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

The Effect of Teaching Goals and Scales to Enhance Writing Achievement in Kindergarten, Jessica Adamski

Teaching Multiplication Facts Through Choice and Games, Danielle Andvik

The Effects of Writing Instruction on Reading Accuracy and Comprehension, Emily Rebecca Ascheman

The Effects of Daily Fluency Practice in Primary Settings, Kylie Bengtson and Melissa S. Fritchman

The Impact of Intentionally Teaching Cooperative Learning, Tucker Bergmann, Reed Hefta, Christina Hein, and Mark Whiting

The Effects of Parent/Guardian Engagement on Student Success in Middle School, Katelyn A. Biggar and Zachary J. Biggar

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

Self-Regulation Skills Instruction: The Role of Self-Regulation in Behavior of Children, Heather Brasel

Effects of Social Emotional Learning, Grace Brennan


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


The Journey of a Teacher: Adjusting to a New and Larger School District, Lauren Conroy

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

The Impact of Inclusion Within the Secondary Career and Technical Educational Classroom, Cynthia Evenson

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

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

The Impact of Cross-Age Tutoring on Letter Name Identification for Kindergarteners, Nicole Michelle Halbur

Word Study Instruction to Improve Spelling Accuracy, Chelsa Haney

Executive Functioning Skills and Their Effect on Knowledge Acquisition in Kindergarten, Jessica Hansen

The Impact of Mindfulness Procedures to Increase On-task Behaviors in High School Students, Peter Hendricks

Measuring the Application and Transfer of “Contrast and Contradictions” Comprehension Strategy, Amanda Henningsen, Michelle Fjeld, and Lisa Kangas

The Impact of Extracurricular Activities on Middle School Student’s Academic Achievement and Attendance, Abby Holten

The Effect of Brain Breaks on Math Anxiety, Jedidiah Johnson

Curriculum Matters: Math Curriculum Review for Elementary, Jessica Kasprick

Goal Setting and Self-Assessment in the Elementary Music Classroom, Erin Kiefert

The Effects of Personalized Learning on Engagement and Academic Achievement in the Reading Standard of Phonemic Awareness, Stephanie Kotta


The Effect of the Second Step Curriculum on the Social-Emotional Development of Second Grade Students, Amy Kremer

Exploring Emotional, Physical, and Cultural Engagement Strategies within a Block Schedule, Samantha Link, Mary F. Kvebak, and Aaron E. Swenson

The Effect of Repeated Readings on Oral Fluency, Prosody, and Comprehension in a First-Grade Classroom, Alyssa Macy


The Effect of Gearing Up For Kindergarten on the Development of Letter Recognition In a group of Kindergarten Students, Heather Mark

Parent Perception on 2nd Grade Math Homework, Ashley Marquart

The Effect of Differentiated, Guided Math Instruction on Student Achievement and Student Engagement, Kari Norton

Impact of Intervention on Learning Blends and Diagraphs, Rebecca Panka


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


Using Phonics to Increase Reading Comprehension in English Language Learners, Lindsay Piekutowski

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


The Relationship of Mindfulness and Student Homework Completion, David Vinje

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

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


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

The Effect of Positive Reinforcement on Disruptive Behavior, Andrea Wilmer


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

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2018

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


The Effects of Implementing a Zones of Regulation Curriculum in a Third Grade Classroom, Jamie Hoffman


Effect of Music and Movement on Recognition of Sight Words of Kindergarten Students, Joni Jensen

The Effects of Direct Phonemic Awareness Instruction on Emergent Reading, Tessa Jensen


The Role of Homework in a Mathematics Classroom, Adam Johnson

The Effect of Parent Involvement and Student Reading Abilities, Kari Johnson


Effects of Small Group Instruction on Oral Reading Fluency, Tiffany Johnson

The Effect of Paired Repeated Reading Intervention on Oral Reading Fluency, Nicole Kahler

Self Efficacy and Math Anxiety; Math Intervention Strategies for Future Paraprofessionals, Angeline Kallhoff

The Effects that Studying Online has on Student Vocabulary Short Term Retention, Chelsea Keller and Ondrea Cook

Active Learning in an Online Introductory Networking Course Using Collaborative Learning Communities, David Keller

The Effects of the Florida Fluency Intervention on Oral Reading Rates Focusing on Fifth Grade Students, Chelsie Kennedy


The Effect of Summer Vacation on Reading Level, Stacey Klinkhammer


Using Small Group Reading Instruction to Improve Reading Fluency in First Grade, Michaela Kolness

Self-Monitoring Strategy Instruction: Improving Reading Accuracy and Self-Correction for At-Risk Students, Melissa Kyser

The Effect of Physical Activity in the Classroom on On-task Behavior for Elementary Students, Nicole Lehmann

The Positive Effect of 6-Minute Fluency on Reading Comprehension Using STAR Reading Assessment, Emily Livingood

The Effect of Poetry Instruction on Reading Fluency and Comprehension, Callista K. Mayers

The Effect of Words Their Way Spelling Instruction on the Acquisition of Second Grade Students' Spelling Skills, Vanessa Renae McNutt 5661972


Quantity Versus Quality: Comparing Reading Recovery and Title I Reading as a First Grade Early Literacy Intervention, Jenna Meyers

Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement in Reading Growth, Mollie Moen

The Effect of Incorporating Multiple Intelligences to Improve Student Writing, Jannessa Deanna Moris