Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education






The objective of our action research project was to determine if improved student to teacher engagement would lead to increased homework completion and quality. Our research focused on a kindergarten classroom consisting of 18 students and an EBD resource room consisting of 17 students in grades 7-12. We collected data from student interviews, student surveys, classroom observations, and homework completion charts. The survey dealt with students’ feelings toward homework and the student interviews dealt with what motivates the students. The results showed that students who felt appreciated were more engaged and were more motivated to complete homework. We plan to continue implementing student choice and will continue to build and sustain individual student to teacher relationships. We also plan to continue and maintain our homework completion models in our classrooms.

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