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ERIC Number: ED013752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 1
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AN EVALUATION OF NINTH-GRADE SCIENCE FOR THE ACADEMICALLY TALENTED.
MCELHINEY, DAVID STANLEY
INVESTIGATED IS THE INFLUENCE OF NINTH GRADE SCIENCE COURSES UPON STUDENTS' SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT, SCIENCE INTERESTS, AND CAREER CHOICE. APPROXIMATELY 1300 ACADEMICALLY TALENTED HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS COMPOSED THE INITIAL SAMPLE. RANDOM SAMPLES OF 50 STUDENTS WERE SELECTED FROM EACH OF FOUR SUBGROUPS--THOSE WHO HAD TAKEN BIOLOGY, GENERAL SCIENCE, LABORATORY SCIENCE, OR WHO HAD NO SCIENCE. DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM TEST RESULTS, AN INTEREST INVENTORY, AND STUDENT TRANSCRIPTS. BOTH PARAMETRIC AND NON-PARAMETRIC TECHNIQUES WERE USED TO INTERPRET FINDINGS. THE LABORATORY SCIENCE GROUP PURSUED SCIENCE IN HIGH SCHOOL SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN DID THE BIOLOGY OR THE NO-SCIENCE GROUPS. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SCIENCE COURSES TAKEN HAD A HIGHER RELATIONSHIP TO THE STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE THAN DID THEIR NINTH GRADE SCIENCE COURSES. SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN SCIENCE INTERESTS WERE FOUND WHEN STUDENTS WERE GROUPED EITHER BY THE NINTH GRADE COURSE THEY HAD HAD, OR BY THE NUMBER OF SCIENCE COURSES THEY HAD TAKEN. THE KIND AND NUMBER OF SCIENCE COURSES TAKEN IN HIGH SCHOOL SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCED STUDENTS' PLANS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Graduate School.
Identifiers: Iowa Tests of Educational Development; Kuder Occupational Interest Survey