Essay on How Student Writing Has Changed Over The Course Of The Study

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Word count data was collected from home journals. The students counted all words written on one page in home journals once a month. I collected the numbers from journals after adults had responded to the entry. The data measured student fluency.
Home journal entries were used as data. There were eighteen journal entries in all. I measured how student writing had changed over the course of the study. I used the same rubric that the countywide benchmarks were assessed with. I used the rubric to collect data on students’ mechanics, voice, and creativity.
Data Analysis
Student surveys were given twice, once before writing in home journals began and once when the study ended. The data gathered from the survey were entered into a table. The table reflected each student’s answers for the beginning and ending survey. Each student was assigned a number that is displayed in the table. The number of students that chose each face was also recorded for both beginning and ending survey results. The table highlighted both changes in individual feeling about writing and the whole class’s feelings about writing.
Countywide benchmark writing prompts were given twice, once before writing in home journals began and once when the study concluded. These prompts were different each time. The data gathered from the rubrics scored from the countywide writing benchmark prompts were shown using the mean score of each section of the rubric. There was a mean score for the class in composing, written…

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