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Action Research Plan

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Action Research Plan

  1. 1. <ul><li>Action Step(s)Resources NeededTimeline: Start/EndPerson(s) ResponsibleEvaluation (Monitoring/ Assessment)1. Survey teachers, students, & parents regarding:School’s physical buildingSchool’s atmosphereStudent learningStakeholder communicationPaper surveyOnline surveyAugust 2010-September 2010Self Technology personEvaluate and sort results of surveysNote trends in perceptions by populations2. Collect artifacts to document “before” status (i.e. the way communication is before implementing changes)NewslettersBeginning of Year letters home from teachers about classroom mgt.Observations at conferences/ARDSPhotos of buildingWebsites PR (newspaper, marquee sign)Community partnershipsAugust 2010-September 2010SelfTeachers Evaluate and sort artifacts for how effective they were (timeliness, accuracy, layout, graphics, semantics, spelling, tone, etc.)Note gaps/deficiencies in order to set clear, reasonable goals for improvement3. Research ways to improve upon deficiencies noted in artifacts (i.e. ways to improve communication or the school climate)Peer-reviewed journalsERIC databaseBooks about school/community relationshipsSeptember 2010-October 2010SelfPrincipalDocument specific ideas that are applicable to the deficiencies found in surveys and artifacts4. Build consensus among staff members to facilitate buy-in toward improved communication Goal/agenda for improved communicationSurvey resultsArtifacts collectedResearch Consensus-building activityOctober 2010Self PrincipalSBDM committee/ lead teachersEnsure the agenda for the meeting is followedAssign aspects that need further research/evaluation to SBDM membersInformally survey committee to make certain there is consensus5. Engage teachers and staff in self-reflection about parent support in education and what ways they elicit parent support Train teachers and staff about SBDM committee findings and how to make the suggested improvementsSelf-reflection activity about having parent support for studentsStaff developmentSubstitute teachersTime/facilities for trainingUpdated technologyOctober 2010-November 2010SelfPrincipalSBDM committeeTechnology directorCommunic-ations expertMonitor conversations about self-reflection activity to make certain teacher goals match campus goalsAdminister pre- and post-tests regarding quality communication guidelines (as suggested by expert)6. Implement strategies that will improve communication/public relations suggested by SBDM committeeSBDM committee meeting notesBudget considerations for changes (marquee, letterhead, ads, school messaging system, etc.)October 2010-December 2010Self PrincipalSBDM committeeEntire staffCollect the following data to gauge whether communication improvements have resulted in a positive parent response:Parent participation in extra-curricular activitiesStudent attendancePercentage of homework assignments completed accuratelyCommunity partnership funding/supportPositive publicity in local paperParent comments/ interviewsNumber of hits on the websitePercentage of parent communication reciprocated (returned calls, papers signed)Student results on weekly tests (fluency, math facts, spelling) which could be directly tied to practice at home7. Continue action research to improve upon school/ community relationshipParent surveysParent participationStudent performance on daily/weekly work (related to practice at home)Discipline referralsAttendance ratesongoingSelfPrincipalSBDM committee/ lead teachersParents PEIMS clerkAction research will use all of the items listed as “resources” for this item to ensure the school/ community relationship sustains improvement

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