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Dissertations from 2015

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An Examination of Middle School Readiness Variables for Students from Two K-5 Elementary Sending Schools in Missouri, Walter James Belcher

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A Case Study of a Teacher-Student Mentor Adoption Program at the Elementary Level, Timothy Shane Benson

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Achievement Gap in Reading: A Study of School Practices and Effectual Results, Christina S. Brown

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The Life and Academic Experiences of Teenage Mothers and Expecting Teenage Mothers Attending High School in Missouri, Angelo R. Buchanan

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Higher Education Alumni Associations and Political Advocacy, Richard N. Buchli

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Merit Pay for Educators: An Investigation of Components Significantly Impacting Student Achievement, Lisa G. Carlon

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An Examination of Chronic Absenteeism as Related to Performance on End-of-Year Missouri State Assessments, John Wesley Collins

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The Study of Effective Tier II Reading Interventions for Primary Grade Students, Sheila Cox-Hines

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A Comparison of the Participation Rates and Perceptions of Males and Females Regarding High School Athletic Participation, Edward Malcom Dreyer

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A Mixed-Method Investigation of the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment Pilot Program at a Private Midwestern University, Robyne Elder

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Exploring an Accelerated College Program for Adult Learners: A Program Evaluation, Charlene Engleking

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Barriers to Computer Programming Student Success: A Quantitative Study of Community College Students in Southwest Missouri, Tiffany D. Ford

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Human Resources Administrator Perceptions of Procedural and Distributive Justice in Performance Appraisals as Predictors of Satisfaction Among Academic Support Staff, Vanessa R. Germeroth

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An Analysis of the Comparison between Classroom Grades Earned with a Standards- Based Grading System and Grade-Level Assessment Scores as Measured by the Missouri Assessment Program, Gary L. Greene

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An Investigation of the Relationship of Teachers’ Attitudes Towards a Computer-Based Assessment System and Student Achievement, Felicia M. Griffin

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Exploring How Older Adults Who Qualify for the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) Programs and Services Learn to Successfully Age in Place, Tina Grosso

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Exploring an ACT Preparation Course as an Intervention Method for African American Students, Theresa Linette Harris Badgett

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Study of the Theory of Mattering and Marginality in Relation to Nontraditional College Students in a Private, Midwestern, Single-purpose College, Sonya M. Hayter

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A Study of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support and Behavior Intervention Support Teams and Their Impact on Student Behavior in Six Missouri Middle Schools, Cody Guy Hirschi

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Exploring Personal Attitudes towards Parent Involvement as it Relates to Relational Aggression Acted Out through Social Media, Karla M. Holland

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The Impact of College Campus Shooting Incidents: An Exploration of Student Perceptions, Gary Scott Horton

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An American Public High School Ethnographic Study: Effectively Preparing African American Male Students for Academic Success, Demarius J. Howard

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The Impact of Poverty on Elementary Academic Achievement in One Rural Elementary School in Missouri, Seth Allen Huddleston

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A Mixed Methods Analysis on Creative Leadership and Missouri School Administrators, Tiffany Lynn Jarvis

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A Study of the Impact of Retention on Student Achievement in Three Rural Missouri School Districts, Jon Thomas Johnson

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The Significance of Response to Intervention (RTI) to Student Progress in Fourth Grade Students in Missouri, Merlyn W. Johnson

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Factors Influencing the Integration of High Fidelity Simulation in Associate Degree RN and LPN Nursing Programs, Sheila A. Kaylor

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Academic Practices to Gain and Maintain Student-Teacher Connectedness and Classroom Behavioral Management, Related to Educator Demographics, Leslie Threadgill Kendall

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Academic Interventions and Academic Achievement in the Middle School Grades, Toby G. Kite

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Analyzing Students’ Personal Characteristics to Determine Study Outcomes, Jennifer L. Maloney

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Student Involvement in Extracurricular Activities and Post-Secondary Education Placement, Courtney J. Martin

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Special Education Teacher Perceptions of the Characteristics of a Satisfactory Working Environment, David John McCauley

