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Rachel Yakey
Final Plans
Sun Dec 7, 2014 08:08
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I have learned a lot from the experience of becoming a more formal researcher in my classroom. I say formal because I learned that the questions that I've had and the process about which I have gone about answering them, were the beginnings of being a researcher. However, I now have a better handle on how to see the data and analysis results I have received, beyond "this seems to be working."

I am thankful that I was able to do my research on differentiation in middle school classrooms because my colleagues are trying to differentiated but feel the process is overwhelming. I feel my research can help them see that small things can make a big impact. Also, I plan on using my data and research articles, etc. I found to help our AIG program stay at our school. There has been talk about getting rid of the AIG program and just getting everyone certified. Affectively canceling the program that has been crafted and designed for those children.

I do plan to continue the research I have started throughout this year to see if it makes a difference in a student's growth or score on the EOG. Unfortunately, that test is the data that "talks" at the higher levels, so I am hoping that the things I am learning and implementing in my classroom "show up" on the test. That way I can take my results to my principal and hopefully start creating a remediation program that will actually benefit all of the students at our school.

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