Action research plan Week 3

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<ul><li> 1. Action Research Plan(Modified SIP Model)School Vision: The collaborative team of Memorial Middle School, including all stakeholders, will work together to provide the necessary education for all children to be successful at MMS and in the future. We as a campus will actively participate in meeting the individual needs of all students while helping students to succeed in our low performing areas.What will MMS do to achieve this? -Teachers will provide inquiry based learning style in the classroom. -We will provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students. -Teachers and administration will set high expectations for all students. -Curriculum will meet all state standards.Goal: To find and implement strategies that will help to improve the lowest performing are on campus, which is science. We will strive to move forward from being the lowest performing campus within our district.Objectives/Outcomes of Research Investigation: To improve student achievement and learning for all students.To improve scores for regular and special education students.To improve teacher involvement from all grades with these students. To improve collaborative and cooperative learning.To improve the differentiation of instruction within the classroom.To improve the partnerships of parents and the campus.Action Steps(s):Person(s) Responsible:Timeline: Start/EndNeeded ResourcesEvaluationAt the beginning of the school year, each eighth grade teacher will be provided with benchmark scores from when the students were in seventh grade.Kandra Turner, Wes Ehlers, Norma Moreno, Carlos DeleonAugust 23-August 27, 2010Writing utensils, benchmark scores, computerWork with seventh grade teachers to gain feedback on upcoming eight grade students and know what learning styles are present.Meet with entire science department on inservice day to discuss new changes to the science curriculum. Newly implemented TEKS will start for 2010-2011 and we will discuss the current timeline created by the Science Initiative Team over the summer at central office.Kandra Turner, Wes Ehlers, Norma Moreno, Carlos Deleon, Bea Alaniz, Amy Harrison.August 20, 2010Copy of TEKS for each grade level, highlighters, copy of new timelines for each grade level, computerTEKS have been identified that will be targeted throughout the yearWe will also use current scores from previous years to focus more on those particular objectives.Teachers will consistently observe assessments throughout the year to show areas of improvement.Meeting with principal and SBDMC to share plan of implementing new projects this school year and obtain funding if necessaryKandra Turner, science department, principal, SBDMCLast week of AugustList of required materialsQuestionnaire to give to SBDMC offering feedback on necessary measures that need to be takenScience department will meet with the PTA to discuss creating a science activity night to help build partnerships with parents and students. These nights will be implemented monthly to cover misunderstood objectives. (Discussed in school community relations class)Kandra Turner and PTA membersSecond week in SeptemberWriting materials and drafted plan created by the science departmentDiscuss necessary funding that can be provided by PTA and have them list what they can help the science department purchaseScience department will created a monthly schedule as to when lower grade level teachers will help with tutorials in the morning and after school. We will also discuss the idea of implementing a Saturday school.Kandra Turner and the rest of the science departmentAugust 30, 2010Calendar, spreadsheet for schedule, and writing materials.Discuss schedule and gain feedback from the science department I will meet with science representatives from each campus within the district to gain feedback and ideas on what was implemented at their campus to help achieve good science scores.Kandra Turner and other science teachers from each middle schoolThe month of SeptemberLaptop, planner, and writing materialsEmail science teachers and receive permission of what day I can meet with them. Have them answer questions that were created by my science department to help answer what we are looking for in areas of needed improvementThe science initiative team will meet, which I am a part of, to create necessary labs and hands-on activities that will help in weak tested objectives.Kandra Turner and science initiative teamEnd of SeptemberPaper and writing materialsDraft of ideas created by all members to be distributed and used in all science classroomsTeachers will actively monitor assessments and daily work to gain insight as to what areas are showing improving or weakness on TAKS tested TEKSKandra Turner and Wes EhlersSeptember 2010-May 2011Laptop, DMAC data, and grade bookConstantly show growth or decline with DMAC data from benchmarks and grade book to adjust curriculum lessons. Teachers will also give evaluations to students and gain feedback in what areas the students struggle with.Science department will implement review stations in the library before each benchmark and science TAKS. Kandra Turner and science departmentOctober 2010-April 2011Science manipulatives made by teachers and all resources required for each stationStudents will be required to fill out forms with answers for each station and evaluate what they learned and didnt understandAnalyze TAKS dataKandra Turner and Wes EhlersMay 2011Copies of 2009-2010 AEIS report; Preliminary 2010-2011 TAKS reportsComparison table created to assess areas of strengths and weaknesses scienceAt the end of the year, the entire department will assess what worked and did not work throughout the course of the year while implementing necessary strategies and technology to improve scores.Kandra Turner, Science Department, facilitator, and principalMay 2011TAKS scores, pencils, highlighters, computer, DMAC data reports Observation notes and feedback from parents who were involved in science activity night will be used to evaluate the year. We will also look at the trend of scores in specific objectives. We will also survey the students as to what helped and didnt help during the year.<br /></li></ul>


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