Draft Action Research Plan  

Draft Action Research Plan
Instructions: You will construct the draft of your action research plan using the headings provided in the Content section below. Remember to write clearly and succinctly using active and not passive language and to write in a professional tone.
The assignment needs to include the following areas of content.

  • Area of Focus Statement (0.5 point): In two to three sentences, describe the purpose of      your study. Begin by writing a statement that starts with, “The purpose of      this study is to…”
  • Problem – Interest (.5 point): In half of a page, describe the observations that led      to your interest in this action research project (e.g. student      interactions, review of data, etc.).
  • Problem – Background (0.5 point): In one page, explain the background or history of the      situation in your classroom/school context or work place.
  • Problem – Prior Interventions (0.5 point): In half of a page, explain what you have tried or what      others have tried in relation to the problem and what has worked or not      worked.
  • Participant Description (0.5 point): In no more than one page, describe each participant      selected for this study.
  • Participant Justification (0.5 point): In no more than one page, justify why you are working      with these participants in this study.
  • Research Questions (1.5 points): List two to three research questions that are      answerable and, if applicable, include a definition following the list for      any technical terminology used in the questions from Week One Discussion      and Assignment.
  • Idea – Teaching and Learning (.5 point): In at least one paragraph, evaluate whether your idea      is an issue that involves teaching and learning. Use relevant literature      to support the evaluation.
  • Idea – Locus of Control (.5 point): In at least one paragraph, evaluate whether your idea      is within your locus of control.
  • Idea – Passion (.5 point): In at least one paragraph, describe whether your idea      is something you feel passionate about and where this passion originates      from for you (e.g., life experiences or professional practice).
  • Idea – Inspiration (.5 point): In at least one paragraph, describe how your idea      inspires you to implement change or improvement.

Written Communication
The assignment needs to adhere to the following areas for written communication.

  • Page Requirement (.5 point): The assignment must be four to five pages, not      including title and references pages.
  • APA Formatting (.5 point): Use APA formatting consistently throughout.
  • Syntax and Mechanics (.5 point): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of      syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Your written work      should contain no errors and be very easy to understand.

Review and Submit the Assignment
Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric to be sure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Next, submit the assignment to the course room for evaluation no later than day 7 of the week.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


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