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: 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
Student Engagement and the Effects on Academics

Student Engagement and the Effects on Academics

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Sikes, Megan & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on student engagement in class and the effects on academics.
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
The Effect of Exchanging Play Time Privileges for Silent Work Time on Academic Failure Rates

The Effect of Exchanging Play Time Privileges for Silent Work Time on Academic Failure Rates

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Smith, Grace & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses a research study on the effect of exchanging play time privileges for silent work time on academic failure rates. The study examined whether replacing a usual bi-weekly playtime with silent work time for students with a failing average in at least one class would motivate students to raise their grade to passing.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts

The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Hughes, Kiley & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the effects of tutoring with concrete manipulatives and real life concepts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Effectiveness of Growth Plans in Kindergarten Classrooms

Effectiveness of Growth Plans in Kindergarten Classrooms

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Leslie, Rachel & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses research on the effectiveness of growth plans in kindergarten classrooms. During the 2009-2010 school year, two teachers from the kindergarten team at McNair Elementary School implemented a new behavior modification plan in hopes that it would allow the students an opportunity to take responsibility for their own behavior. Through the use of growth plans and contracts, the teaching team attempted to modify the behavior of a select few kindergarten students.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
The Effectiveness of the Growth Plan On Student Behavior

The Effectiveness of the Growth Plan On Student Behavior

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Leaverton, Analee & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This presentation discusses an action research project that studied the effect of growth plan interventions on kindergarten students' increased appropriate behavior in class kindergarten students.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Daniel, Monica & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: This paper 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 work presents the idea of using re-entry transition times (i.e., returning from lunch, music, etc.) as silent reading. When tested in December 2009, approximately 40% of the children in the authors' classroom were reading at level E, when compared to the other 60% who were reading at G or higher. For six weeks, all children were required to read for five minutes immediately upon entering the classroom from a school event, increasing their reading time up to 25 minutes a day. The results conclusively show that students who have the extra opportunities to read daily have increased their measured reading level from E to H, significantly increasing their reading fluency as measured by running records.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
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