Date of Last Revision

2019-04-27 07:30:22

Major

Adolescent to Young Adult - Integrated Language Arts

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Education

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to see if behavior incentives will work to increase student attention and productivity in the classroom. By improving these two skills, teachers should also see an improvement in the academic performance of their students. In this project, an honors class of 20 students and a general education class of 24 students was compared. Many of these students would show up late to class, spend large periods of time on their cell phones, constantly get out of their seats, and mess around rather than taking advantage of class time to complete assignments. Student grades, and overall behavior and attentiveness did improve over the three month period.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Harold Foster

First Reader

Dr. Hillary Nunn

Second Reader

Mrs. Amy Sommers

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