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 2019

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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A Survey of Teacher Attitude Regarding Self-Awareness and Inclusive Education of Special Education Students, Brooke Parvi

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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

Using Direct Behavior Ratings with At-Risk Middle School Students to Improve Respectful Behavior, Jaclyn Salisbury

Students’ Ability to Identify Emotions Using Social Emotional Learning Strategies, Julia Sammon, Heather Markuson, and Alison Reinke

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Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspectives on Preparedness for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in School Settings, Rachel Sawatzky

The Effect of Extended Day Services on Student Reading Achievement, Kirby Sayles

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Stress Management: A Group Curriculum for Female Adolescents, Taylor Schaible

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Delivery of Academic Vocabulary in Third Grade Mathematics Instruction, Robyn D. Schramm

The Effect of Self-Monitoring Instruction on the Behavior of Secondary Students with ADHD, Alexis Seiffert

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of Daktronics Inc., Rakshya Shrestha

Check-In/Check-Out: Improving Behavior of a Second Grade Student, Susan Sickler

The Impact of Readers’ Theater on Reading Fluency and Prosody on First Grade Students, Abbie Skauge

Effects of Prompting on Skill Acquisition, Generalization, and Independence for Young Students with Autism, Amanda J. Snyder

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An Effective Point and Level System for a Self-Contained Emotional Behavior Disorders Program to Decrease Challenging Behaviors, Serena Sorensen

Finding the Middle Path: Following My Natural Road, Cody Spears

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Providing a Platform: An Examination of How Teachers Utilize and Practice Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Hannah Storm

Effect of Repeated Readings and Positive Praise on Reading Comprehension, Lisa Stroeing

Improving Oral Reading Fluency Using Reading Interventions and Self-Graphing with Three Fifth-Graders, Claire Elizabeth Studt

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The Impact of Guided Reading Instruction on First Graders Performing Below Grade Level in Reading, Lydia Suckow

Increasing Students’ Homework Completion by Implementing Planners in the Classroom, Amanda Swenson

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Financial Analysis on Macy's, Inc., Emma Swenson

Effectiveness of Communication Using Standards Based Report Cards Versus Traditional Report Cards, Lisa Talberg

The Impact of Repeated Reading on Oral Reading Fluency Scores In Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities, Morgan Taus

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Touchstones of Popular Culture Among Contemporary College Students in the United States, Margaret Thoemke

The Effect of Deep Breathing and Visualization on Negative Classroom Behaviors., Shea Thorwaldsen

Systematic and Direct Instruction on Alphabetic Principle and Phonemic Awareness : Improving Letter Naming Fluency and Letter Sound Acquisition for Students with Learning Disabilities, Callie Tinsley

Incorporating Systematic Whole Word Instruction (Edmark) into a Phonics Based Middle School Reading Instruction for Students with Cognitive Disabilities, Anna Travaglione

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Financial Analysis of Otter Tail Corporation, Shawn Tykwinski

Impact of Group Arrangement on Academic Performance in Science and Social Studies, Brooke Umland and Candace Scott

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The Relationship of Mindfulness and Student Homework Completion, David Vinje

The Effectiveness of Online Practice Platforms on High School Algebra Students’ Achievement, Joy Visto

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Reader’s Workshop: Improving Academic Achievement in Reading, Jen Wahlin

Technological Intervention Programs to Improve Literacy Level in order to Increase Mathematics Comprehension, Brittany Waschuk

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The Effects of the Second Step Curriculum on Challenging Behavior in First Grade, Haley Weber

The Effect of Direct Reading Instruction on Students’ Reading Growth, Lisa A. Wierschke

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Teacher Influence on Motivation of Korean EFL University Learners, Marie Willyard

The Effect of Positive Reinforcement on Disruptive Behavior, Andrea Wilmer

Finding Myself, Kendra K. Wilson

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Analysis of Michael Wiskow: An Exploration of Self-Awareness, Michael D. Wiskow

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The Effect of Students Reading Digital Text Versus Print Text on Comprehension, Aubrie Ziegler

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Dual Theory Approach to Working with BPD, Alecsis Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2018

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The Effect of iPad Instruction on Capital Letter Recognition of Preschoolers, Jessica Adkins

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Classroom Strategies to Increase Kindergarten Readiness of Preschool ELL Students, Cirissa Afonja

