Action Research


A researcher undergoes a reflective process to discover solutions to everyday, real problems experienced in schools or ways to improve instruction and increase student achievement. This process involves assessing needs, documenting steps of the inquiry, analyzing data, and making informed decisions that can lead to desired outcomes.

This study requires IRB approval.

Faculty who could oversee this kind of project: 
Laura Kelly, Cara Djonko-Moore, Zac Casey, Laura Taylor

Research example:
The teacher researched her practice and the students' learning as she implemented an approach called “focused feedback” to support their acquisition of retelling, with evidence and inference as comprehension strategies.

Thornley, C., Selbie, J., & McDonald, T. (02/2011). Focused feedback for inference in expository text. The Reading Teacher64(5), 358–362.