Spring Ridge Middle School How much does a penguin weigh? Enough to break the ice! Jessie, Stefanie, Ken, and Megan
Justification for our project raise student test scores decreasing the number of D’s and F’s on student assignments develop good study habits increasing their independence and comprehension Evidence/reasoning Purpose of LINCS: connect familiar knowledge with unfamiliar knowledge Incorporates different types of learning
Research questions Does the use of the LINCS strategy improve students’ retention and understanding of new vocabulary/concepts? How do students respond to the use of the LINCS strategy?
Our strategy Method 1st week: class A uses LINCS strategy for weeks vocabulary, class B does not 2nd week: class B uses LINCS strategy for weeks vocabulary, class A does not After use: affective survey At the end of each week: assessment to test student retention of key vocabulary and concepts
Data collection plan Week 1 Week 2 Class A Receive LINCS Does not receive LINCS Class B Does not receive LINCS Receive LINCS
Affective SurveyStatement Disagree Somewhat Agree1) I enjoyed usingLINCS.2) I would like touse LINCS again.3) Using LINCSwas a waste of mytime.5) Using LINCShelped me toremember themeaning ofvocabulary words.6) I would not useLINCS again.
Pre-post findings (t-test values) Megan Jessie Ken StefanieClass A only 0.139178 0.22676 1.98E-10 N/AClass B only .003187 0.25309 2.59E-9 N/AClass A- LINCS .45264 0.262569 .063 .088928Class B- no LINCSClass A- no LINCS .155149 0.200072 .442 N/AClass B- LINCS
Pre-post findings (affective data)Statement Disagree Somewhat Agree1) I enjoyed using 15 56 53LINCS.2) I would like to 26 44 50use LINCS again.3) Using LINCS 81 26 11was a waste of mytime.5) Using LINCS 65 40 14helped me toremember themeaning ofvocabulary words.6) I would not use 68 33 17LINCS again.
Findings from observations Confusion Took time to understand the task Mixed reactions Some got really into it Others chose not to complete the task Students did not effectively use the strategy
Answers to research questions Does the use of the LINCS strategy improve students’ retention and understanding of new vocabulary/concepts? T-test values showed no significance among the class comparisons
Answers to research questions How do students respond to the use of the LINCS strategy? Overall, they responded positively but did not think LINCS was useful in helping them to better recall vocabulary/concepts.
Next steps?LINCS Recommended for high school or honors students Conditions: Spend more time on it Use it consistently Change flow of boxes on chart Limit the amount of vocabularyQuizzes Similar quizzes
LINCing to the big picture Strategy must be consistent in order for it to be effective Be more prepared