Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Amy Adams


Curriculum and Instruction


The purpose of this research study was to find to what extent classroom engagement and behavior would be affected by the use of ClassDojo in a kindergarten and first grade classroom? This study was completed in a public elementary school and included 18 kindergarten and 20 first grade students. Data sources included: an observational record of students’ on and off task behavior, monitoring students’ Fix-It Plans and Office Discipline Referrals from the middle of the year to the end of the year, and ClassDojo totals for “Positive” and “Needs Work” points throughout the 6 week study. ClassDojo was presented to the students. They were introduced to their ClassDojo avatar and instructed how it earned points for both positive and negative behavior via the ClassDojo smart phone application. Data shows positive growth in student behavior and engagement. Study feedback indicates the value of adding ClassDojo to an existing behavior program.

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Education Commons