Research topic is Recommendations for Solving Low Rates of College Readiness at James Monroe High School, West Virginia and the theoretical framwork example is just to show how the assignment should look but dont use anything in the example and make sure to follow the advanced side of the grading rubic

EDUC 850

Theoretical Framework Assignment Instructions

Overview

Research is typically explained, or supported, by a theoretical framework. The question to ask when writing the theoretical framework is “how does the theory inform the problem?” The information in the theoretical framework must present the theory and theorist, coordinating concepts, and rationale for utilizing the theory for the research with a clear connection drawn between the theory and the proposed research.

Instructions

For this assignment, you will use the information from the textbook reading to write a 1-2-page theoretical framework for your research. Choose one theory to explain your research.

· The first page should be a correctly APA formatted title page that includes the title of your study written as required in the textbook and the applied research report. Do not title this assignment “Theoretical Framework Assignment.”

· The second and third pages should be a well-written theoretical framework for your research. This paper must have level one and two headings. Include at least five peer-reviewed scholarly articles using citations. You may not go over the two-page limit, and you must meet the 1-2-page limit (within ¼ of a page either direction). Your voice, as the researcher, must be evident in the explanation of how this theory is appropriate for your research. This must be submitted as one Word document.

· The last page must be the Reference page.

You must use the information from the textbook reading this week to be successful on this assignment.

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

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IMPROVING STUDENT TEST SCORES

Recommendations for Solving the Problem of Low Test Scores on the Ohio Educational Assessment for Science at Hampton High School

Liberty Student

School of Education, Liberty University

In partial fulfillment of EDUC 850

Author Note

I have no known conflict of interest to disclose.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Student Name, 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA 24515. Email: [email protected]

Theoretical Framework

The main purpose of the theoretical framework is to guide the research and allow the researcher to focus on a specific goal (Merriam & Tisdell, 2016). In addition, a solid theoretical framework is used to identify the problem related to the research topic, guide the development of the research questions, and determine the best type of research method for answering those questions. The theory used to explain this research was the measurement of intelligence theory by Binet and Simon (1916).

The measurement of intelligence theory by Binet and Simon (1916) provides a framework and foundation for modern standardized tests. The theory posits that intelligence cannot be measured through a singular tool; rather, the broad nature of one’s intelligence can only be fairly measured when compared to others of similar backgrounds. In France, Binet was tasked with identifying students that needed additional assistance in their educational journey as compulsory attendance became mandatory (Cherry, 2019). This led to the creation of the Binet-Simon scale, which later became known as the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale when it was standardized by Stanford University psychologist, Lewis Terman (United States Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, 1992). Because many modern standardized tests are based on Binet and Simon’s measure of intelligence theory and, likewise, the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, this theory is an appropriate choice for this study which seeks to improve standardized assessment scores.

According to Bertolini et al. (2012), several factors impact students’ performance on standardized tests. There are also several strategies that may be implemented at various levels within the structure of a school to help improve students’ performance on standardized tests (Education World, 2019; Garcia & Thornton, 2014; National Association of Elementary School Principals, 2011). This research sought to identify themes related to the problem of students’ low-test scores on the OEA for Science, which is a standardized test; thus, Binet and Simon’s (1916) Measurement of Intelligence Theory is a logical choice for this research.

References

Bertolini, K., Stremmel, A., & Thorngren, J. (2012). Student achievement factors (ED569687). ERIC. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED568687.pdf

Binet, A., & Simon, T. (1916). The development of intelligence in children: The Binet-Simon scale. Williams & Wilkins, Co. https://doi.org/10.1037/11069-000

Cherry, K. (2019). Alfred Binet and the history of IQ testing. Very Well Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/history-of-intelligence-testing-2795581

Education World. (2019). Boosting test scores: Principal strategies that work. https://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin366.shtml

Garcia, L. E., & Thornton, O. (2014, November 18). The enduring importance of parental involvement. NEA Today. http://neatoday.org/2014/11/18/the-enduring-importance-of-parental-involvement-2/

Merriam, S. B., & Tisdell, E. J. (2016). Qualitative research: A guide to design an implementation (4th ed.). Wiley Publishing.

National Association of Elementary School Principles. (2011). Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making. http://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/Student_Data_0.pdf

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. (1992). Testing in American schools: Asking the right questions. U.S. Government Printing Office.

Criteria Ratings Points

Scholarly
Tone and
literature

35 to >32.0 pts

Advanced

Level one and two
headings are coherently
aligned with the theory
and research and are
supported throughout the
body of the paper using
scholarly literature and
written in a scholarly
tone.

32 to >22.0 pts

Proficient

Level one and two
headings are coherently
aligned with the theory
and research and are
mostly supported
throughout the body of
the paper using scholarly
literature and somewhat
written in a scholarly
tone.

22 to >0.0 pts

Developing

Some headings are missing
or are not coherently aligned
with the theory and research
and are not well supported
throughout the body of the
paper using scholarly
literature. Lacks scholarly
tone.

0 pts

Not
Present

35 pts

Content 70 to >63.0 pts

Advanced

The theory and theorist
are included. One theory
is well-developed. An
explanation for how the
theory is appropriate for
the research is clearly
described. The author’s
voice is heard throughout
the paper.

63 to >58.0 pts

Proficient

The theory and theorist
are included. One theory
is mostly well-developed.
An explanation for how
the theory is appropriate
for the research is mostly
described. The author’s
voice is somewhat heard
throughout the paper.

58 to >0.0 pts

Developing

The theory and/or theorist are
missing. The theory lacks
development. An explanation
for how the theory is
appropriate for the research
is vaguely described or
missing. The author’s voice is
vaguely heard throughout the
paper.

0 pts

Not
Present

70 pts

Current
APA,
Mechanics,
Format &
Length

45 to >38.0 pts

Advanced

Paper is free of
mechanical and current
APA errors. 100% of the
length requirement is
met. All five sources are
peer-reviewed and clearly
related to the topic. One
source may be non-peer
reviewed to account for
the original theorist.

38 to >36.0 pts

Proficient

Few mechanical and/or
current APA errors exist.
Length of the paper is
met by 90% to 99%. Four
sources are
peer-reviewed and
clearly related to the
topic. One source may be
non-peer reviewed to
account for the original
theorist.

36 to >0.0 pts

Developing

Several mechanical and/or
current APA errors exist.
Length of the paper is met by
less than 90%. Fewer than
four sources are
peer-reviewed. One source
may be non-peer reviewed to
account for the original
theorist. Some sources are
not clearly related to the
topic.

0 pts

Not
Present

45 pts

Total Points: 150

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