Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Action Research Plan

This week we were supposed to draft a plan for conduction our action research project.  Below you will find my outlined plan for conducting and evaluating my research project. Enjoy!

Action Planning Template
Goal: Reduce number of discipline problems and office referrals and provide a consistent method for managing behavior throughout the campus.
Action Steps(s):
Person(s) Responsible:
Timeline: Start/End
Needed Resources
Research 3 systems:

‘R’ Time

Monica Lemons

Melissa Wendland

Alisa Allen
Jan. – Feb. 15
1. Texts for each system

2. Feedback from other schools in our district that use each system

Share information with principal to determine if she is happy with the information we have found on each system.
Present information to Marion Elementary staff on 3 systems

Monica Lemons

Melissa Wendland

Alisa Allen
Feb. 15
PowerPoint presentation
Identify most important concerns and decide which system addresses those concerns.
Staff vote on systems

Teaching staff
Feb. 24
Staff input
Staff feedback
Attend training on chosen system

Select members of staff including principal

Whole staff training
April – May 2012

August 2012
Available training and text on chosen system

Staff feedback and collaborative planning for implementation in classrooms and other areas
Evaluate new system
Whole staff
2012 – 2013 school year: each 9 weeks
Staff feedback on procedures
Review data regarding referral numbers from past years for current point in the year.
Look at goal and decide if our goal was met. Look at ways to improve for next year.


  1. Monica, It looks like you have a great plan in place! On step 3, when your staff votes on a system, how do yu plan on carrying out the vote? Will you use something like google forms or survey monkey to analyze the responses? Great job!

  2. Monica, think about how you will sustain the improvement you will make with this project. How will the campus maintain the improvements in disipline going forward. I think you should add this step to you the end of your plan. Great Job! I look forward to following your research.