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ERIC Number: ED011977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 50
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS ON PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT OBSERVED DURING FIRST THREE YEARS OF THE PROJECT, SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EVALUATION PROJECT. INTERIM REPORT.
ERICKSEN, GERALD L.; RYAN, JAMES J.
A REPORT IS GIVEN OF THE FIRST 3 YEARS OF A FIELD STUDY CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SEVERAL PROTOTYPE, SECONDARY MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS THAT WERE PRODUCED BY DIFFERENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GROUPS. MATHEMATICS TEACHERS WHO HAD NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH "MODERN" OR EXPERIMENTAL APPROACHES TO MATHEMATICS TAUGHT A SELECTED GRADE-LEVEL CLASS WITH CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS FOR 1 YEAR, AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR TAUGHT TWO CLASSES OF THE SAME GRADE LEVEL, ONE WITH THE CONVENTIONAL METHODS, AND ONE WITH AN EXPERIMENTAL CURRICULUM SELECTED BY THE TEACHER FROM THOSE AVAILABLE. SOME TEACHERS TAUGHT A CONVENTIONAL CLASS AND AN EXPERIMENTAL CLASS USING THE SAME EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS AT THE SAME GRADE LEVEL FOR A 2D YEAR. PUPILS WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO THE CLASSES. EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL CURRICULUM WAS MEASURED BY A PRE- AND POST-TEST MEASURE GIVEN AT THE START AND END OF THE YEAR OF STUDY AND AGAIN AT THE START OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR AS A MEANS OF MEASURING RETENTION. RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOWED THERE WERE FEW STATISTICALLY RELIABLE DIFFERENCES WITH RESPECT TO MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT AND RETENTION BETWEEN STUDENTS INSTRUCTED WITH EACH OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS. SIGNIFICANT TEACHER DIFFERENCES OCCURRED FOR ALL CURRICULUMS. INITIAL PUPIL ABILITY WAS, BY FAR, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FACTOR INVOLVED IN EITHER THE ACHIEVEMENT OR THE RETENTION STUDIES. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Minnesota National Lab.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Saint Paul)