Catasauqua Area School District Action Research
Purposes of Action Research:
- To create a climate of school improvement
- To promote professional problem-solving
- To enhance decision-making
- To promote reflection
Objective: To conduct an informal research study by gathering data pertaining to a specific research question of interest to a teacher or group of teachers and modifying practice as a result of the conclusions derived from the research.
Action Research Guidelines:
- Action Research Consists of Four Steps:
o Selecting a Focus
o Collecting Data
o Analyzing & Interpreting Data
o Drawing Conclusions & Sharing Findings
- Action Research Documentation:
o Action Research Proposal (one form per group)
o Mid-Year Action Research Progress Report (one form per group)
o Year-End Action Research Summary of Findings (one form per group)
- Required Documentation Completion Timeline:
Action Research Timeline
Complete the Action Research Proposal and upload to Frontline.
Ongoing data collection.
Complete Mid-Year Action Research Progress Report and upload to Frontline.
Ongoing data collection
Complete Year-End Action Research Summary of Findings Report and upload to Frontline.
Voluntary Sharing of Findings/Discussion with faculty.