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Student Engagement in Reading

About the Project

This project is an exploration of the teaching practices and instructional strategies that affect student engagement and reading proficiency at the middle school and high school levels. This study examines teachers' perceptions of reading instruction and current classroom practices.

For this project, we are seeking:

About the Author

Rachel Kovacs is a graduate student at Western Governors University. She has a BS in English education, endorsements in computer science and educational leadership, a Masters in library science, and is completing her second Masters in learning and technology with this project.

Ms. Kovacs has 16 years of experience in the K-12 environment and 4 years of experience teaching in higher education or working as an instructional designer.

Project Components

In order for this research project to be successful, all participants should:

  1. Complete an online survey about your perceptions of teaching reading comprehension in your subject area.
  2. Complete an online survey about your instructional practices for engaging students in reading in your content area.
  3. Complete a follow-up open-ended questionnaire if requested.

A free, optional series of lessons on improving student engagement in reading will be available to all participants after the conclusion of the study. Participants completing the optional professional development will receive a certificate of completion.

Take Surveys

All surveys must be completed by April 15th.