Julie Pickard

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Steve Holtrop


This action research study investigated the impact of visual formative assessments on the achievement levels of students with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles. The study was conducted in four classes of freshmen at Southwest Christian High School in Chaska, MN, with a total of eighty-four participants. Two pairs were created for the study with control and treatment groups in each pair. Students were classified according to learning style, and a unit pre-test was administered to identify growth. Treatment groups were instructed using daily visual formative assessments for the duration of the unit. Students were assessed again at the end of the instructional unit to obtain data for comparisons and analysis. The results of this study indicated a meaningfully positive impact on the achievement levels of kinesthetic learners through the use of visual formative assessments.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education