Presentation on theme: "QAR Questions Answer Relationships"— Presentation transcript:
1 QAR Questions Answer Relationships Kennedy High School
2 PDSA CyclePlan – Do – Study – Act (PDSA) Cycle guides the continuous improvement process for the action research team
3 Goal #1 for QARFulfill the requirements of QAR course with Nance Wilson (University of Florida).
4 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.
5 Plan – Assess Current Situation Continuing our QAR training as teachers:Attending training sessionsCreating lesson plans within curriculumAnalyzing reading materialsBuilding our own understanding of QAR
6 Plan – Analyze CausesNot enough lessons within curriculum that incorporate higher-order thinking skillsNot enough lessons within curriculum that incorporate reading strategies to improve comprehension and critical thinking
7 Plan – Analyze Causes Lack of intrinsic motivation for the students Many students struggle with readingLack of time to work with the non-proficient students on an individual basisLack of QAR between middle and high school
8 Do – Try Out Improvement Theory Not to this phase yet.Final training session with Nance Wilson, May 11, 2006Begin coordination with other departments Fall 2006END OF QAR SLIDES
9 Do – Try Out Improvement Theory Incorporation of lessons that utilize experimental design and analysis of dataEvery 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.
10 Study – Study the Results The ITED is the only measurement device currently in placeIn 2004, 12% of Juniors were non-proficient on the science subtest of the ITED, compared to 11.6% in 2005.The 2005 juniors have not been part of the Science Success classes.
11 Study – Study the Results Still in the Plan/Do parts of the cycle for the other ideas.
12 Act – Standardize Improvement Not to this point in the cycle yet.
13 Act – Plan Continuous Improvement Not to this point in the cycle yet.