Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Susan Bosher


Education, Curriculum and Instruction


The intent of the research was to determine the effects of teaching with the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol on student content knowledge and teacher performance in the art classroom. The research study took place in one middle school art classroom of 25 7th grade students, ranging in ages from 12-13. The data showed an overall increase in student performance and participation in relation to the amount of time spent focused on explicitly taught art content and vocabulary through their projects and improved performance from pretests to posttests. The results of this research indicate that using Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol may be an effective way to increase art teacher performance due to deeper focus on planning on preparation with SIOP strategies to explicitly teach vocabulary while promoting a deeper understanding of and participation in the
visual arts.

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