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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 48

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 44 and differences among the academic groups. Third, by explaining any missing or conflicting data. Fourth, by presenting both the quantitative and qualitative data and findings collected for this research while following the order of the three...
    • Page 55

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 51 Table 1 Case Study Participants Native- English Female Students Native- English Male Students Native- Spanish Female Students Native- Spanish Male Students Total Female Students Total Male Students Total: Juniors: 2 2 20 16 22 18 40 Seniors: 1 1...
    • Page 56

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 52 Finally, exit card results (see Appendix B), while extremely useful throughout the metacognitive-enriched course, were not kept for this paper’s interpretive analysis. Their purpose was to provide a quick, informal self-assessment, along with...
    • Page 57

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 53 Figure 1. September 2015 College Attendance Objectives and Writing Expectations The Writer’s Survey that was administered in December 2015 included 64% or 32 junior and 36% or 18 senior participants. Approximately 12% classified themselves as...
    • Page 58

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 54 writing more (being given more writing assignments from their teacher) would help them prepare better. Twenty-six percent believed that they could use more one-on-one time with their teacher, and 23% thought that they needed more opportunities...
    • Page 59

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 55 strongly agreed that they were comfortable, and in December, 15% neither disagreed nor agreed that they were comfortable, but 83% either agreed or strongly agreed that they were. The following questions related to the participants’ feelings...
    • Page 60

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 56 Finally, 100% of juniors and 81% of seniors claim to be highly motivated to improve their writing skills, and 100% of both juniors and seniors believe that by improving their writing skills, they will become more marketable in the 21st century...
    • Page 61

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 57 enjoy proofreading and being able to express feelings through the writing process. “[I like] that a peer reads and helps us with our writing”; “I like learning how to organize my thoughts and information”; “I like writing because I can express...
    • Page 72

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 68 The first assessment simply asked the students to compare results from both essays and determine where they received the higher score, if their score was exactly the same, or if they only wrote one essay. From the junior classes, 77.14% received...
    • 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 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 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 94

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 90 or Standardized Test 2015-2016 Comparison by Category Figure 38. Combined Junior/Senior Standardized Test 2015-2016 Comparison by Category The students were asked to rank their performance based on an eight-category scale to determine their main...
    • Page 98

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 94 antecedents, I will try to understand them both. I know it takes time and I will have to practice because English is not my first language but I just need practice.” “On every area I want to improve at least to a 90%. On the area I truly want to...
    • Page 14

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 10 postsecondary education occurring on the same continuum, with high school learning intended specifically to prepare students for the next level of study. (Fanetti, et al., 2010, p. 77) However, outcome does not always follow expectations and...
    • Page 15

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 11 While basic developmental writing courses were effective, ones that focused only on grammar weren’t, and since most college placement tests are generally multiple choice, a student’s language or grammar skills are being tested rather than their...
    • Page 36

    • Students--Testing.; Education--Testing.; Educational technology.
    • SRS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGAGEMENT 36 competitive aspect of Kahoot! and worked hard to have their name be on the leaderboard. The researcher found at times it was hard to control the class before moving on to the next question, due to the excessive...

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