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Senate Bill 75: Active Shooter Intruder Response Training Perceptions of Building Leaders and Teachers from Southwest Missouri High Schools, Jerry Nathan Moore

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A Study of the Perceptions of First-year TRIO Student Support Service Participants, Raquel Annette Morrow

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Analyzing the Change and Development of Simulation Self-Efficacy Among Practical Nursing Students, Moulay Abdelkarim Moukrime

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Perceptions of Non-Traditional Programs within Missouri School Districts, Cherie L. Norman

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An Exploration of the Generalization of Conversational Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder within a Self-Contained Educational Setting, Sara L. Parmeley

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Educational Stakeholders’ Perceptions during Grading Reform in One Middle School, Christy M. Patrick

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A Study on ACCESS Scores and MAP Data, Deborah Lynn Pearson

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A Comparison of Single Gender and Coeducational Classrooms, Student Engagement, and Achievement Scores, Myra Pendleton

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Retaining Rural Educators: Characteristics of Teacher Retention Practices of Rural School Districts, Joshua C. Phillips

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College Student Leadership Development Participation and Emotional Intelligence, Nicole Renae Portell Brown

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Failing Ninth-Grade Students in a Missouri School District, and the Comparison to Inadequate Learning Resources, Eric Wayne Ramsey

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Singapore Math: A Longitudinal Study of Singapore Math in One School District from 2007 to 2012, Justin Michael Reynolds

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A Study of the Regular Educators’ Preparedness to Educate Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tammy Rhodes

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Missouri Public School Teachers’ Perception of Tenure, Roberta Savone Roache

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Effect of a Substance Abuse Intervention Program on Student Achievement at a Midwest University, Terry Russell

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Two Case Studies of the Contribution of Emotional Intelligence, Communication Style, Job Competency, Vision, and Ethics to Constituent Buy-In for Leaders, David M. Schall

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Integration of Technology into the Classroom Environment: A Study of Student Perceptions as Related to Skill Attainment, Richard M. Sullivan

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An Examination of the Correlation between Teacher-Assigned Standards-Based Grades and Teacher-Assigned Traditional Grades and Student Achievement, Ashley L. Tyree-Hamby

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Achievement Despite Poverty: Testing the Effectiveness of Timeless Principles, Nicole Leigh Wallace Keller

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Grit and Student Performance: A Mixed-Method Analysis of a Non-Traditional Technical High School and a Traditional High School, Ronda L. Wallace

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A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Employee Attitudes, Awareness, and Satisfaction with Regard to the University Employee Wellness Program, Linda Ann Walters

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A Study of the Perceptions of First-year Teachers as Prepared Classroom Teachers, Vida Jane Ward

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The Impact of Freshman Transition Programs on Achievement, Jeremy Way

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Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support at the High School Level, Bernadette D. White

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A Case Study of the Efficacy of Middle College on Educational Advancement, Piper Wilson

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The Impact of TRIO Student Support Services at a Midwestern Institution, TaJuan RaKeem Wilson

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Student and Teacher Perceptions of Standards-based Grading and Student Performance, Terry W. Winton

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Classroom Management: Beginning Teachers' Perceptions of Preparedness, Sean A. Woods

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Early Literacy Acquisition with the Inclusion of the Five Components of Research Based Reading Instruction, Jill Wright

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An Investigation of Teacher Understanding and Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Use of Learning Targets in the Classroom, Melissa L. Wyers

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Assessing Injury Prevention and Intervention Protocols for High Schools Within the Gateway Athletic Conference, Michael Zacheis

Dissertations from 2014

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The Effects of Writing Centers Upon the Engagement and Retention of Developmental Composition Students in One Missouri Community College, David Elton Ball

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A Quantitative Study of Educational Poverty, School Location, and Student Achievement Measured by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Brett Barger

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Evidence of Leadership Competencies in the Journal of Mary Easton Sibley, a Pioneering 19th Century Women’s College Founder, Julie Anne Beard

