ERIC Number: ED028089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Test Every Senior Project: Evidence of Cognitive Processes Related to Science.
Nardine, Frank E.
Reported is a study designed to evaluate differences in cognitive processes related to science among (1) college bound high school students who had studied both physics and chemistry, (2) college bound students who had not studied either subject, and (3) non-college bound students who had not studied either subject. The test used to assess the degree of understanding of scientific principles and methods of scienc e was the Processes of Science Test (POST). In general, Group 1 subjects demonstrated general competence in areas measured by POST and were superior to students in the other two groups. Some differences in the severity of cognitive deficiencies were obtained between Groups 2 and 3 but, in general, students without course work in physics and chemistry demonstrate the same general cognitive weaknesses whether college bound or not. (GR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: Educational Research Council of America; Processes of Science Test; Test Every Senior Project
Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Conference, Pasadena, California, February 1969