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1 Social Studies Action Research Kennedy High School

2 PDSA Cycle Plan – Do – Study – Act (PDSA) Cycle guides the continuous improvement process for the action research team

3 Goal #1Social Studies Increase student competency in analytical skills

4 Define the SystemGoal #1 An analysis of the social studies segment on ITEDs shows that a majority of questions relate to analysis of social studies materials, especially charts and graphs Recent research shows that most adults do not possess analytical skills necessary for interpreting news sources

5 Assess Current SituationGoal #1 More work on interpreting charts and graphs needs to be woven into the daily social studies curriculum

6 Analyze CausesGoal #1 Students need more work with analytical skills on a regular, consistent basis Real-world charts and graphs, from sources such as newspapers, needed

7 Try Out Improvement Theory Goal #1 Each social studies teacher will utilize at least one new chart or graph into each unit of study, beginning fall Charts and graphs will be collected and organized into subject-specific booklets at the end of the school year

8 Try Out Improvement Theory Goal #1 The department will utilize October 2005 social studies ITED scores as a baseline to measure analytical skill improvement

9 Study – Study the ResultsGoal # ITED scores, when received, will be compared against 2005 scores, to see if the year- long analytical skill effort has been successful

10 Act – Standardize Improvement Not to this point in the cycle yet.

11 Act – Plan Continuous Improvement Not to this point in the cycle yet.


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