Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

M.A. in Modern Languages

Department

Modern Languages

First Advisor

Esim Erdim

Second Advisor

Tamara Warhol

Third Advisor

Michael C. Raines

Relational Format

dissertation/thesis

Abstract

The study, Impact of Imagine Learning English in Two Northern Mississippi Schools, describes an effectiveness study of the impact that the computer program Imagine Learning English (ILE) has on English language learning. The study sought to determine the impact of ILE on the annual yearly progress and reading skills of mid-level English language learners (ELL). The objective of the study was to see if ILE was successful in raising the reading comprehension skill scores of English Language Learners (ELL) who worked the program as a language training tool. This study is the result of data that was collected from students in grades 3 through 5 with English Language Proficiency (ELP) levels of two through four. End-of the year test results were compared in the following categories: World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment's (WIDA), ACCESS for ELLs and Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). The results were further broken down into grade levels and ELP levels to see if the subgroups showed variance.

Concentration/Emphasis

Emphasis: Applied Linguistics and TESOL

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