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Theses from 2016

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Sensory Strategies and Literacy Learning, Michelle A. Matteson

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How Choice Influences Student Engagement and Motivation: A Case Study, Natalie K. Memmel

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Literacy Becomes “Popular” for a Male Student, Cody J. Miller

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Changes in Society: The Increasing Diversity in Society Results in an Increasingly Diverse ELA Classroom and the Increasing Need for Inclusion in ELA, Amanda Leigh Mills

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The Prevalence of Anxiety and Perfectionism in High School Students, Sarah E. Moore

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Teaching to Think & Read Like a Historian, Erin E. Moses

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Exploring the Literacy Lives of Elementary Male Readers, Kelly N. Muszak

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The Use of Reading Strategy Prompts in Math, Jessica N. Newton

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The Impact of Promoting Literacy Through Educational Songs, Rachel Turner Orenberg

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The Question of Digital Game Based Learning: An Investigation into the Potential Promises and Perils of Education's Golden Goose, Molly E. O'Riley

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Fatty Acid Profiles of Major Prey and Predator Fish in Lake Ontario: Use in Assessing Food Web Interactions, Robert G. Pattridge III

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Dancing as a Tool for Successful Transitioning to Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities, Edith Mariely Pérez Rodríguez

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The Influence of Osmolytes on Nucleic Acid Helical Conformations, Pakinee Phromsiri

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Physics Inquiry Starters: Labs to Introduce Physics Content, Jason S. Pritchard

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Students with Interrupted Formal Education: Teacher Perspectives, Jennifer Adelia Raponi

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A First Grade Student’s Affect and Self-Perception Regarding Literacy, Jami Saladin

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The Impact of the Multiple Intelligences on Literacy Learning: A Case Study, Brittany Sanderson

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Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities: An Algebra Unit Plan Aligned to the New York State Common Core, Nicole Scipione

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The Barriers and Facilitators of After-School Physical Activity Participation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nicole Seaver

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The Effects of RAD1 and RAD10 on Mitochondrial Stability in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Christina Seger

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The Importance of the Implementation and Learning of Spanish Language Arts, Adrializ Serrano

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The Effect of a First Year Experience Program on Student Retention in Community College, Jaclyn Singer

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The Changing Nature of Society, its Effect on (ELA) Education, and the need for Adaptability, William W. Smarcz

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Putting the Pieces Together, Jessica Smith

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Rearranging Algebraic Equations Using Electrical Circuit Applications: A Unit Plan Aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, Susan L. Sommers

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Describing Transformations: A Math 8 Unit Plan Aligned to the New York State Common Core and Learning Standards, Jessica Stam

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The Effects of Self-Assisted Monitoring on Children's Recall Predictions, Gina R. Stephan

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Problem Based Learning and STEM Model design in a Secondary Biology Curriculum, Caleb Stewart

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Graphic Novels as Tools for a Modern English Classroom, Erin St. James

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Delaying School Start time at One High School and its Impact on Attendance, Thomas C. Street

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A Curriculum Project on Expressions and Equations in Mathematics 8 Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Nicole Szatko

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A Magnified View: The Impact of Arts Integration in the ELA and Social Studies Classroom, Alyson M. Tardy

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The Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Feelings of Loneliness and Ruminative Thinking, Pradeep A. Thamboo

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Adapted Primary Literature (APL): An Effective Authentic Text Option for the Science Classroom, Lauren C. Thresh

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Factors That Influence the Gap in Literacy Achievement for Emergent Literacy Male Students, Samantha Tumminelli

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Read Alouds and Their Impact on Students' Literacy Development, Rebecca L. Walch

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Technology Effects on Motivation to Read: A Case Study Through Teacher Candidates, Jessica West

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Parent Involvement in an Urban Head Start Classroom, Stephanie Whitmire

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A Curriculum Study About Trigonometric Applications Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Timothy F. Wilson

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Swipe, Tap, and Read: Research on E-book Tools, Features, and Student Engagement, Amanda R. Winans

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Examining Motivation to Behave Professionally in a Positive Behavior Support Model, Warren C. Wood

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Health-Related Physical Fitness Benefits of Exercise Prescriptions for Individuals with Down Syndrome, Kimberly Wooten

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Don’t Forget About Social Studies: A Unit Plan Project on Using Integration in Elementary Social Studies, Roland J. Yockel II

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Relating soil fertility and plant competition to Rhamnus cathartica L. (common buckthorn) invasion success, Julia Lynn York

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Voices from Beyond, Suzanne C. Zewan

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Dueling Perspectives on School to Home Literacy, Kimberly Zimmer

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Involvement Matters, Sarah Zink

Theses from 2015

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Co-teaching Using the Common Core State Standards in a Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Stacy M. Adams

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Proof: A Collection, Amanda K. Alers

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Teachers’ Perceptions About Using Restorative Practice Based Programs in Schools, monika alvis

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Reading and the Perception of Gender Roles, Kelley L. Anzalone

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Changes in the Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community of Southwestern Lake Ontario Following Invasion by Dreissena Mussels, the Amphipod Echinogammarus ischnus, and the Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus: A Long-term (1983-2014) Perspective, Katherine L. Bailey

