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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Impact of School-Based Mentoring, Joel Beyenhof

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The Packasso Project: A Case Study, Fairouz Bishara-Rantisi

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The Essence of Instructional Coaching with Elementary Teacher Candidates: Reflections of Practice, Abigail J. Burke

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A Program Evaluation of a Summer Program Designed to Reduce Summer Learning Loss, Kara L. Hutton

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Leading Cultural Change to Impact Workplace Satisfaction of Teachers with a Focus on Teacher Career Cycle, Scott H. Ingwerson

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Self-Efficacy Perceptions of Novice and Career Teachers in Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, and Classroom Management, Jeffrey S. Kerns

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School Librarian Candidates’ Diversity Dispositions: Examining the Impact of Cultural Proficiency Instruction, Bridget I. Kratt

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THE DIFFERENCE A COACH CAN MAKE: Supporting New Teachers in the Classroom, Mary Beth Kueny-Runge

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Reading and Math Outcomes of Randomly Selected Majority Culture Students Participating in an Elective, Parent Choice, Full Academic Content Area Spanish Immersion Program, Matt K. Rega

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Student Attendance of a Newly Implemented Tardy Policy, Tyree Dawn Sejkora

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Correlation Between Teacher Mindset and Perceptions Regarding Coaching, Feedback, And Improved Instructional Practice, Beth K. Stenzel

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Investigation of Mentoring for Instructional Leadership within an Educational Consortium, Scott A. Sturgeon

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Measuring the Effects of Guided Reading on NeSA-R Student Cohort Scale Scores, Todd E. Tripple

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The Effect of Teacher-Child Interactions on Child Outcomes, Jean R. Ubbelohde

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Evaluating a 1:1 Computer Program in a Secondary School, Andrew R. Walters

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Educator Mindset: Perceptions of Economic Inequality and Awareness of Poverty on Student Potential, Cindy B. Copich

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Reading and Math Outcome Equity of Students, by Language, Ethnicity, and Gender Conditions, Required to Participate in an Attendance Court Program Based on Excessive School Absences, Kenneth E. DeFrank

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The Effect of Public School Preschool, Private School Preschool, and No Preschool Attendance on Kindergarten Students’ Academic Achievement as Measured by Fall, Winter, and Spring MAP Scores, Matthew w. Fenster

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Achievement Outcomes of Sixth-Grade Students With a Military Parent Deployed to a War Zone or a Military Parent Not Deployed Compared to Same School Students Whose Parents Have No Military Affiliation, Robert L. Ingram III

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Sustained Effects of Intensive Reading Intervention: Can Intensive Intervention Gains Made in Primary Grades Be Maintained Through the End of Elementary School?, Jolene J. Johnson

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The Impact of the Gradual Release of Responsibility on Graduate Teacher Education Candidates’ Self-Efficacy with iPads, Wendy L. Loewenstein

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The Effects of a Language Arts Academic Pullout Program for Middle School “Academic Bubble” Students, Carrie L. Rath

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Elementary and Secondary Teachers’ Attitudes Towards the Education of English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom in Rural Schools, Adam N. Sempek

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Identifying the Impact of Universal College Testing on State Academic Testing at the Eleventh Grade, Kristi N. Thompson-Gibbs

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The Impact of a Kindergarten Intervention Program on Student Reading Achievement in Primary Grades, Tammy S. Voisin

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An Exploration of High School Engagement Factors and their Relationship to College Completion Rates, Tamela J. Wegener

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The effect of school counselors' domain specialization on seniors' milestone completion and college access planning, Nancy J. Bond

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Evaluating the achievement of students who did or did not participate in a high ability learning program, Elizabeth A. Fitzgerald

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Teacher effectiveness and experience comparing evaluation ratings and student achievement, Janice Marie Garnett

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Analysis of participation in 21st century community learning center after-school program and student grade five achievement, Willie T. Herbert

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Access patterns of ADHD students utilizing campus disability services supports, Meribeth L. Jackson

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Implementing a one-to-one iPad program in a secondary school, Donald P. Johnson

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

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Achievement, engagement, and English language acquisition of fourth-grade ELL students following five years of instruction in an English as a Second Language program or instruction in a dual language program in the same urban elementary school, Rony E. Ortega

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An analysis of a district-led leadership seminar on the dispositions of certified staff members, Michael J. Rupprecht

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Exploring the effects of district mathematics curriculum on NeSA-M student cohort scores from 2011 to 2012, Julee R. Sauer

