Friday, February 8, 2013

New Action Research Template (revised)

Action Planning Template (Updated 2/6/2013)
Goal:  What is the Effectiveness of the Use of Interactive Science Notebooks Towards Student Achievement?
Action Steps(s):
Person(s) Responsible:
Timeline: Start/End
Needed Resources

Establish the selection of the bilingual and
monolingual students.

Pam Mitchell

Pat Shoffit, Principal

4th grade science teachers

Feb.  2013

Class roll of one 4th grade monolingual and one 4th grade bilingual

These are the targeted students that my research will be based on.
(The research will include the same students as 3rd graders, then 4th graders this year and next year when they are 5th graders.)

Calculate the % of  students and teachers that enjoy and those who do not like the science notebooks

Pam Mitchell

4th grade science students and 3rd-5th grade teachers

Spring  2013


Reveal the data positive/negative feelings

Gather 3rd- 5th  grade   district science benchmarks at end of each term for targeted group

Pam Mitchell

Pat Shoffit, Principal

School year: 2011-2012 fall and spring

school year: 2012-2013 fall and spring

2013 fall

School district benchmarks, where applicable with grade level

Data showing comparisons of 3rd grade scores of same students from fall 2011- fall 2013

Gathering of 3rd grade science notebooks for 2011-2012 (if possible)

Pam Mitchell

4th grade science students and teachers

Spring  2013

Note to go home in take-home folders

Show data of same students’ work beginning in 3rd through 5th grade

Samples of student’s work

Research data from online sources concerning use of science interactive notebooks

Pam Mitchell

Spring 2013-Summer 2013

Research related data through online sources

Analyze data and submit into my research

Poll teachers to determine ways science journals are used & how often

Pam Mitchell

3rd- 5th grade teachers

Spring 2013

Poll survey

Analyze survey data with a chart

Poll targeted groups to determine % of students that used  science notebooks while in grade 3

Pam Mitchell

4th grade teachers & possibly students from targeted groups

March, 2013

Poll survey

Analyze survey data with a chart

List and elaborate on extent of cross-curriculum use of science journals, grades 3-5

Pam Mitchell

All 3rd - 5th grade teachers

May, 2013


Results of use of journals with cross-curriculum

Track district writing benchmarks (if taken) of targeted group

Pam Mitchell

3rd- 5th  grade results of targeted students

3rd-5th teachers

Spring 2013-fall 2013

Writing benchmarks fall & spring 2012-2013, fall 2013

Analyze data to see if an increase in student achievement

Sample organizational skills
using science journals

Pam Mitchell

4th and 5th grade students

Spring 2013-Fall 2013

Science journals

Pictorial samples from students’ journals displaying organizational skills

Analyze all data results and share results with teachers and administrators

Pam Mitchell

Spring 2014

Research summary and data

Communicate all resulting action research data through written documentation.

1 comment:

  1. Your plan looks well organized. I like that you are researching mono and bi-lingual students. Journals are a great way to reach ELLs. We actually don't do science benchmarks when I teach, but I just came up with an idea for the summer :) Thanks for sharing!