Improving Grades and Self Esteem in 8th Grade Students

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Nancy Doubrava
Purdy Middle School
Purdy, Missouri
In Fulfillment for the state of Missouri’s Mentoring Program Year Two
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Title of Project with Contact Information
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The Problem
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S.I.M.S.
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Intervention
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Results
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Implications
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Recommendations
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Students receiving a grade of D or F in the
core subjects
The counselor wanted to work with these 8th
grade students to develop better studying
and planning behaviors before they entered
high school
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Students
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Interventions
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3 male 8th grade students
Participate in group focused on student success
Measurements
F grades were counted and compared before and after the eight week group
2. Pre and Post tests of the Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale
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Settings
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Counselor met with students in the Middle School Counselor office at Purdy Middle
School
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Students were selected by having a D or F in
one or more of their Core classes
Students met for 30 minutes during 7th hour
every Thursday or Wednesday starting on
January 13, 2011
Counselor was available for additional
support between sessions
Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program
www.missouricareereducation.org
Session 1- “Getting To Know You”
Discussion of Group Norms and Confidentiality,
Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Pre-Test),
Attendance/Participation
 Session 2- “Getting Your Act Together”
Organization (Jenga), Group Norms,
Confidentiality, Planner, Setting up a Planner
with a Plan, Student Assignment Log
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*group norms and confidentially were discussed in each
group
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Session 3- “Where Does the Time Go?”
Group Norms (Student Signature), Pie of Life,
How I Spend My Day, Planning My Week
Session 4- “Where Are We Now?”
Group discussion-group half over, finish
worksheets from session 3, brags from
teachers/staff, planner
Session 5- “Checking Personal Study Habits?”
Checking Out Your Personal Study Habits
Survey, Planner
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Session 6-“Making the Most of Your
Assignments”
SQ3R, Good Working Habits Improvement, A Key
to Improving Assignments
Session 7- “This is Only a Test”
Becoming Test Wise, Planner, Group discussionlast group/ party plans
Session 8- “That’s a Wrap!”
Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Post-Test),
Certificates of Group Completion, Group
Discussion-Closing, Group Celebration
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NC had 4 D’s and F’s and went down to 3
LG stayed the same with 1 F
SR went from having 1 D to 2 F’s
NC’s self esteem stayed the same
LG’s self esteem went down 1 point, but
nothing to be alarmed about
SR’s self esteem went up by 6 points
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Group should last longer
Complete the group earlier in the year so
there are no chances of weather interference
Students said they liked the group
Students said it helped with their
organizational skills, homework, and tests
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Rosenberg’s Self Esteem Scale
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/psych/psy
chsci/media/rosenberg.htm
Study Skills Small Group Lessons
http://missouricareereducation.org/CDs/Resp
onsiveServices/RSSmallGroupUnitStudySkills
6-8.pdf
Nancy Doubrava
7-12 Counselor
Purdy R-2 School District
[email protected]
417-442-3215 ext. 215
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