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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Anxiety in Young Children: Resources for Parents and Educators, Danielle Lucia

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


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


Exclusionary Discipline Disparities: A Case Study, Isaac Lundberg


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


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


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

The Effects of Video Lectures On Student Performance, Amanda Murphy


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


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


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


The Importance of Social Skills Instruction for Students With a High Number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Alexis Olerud

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


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


Teaching During the 2020 Global Pandemic, Covid-19: An Autoethnography, Carin Omonuwa

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