Recognition and Rewards- A Review of Rewards Programs-Latest Research and Best Practices to Increase Credit Recovery Compl...
HOW DO WE GET STUDENTS TO DO STUFF THAT IS GOOD FOR THEM?<br />
Engagement and Connection<br />Why recognition impacts behavior<br />“When a learner earns rewards for attaining high stan...
Select Clients,	Partners, Awards<br />
Cycle of Student Motivation<br />“Nurturing the affective          components associated with learning is key to students ...
Student Performance Summary<br />(www.uBoost.com/research/researchk12)<br />A growing body of academic research validates ...
12% increase in # of seventh graders meeting Language Arts state standards, and 15% increase for math.</li></ul>APIP (Adva...
33% increase in the # of students scoring above 1100 on SAT or 24 on the ACT.
8% increase in the # of students who matriculate in college.</li></ul>Ohio School District “Coshocton Bucks”<br />Source: ...
Couldn’t you just give out gold stars like the other teachers, Miss Price?<br />"What every {Human} craves most is praise ...
What do students find most challenging about online learning or learning from home?<br />
What do you enjoy most about working online or from home?<br />
Student’s Voice<br />What are the most challenging things about online learning?<br />How does your school help you overco...
What did students say is the #1 factor in their educational experience that motivates them to do their best? <br />
What is the #1 factor in your educational experience that motivates you to do your best?<br />
Student’s Voice<br />What is the #1 factor in your educational experience that motivates you to do your best?<br />
What forms of recognition did over 70% of students say were “highly motivating”<br />
Rate Motivation Strategies<br />
Rate Motivation Strategies<br />
Student’s Voice<br />Who do you like receiving recognition from the most?<br />
Can Online Recognition and Rewards Programs Increase Frequency of Target Behaviors?<br />-<br />
Recognition and Rewards <br />68% Ask my teachers more questions when I need help<br />
Top Seven Best Practices<br />-<br />
Cycle of Engagement<br />Peers/Self<br />Student<br />Engagement<br />Parents<br />Teachers<br />Community<br />
Engagement Mechanics<br />
7 Must Have Features(Social Times—July 2010)<br />
Student’s Voice<br />What forms of recognition do you find highly motivating?<br />What do you like about your school’s re...
uBar<br />
Status BadgesCan be customized by Client<br />
Honor Badges Convey Status<br />
status, achievement<br />competition, feedback<br />Relevant behaviors and relevant groupings<br />
Facebook Sharing<br />
Event Timeline<br />reward, status, achievement, self-expression<br />
status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction<br />competition, cooperation, feedback<br />Challenger<br />
status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction<br />competition, cooperation, feedback<br />Challenger<br />
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Student Motivation in Online Learning

  1. 1. Recognition and Rewards- A Review of Rewards Programs-Latest Research and Best Practices to Increase Credit Recovery Completion and Engagement with At-risk Students<br />
  2. 2. HOW DO WE GET STUDENTS TO DO STUFF THAT IS GOOD FOR THEM?<br />
  3. 3. Engagement and Connection<br />Why recognition impacts behavior<br />“When a learner earns rewards for attaining high standards, this creates a positive feedback loop, which increases interest and involvement, leads to high personal evaluations of performance, results in increased competence, and builds intrinsic motivation.”<br />Cameron, Pierce, Banko, & Gear, 2005; Hidi, 2001; Jinks & Lorsbach, 2003.<br />
  4. 4. Select Clients, Partners, Awards<br />
  5. 5. Cycle of Student Motivation<br />“Nurturing the affective components associated with learning is key to students internalizing the motivation to learn.” <br />Achievement<br />Interest<br />(Professor Ethan Allen, <br />University of Washington)<br />Recognition<br />Performance<br />Self-Assessment<br />
  6. 6. Student Performance Summary<br />(www.uBoost.com/research/researchk12)<br />A growing body of academic research validates the use of recognition and rewards programs to engage students and motivate the behavior necessary to generate positive academic outcomes.<br />Program<br />Outcome Highlights<br />Incentives in Charter Schools<br />Source: Study by Margaret Raymond, Stanford University, 2008<br />Scores on state achievement reading tests increased 4-6% per year of program participation.<br />Incentives to Learn<br />Source: Experimental study by Kremer, Miguel, and Thornton, NBER, 2004<br />Kenyan girls showed significant gains in test scores (average gain 0.12-0.19 standard deviations) and these gains persisted when incentives were removed.<br />Opportunity NYC: Spark <br />Source: New York Post, 2008, LA Times, 2008<br /><ul><li>17 of the 35 schools performed better in English, and 21 performed better in math.
