Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies


This research topic explores the use of micro-teaching curriculum to increase content mastery of mathematical topics that pertain to the California state assessment. The participants for the Capstone project include 28 fourth-grade students in a public elementary school located within California’s Silicon Valley. The project consists of in-class teaching using micro-lesson plans that focus on re-teaching subjects that are relevant to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress testing. The project uses 2 tests given at the beginning and the end of a 2-week teaching period to show visual correlations between the curriculum and student’s content mastery. In the final project findings, the student’s appeared to comprehend course curriculum to a higher degree, which is shown through graphed data sets. In the future, this project could become informative in the creation of future content used to help students catch-up and keep-up with California’s state testing standards.