Welcome to RED. RED is an open-access repository maintained by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Library to showcase, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly and creative work produced by the MSUM Community.

A copy of each Dissertation and Thesis written by a graduate student at MSUM as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the graduate degree is deposited in RED. Students registered for Dissertation (799) or Thesis (699) will upload their final approved papers.

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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020

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Reflection's Impact on Student Learning, James Dahlgren

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Creating Trauma Sensitive Classroom in the Early Childhood Setting, Janelle Elke

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Otter Tail Corporation, Heather Strese

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2019

Anxiety: A School-Based Counseling Group for Adolescent Students, Angel Aakre

Student Involvement in Formative Assessment, Benjamin Aastuen

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Effectiveness of Sight Word and Repeated Reading Interventions in the Primary Classroom, Jordan Ackerman

The Effect of Teaching Goals and Scales to Enhance Writing Achievement in Kindergarten, Jessica Adamski

The Effects of Instruction (Direct Instruction Flashcard Procedure and Letter Writing) on Letter Name Fluency in Preschool Children, Sara Affield and Michelle Hanson

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of Hawkins Inc., Samantha Alvarado

Teaching Multiplication Facts Through Choice and Games, Danielle Andvik

The Effects of Writing Instruction on Reading Accuracy and Comprehension, Emily Rebecca Ascheman

The Impact of Inclusion on the Attitudes Towards School of Students with Disabilities, Shelby Bachmeier

Overcoming Adversity: My Journey of Personal Exploration and Professional Growth, Laura Melinda Jean Baker

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of Christopher and Banks Corp.,, Mona Barhouma

The Inclusive Environment and its Effects on All Learners, Jamie Bartz

Helping Yourself to Help Others, Janet Bechtold

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Exploring the Experiences of Communication Partners of People with Parkinson's Disease: A Qualitative Study, Jacqueline Bell

The Effects of Daily Fluency Practice in Primary Settings, Kylie Bengtson and Melissa S. Fritchman

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Understanding the Effects of Childhood Trauma: Strategies for educators, Trista Bentler

The Impact of Intentionally Teaching Cooperative Learning, Tucker Bergmann, Reed Hefta, Christina Hein, and Mark Whiting

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Anxiety and Behavior: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in School With a Ten-Year-Old Boy Using the Coping Cat Program, Sarah Bernhardt

The Effects of Parent/Guardian Engagement on Student Success in Middle School, Katelyn A. Biggar and Zachary J. Biggar

Using Total Physical Response Approach and Enhanced Vocabulary Instruction to Impact Vocabulary Retention, Elissa Braaten, Cara Herzog, Ingrid Johnson, Annette Rice, Rachel Shane, and McKinzie Tangen

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English Learner Advancement in AVMR Structuring, Kristina Bradley

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Financial Analysis: Sleep Number Corporation, Trevor Brandner

Self-Regulation Skills Instruction: The Role of Self-Regulation in Behavior of Children, Heather Brasel

Effects of Social Emotional Learning, Grace Brennan

Reflections of Growth as a Counselor Trainee, Rachelle Brown

21ST CENTURY SKILLS: INTEGRATING ARTS IN EDUCATION AND CORE CURRICULUM USING HYBRID CLASSES, Linda A. Bruning

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Analysis of Self, Cassi Buchite

Vocabulary and Word Acquisition Through Cooperative Learning, Cody Burington

Effects of Project-based Learning on Collaborative Skills in Elementary-Aged Children, Sarah Cegla-Reed

Exploring Effective Classroom Management Techniques in a 1:1 Classroom Setting, Paige Cermak

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A Play Based Intervention to Develop Literacy: Using Foundations for Literacy to Help Students with a Developmental Delay Learn to Read, Brittany Coalwell Escobedo

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The Journey of a Teacher: Adjusting to a New and Larger School District, Lauren Conroy

Incremental Rehearsal for Spelling: A Spelling Retention Intervention With a Fourth Grade Student, Dylan James Curto

The Impact of Increased Classwork, Reduced Homework, and Shortened Lectures on Student Engagement, Thomas DeBoer and Bradley Haugen

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Flipping the Focus: Flipped Learning in a Geometry Classroom, Christina Dittus

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Motivation in Male Adolescent Readers, Rachel Dockter

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of Duluth Holdings, Inc., Joshua Drewlow

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Factors Related to the Selection of a Service Delivery Model: A Survey of School Speech-Language Pathologists, Meredith Ann Egeland

The Impact of Inclusion Within the Secondary Career and Technical Educational Classroom, Cynthia Evenson

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Guided Reading Framework Needs for ELL Students at the Emergent, Early and Transitional Levels, Elizabeth Evenstad

Effects of Guided Reading on Phonics Skills, Anna Elizabeth Fick

Measuring Effectiveness of Using Fountas & Pinnell Word Study Components: Word Sorts, Manipulatives, Word Maps and Explicit Instruction to Build Vocabulary, Kelsey L. Fode, Tyler J. Fode, Susan L. Jordan, and Nicole A. Shepler

Increasing Basic Math Fact Fluency Using Flashcard Drills with a Second Grade Student, Peyton Gale

Plan B Analysis of Self, Desirae Ganje

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of ANI Pharmaceticals, Inc., olaoluwa gbolahan

The Effects of Critique and Feedback on the Quality of Artwork, Kassandra Gibbons

