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.

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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Education Tools for Individuals With Cerebral Palsy, Shalom Grandy

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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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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

The Impact of One-on-One Conferring on Students' Intrinsic Motivation for Independent Reading, Carrie Ludwig

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A Longitudinal Fiscal Analysis of the K-12 Minnesota Funding Formula From the Fiscal Years 2012 and 2018, Brandon Lunak

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Exclusionary Discipline Disparities: A Case Study, Isaac Lundberg

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Perceived Adult Social Support During Adolescence and Well-Being Among LGBTQ-Identified Young Adults, Adrienne MacDonald

A Systematic Review of Graduate Student Wellness, Courtney Mallinger

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Hoarding: Beyond the Mess, A Training for Mental Health Professionals, Kelsi McClaflin

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Formative Assessment & the Connections to Student Learning in Beginning Drawing, Craig Mickelson

The Impact of Guided Reading Instruction on Second Grade Students’ Reading Levels, Brenda Moors

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Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. - A Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation Report, Hannah Nelson

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A Study on Early Intervention Referrals and Eligibility of Prenatal Drug-Exposed Children, Holly Nelson

The Impact of Reading to a Therapy Dog in a Special Education Classroom, Hannah Oakes

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Summer Literacy Academy: Evaluating the Impact of Supports, Book Choice, Incentives, and a Focused, Literacy-Based Summer Learning Program on Reading Outcomes for Rural, Middle School Students, Kathrina OConnell

Differentiated Homework Menus and Student Achievement in Math Fluency, Angela Ogilvie

Using SMART Goals in the 8th Grade Health Classroom to Increase Student Success in School, McKenzie Oistad

Reading Motivation and Engagement: Effects on Second Grade Students’ Reading Fluency and Comprehension During Guided Reading and Literacy Centers, Alexa Olson

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LSVT or SPEAK OUT!®: Clinical Decisions when Treating Clients with Parkinson's Disease, Amanda Olson

Express, Inc: A Financial Analysis and Valuation, Rana Opsahl

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School Attendance Affects Student Outcomes: Resources to Impact Attendance, Nicole Ann Page

The Positive Impact that Therapy Animals have on Social Emotional Behavior and Academic Success among Middle School Students in Special Education, Baylie Peterson

Using Visual Schedules during Developmental/Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE) Sessions; Analyzing On-Task Behaviors, Amanda Pickett

Exploring views from parents and students: Why do most high school students struggle to complete math assignments in a timely manner?, Krishna Pokhrel

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School Violence Threat Assessment: Professional Development Training for K-12 Educators, Christopher J. Potter

Utilization of Higher-Order Questioning to Improve Student Reading Comprehension in Sixth Grade, Stephanie Pulver

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Factors Influencing Choice of Communication Sciences and Disorders Major for Students Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Joanna Reinders

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Understanding Personal Growth and Development: An Analysis of Self, Jordyn Roggenkamp

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Digital Citizenship: A Training for Plugged-in Parents, Allie Marie Sannes

Motivation and Achievement: Measuring the Effect of Student Choice Boards in the Flipped Classroom, Susan Schaub

Big Lots Valuation, Tyler Schill

Measuring the Effectiveness that Ongoing and Consistent Collaboration Between a Special Education and General Education Teacher has on the Achievement of Two First Grade Students Receiving Special Education Services, Sarah Schoeder

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Cellphone Management: A Curriculum for Middle School Students, Devonie Smith

Financial Analysis and Valuation Report for the Company of Johnson Outdoors Inc., Maren Soupir

Measuring the Effects of Self Assessment and Reflection in the Middle School Math Classroom, Miranda Steer

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ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc: A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Julia Stenberg

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Otter Tail Corporation, Heather Strese

Consideration Tools Impact on Special Education Professionals Confidence in IEP Team Assistive Technology Determinations., Mathias Sturtz