Sample 2 - Title: A Introduction: A Purpose &...

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The Importance and Value of the State Mandated SAE Record Keeping System to Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Student Success. Introduction The agricultural education learning experience has long been focused on student achievement and success, as seen in the FFA Motto. Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve The backbone behind the success of our students is the accountability system we currently have in place today, The FFA record book. With all of the emphasis we place upon student achievement through out the FFA program, are we missing a crucial factor that is ever present on the minds and success of our students. I am referring to the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or commonly referred to as the TAKS test. Whatever your opinion may be of the statewide testing program, it is a factor on our student’s success that we must not ignore anymore, if we are to continue with the luxury of keeping our programs as they are at this time. As quoted from a previous study, “A change in curriculum is the battle cry for numerous branches of academia when a particular discipline seems threatened.” (McGregor, et al 2001) We must not wait till we are forced to radically change a program that is not necessarily in need of change. The following study was designed to ascertain the views and opinions of fellow professionals in the field of Agricultural Education. There has been precious little information published concerning the value of the SAE record keeping system on student achievement in this area, so continued study will need to be done correlating the statewide TAKS score with district acceptance and use of the current record keeping system. Purpose and Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine the viewpoints of current agricultural science teachers concerning the value of the current record keeping system on student success in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. The objectives of the study were to: 1. Determine the demographic characteristics of a selected group of Agricultural Science teachers, and see if there was any relationship between these demographics and there views on the value of the current record keeping system and the relationship between student TAKS success. 2. Determine if there is a relationship between their views on the current record keeping system on student TAKS success and the institutions where their education was received. 3. Determine if there is a relationship between gender and instructor opinion of the value of the current record keeping system on student TAKS success. ± Title: A ± Introduction: A ± Purpose & Objectives: A ± Methodology: A ± Results: A- ± Discussion/Conclusions/Recommendations: A ± Quality of Writing: A+ ± Instrumentation: A- Overall Grade: 95%
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Methodology This descriptive study utilized a homogeneous sampling technique, in that teachers from the area 2 FFA association were selected for this study. Teachers were identified from the Area 2 FFA association and formed the following
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