Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2022

Document Type

Dissertation (799 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Kristen Carlson


This study will assist teachers in the transition from distant learning to in person learning. For this purpose, the study looks at whether positive feedback made a difference in the amount of work turned in by students causing a difference in their intrinsic motivation to complete work. The study is being done on forty-nine middle school students. The first treatment group will receive positive words of encouragement on their assignments throughout their learning on a unit. The second treatment group will receive only a number grade on a three-point scale. The research will provide an intervention that could be done in all classrooms to help increase intrinsic motivation.



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