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Rhonda Hill EDD/581 Instructor Elizabeth Ashley March 25, 2013. Kindergarten School Readiness. Problem Statement. Problem Statement The problem is students entering Kindergarten are below proficiency in school readiness. Upon narrowing of the problem and intervention will be implemented. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Kindergarten School Readiness

    *Action Research ProposalRhonda HillEDD/581Instructor Elizabeth AshleyMarch 25, 2013

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  • Problem StatementAction Research Proposal*Problem StatementThe problem is students entering Kindergarten are below proficiency in school readiness. Upon narrowing of the problem and intervention will be implemented.

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  • Problem DescriptionAction Research Proposal*Problem DescriptionStudents entering Kindergarten are struggling in school readiness. Many students need help in reading and writing. The reason for this problem or that it may not have been addressed is because at this level many teachers do no initiate differentiated instruction and techniques to meet the need of the student. I have selected this action research project because students who do not receive the necessary learning skills needed to meet proficiency at this level end up lagging behind in later years.

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  • Purpose of the Project

    Action Research ProposalPurpose of the Project The purpose of this project is to make sure all students entering Kindergarten upon completion meets proficiency in school readiness. * Effective Curriculum Program

    Use of Differentiated Instruction

    Improve Reading and Writing Skills

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  • Writers RoleAction Research Proposal*Writers RoleTeacherResearcherGraduate StudentStakeholder

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  • Problem DocumentationAction Research Proposal*Reasons:Disadvantage students (poverty, English language learners, no prior schooling).Assessments Curriculum and Instruction

    Solutions:Focus GroupsSurvey

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  • 10-Item SurveyProgram Evaluation:1. Are our programs producing the results in student learning desired?2. How well do students actually perform?3. How well should students perform?Instructional Leadership:4. Are teachers and instructional strategies in given areas producing results?5. What do the teachers need to ensure student competence?6. What kinds of professional development would help?Classroom Instruction:7. Are the teaching instructions working?8. What do the students already understand and what can they already apply?Instruction and Diagnosis:9. What does the student need help with?10. What misconceptions and or strengths does the student have?

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  • Participants of SurveyParticipants:AdministrationTeachersParents

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  • Literature Review FocusAction Research Proposal*

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  • Literature ReviewAction Research Proposal*

    Author(s) of the StudyTitle of the StudyPurpose of the StudyPertinent findings that support the StudyShelly BrownPoverty and Pre-K: Does Head Start Really Help StudentsMany students are not ready to read when they enter school. A fairly large research base shows individuals from poverty and historically disadvantaged minority groups (Brooks-Gunn & Duncan, 1997; Jencks & Phillips, 1998) are at significant risk for poor school performance.Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, Joseph C. Witt, Gale Naquin, and George, NoellThe Reliability and Validity of Curriculum-based Measurement Readiness Probes for Kindergarten StudentsIs to create a series of reliable and valid curriculum-based measurement probes useful as screening tools in the identification of kindergarten students in need of academic intervention.Recognition of beginning letter sounds is a phonemic skill that kindergarten students are expected to master early in kindergarten (Good & Kaminski, 1996).

    Sara Daily, Mary Burkhauser, and Tamara HalleSchool Readiness Practices in the United StatesTo examine the readiness of U.S. students beginning kindergarten and the disproportion between low income students and more wealthy students.Early Learning Guidelines (ELA), created by U.S. states in order to define skills and abilities necessary for a student's successful start in kindergarten.

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  • Literature Review ContdAction Research Proposal*

    Author(s) of the StudyTitle of the StudyPurpose of the StudyPertinent findings that support the StudySandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Allison Fuligni, Sharon Ritchie, Carollee Howes, and Lynn Karoly Getting Ready for School: An Examination of Early Childhood Educators Belief SystemsTo examine early childhood educators beliefs about what children need before entering kindergarten.Focus group interviews conducted with early childhood educators from three learning settings: public center-based programs, private center-based programs, and family child care centers.

