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QAR Questions Answer Relationships Kennedy High School
PDSA Cycle Plan – Do – Study – Act (PDSA) Cycle guides the continuous improvement process for the action research team
Goal #1 for QAR Fulfill the requirements of QAR course with Nance Wilson (University of Florida).
Plan – Define the System Read Enhancing Comprehension and Test- taking Across Grades and Content Areas article with half-page written response. Attend 3 QAR follow-up sessions in Iowa City. Teach 3 QAR lessons and write up lesson plans. Give pre-test and post-test to core group of students (White) Complete homework for future follow-up sessions.
Plan – Assess Current Situation Continuing our QAR training as teachers: –Attending training sessions –Creating lesson plans within curriculum –Analyzing reading materials –Building our own understanding of QAR
Plan – Analyze Causes Not enough lessons within curriculum that incorporate higher-order thinking skills Not enough lessons within curriculum that incorporate reading strategies to improve comprehension and critical thinking
Plan – Analyze Causes Lack of intrinsic motivation for the students Many students struggle with reading Lack of time to work with the non-proficient students on an individual basis Lack of QAR between middle and high school
Do – Try Out Improvement Theory Not to this phase yet. Final training session with Nance Wilson, May 11, 2006 Begin coordination with other departments Fall 2006 END OF QAR SLIDES
Do – Try Out Improvement Theory Incorporation of lessons that utilize experimental design and analysis of data Every science teacher will require one standard lab report each term. A grading rubric will be designed and used by all science teachers. Student progress will be monitored over the course of a year and over the course of his entire science career.
Study – Study the Results The ITED is the only measurement device currently in place In 2004, 12% of Juniors were non-proficient on the science subtest of the ITED, compared to 11.6% in The 2005 juniors have not been part of the Science Success classes.
Study – Study the Results Still in the Plan/Do parts of the cycle for the other ideas.
Act – Standardize Improvement Not to this point in the cycle yet.
Act – Plan Continuous Improvement Not to this point in the cycle yet.