ERIC Number: ED043182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Formative Evaluation of Me Now, Unit I, Digestion and Circulation, Life Sciences for the Educable Mentally Handicapped Intermediate Grades (11-13 years).
Robinson, James T.; Tolman, Richard R.
In order to evaluate Unit I (Digestion and Circulation) of the Me Now series of Life Sciences for the Educable Mentally Handicapped, 139 students in an experimental group (mean IQ 72.04; mean CA 144.9 months) and 154 control subjects (mean IQ 70.2; mean CA 148.3 months) were pre- and post-tested following instruction in the Me Now series (experimental group) or regular curriculum (controls). Results showed that age, WISC total IQ, race and cerebral dysfunction are not significant predictors of success on the posttest. The pretest, however, was a significant (P less than .01) predictor of success, as was the sex factor (P less than .05, males scoring higher). The data indicated that two-thirds of the items focused on baseline information and that prior knowledge of the concepts was the best determinant of high scores on the posttest. (RD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study