UW-Eau Claire graduate student to present award-winning thesisApril 26, 2012
Zank will give a presentation on her award-winning thesis, "Training Individuals to Implement a Brief Experimental Analysis of Oral Reading Fluency," at 3:30 p.m. May 3 in Room 1142 of the Old Library. The presentation will be followed by a discussion.
Zank earned her bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire in 2009 and her master of science in education in school psychology from UW-Eau Claire in 2010. She will graduate in May as an educational specialist in school psychology.
Zank's study is an examination of different methods of training individuals to implement evidence-based reading interventions for elementary school-aged students, said Dr. Michael Axelrod, Zank's thesis adviser.
"Her study is significant in that it found that all three conditions — a basic training, a basic training plus practice and a basic training plus practice and performance feedback — produced exceptionally high levels of intervention implementation fidelity," Axelrod said.
Each year, faculty members are invited to nominate exceptional quality theses, with judging provided by a Graduate Council faculty committee. The Distinguished Master's Thesis Award includes a $500 prize and submission to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools thesis competition.
For more information about the competition, contact Nancy Amdahl in Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-836-2721.