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Evaluating and Improving Research into Student Interest

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One of the main traits of action research is that it is recursive which means that you make adaptations and adjustments based on ongoing evidence. Propose a possible solution to your instructional problem/research question. Think of some possible scenarios and how you would make adjustments and/or accommodations....

My instructional problem/research question is "Does including student interest in the curriculum have a positive effect on learning?"

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This question has a resounding yes for the answer as including student interest is integral to the success of a program or curriculum as the inclusion of activities that students like will increase their participation and make the student more probable to succeed. To incorporate this adaptation into the curriculum, the instructor must first establish a paradigm based upon what the students like. To find this out requires the teacher to engage in pre-assessments that are made prior to the beginning of the course with other teachers that may have taught the child, parents, or other significant family members wherein the ...

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401 on active research into the question: "Does including student interest in the curriculum have a positive effect on learning?"

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Evaluation of a case study regarding a reading curriculum for 5th grade students.

The purpose of this project is to take the case study and examine the process and the outcomes of the evaluation of one curriculum. Your paper should include the following sections:

Describe the case study's educational setting and social situation.
Identify the curriculum evaluation model(s) used in the case study.
Identify assessment tools used to evaluate the curriculum. Describe how these tools were implemented. Try to answer the following questions:
Who selected the assessment tools?
What assessment tools were used?
Who used the assessment tools?
Where were the assessment tools used (e.g., classrooms, hallways, labs)?
How often were the tools used (e.g., twice a week over a period of 3 months)?
Did the tools fit the model? Would you suggest other tools needed for measuring the aspects of the curriculum being evaluated?
Summarize the evaluation's outcomes and any recommendations made in the evaluation. Would you include other recommendations that came from the same data that was collected by the assessment tools?
Would you suggest more analysis of the curriculum and, if so, what aspects of the curriculum would need additional analysis?
Would you suggest a different evaluation model for this curriculum and setting and, if so, why?
Grading Criteria

Focus on assessments tools and why they are important. Discuss which ones were used in the curriculum and the outcomes.

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