Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Utilizing concept mapping as a teaching and learning tool to prepare for the science taks test
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Elamin E. Ibrahim
Dr. John McBride
Dr. K. Christopher Smith
Concept mapping was used with Donna High School students to determine its effect on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. Concept mapping was used with models such as the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol model (SIOP), the 5- E model, and the Learning Groups model. This measure was taken because the models used have not helped students improve their TAKS scores significantly. The findings of this research reveals that using the process of concept mapping together with the SIOP model helps students clearly see related concepts and motivates them to think more deeply. Students quickly realize what concepts they have learned and details they still do not understand (2).
University of Texas-Pan American
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