Implementation and evaluation of the use of STI classroom management systems by River Falls High School students, parents, and guardians
Abstract (Summary)Forster William L. (Writer) (Last Name) (First Name) (Middle Initial) Implementation and Evaluation of the Use of ST1 Classroom Management Systems by River Falls High School Students, Parents, and Guardians (Title) Master of Science in Training and Development Dr. Kat Lui October 2005 39 (Graduate Program) (Research Advisor) (MonthNear) (# of Pages) American Psychological Association, 5th edition (Name of Style Manual Used in this Study) The purpose of this study was to determine the proper means of implementing the use of a classroom management system at River Falls High School for use by students, parents, and guardians with access via the internet. The objectives of this field study are to determine what information is needed for the parents to use the system, how the information should be provided, to provide the information on the use of the system to the parents, and finally to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of the system by the parents. This study was conducted by mailing questionnaires to parents of the freshmen class of River Falls High School for the 2004-2005 school year and by surveying the teachers of River Falls High School for the same school year. The populations were given various information that could be provided over the internet by the classroom management system and were asked to rate them as to their importance in keeping updated with the student's school activities. They were also asked questions pertaining to the implementation of the system. The anonymous responses were mailed back in a stamped, self-addressed envelope by the parents and were returned to the researcher's mailbox at the school by the teachers. The results revealed that both the parents and the teachers felt it was important to provide information on student's progress over the internet. It also revealed that the parents felt comfortable and preferred a direction sheet as a way to learn how to use the system. Finally, the evaluation of the process revealed that the parents were mostly satisfied or very satisfied with the implementation of the program.
School Location:USA - Wisconsin
Source Type:Master's Thesis
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