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ERIC Number: ED505079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 72
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
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Motivating Intervention Strategies to Increase Homework Completion
Amerine, Melissa; Pender, Lisa; Schuler, Kristin
Online Submission, Master of Arts Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University
The purpose of this action research project was to increase homework completion through the use of motivating strategies. There were approximately 75 students, 100 parents, and three teacher researchers involved in this study. The three intervention strategies used were 15 minutes of class time, extrinsic rewards, and assignment notebook checks. This study was conducted from August 2008 through May 2009. The intended outcome of this research project was to increase students''motivation to complete homework. The teacher researchers have noticed a change within the family structure. The changes that have occurred include an increase in single-parent homes, a rise in non-English speaking homes, and pressure on students to excel outside of school. These changes have forced many students to choose between homework, family, and society. The targeted students exhibited a lack of homework completion, which negatively affected the students in the classroom. There were many causes for this issue. The teacher researchers focused on the lack of motivation among students to complete their homework. After the three teacher researchers completed the intervention strategies in their classrooms, they compared their results to the baseline data. The data showed that intervention two, Extrinsic Rewards, resulted in the highest increase in student homework completion. Intervention one, 15 Minutes of Class Time, and intervention three, Assignment Notebooks, did not yield as large of an increase in homework completion. Seven appendixes are included: (1) Parent Pre-Survey; (2) Student Pre-Survey; (3) Teacher Researcher's Homework Check-Off Log-Weekly; (4) Teacher Researcher's Homework Ticket Reward Log-Weekly; (5) Teacher Researcher's Homework/Assignment Notebook Log-Weekly; (6) Parent Post-Survey; and (7) Student Post-Survey. (Contains 29 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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