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.

For those graduate students that elect to do the Project/Action Research and have registered for 696 or 796, uploading the project is optional. The two options:

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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020

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


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

The Impact of Retrieval Practice on Student Achievement in a Middle School Science Classroom, Rob Perala


The Impact of the Flipped Classroom Model: A Study of 5th Grade Students, Kyle Petermeier

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

Effects of Oral Assessments on Engagement and Academic Achievement in an Algebra I Intervention Class, Marnie 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


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

Plan B-Analysis of Self: Journey of My Life, Cianna Rabbithead


Why Students Seek Help, Blake Rasmussen


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

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

High Leverage Practices in Early Childhood Special Education, Katie Rommesmo

How Self-Monitoring With Technology Impacts Work Completion Rates for High School Students, Alison Rose

Shared Reading in a Child Welfare Program: Impact on Parenting Skills and Literacy Development in At-Risk Preschool Children, Julie Rousu

Transition Planning in Rural Schools, Emily Ruml

The Effects of Extrinsic Motivation on DreamBox Lesson Completion A Project Presented to Graduate Faculty of Minnesota State University Moorhead, Alex Sandahl


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

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. A Financial Analysis and Valuation Report, Kathryn Sistrunk


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

Visualize and Verbalize Effect on First Grade Writing Quality and Conventions, Amanda Snyder

H. B. Fuller Company's Financial Analysis and Valuation Report Period: (2016 - 2019), Minara Sooriyaarachchi


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


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

Use of a Visual Schedule to Decrease Work Completion Time During COVID-19 Distance Learning, Ellen Stevenson

The Impact of Self-Management Skills in Elementary Classrooms, Kailee Strand


Otter Tail Corporation, Heather Strese

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


The Impact Positive Verbal Praise has on Violent Behaviors among Students in a Federal Setting IV Special Education Placement, Chad Tauer


The Effects of Multiple Accommodations on Student Engagement and Work Completion in Fifth Grade Students with Reading Disabilities, Allison Ternes


Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Group, Brooklyn Kennedy Thompson

Measuring the Efficacy of Math Homework: How Effective Is It?, Emma Wabbe

Launching a Parent Support Group for Children with Disabilities, Melissa A. Washnesky


The Effectiveness of Token Economy Interventions on High School Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Jordan R. Welle


Mathematical Discourse: Impacts on Seventh Grade Student Learning and Feelings About Mathematics, Courtney Weston


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Healing Mindfully, Taylor Kay West

Social Skills Instruction in Preschool Settings, Megan Whelchel

The Long and Winding Road: The Life Experiences and Resiliency to Become a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Jenessa Whitmore

Developing Self-Regulation Strategies for Elementary Aged Learners, Melissa Williams

Modifying the Curriculum for Students with Disabilities, Whitney Windschitl and Whitney Windschitl

An Analysis of the Second Step Early Learning Program, Kelly Wuollet

Self-Control Training Using an iPad with a Third Grade Student, Alyssa Yorek

Professional Guide to Restorative Practice, Hannah Zurn

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2019

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

Student Involvement in Formative Assessment, Benjamin Aastuen


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


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


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


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


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


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


Valuation of ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Carmen Borgen

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


English Learner Advancement in AVMR Structuring, Kristina Bradley


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


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


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


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


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


Motivation in Male Adolescent Readers, Rachel Dockter


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


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


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


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

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

Financial Valuation and Analysis of Deluxe Corporation, Sara Gilbertson

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


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