Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2021

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

Student Perceptions Regarding Alternate Forms of Free Time/Mindfulness, Ann Anderson

The Impact of Daily Yoga in a Kindergarten Classroom, Amanda Bennett

A Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Misbehaviors, Increase Mood and Provide Aid for Emotional Regulation, Increase Attendance and Provide for Academic Growth within a Classroom of Kindergarteners, Tawny Brolin

Attitudes and Behaviors Involved in Sustained Silent Reading, John Brumback


How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected High School Student Mathematical Anxiety During Distance Learning., Ryan Christiansen

The Impact of Self-Management Skills in Elementary Classrooms, Erica Clark and Mackinzie Sorum

An Autoethnography in Jejueo Revitalization, Trevor Cook


Impact of Explicitly Teaching STEM Careers on Students’ Interest in Pursuing a STEM Career Among 8th Grade Students, Katherine Dosland


The Impact of Direct Instruction of Social and Emotional Learning Skills on Academic Achievement in the 6th Grade Classroom, Erik Ecklund


Action Research: Teachers’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Implementing Restorative Practices, Hannah Erickson


The Effects That a Flipped Classroom has on Engagement and Academic Performance for High School Mathematics Students, Jordan Geraets

Results of Incorporating Multicultural and Inclusive Children’s Literature in an Elementary Classroom, Sarah Gerber


Implementation of Word Solving Strategies During First Grade Guided Reading, Kimberly Ann Gienger


Technology or Pencil and Paper: How do fifth graders best learn math facts?, Carrie Hartwig


Effects of Play-Based Learning on Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Skills, Kristen Heidecker


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

Student Academic Achievement in Literacy: Implementing Individualized Goal Setting, Nicolle Hillier

Getting Books in the Hands of Adolescent Boys with Engine Oil Under Their Fingernails, Mariah Hruby


Aerobic Capacity Fitness Level Impact on NWEA/MAP Reading and Math Scores, Andrew Jipson


Aerobic Capacity Fitness Level Impact on NWEA/MAP Reading and Math Scores, Andrew Jipson


Engagement in Music Education in the Upper Elementary Grades, Abigail Jirik

Impacts of Restorative Circles on Fifth Grade Students of Color, Kennedy Johnson


The Effect of Virtual Labs on High School Student Attitudes Towards Chemistry, Emily Koehler


Flipped Classroom Effects on Upper Elementary and Middle School Student Motivation Inside and Outside the Classroom, Katarina Kuhlmann


Increasing Engagement in Youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility: Teaching Science for Social Justice, Kelley Larson

Ninth Grade Student Preference and Attitude Towards Test Formats in Science: Implementing a Student-Centered Approach, Erica Lindquist

The Impact of Exercise Breaks in the Classroom on Disruptive Behavior of Third Grade Students, Jackson Lindquist


Does the Implementation of Bridges Math Intervention Show Growth in Student Learning?, Heidi Lunde

The Impact of a Flipped Classroom on Student Motivation and Engagement, Brett Maass


The Influence of Readers' Theater in Reading Fluency, Tessa Nelson

Simplification of Tools and Student Attitude: How it Affects Teacher’s Success Rate with Data-Driven Instruction, Shannon Opdahl

Student Perspective on One-to-One Devices in Middle and High School, Zachary Page and Justin Roob


The Effects of Book Choice in Small-Group Reading, Jessica Proell


Gradeless Learning: The Effect of Eliminating Traditional Grading Practices on Student Engagement and Learning, Eric Sanders

A Teacher's Role in Guiding Collaborative Play-Based Learning, Mikaela Scullen

Implementation of Instruction and Continued Practice of Tier Two Vocabulary Words in Upper Elementary Classrooms, Hailey Swiers


Effects of Student Choice on Student Motivation and Engagement within an Elementary Classroom, Sarah Theesfeld


Effects of Flexible Seating in the Lower Elementary Classrooms, Jessica Van Veen and Lindsey Lindell

The Effect of Direct Add+Vantage Math Recovery Instruction on Students' Math Growth, Mark Wierschke


Impacts of collaborative learning on student engagement, Jessica Youngren

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Reflection's Impact on Student Learning, James Dahlgren

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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Why Students Seek Help, Blake Rasmussen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2019

Student Involvement in Formative Assessment, Benjamin Aastuen


Effectiveness of Sight Word and Repeated Reading Interventions in the Primary Classroom, Jordan Ackerman