RtII the Derry Way<br />An Action Research Project <br />By Jessica Price<br />
Research in the Classroom<br />Traditional Research<br />Action Research<br />Ideas and Insights<br />More generalized<br ...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
The Situation<br />Students arrive at the middle school unprepared for pre-algebra<br />Lack of basic facts<br />Gaps in k...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
The Data	<br />Without intervention or remediation, students continue to fall behind<br />Teachers note that students get ...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
The Changes<br />
More Specifically<br />Interventions will occur:<br />In place of a rainbow class<br />1 day in every 6 day rotation<br />...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
The Hopes and Concerns<br />HOPES<br />CONCERNS<br />Students will close gaps<br />Their grades will improve<br />They wil...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
The New Process	<br />Intervention monitors...<br />Are not prepared<br />Do not call down students<br />Do not make sure ...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
The Evaluation<br />FAIL<br />
More Evaluation<br />Teachers…<br />Saw few changes in students’ grades<br />Felt students DID NOT make enough progress to...
Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Con...
The New Step 2<br />Next Year…<br />Interventions will be<br />Scheduled<br />Daily<br />In a small group<br />With the ne...
References	<br />Garner, B. (2008). When Students Seem Stalled. Educational   Leadership, March, 32-38.Guskey, T. (2010). ...
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Action Research Project

  1. 1. RtII the Derry Way<br />An Action Research Project <br />By Jessica Price<br />
  2. 2. Research in the Classroom<br />Traditional Research<br />Action Research<br />Ideas and Insights<br />More generalized<br />Does not connect to a specific situation<br />Results are published<br />Researchers are more objective<br />Specific to the teacher and her students<br />Personal connection to the “researcher”<br />More on-going and reflective<br />
  3. 3. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  4. 4. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  5. 5. The Situation<br />Students arrive at the middle school unprepared for pre-algebra<br />Lack of basic facts<br />Gaps in knowledge<br />Lack the necessary skills to move forward<br />
  6. 6. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  7. 7. The Data <br />Without intervention or remediation, students continue to fall behind<br />Teachers note that students get stuck with the basics and cannot move forward<br />Students become disinterested in math<br />
  8. 8. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  9. 9. The Changes<br />
  10. 10. More Specifically<br />Interventions will occur:<br />In place of a rainbow class<br />1 day in every 6 day rotation<br />Proctored by a non-math teacher<br />Using a computer-based program<br />Students will also be pulled for small group instruction during regular class<br />
  11. 11. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  12. 12. The Hopes and Concerns<br />HOPES<br />CONCERNS<br />Students will close gaps<br />Their grades will improve<br />They will better understand content<br />They will be less dependent on calculators<br />It won’t be enough time<br />Teachers won’t be engaged with students<br />Students won’t see a connection between math class and the intervention students<br />
  13. 13. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  14. 14. The New Process <br />Intervention monitors...<br />Are not prepared<br />Do not call down students<br />Do not make sure that students stay on task<br />Students are…<br />Unmotivated<br />Reluctant to miss rainbow classes<br />Rainbow teachers…<br />Threaten to fail intervention students<br />
  15. 15. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  16. 16. The Evaluation<br />FAIL<br />
  17. 17. More Evaluation<br />Teachers…<br />Saw few changes in students’ grades<br />Felt students DID NOT make enough progress to be removed from the program<br />Students…<br />Began taking cut slips so that they could attend their rainbow classes<br />Lost all motivation after the PSSA<br />
  18. 18. Responsive Action Research<br />Diagnose the Situation<br />Analyze the Data<br />Announce Changes<br />List Hopes and Concerns<br />Try the New Practice<br />Collect Data to Evaluate<br />Return to Step 2<br />
  19. 19. The New Step 2<br />Next Year…<br />Interventions will be<br />Scheduled<br />Daily<br />In a small group<br />With the new Mathematics Intervention Specialist<br />
  20. 20. References <br />Garner, B. (2008). When Students Seem Stalled. Educational Leadership, March, 32-38.Guskey, T. (2010). Lessons of mastery learning. Educational Leadership, October, 52-57.Hardiman, M. (2001). Connecting Brain Research with Dimensions of Learning. Educational Leadership, November, 52-55.Kolb, L. (2011). Adventures with Cell Phones. Educational Leadership, February, 39-43.William, D. (2008). Changing classroom practice. Educational Leadership, January, 36-42.<br />

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