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Differentiating Science Instruction for All Learners in Problem-Based Learning, Brian Battle

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Rochester City School District Charter Schools: Decreasing the Achievement Gap?, Kathryn M. Beaumont

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Higher Levels of Differentiation in Reading Instruction: a potential framework, Maria Behncke

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The Development of the Corporation in New Hampshire From 1760 to 1820, Robert Bermudes

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Moments of Geopolitical Choreography: Performance of Cultural Ideals in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Beyond, Allison Bohman

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Girls In Real Life Situations (GIRLS) and Self-Understanding: A Program Evaluation, Keturah Bosarge

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Attendance Works: The Effects of Truancy on High School Students Success, Mark Bruce

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Will Strengthening the Cervical Muscles of the Neck Diminish the Risk of Concussions?, Nathan D. Bull

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Using Retrospective Miscue Analysis to Revalue Reading: A Case Study, Catherine D. Bulmahn

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Succor Through Suboxone Treatment, Shiela R. Campbell

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Working Memory Deficits in Students with ADHD: Implications for Developing Curriculum on Introductory Trigonometric Functions and the Unit Circle, Christian N. Case

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Motivation to Read: A Study of Three Primary Age Students, Kacie Castle

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How to Increase Reading Motivation among Elementary Children Based on Teachers’ Perspectives and Teaching Methods, Gina M. Chinappi

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Katherine Dunham Technique and Philosophy: A Holistic Dance Pedagogy, Molly E. Christie Gonzalez

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Soothing the Savage Beast: Music in the Cultural Cold War, 1945-1991, Shellie M. Clark

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Response to Intervention: Importance of Parental Involvement, Yanisvel Cordero

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Student-Engaged Assessment-A Meta-Analysis of EL Assessment Practices, Joshua Cornue

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A Case Study: The Effect of Repeated Read-Alouds of Complex Texts on the Comprehension of a Preschool Student, Stephanie J. Cottrell

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Exploring the Impact of Assistive Technologies in the Classroom for Students with Disabilities, Katie Coulon

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Differentiated Math Instruction: Instruction that Incorporates the Common Core State Standards and Effectively Addresses the Needs of Sixth Grade Students. A Self-Study., Nicole A. Cubiotti

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Body Language: Seeking a Living Vocabulary for the Dancing Body, Colleen Theresa Culley

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How is Response to Intervention Doing? A Self-Study Approach, Mary K. Daloia

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Implementing Technology in an Algebra Classroom, Jennifer M. Damick

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Educating All Students? Successfully Supporting Students with Emotional Disabilities, Emily R. Davis

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Using Direct Instruction to Teach Self-Monitoring Strategies for Accuracy, Sarah DeGoey

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Implications of Working with Trauma: Therapists’ Perspectives, Stephanie DeRico

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Water Chestnut: Field Observations, Competition, and Seed Germination and Viability in Lake Ontario Coastal Wetlands, Kathryn Des Jardin

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A Self-Analysis of a Substitute Teacher, Christina M. Donofrio

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Single-Sex Classrooms: Effects of Boys’ Achievement A Meta-Analysis, Alisha A. Duffina

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Homeless Children & Academic Achievement: What Do Adults Who Experienced Homelessness As Children Believe Teachers Can Do To Ensure Their Homeless Students Achieve Academic Success?, Debra S. Dumuhosky

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How the Shift in High Stakes Testing Impacts Students of Low Socioeconomic Status in a Suburban Junior High School, Amanda M. Eagan

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A Spiraling Curriculum Project on Factoring in Algebra I Aligned with the New York State Common Core State Standards, Katie Elkins

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Academic Language Acquisition, Rebekah R. Feller

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Anti-Bullying Interventions in the Middle School Literacy Instruction, Ashley Fotopoulos

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Applying Cooperative Learning to the New York State Living Environment Curriculum, James R. Franklin

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Cultural Competency of the Helping Professional: A Self Reflection, Courtney Furness

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An investigation into the impacts of peer discourse on students' comprehension proficiency with a specific focus on English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities: A meta-analysis, Laura A. Gallagher

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Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment Question-Driven Instruction Using Student Response Systems in High School Life Science Classes, Jennifer Gardinier

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Enhancing Reading Comprehension in Students with Disabilities Through Differentiated Instruction, Allison W. Ghyzel

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Exploring Social Development in a Child with Autism Who Uses the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Treatment Approach, Danielle L. Giangrasso

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Somatic Value System for Life and its Integration into Dance Practices, Bethany Good

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The Effects of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Accidents on Wallace Mine Fen in the Moshannon State Forest, Pennsylvania, Andie Graham

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Multiliteracies: Bringing Multimodality into Schools, Daniel C. Greco

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Exploring the Effects of Using the Words Their Way Program with Teenage Boys with Autism, Emily A. Gutknecht

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Technology Enhancing Kindergarten Students’ Literacy Skills in Math, Alannah N. Heale

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Exploring the Implementation of Words Their Way in a First Grade Classroom, Kathryn J. Horch

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Fusing Literacy and the Arts to Meet Common Core Standards, Justin Jackson

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A Closer Look into Discipline Specific Literacy Strategies for Mathematics, Kaitlyn Johnson