Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

David Hedenstrom


Curriculum and Instruction


The purpose of this action research project was to measure how a daily Homebase program affects academic achievement and school climate at the middle school level. The participants were 8th grade students in a suburban middle school, along with 10 full-time middle school teachers who gave specific feedback at the beginning and end of the research period. Data was collected using a survey given to all staff, grade comparisons from last year to this year, and pre-/post-assessment surveys given to participating students and staff. Results showed that students’ grades improved along with students’ and teachers’ perception of school climate. It appears that the daily Homebase program has been effective and should continue, since it is improving the school in multiple ways. Homebase lessons should continue to be improved upon in order to maximize the time students spend in Homebase.

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Education Commons