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    • Page 42

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 38 Participants Approximately two groups or a maximum total of 50 bilingual English/Spanish students will be selected to participate in this study for the purpose of analyzing their English writing abilities before and after the implementation of...
    • Page 53

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 49 to write a response to the following open-ended question: “Regardless of the score you received, do you feel as though your writing has improved in your native language based on guidelines taught in English class?” Standardized Test The exact...
    • Page 82

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 78 Figure 22. Senior Teacher/Peer Feedback Response Native Spanish Essay Overall score was higher for bilingual students who wrote in their native Spanish language in December 2015. When asked to report in which month they received a higher...
    • Page 83

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 79 Figure 23. Combined Spanish Essay Score Comparison Figure 24. Junior Spanish Essay Percentage Grade Comparison 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Below 60% Between 61-70% Between 71-80% Between 81-90% Between 91-100% Junior Spanish Essay Percentage...
    • Page 84

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 80 Figure 25. Senior Spanish Essay Percentage Grade Comparison Figure 26. Overall Spanish Essay Percentage Grade Comparison 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Below 60% Between 61-70% Between 71-80% Between 81-90% Between 91-100% Senior Spanish Essay...
    • Page 85

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 81 When asked to compare the essays based on individual categories from the rubric, the following were the results: Introduction: Juniors reported a higher grade by 66.7%, and 72.2% of seniors reported having received a higher grade in that...
    • Page 86

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 82 Figure 27. Junior Native Spanish Essay Summary Results by Category Figure 28. Senior Native Spanish Essay Summary Results by Rubric Category 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Introduction Sentence Structure Word Choice Content Capit/Punctuation...
    • Page 87

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 83 Figure 29 Junior and Senior Combined Native English Essay Results by Category Figure 30 represents writing weakness comparisons determined by the 2015 and 2016 native Spanish essay rubric results. Figure 30. Junior/Senior Native Spanish Essay...
    • Page 88

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 84 Figure 31 represents writing strength comparisons determined by the 2015 and 2016 native Spanish essay rubric results. Figure 31. Junior/Senior Native Spanish Essay Writing Strength Similar to the English Essay analysis, this researcher found it...
    • Page 89

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 85 Figure 33. Senior Native Spanish Essay Category Percentage Comparison Figure 34. Combined Junior/Senior Native Spanish Essay Category Comparison 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Introduction Sentence Structure Word Choice Content...
    • Page 90

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 86 At the conclusion of this native language essay survey, students were once again asked to determine whether or not they believed their L1 writing skills had improved based on guidelines and metacognitive strategies taught in English class during...
    • Page 91

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 87 After analyzing comparative test scores in January, the juniors reported and average grade of 55% and the seniors averaged 62%. The combined overall average was 52% in August and 58% in January (see Figure 35). Although there were a few...
    • Page 110

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 106 lower on some aspects, I believe that I’ve learned to express myself in a better way”; and, “All the structures are the same.” A noticeable decline in the area of conventions and punctuation was perhaps due to the fact that rather than focusing...
    • Page 129

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 125 Appendix A Proposed Writing & Reflection Schedule Week: Assignment: Writing Assignment: Writing Assignment: Metacognitive Strategy: August 17-21, 2015 Diagnostic Standardized Test Spanish Diagnostic Essay English Diagnostic...
    • Page 135

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 131 Sentence Structure (Sentence Fluency) All sentences are well-constructed with varied structure. Most sentences are well-constructed with varied structure. Most sentences are well-constructed but have a similar structure. Sentences...

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