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Effectiveness of Literacy Intervention Provided by School-Based SLPs: Roles & Impressions on Literacy Teams, Ashley Alvarado

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The Role of an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) and its Relation to Physician Shortages and Rural Healthcare Survival: A State-By-State Analysis, Allen Anderson

Coca-Cola Co., Michael Anderson

Providing an Online Orientation Program for New Students, Nicole Askew

How Much is Too Much? Academic Correlations to Chronic Attendance Issues, Raina Askin

The Effect of Visual Activity Schedules on Task Compliance for Students with Severe Disabilities, Matthew Backlund

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Verizon Wireless Communications: A Financial Analysis, MacKenzie Barry

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The Effect of Instruction (Rapid Automatic Naming Versus Repeated Read Aloud) on Vocabulary Building for Preschool Children, Alison Bendickson

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Analysis of CyberOptics Corporation, Laura Benson

A Battle with Myself: A Self Analysis, Alexander James Brost

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Pairing and Sharing: A Technique to Increase Engagement and Achievement with Struggling Middle School Readers, Patricia Cameron

The Walt Disney Company: A Financial Analysis, Sherry Carlsrud

Impact of PRESS on Reading Fluency on Students in Special Education, Alicia Christman

An Emotion Regulation Group Manual for Adolescent Males, Sarah Connell

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Exploring the Effect of Using the Six-Minute Solution: A Reading Fluency Program to Increase Overall Reading Fluency in Second Grade Students, Kelly Cunningham

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The Effect of Small Group Intervention Activities in an Enrichment Program with Second Grade Students, Kari Dahlgren

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A Single Subject Design Study; Utilizing Visual Schedules to Reduce Behaviors During Hallway Transitions, Nicole Amber Degner

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The Effect of Extended Intervention Time on Reading Growth for Middle School Students, Performing Below Grade-Level in Reading, Mary Jean Dehne

The Effect of Co-teaching on Reading Achievement, Nicky Depute

Increasing Consonant Blend Word Reading Fluency in Third Grade Students: A PRESS Phonics Intervention, Emily Dilliard

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Gaze Patterns of Social and Nonsocial Stimuli: A Possible Early Marker for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ashley Rose Doll

Using Visual Phonics to Promote Early Literacy Development, Brittany Jo Dummer

The Role of Automated Feedback on Student Writing in Secondary English Language Arts, Andrea Eklund

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of Regis Corporation, Kristi Engquist

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Ford Motor Company's Financial Analysis, Azbayar Enkhbayar

Nordstrom: A Financial Analysis, Naimanjin Erdenebileg

The Effect of Physical Activity on On-Task Behaviors in Developmentally Cognitively Disabled High School Students, Jennifer Fabbro

Support, Education, & Connections for Parents of LGBTQ+ Children, Taylor Ferderer

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Using Subitizing as a Math Lesson Warm-up to Improve Automaticity Scores, Meagan Ferris

Using Performance Feedback and Self-Graphing to Improve Writing Fluency, Grant Robert Fodness

The Effects of Parent Involvement with Kindergarten Students in the Area of Literacy, Elizabeth Fritel

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Effectiveness of Visual Cues During Transitions in a Third Grade Classroom, Tory Gaard

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School Counselors’ Role in Providing Advocacy and Support to Homeless Students in Rural Communities, Jessica Gilsrud

A Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Two Models of Incremental Rehearsal Intervention, Amy Glade

Juvenile Delinquency and Trauma: The Missing Link in Rehabilitation, Emily Gobernatz

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The Important Role of the Faculty Advisor in Credit-Bearing Internship Opportunities, Allison Goossens

College and Career Exploration Group Manual, Kimberly Gunderson

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Using Coaching Strategies to Build Caregiver Capacity, Beth Hadrava

Wide Open Spaces: Rural Counseling Competency in Counselor Education Programs, Jenna Halvorson

Effect of Social Story Curriculum on Social/Emotional Development of 4-year-old Student, Claire Hamblin

Mental Health Awareness for College Athletics, Andrea Hanson

Using Reading Interventions to Promote Kindergarten Students’ Mastery of Sight Words, Lisa Hasbargen and Carrie Jo Arness

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Target: A Financial Analysis, Jordan Heinen