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 2021

Using Differentiation Instruction and Multiple Intelligences to Motivate Students, Roberta Aakhus

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The Effect of Vocal Exploration Exercises on Pitch-Matching Skills in First and Fourth Grade Students, Katie Hillestad

La-Z-Boy Inc A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, DeAnn Jensen

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020

The Impact of Whole Class Word Mix-Up Phonics Intervention on Reading Achievement of 3rd Grade Students, Katie Aanstad

Token Economy as an Intervention for a First Grade Student Struggling With Aggression and Following Directions, Kaylee Abfalter

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A History and Contemporary Analysis of the Standard Adult High School Diploma Program in Minnesota, Ray Michael Ades

Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities in a Rural Community, Heather Akerman

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The Impact of Second Step on First Grader Self-Regulation, Yassmin AL-HADHRAMY

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The Influence of Language Proficiency on Assimilation of Kurdish Immigrants into American Society, Zakaria Amin

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Implementing Mindfulness: The Effect on Student Behavior and Focus at the Elementary Level, Brianna Anderson

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The Comparison of Video Modeling and Task Analysis to Teach Daily Living Skills to Non-Verbal Students with Developmental Disabilities in a Transition Program, Kasey Anderson

Applying Interactive Structures in the Elementary EL Classroom to Support the Oral Language Acquisition of Emerging English Learners, Katherine Armstrong

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Effectiveness of Increasing Decoding Skills through the Read Well Curriculum For Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities, Angie Augedahl

Teacher Perceptions of the Benefits of Flexible Seating, Ashley Bachmann and Destiny Mitchell

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Marten Transport, LTD A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Nathaniel Belisle

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Math Problem Solving Discussions: Increasing Communication for Students with Autism, Anna Benson

Attitudes Towards Inclusion of Students who are Identified as Developmental Cognitive Disability, Jamie Bernu

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Progress Monitoring Through The Lens of Distance Learning, Jeremy Beulah

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Transgender College Students: A Training Developing Inclusivity and Advocacy on College Campus, Kaitlyn Joanne Bjerketvedt

Examining Effects of Choice Assessments on Engagement and Achievement of K-12 Students with Self-Advocacy IEP Goals, Carly Shay Black

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Using High Leverage Practices to Support Early Childhood Special Education Students and Families During Distance Learning, Anna Branham

The Effects of iPads on Student Engagement in a Middle School Classroom, Katherine Braun

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How Teachers of Different Content Areas Use and Define Rubrics, Abigail Bremer

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Family Engagement in Schools: A Training for School Staff, Noah Brenden

Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Learning Progress in Young Children Attending Head Start, Sam Brewer

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Accountability and Literacy/Reading Interventions for Middles School Students, Britny Bucholz

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Syncing Up On Satisfaction: A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Synchronous Online Classroom Learning Satisfaction in the Corporate Training Environment, Andrew Burklund

A Handbook for Developing Behavior Interventions, Erin Burns

Heartland Express, Inc.: A Financial Analysis and Valuation Example Report, Jordyn Card

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Predicting and Perceiving Teacher Effectiveness of Novice Teachers, Kristen Carlson

Analyzing the Use of the Barton Reading System, Amanda Cassens

Mathematical Word Problems: Factors Causing Students Difficulty When Answering, Grant Christian

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Neurocounseling and the Counseling Profession: Integrating Neuroscience into the Practice of Counseling, Sherri Clark

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Surviving in School: A Correlational Study on Teachers' Social Emotional Learning, Self-efficacy, and Response to Students' Challenging Behaviors, Patricia Cummings

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Reflection's Impact on Student Learning, James Dahlgren

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Diagramming Academic Equity: Exploring Educator Perceptions of Using Student Data to Institute Equitable Academic Programming in Public Secondary Schools, Matthew Dass

The Effects of Stress on Medical Errors in Simulation-Based Training, Kerry Degen and Ximena Suarez-Sousa

The Impact of Guided Reading Instruction on First Grade Student Learning Growth, Jordyn DeGuiseppi

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Short-Term Direct Reading Instruction for 2nd Grade Students Using Horizons Fast Track A-B, Emily Dempster

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The Effectiveness of Visual Phonics to Promote Phonological Awareness in Preschool Children with and Without Speech Sound Delays, Katelyn Derby

Supporting Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families During a Pandemic, Alyssa Deyo

The Value of Project Based Learning: Motivation and Self Regulation in Students with Learning Disabilities, Stephanie Dinnel

Investigating the Effects of Visual Support Strategies Regarding the Compliance of Early Childhood Students with Disabilities, Kari Dorry

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Exploring school counseling students’ unpaid internship experiences in their personal lives, Tatiana Eggum

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

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Using Inquiry to Raise Engagement During Third Grade Instruction, Andrew Ellingson

The Impact of Previous Educational Experiences on Self-Regulation Abilities for Kindergarteners, Abby Erickson

The Effects of Self-Regulation Interventions on Math Students, Michael Erickson

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The Perceptions about ASD’s Rising Rates: A Comparison between the General Public and ASD Professionals., Anna Ernst

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The Investigation of the Effectiveness of the Application Super Why in Preschool Literacy Skills, LeeAnna Fabin

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Heartland Express, Inc. A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Daniel Franco

