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ERIC Number: ED471585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving Student Performance in Fifth Grade Band through the Use of Student Self-Monitoring.
Hayes, Steven R.
An action research project was developed and implemented using student self monitoring of higher order thinking skills and task management to improve the music skills of a fifth grade beginning band (n=30) from a small middle school located in a rural midwest village. Evidence of the problem was documented with a performance test, a written test, anecdotal records, and teacher journal entries. Analysis of the probable cause data revealed that the students lacked higher order thinking skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and task management skills. Review of the curriculum contest and instructional strategies revealed an emphasis on information giving, a lack of planning for skill development and little emphasis placed on higher order thinking skills. A review of the suggested solution strategies, by knowledgeable others, combined with an analysis of the problem setting, resulted in the selection of using student self monitoring of higher order thinking skills and task management skills to improve fifth grade beginning band students' music skills. Based on analysis of the data, the use of student self monitoring had little impact on improving the music skills of the fifth grade beginning band students. Few differences in the test scores, quizzes, and homework were noted between the treatment group and the non-treatment group. Appendixes include: scale exercise; pretest; categories for treatment or control groups; self-monitoring checklist for treatment group; alternate checklist for control group; and posttest. (Contains 10 figures, 6 tables, and 27 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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