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Summer School Correlation to Reading Lexile Levels of African American Students in a Low Socio-Economic Area in Grades One through Four, Channie Bell

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Comparing the Effect of Two Types of Computer Screen Background Lighting on Students’ Reading Engagement and Achievement, Jennifer A. Botello

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The Long-Term Impact of Preschool Education on Student Achievement, Amy L. Britt

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The Investigation of Self-Determination in Students Participating in Higher Education with an Invisible Disability, Joseph Daniel Bryant II

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The Connection Program: An Examination of One Developmental Education Program, Katherine Grace Craft

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A Co-Teaching Program Evaluation in a School District in Missouri, Tanya Marie Deering

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Non-Restrictive Environment After Age 21: Program Placement for Young Adults With Severe Developmental Disabilities, Deborah DiRisio

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High School Graduation Coaches: Supporting At-Risk High School Students, Heather Elise Dunnavant

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An Investigation of the Difference in Student Achievement during the Middle School Transition Years, Brandon Patrick Eggleston

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Benchmarking the Use of Learner-Centered Teaching Practices in Missouri Community Colleges, Vivian Kathleen Elder

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A Correlational Analysis of Teacher Observation Scores and Student Achievement, Michael David Evans

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Exploring the Relationship between Student Survey Results and Evaluator Observation Results in the Teacher Evaluation Process, Sandra Eileen Ford

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Trust in Leadership: Investigation of Andragogical Learning and Implications for Student Placement Outcomes, LaVerne Gillespie

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Investigation of the Influence of the Socratic Method on Leadership Skills among JROTC Cadet Leaders at a Military Boarding School, Francesco G. Giuseffi

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READ 180: Is It an Effective Reading Intervention for English Language Learners?, Carissa Gober

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Investigation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: The Role of Stimulus Funding on Development of a Three-Tiered Intervention, Laura Grayson

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The Impact of Professional Development on Early Implementation of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative, Bradley A. Hanson

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The Impact of Professional Development on Early Implementation of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative, Bradley A. Hanson

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Factors that Influence Special Education Teacher Retention, Samantha Lou Henderson

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The Development and Validation of a Rubric to Enhance Performer Feedback for Undergraduate Vocal Solo Performance, Katherine A. Herrell

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Examining the Effects of ACT Assessment of High School Graduates on College Enrollment and College Readiness, Diana H. Iborg

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Evaluating the Impact of Missouri Senate Bill 291 on Fifth and Ninth Grade State Physical Fitness Standards, Robert Scott Johnston

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Determining how Tertiary Education and Human Capital Formation Influenced Economic Expansion in Israel, Japan, and Norway from 2000-2010, Erin Lee Kalkbrenner

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The Challenges of Persisting First Generation College Students: A Comparison Between Students with TRIO Support and Those Without, ClauDean Kizart

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A Study of Alternative Education Programs in the State of Missouri, Ronald Joshua Ladd

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Using Psychosocial Development Theory and Personality Typology in Identifying At-Risk Characteristics of College Honors Students, Dennis Lark Lancaster

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A Comparison of How Three Four-Year University Teacher Education Programs Prepare Pre-Service Teachers to Use Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Yvette Lawary

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Student Perception of Teacher Feedback and the Relationship to Learner Satisfaction in a High School Online Course, Lesli Nichole Lemmon

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Discrepancies in Discipline of Middle School Students by Gender: A Comparison of Principal Candidates’ Responses to Vignettes, and Teacher Perceptions, Jill Lukefahr-Farrar

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A Mixed-Methods Comparison of Standards-Based and Traditional Gradebooks in one High School, Kevin P. Mabie

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Pharmacy Student Perceptions: How Do They Change and What Does That Mean?, Erika Lynn Michalski

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Case Study: The Impact of Preschool on Kindergarten Developmental Reading Assessments, Sheila Moore

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Case Study of Online Mentoring’s Effectiveness for Beginning Teachers, Sarah A. Moran

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The Study of the Impact of Professional Learning Communities and Student Achievement, Jori K. Phillips