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The effect of prior high school dual enrollment course completion and access equity on first generation college attending students, Douglas E. Stansberry

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The Effect of Poverty on the Achievement of Urban African American Male Students Successfully Completing High School, Amy L. Welch

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Behavior Outcomes of Kindergarten Through Third-Grade Students Following an Exclusionary Consequence or an In-School Alternative Consequence for Violent or Aggressive Behavior at School, Amy E. Williams

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 single-gender math classroom activities on the achievement and behavior outcomes of fifth-grade girls and boys at a public elementary school, Erik P. Chaussee

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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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Comparison of college/career readiness outcomes between the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and the traditional high school academic program, Sandra K. Day

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Effects of embedded and direct language strategies on prekindergarten students' cognitive and social emotional development, Matthew L. Dominy

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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 School Choice on the Early Literacy Achievement of Kindergarten Students, Lydia L. Gabriel

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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 sustainability of reading recovery intervention on reading achievement of students identified as at-risk for early reading failure, Anne J. Harley

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A program evaluation of a special education day school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, Lucinda Klein-Lombardo

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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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The Effects of Marzano's Six Step Vocabulary Process, on Fourth Grade Students' Vocabulary Knowledge, Fluency, and Sentence Complexity, Janet S. Suing

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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

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Achievement of High School Students Participating in a One-to-One Laptop Computer Program, Anthony J. Weers

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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Exploring the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales-Revised (ECERS-R) Evaluation on Preschool Children's Pre-academic Progress, Jennifer L. Fundus

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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 scheduling models for introductory algebra on 9th-grade students, test scores and grades, Angela L. O'Hanlon

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The Effect of the English Language Learner Pull Out Program on Primary Students' Language Achievement, Heidi T. Penke

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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

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Accuracy of the TeacherInsight Online Perceiver Tool in Determining the Effectiveness of High Rated and Low Rated Math and Science New Hire Teachers Following One Year and Three Years of Single School District Employment, Nicole A. Regan

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The Effect of an English Language Learner Program on Student Achievement Outcomes in Language, Reading, and Math, Jennifer L. Reid

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The Impact of a School-wide High School Advanced Placement Program and Culture on Participating Students' High School Achievement and Engagement Outcomes and First Year University Academic Success, Gregory E. Tiemann

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The Effect of Teachers' Cultural Proficiency Training on Sixth Grade Students' Reading Achievement, Diane Wells-Rivers

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The Effect of Varying Levels of Reading Delimitations on the Ability of Students with Disruptive Behavior Disorders Admitted to a Residential Treatment Center to Demonstrate Language-Based Pro-Social Behavior Replacement Skills, Tanya D. Wright.

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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A Program Evaluation of the Building Construction of Bellevue Elementary School for the Bellevue Public Schools, Matthew Blomenkamp

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Alternative scheduling models and their effect on science achievement at the high school level, Jay Roland Dostal

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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 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 Effect of a Seventh Grade After School Leadership Program on the Developmental Assets, Academic Achievement, and Behavior of Non-thriving Students, Beth L. Fink

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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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The Impact of an Advisor-Advisee Mentoring Program on the Achievement, School Engagement, and Behavior Outcomes of Rural Eighth Grade Students, Christopher J. Herrick

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The Effect of the Involvement within Career Academies by Elective Participation of Eleventh and Twelfth Grade High School Students During the Implementation Year, Nancy A. Johnston

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Factors Affecting Literacy Achievement of Eighth Grade Middle School Instrumental Music Students, Johnny T. Brauch Kurt

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The effects of positive school engagement on math and reading achievement in midwestern suburban middle school students, Heather C. Phipps

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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 classroom management training and active or information-based follow -up on inexperienced teachers' perceived classroom behavior management effectiveness, Diana L. Casey

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Evaluating the sign language phonology of sight words used to support deaf /hard of hearing students' literacy development in Idioma de Señas de Nicaragua, Julie A. Delkamiller

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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

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The effectiveness of a school-wide differentiated home room academic extension re-teaching initiative on the achievement and proficiency categories of 8th-grade students with varying levels of cognitive skills, Tamara J. Williams

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 impact of speech -language pathologist service delivery models for concept imagery formation instruction on second grade students' language achievement outcomes, Jennifer L. Allen

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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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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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Evaluating the achievement outcomes of 5th-grade students following their enrollment in federally-funded, inquiry-based classrooms to determine program sustainability, Daniel L. Frazier

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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 a new teacher induction program on new teachers reported teacher goals for excellence, mobility, and retention rates, Bonnie J. Perry