NCLB: The Myth, The History, The Reality

NCLB: The Myth, The History, The Reality

Date: October 5, 2011
Creator: Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on No Child Left Behind. In this presentation, the author discusses the law's impact on curricula and student learning, particularly in mathematics.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Education
The Effect of Training in Test Item Writing on Test Performance of Junior High Students

The Effect of Training in Test Item Writing on Test Performance of Junior High Students

Date: May 1997
Creator: Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: Students in an inner city junior high school in North Central Texas participated in a study whose purpose was to examine the effect of training in test item construction on their later test performance. The experimental group underwent twelve weeks of instruction using the Test Item Construction Method (TICM). In these sessions students learned to develop test items similar to those on which they were tested annually by the state via the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). The TICM aligned with state mandated test specifications.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Potter, Codi & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: Presentation for the 2012 UNT Scholars Day discussing Action Research and the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effects of Using Manipulatives in Middle School Mathematics Tutoring

The Effects of Using Manipulatives in Middle School Mathematics Tutoring

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Sanders, Rachael & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the effects of using manipulatives in middle school mathematics tutoring. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effect of using a different approach to teaching math. This presentation describes the testing and the post-testing for this research and the results.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Potter, Codi & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses an analysis of action research projects completed in the UNT/Denton Independent School District (ISD). Action research is the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effect of the Professional Development School Experience on a Pre-Service Teacher's Confidence in the Classroom

The Effect of the Professional Development School Experience on a Pre-Service Teacher's Confidence in the Classroom

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Jamadar, Anita & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting a change in confidence.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Connections Between Mathematics Research and Practices Used in Classrooms

Connections Between Mathematics Research and Practices Used in Classrooms

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Rogers, Kasey & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on connections between mathematics research and practices used in classrooms. The author looks at what the relationships are between class observations, research, and methods course theories. The author hypothesizes that the experiences of the author in the math methods course and outside research will directly align with the teaching practices and learning processes that the author observed in fifth grade classrooms.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Incorporating RTI and the Mastery Model into Mathematics Tutoring Sessions

Incorporating RTI and the Mastery Model into Mathematics Tutoring Sessions

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Carlson, Elizabeth & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper discusses research on incorporating Response to Intervention (RTI) and the mastery model into tutoring sessions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Daniel, Monica & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on reading. One of the biggest problems in today's classrooms is the ineffective use of transition times. Transition times are mostly spent re-directing children and attempting to control chaos and confusion in the classroom. This research work presents the idea of using re-entry transition times (i.e., returning from lunch, music, etc.) as silent reading.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Higher Order Thinking Homework vs. Formula Driven Homework

Higher Order Thinking Homework vs. Formula Driven Homework

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Woods, Tamra & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on higher order thinking homework versus formula driven homework. The authors wanted to find out whether assigning homework that consisted of a few questions that required higher order thinking or assigning homework that required rote, procedural thinking would yield stronger results on assessments.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
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