  7. 7. 12% increase in # of seventh graders meeting Language Arts state standards, and 15% increase for math.</li></ul>APIP (Advanced Placement Incentive Program)<br />Source: APIP and experimental study by C. Kirabo Jackson, Cornell University, 2008<br /><ul><li>Increased # of minority students passing exams from 10 in 1995 to 377 in 2006.
  8. 8. 33% increase in the # of students scoring above 1100 on SAT or 24 on the ACT.
  9. 9. 8% increase in the # of students who matriculate in college.</li></ul>Ohio School District “Coshocton Bucks”<br />Source: Study by Dr. Eric Bettinger, Case Western Reserve University, 2008<br />Increase in # of students attending optional tutoring.<br />Increase in math scores for third - sixth graders. <br />Stocks in the Future<br />Source: Study by John Hopkins University, 2008<br />Seventh graders outscored comparison group by 31% on standardized test<br />Sixth graders outscored comparison group by 18% on standardized test.<br />Learn & Earn<br />Source: EMSTAR Research, Inc., 2008<br />Students’ science grades significantly improved while control group students’ grades declined.<br />REACH<br />Source: New York Times, 2007<br />In Chemistry, the number of passing scores increased by as much as 82%. <br />
  10. 10. Couldn’t you just give out gold stars like the other teachers, Miss Price?<br />"What every {Human} craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it ‘recognition’!” —William James<br />
  11. 11. What do students find most challenging about online learning or learning from home?<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. What do you enjoy most about working online or from home?<br />
  14. 14. Student’s Voice<br />What are the most challenging things about online learning?<br />How does your school help you overcome those challenges?<br />
  15. 15. What did students say is the #1 factor in their educational experience that motivates them to do their best? <br />
  16. 16. What is the #1 factor in your educational experience that motivates you to do your best?<br />
  17. 17. Student’s Voice<br />What is the #1 factor in your educational experience that motivates you to do your best?<br />
  18. 18. What forms of recognition did over 70% of students say were “highly motivating”<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. Rate Motivation Strategies<br />
  21. 21. Rate Motivation Strategies<br />
  22. 22. Student’s Voice<br />Who do you like receiving recognition from the most?<br />
  23. 23. Can Online Recognition and Rewards Programs Increase Frequency of Target Behaviors?<br />-<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25. Recognition and Rewards <br />68% Ask my teachers more questions when I need help<br />
  26. 26. Top Seven Best Practices<br />-<br />
  27. 27.
  28. 28.
  29. 29. Cycle of Engagement<br />Peers/Self<br />Student<br />Engagement<br />Parents<br />Teachers<br />Community<br />
  30. 30. Engagement Mechanics<br />
  31. 31. 7 Must Have Features(Social Times—July 2010)<br />
  32. 32. Student’s Voice<br />What forms of recognition do you find highly motivating?<br />What do you like about your school’s recognition program?<br />
  33. 33. uBar<br />
  34. 34. Status BadgesCan be customized by Client<br />
  35. 35. Honor Badges Convey Status<br />
  36. 36. status, achievement<br />competition, feedback<br />Relevant behaviors and relevant groupings<br />
  37. 37. Facebook Sharing<br />
  38. 38. Event Timeline<br />reward, status, achievement, self-expression<br />
  39. 39. status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction<br />competition, cooperation, feedback<br />Challenger<br />
  40. 40. status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction<br />competition, cooperation, feedback<br />Challenger<br />
  41. 41. status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction<br />competition, cooperation, feedback<br />Challenger<br />
  42. 42. status (earn a badge), achievement, altruism (donation-based goals)<br />feedback<br />Goal Setter<br />
  43. 43. For a summary of the survey results contact John Bower at jbower@uboost.com<br />

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