    Maria CahillGetting Ready for School: An Examination of Early Childhood Educators Belief SystemsTo focus on meeting the early literacy needs of children through Preschool using outreach story time programs. Shell Point Elementary School in Beaufort, South Carolina, a rural school has seen continued decline in the readiness skills of entering kindergartnersAdam Winsler, Lindsey A. Hutchinson, Jessica De Feyter, Charles Bleiker, Louis Manfra, Suzanne C. Hartmann, and Jerome LevittChild, Family, and Childcare Predictors of Delayed School Entry and Kindergarten Retention Among Linguistically and Ethnically Diverse ChildrenWith kindergarten retention is on the rise within the current climate of high-stakes testing and escalating. This research focus on the various risk factors such as poverty, low maternal education, single parent status, minority status, English language learner (ELL) status, and male gender.The present study examines the prevalence and predictors of delayed school entry and kindergarten retention using data from the Miami School Readiness Project (Winsler et al., 2008).

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  • Literature Review ContdAction Research Proposal*

    Author(s) of the StudyTitle of the StudyPurpose of the StudyPertinent findings that support the StudyRenee P. Pavelski-PyleBest Practices in Assessing Kindergarten ReadinessFocus on the numerous challenges that have developed in response to the first national education goal that states, "All children in American will start school ready to learn."

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  • Action GoalThe goal of the intervention is to increase effectiveness of teachers in implementing school readiness for kindergarten students. An intervention implementation to meet this goal includes evidence-based curriculum , professional development, and differentiated instruction.

    *Action Research ProposalProceedingForwardTime to take ACTION!

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  • Selected SolutionsFundamental Instruction CurriculumProfessional DevelopmentDifferentiated Instruction (see Appendix A)Action Research Proposal*

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  • Calendar PlanAction Research Proposal*

    Week OneAugust 26 August 30Initial Reflection.Week Two Week FiveSeptember 2 September 27Review of Literature.Week SixOctober 7 October 11Contact Principal, School District, and University Review Board to secure permission for study.

    Week Six Week NineOctober 7 October 30 Gather baseline data (student work examples and observational notes). Conference with students and parents on October 29 (collect permission forms)Week Eight Week NineOctober 14 October 25Phone parents to discuss action research study. Send home permission forms. Make follow-up calls to parents.

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    Week 10 Week 13November 4 November 29First Phase:

    Week 10November 4 November 7Discuss goals with students and work with students to create a rubric for grading.Week 12November 18 November 22Conference with parents to discuss student goals and progress.Week 13November 25 November 29 Student work examples (artifacts)Conference with parents to discuss student accomplishments toward goals. Week 14January 20 January 24Interim Data Analysis Week 15 January 27 January 31Discuss goals with students and work with students to create a rubric for grading.

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    Week 16February 3 February 7Conference with parents to discuss student goals and progress.

    Week 17February 10 February 14Student work examples (artifacts)Conference with parents to discuss student accomplishments toward goals.

    Weeks 18 & 19February 17 28Data Analysis (observation notes in journal, transcripts from student and parent conferences, rubrics, and artifacts).Weeks 20 & 21March 3 March 14Writing results and putting the action research study paper together.Weeks 22 & 23March 17 - 28Revisions of paper.

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  • Expected OutcomesAction Research Proposal*Kindergarten graduates will demonstrate knowledge of school readiness. Specifically, the student will be able to demonstrate understanding of areas in reading and writing.Teachers attending professional development will demonstrate competence and the ability to apply education strategies.Teachers should be able to recognize student learning styles and differentiate instruction appropriately.

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  • Measurement of OutcomesAction Research Proposal*Anecdotal NotesPortfoliosChecklists (see Appendix B)Assessments (see Appendix C)Evaluations

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  • Analysis of ResultsAction Research Proposal*Finding of Results:Core Observation RecordEarly Learning Literacy Skills AssessmentDynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy SkillsTargeted Audience: Administration Teachers Parents

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  • ReferencesAction Research Proposa

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