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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ph.D. in Education



First Advisor

Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham

Second Advisor

Ellen J. Foster

Third Advisor

Neal Hutchens

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The purpose of this study is to understand how teachers successfully balance instruction in a high stakes tested classroom environment to promote reading motivation.. To analyze, the researcher focused on two tenth grade English classroom, two tenth grade English teachers, and eight tenth grade students who are identified as proficient readers. One teacher has 19 years of teaching experience with only one of those years being a high school English teacher. The other teacher has 12 years of teaching experience of teaching high school, and this is her eighth year teaching 10th grade.

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