Running Through Chaos to Find Myself: A Self Analysis Presented to The Graduate Faculty of Minnesota State University Moorhead, Gayle Gordon

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Training for Secondary Educators to Decrease School Violence, Katie Grosz

Effects of Reading Mastery on Teaching Comprehension Skills to a Student with a Specific Learning Disability, Alyssa Gutzmer

The Impact of Cross-Age Tutoring on Letter Name Identification for Kindergarteners, Nicole Michelle Halbur

Word Study Instruction to Improve Spelling Accuracy, Chelsa Haney

Executive Functioning Skills and Their Effect on Knowledge Acquisition in Kindergarten, Jessica Hansen

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Developing a Curriculum for TEFL 107: American Childhood Classics, Kendra Hansen

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Self-Monitoring Interventions for Elementary Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and the Effects on Improving On-Task Behavior, Lauren Hayes

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Military Deployment- A Counseling Group for Children, Rosa Hayes

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Power of Choice: Empowerment through Reading, Sarah Heise

The Impact of Mindfulness Procedures to Increase On-task Behaviors in High School Students, Peter Hendricks

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Measuring the Application and Transfer of “Contrast and Contradictions” Comprehension Strategy, Amanda Henningsen, Michelle Fjeld, and Lisa Kangas

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Placement Testing Instruments for Modality Streams in an English Language Program, Aimee Hilgers

The Impact of Extracurricular Activities on Middle School Student’s Academic Achievement and Attendance, Abby Holten

The Effect of Brain Breaks on Math Anxiety, Jedidiah Johnson

Curriculum Matters: Math Curriculum Review for Elementary, Jessica Kasprick

Use of the Social Explorers Curriculum with Four Kindergarten Students Who Have Social Skills Deficits, Adam Kessler

Goal Setting and Self-Assessment in the Elementary Music Classroom, Erin Kiefert

The Effects of Personalized Learning on Engagement and Academic Achievement in the Reading Standard of Phonemic Awareness, Stephanie Kotta

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The Effect of the Second Step Curriculum on the Social-Emotional Development of Second Grade Students, Amy Kremer

Improving Number Word Sequencing in Kindergarten, Katie Marie Langer

Executive Function in Students with and Without Disabilities, Kristin Lee

How Does Video Modeling Affect Functional Skills Acquisition in a Preschool Setting?, Heidi Lindahl

Exploring Emotional, Physical, and Cultural Engagement Strategies within a Block Schedule, Samantha Link, Mary F. Kvebak, and Aaron E. Swenson

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Financial analysis and valuation of Vista Outdoor, Inc, Cyrille Litche

The Effect of Repeated Readings on Oral Fluency, Prosody, and Comprehension in a First-Grade Classroom, Alyssa Macy

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The Effect of Gearing Up For Kindergarten on the Development of Letter Recognition In a group of Kindergarten Students, Heather Mark

Parent Perception on 2nd Grade Math Homework, Ashley Marquart

Math to Mastery: Promoting Math Fact Fluency in a Child with ADHD, Sarah Mattison

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A Brief Bystander Training Program: Promoting a Positive School Climate, Matt Meyer

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The Experience of Counseling Interns and Their Perceived Preparedness of Multicultural Counseling: A Phenomenological Study, Bianca Maria Milz

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Comstock House Tour Script Adaptation for Non-native Speakers of English, Aura Lee Mohror

The Implementation and Effects of Sign Language in the Households Of Children Ages Birth to Three Years That Struggle With Communication, Maranda Michelle Nelson

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The Correlation Between Classroom Engagement Strategies and Student Behavior, Abby Neppl

The effect of PECS on Children with Social-Emotional Delays Being Able to Self-Identify their Emotions in a Preschool Setting, Amy Nielson and Brandon Otway

The Effect of Differentiated, Guided Math Instruction on Student Achievement and Student Engagement, Kari Norton

The Use of Self-Monitoring Strategies to Improve Success in Inclusive Settings, Tanner Oakes

Using the Zones of Regulation with A Kindergartener and Fourth Grader, Ariel Ostrander

Impact of Intervention on Learning Blends and Diagraphs, Rebecca Panka

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Effects of Yoga on Student Attention in Pre-K, Amanda Paulson

The Impact of Partner Reading and Conferring on Second Grade Students, Amy Pederson

The Effects of Movement on Reading Achievement, Shae Pepera

Rethinking Weekly Spelling Tests, Ashley Peterson

Homework Interventions and Academic Performance: Possible Effects on Assessment Performance Due to Homework Interventions, Ryan Peyton

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Using Phonics to Increase Reading Comprehension in English Language Learners, Lindsay Piekutowski

School Achievement Amongst Special Education Students Participating in the REACH Program, Kelli Rath

Cognitive Engagement in the Use of Print and Digital Texts in the Classroom, Andrea L. Ray and Brianna M. Hedges

The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Programming on Social-Emotional Learning, Evan Reller

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Apogee Enterprises, Inc.: Valuation and Investment Decision, Dustin S. Rietsema

The Use of the Second Step Curriculum to Teach Resiliency: A Comparative Study of Two Midwestern Classrooms, Jessica Saba and Chelsey Hendrickx

The Effects of Growth Mindset on Student Adaptability, KayLee Saga-Krebs and Jacob J. Krebs