The Effects of Using Active Engagement Strategies to Help Improve Student Success on Spelling Tests

Date of Award

Spring 5-3-2018

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Michael Coquyt


Engagement, Motivation, Competition, Increased Test Scores


The purpose of this research was to determine if specific active engagement strategies, such as graphing and team competition, affected spelling test scores for sixth grade communication students. Specifically, the study compared whether students who were using these active engagement strategies scored better on spelling tests than students who did not receive these active engagement strategies. The study was structured around the students’ weekly spelling test scores to observe a difference between the engagement strategies and non-engagement strategies for the 39 sixth grade communication students.

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