Action Research Plan
Question: In what ways will integrating cell phone usage into classroom lessons increase student achievement on the TAKS T
School Vision: Trinidad ISD will earn Exemplary Status by the end of the 2011 school year.
Goal: Our goal is to use current technologies available to enhance the learning experience of our students and improve perfo
Goals/Objectives Activities Resources/Tools
Introduce SMART Initial Meeting Research Data
Phone usage within with History and will be provided
lessons to staff English Teacher. showing the positives
members. of utilizing this
Collaboration/ Study research data Power Points,
Brainstorm with to develop a SMART Webinar's, Online
teachers to develop phone "tool kit" for Articles, DMAC, AEIS,
lesson ideas. targeted classroom etc.
One lesson plan per 10th Grade English SMART Phone
week will reflect and History classes Lesson Plans
the use of SMART will participate in
Phone technology a minimum of one
to support the TEKS SMART Phone
for the course and friendly exercise/
the differentiated activity per week.
instuctions goals listed
in the CIP.
Students are surveyed Surveys distributed Survey via Survey
about familiarity with to ensure 100% of Monkey.
SMART Phones and the sample class
who to use them. has access to a SMART
phone and is familiar
with its operation.
Parents notified about Notification letters Notification Letter
the change in cellular will be sent home
use policy for the explaining the research
research project in project in History and
History and English. English.
Supporting data the Classroom Assignments Classroom Assignments,
use of SMART phones October Benchmark Benchmarks, TAKS Test,
improved student January Benchmark DMAC, Field Notes.
achievement on TAKS Test
Formative Assessment Collection of data from AEIS, Benchmarks, TAKS
results showing student AEIS, DMAC, Benchmarks, classroom assignments.
improvement when TAKS Test, and classroom
SMART Phone usage for assignments.
assignments was allowed
in the classroom.
Survey Students to assess Survey students to find Survey w/Survey Monkey
SMART phone usage/access both positives and
within the classroom negatives for the
Survey teachers to assess Interviews, group sesson. Conference Room
SMART phone incorporation
into weekly classroom
s increase student achievement on the TAKS Test in grades 9-12 at Trinidad High School?
experience of our students and improve performance on the TAKS Test.
Person Responsible Timeline Progress Assessments Revisions
Monty Main Aug-10 None Goals and outcomes
Admin Team will be aligned with
the TEKS for each
course as needed.
Monty Main Aug-10 None None
Admin Team Throughout Year. Lesson Plans Lesson Plans will be
Classroom Instructor monitored weekly
to ensure (1) SMART
phone activity is
planned per class.
Monty Main Sep-10 Survey Forms None
Monty Main Sep-10 None None
Monty Main Throughout Year. Classroom Assignments LP's may be altered
Testing Coordinator October Benchmark to improve SMART
Admin Team January Benchmark phone integration
History Instructor TAKS Test based on results from
English Instructor DMAC benchmark testing.
Monty Main May-Jun 2011 Log results gathered Revise lesson plans
from AEIS, BM, TAKS, and make revisions
and classroom activities. to classroom usage
policy as dictated from
Monty Main May-11 Survey Forms Discuss revising lessons
with instructors based
upon information gleaned
Monty Main May-11 None Revise policy and procedures
along with possibly expanding
the study to incorporate other
subject areas as needed based
on data collected, surveys, and
direct teacher input.