|TITLE:||DOES USING THE PRE-TEACHING AND PRIMING METHODS HELP ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR HIGH-FUNCTIONING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN BIOLOGY?|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||NEW, JOANIE|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||OTHER INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED WILL BE THE 9TH GRADE BIOLOGY TEACHER AND 8-10 STUDENTS ON MY 2012-2013 CASELOAD.|
File Created: June 27, 2012|
Department Chair Action Date: June 28, 2012
Current Status: Expedited Approval Granted
Action Date: July 3, 2012
Approval Expiration Date: July 3, 2013
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this case study is to analyze the causal relationship between the pre-teaching and priming teaching methods when used to increase Biology comprehension for high-functioning students with disabilities. This study will examine whether these teaching methods will positively impact academic performance in regular education Biology.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYAll selected participants will have IEPís and receive specialized instruction on a daily basis by the experimenter, a special education teacher. Before regular education Biology class convenes, both the pre-teaching and/or priming teaching methods will be implemented 15 minutes daily. Biology vocabulary and overall content comprehension will be taught using consistent formats. Comprehension of vocabulary words will be measured weekly and overall unit comprehension will be measured by regular classroom unit tests.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThere are no anticipated risks. Benefits may include increased comprehension of Biology for participants and knowledge of effective teaching methods for special education teachers.
SUBJECT SELECTIONParticipation will be voluntary. Participants will be 9th grade high-functioning special education students at a junior high school in rural Kansas City, Missouri.
CONFIDENTIALITYParents and participants will be asked to sign an informed consent. To ensure anonymity, students will be assigned a number. Informed consents and names of participants will be kept in a secure location to keep records of participation confidential.
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