Action Planning Template

Goal: Increase deeper level of understanding using more engaging curriculum


1)          In what ways will the creation of more engaging and exciting lessons increase student learning at a deeper level?

2)          In what ways will using differentiated instruction meet the needs for all learners as well as prepare them for the new state assessment?

3)          How do I facilitate the development of a more engaging curriculum with new and veteran teachers, while maintaining a high level of respect for the educators’ experience and abilities?

4)          How can the 5E model work into creating the curriculum?

Action Steps(s):

Person(s) Responsible:

Timeline: Start/End

Needed Resources


Discuss action research topic with site supervisor.


Kristi Guest & Sharon Zabloski

July 2011

Internship Plan Draft

Action Research Plan

Build spreadsheet for recording data, including past two TAKS scores, math class averages for the past two years, six weeks’ benchmark scores, 2012 TAKS score


Kristi Guest

August 18, 2011


Ready to use Recording Sheet

Create a survey that asks how students learn best and decide on an interest or personality test.

Kristi Guest

August 1 – August 15, 2011


Ready to use survey and interest inventory or personality test.

Review 2010-2011 curriculum and revise 2011-2012 curriculum based on 5E Model

Kristi Guest, MMA Curriculum Team

August 2011 – May 2012

-2010-2011 Curriculum

-5E Model


Curriculum Team’s agreement and Site supervisor’s approval of curriculum changes

Choose the students for study (Group 1: Concepts of Math students from 2009-2010 who took Geometry in 2010-2011, now taking MMA   & Group 2: Concepts of Math students from 2010-2011, who are taking MMA before Geometry)

Kristi Guest & Sharon Zabloski

August 22 – September 2, 2011

-Roster of students


Recording Sheet with names of students

Record past two TAKS scores and the math class averages for the past two years

Kristi Guest

September 2, 2011

AWARE data, & student files

Recording Sheet with current data

Give students survey and have students take interest inventory or personality test.

Kristi Guest

August 22 & 23, 2011

Survey & Interest Inventory or Personality Test

Student survey responses and results from inventory/test.

Record Benchmark Scores each six weeks.

Kristi Guest

Last day of Six Weeks

Gradebook Program

Analysis of Six Weeks Benchmark Scores

Record 2012 TAKS Scores

Kristi Guest

May 2012

TAKS data from state

Completed Recording Sheet

Compare Group 1 and Group 2 Scores

Kristi Guest

May 2012

Recording Sheet

Creation of graphics to show results and reflect on results

Complete summative Report on findings

Kristi Guest

May 2012

Curriculum Agendas, Survey & Inventory/ Personality test results, Recording Sheet, Graphics

Documentation of results of project.

Reflect in Blog

Kristi Guest

July 2011 – May 2012


Classmates’ feedback


Format based on Tool 7.1 from Examining What We Do to Improve Our Schools

(Harris, Edmonson, and Combs, 2010)