and Teacher Attitudes Toward Appropriate Activities for Kindergarten, Joyce R. Kinney

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A Parent Program: The Influences of Home Literacy Experiences that Influence the Reading and Writing Development of Five and Six year old Children, Jane Kornfeind

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The Relationship Between Mandated Portfolios and Teachers' Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices, Christi Wise

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Attitudes of Language Arts Teachers in the Metropolitan Omaha Area Public High Schools Toward Writing Portfolios, Kara L. Bacon

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The Effect of Self-Generated Learning vs Other-Generated Learning on the Writing Productivity of Students at Risk, Mary Ruth Bresley

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The Relationship Between the Construction of Multidimensional Self-Concept in Second Grade Children and the Level of Teacher Endorsement of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Laura Croom

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Peer Observation is a Key Ingredient to Effectiveness in Staff Development, Linda Gentleman Boyer

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The Effects of an lntensive Reading Program on the Test Scores of Middle Level Students Who Read Below Grade Level, Robin K. Hayhurst

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A Comparison Study of the Needs of Parents with Mentally Retarded Children in China and in United States, Keli Mu

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Attitudes Towards Cooperative Learning, Cynthia L. Hamm

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Development of a Model High School Orientation Program, E. Gene Hobart