Social Science Outcomes Assessment: Read the following scenario and answer the questions below.

The teacher of the third grade at George Washington Primary School notes that some of the students in her class pay closer attention and perform better on activities in the afternoon than they do in the morning. Her principal allows her to contact the district research team to discover what might be influencing the students’ performance. The teacher reports that many of the children come from dual-income homes and arrive at school at least an hour before classes begin when their parents drop them off on their way to work. The researchers observe that most of the children appear to like the hot lunch food and consume nearly all of the food items that are served at lunch. They think that possibly the increase in attention and performance was due to the protein and calorie intake at lunch. They decide to test their idea by having the school serve a breakfast program in their cafeteria before school each day. They measured ability to attend and scores on activities completed in both morning and afternoon sessions of the class. Morning performance improved and compared well with afternoon performance. They concluded that the intake of food at breakfast was related to the quality of work produced.

  1. What was the researcher's hypothesis?

  1. What was the independent variable?

  1. What was the dependent variable?

  1. Assuming you were the teacher or principal, knowing the findings of this research, what influence might the researcher’s conclusions have on the way you manage your class?

  1. How could the findings of this research influence people in general?

  1. What is your sex?

  1. How many credit hours have you completed? (counting the current term)?

  1. Please tell us which English courses you have completed. (Check all that apply
    English not needed for my program
    097 or 098

  1. Have you taken a college-level science or life-science class?

Social Science Instructor
Metropolitan Community College