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Effects of AVID Focused Note-Taking Instruction: Improving Learning and Academic Language Retention for English Learners in the General Education Science Classroom, Sarah Fredricks

TF-CBT-A Counseling Group for Adolescents with PTSD, Kristen Ganske

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Factors that Influence the Success in Higher Education for Students with Autism, Elizabeth O. Gardner

Virtual Classroom: Orthopedic Impairment Resources and Services, Samara Garrison

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The Journey: A Counseling Group for Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder, Carlee Gebeke

Helping Parents Navigate Early Childhood Special Education, Marissa Ann Geist

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Collaboration in Early Childhood Special Education: School, Staff, and Parents Becoming One Team, Elizabeth George

Increasing Homework Motivation with Choice in a High School Mathematics Classroom, Danielle Girard

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Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Competencies of Clinical and Healthcare Administration Undergraduate Students, Shelly Gompf

Special Education Tools for Individuals With Cerebral Palsy, Shalom Grandy

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in an Early Education Center, Karisa Gratton

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The impact of a SmartLab implementation on rural schools in North Dakota, Tonya M. Greywind

Focused Note-Taking Instruction: Impact on Reading Comprehension for Fourth-Grade Students, Kristina Grossinger

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Motivation and Engagement in the Choral Classroom: Does Repertoire Make a Difference?, Katy Haltvick

Advantage Mathematics Recovery (AVMR): Building Foundational Skills for Upper Elementary Students using Small Group Interventions, Allison Hanson

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Using Teach Me to Talk Interventions to Improve Language in Children Birth- Three Years Old, Hannah Hendry

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Inclusion in the Classroom: Addressing Antecedents of Challenging Behaviors, Justin Heskett

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Trauma-Informed Practices: Mitigating the Effects of Trauma and ACEs During Childhood, Shaina Hess

Kindergarten Games to Support Words to Know Retention, Ryan Heyer

The Impact of the Four-Component Lesson on Student Retention and Transfer of Reading Strategies in a Fourth Grade Classroom, Shannon Hogan

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THE IMPACT OF A FRESHMAN ACADEMY ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT, Victoria A. Honetschlager

A Blended Math Classroom with Covid-19 Interruption, Jessica Illg

Growing Parents, Growing Children: Newsletters for Read Aloud Tips & Activities in Early Childhood, Diane Jacobsen and Angela Klingfus

The Impact of Social and Emotional Learning: Implementing Second Steps © In a Kindergarten Classroom, Chelsea Jaeger

Financial Aid Curriculum for Post-Secondary Education Planning, Jeana Janzen

Comparing Traditional and Electronic Vocabulary Instruction in a Seventh Grade Classroom, Brooke Johnson

Examining the Effect of Cornell Note-Taking Strategies on Student Comprehension in 10th Grade Dual-Enrollment College Biology, Nancy Johnson

Increased Prompting: Special Education Students and Independent Usage of Assistive Technology, Emily Jones

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The Beehive: A Counseling Group for Children Who Have Endured Out of Home Placement, Britni Joubert

A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices for Inclusion of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Garth Kirkham

Growing Parents, Growing Children: Newsletters for Read Aloud Tips & Activities in Early Childhood Tips & Activities in Early, Angela Klingfus and Diane Jacobsen

Spectrum of Light: An Online Support Group for Families of Children with Autism Support Group Families, Sadie R. Kluver

Analysis of the Effects of Learning Maps: Student Learning of Fraction Computations in 5th and 6th Grade Math Intervention, Chad Koep

Plan B Project: Analysis of Self, Rachel Kranda

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The Theory of Dispositions in Filmmaking and Leadership, Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson

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The Effects of Collaboration between a Physical and Health Disabilities Teacher and a General Education Teacher On Students with Disabilities During a Pandemic and Remote Learning, Amber Kurten

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Otter Tail Corporation: A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Courtney Lachowitzer

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of H.B. Fuller Company, Kevin Laluyan

Engagement, Attitude, and Comprehension: A Reflection on Conversations about Books as a Reading Comprehension Intervention in 9th Grade Students, Sarah Larsen

Flipped Instructional Model and Cognitive Student Engagement in Math Class, Chad Larson

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Uncertainty in Academia: A Mixed Methods Study Identifying How Value Statements on Plagiarism Correlate with Plagiarism Reporting Behaviors of Undergraduate Faculty in a Distance Education Program, Laurie Kay Larson

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Full-Service Community School Intervention: Case Study of Somali Parent-School Engagement Within a Rural Midwestern School District, Anne Leland

Utilizing the Emwave to Teach Self-Regulation Skills to K-2 Students with Disabilities, Elizabeth Lempola

Positive Behavior Supports and Culturally Responsive Practices, Camille Lepp

A Comparison of Screening Tools Resulting in Referrals: Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Battelle Screener, Becky Levenhagen

Preparing Students for Rich Mathematical Tasks: An Analysis of Middle Level Students and the Impact of Problem-Solving Strategies and Growth Mindset Qualities, Tanner Lilienthal

Number Sense Intervention: The Impact on Low-Achieving Primary Grade Students vs. COVID-19, Randi Lindemann

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Student Success in Virtual Versus In-Person Learning During a Direct Instruction Math Intervention Course, Christina Lindmeier

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Using Mindfulness Techniques in Elementary Schools: Training for Staff, Mariah Linnell