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  1. 1. Effect of ParentalGuided QuestioningonStudent Test Scores Bryony Blahnik Evans ELEM 6000 Dr. B. Housand November 12, 2012
  2. 2. Research QuestionWill third grade students at Elkin Elementary Schoolwhose homework includes guided questions for parents toask based on the weeks lessons receive higher scores onunit science tests than students who do not receiveguided questioning? Motivation for Research•Parental involvement is down is schools•Both parents working•Parents feel unwanted/needed in the school system•Give parents a way to participate and see if there arepositive benefits
  3. 3. Definition of Key TermParental Involvement“The participation of parents in regular, two-way, andmeaningful communication involving student academiclearning and other school activities including: assisting theirchild’s learning, being actively involved in their child’seducation at school, and serving as full partners in theirchild’s education and being included, as appropriate, indecision-making and on advisory committees to assist in theeducation of their child.”(The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 2004)
  4. 4. Review of Literature
  5. 5. Review of Literature
  6. 6. Study Design and Intervention•Experimental Action Research•Experimental and Control Groups•Both groups—Pre-Test•Experimental group—Homework with guided questioning forparents•Control group—Homework without guided questioning•Post-Test•Questionnaires for parents and cooperating teacher
  7. 7. Setting and Participants
  8. 8. Procedures•Permission forms•Pre-Test analysis•Guided questioning intervention for experimental group•Post-Test analysis •Are there any marked changes in the experimental groups’ test performance?•Repeat •Repeat the process with two additional science units•Questionnaires for teacher and parents •What did they notice about attitudes/involvement
  9. 9. Data Sources and Analysis•Pre-Test •A test given by the cooperating teacher on a recently studied science unit•Post-Test •A similar test given by the cooperating teacher on the science unit that was accompanied by homework with guided questioning•Parental Questionnaire •How did parents feel about the experience (3 words) •Did they notice a change in their child?•Teacher Questionnaire •Did teachers see a change (in students and/or parents)
  10. 10. Limitations•Bias •Researcher •Teacher •Parent •Student•Tests •Pre-Test •Post-Test•One class study•No guarantee that parents will ask the questions•Participants may not be open and honest in questionnaires
  11. 11. Role of the Researcher•Create and distribute permission forms•Analyze Pre-Test scores•Create questions that align with homework assignments•Analyze Post-Test scores•Create questionnaires for teachers and parents•Analyze questionnaire responses•Report findings
  12. 12. Possible Implications•Guided questioning improves student performance•Guided questioning has no effect on student performance
  13. 13. References