ERIC Number: ED051991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Teaching of Chemistry in Secondary Schools.
Fornoff, Frank J.
This study was conducted to obtain educational background information of secondary school students who take the College Board Chemistry Achievement Test. In 1965-66, data were gathered from 49,752 students who took the CEEB Chemistry Achievement Test. Questionnaires from 2,395 of these students were studied primarily for (1) the types of chemistry courses offered, (2) textbooks used, (3) topics studied, (4) time allotted, and (5) other secondary school courses taken. Findings indicated that despite the many variables involved, the content of secondary school chemistry did not vary greatly. Five fundamental topics were consistently taught in nearly all of these chemistry courses. Results supported the concept of nationwide chemistry achievement tests. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Background, Evaluation, National Surveys, Science Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Tests
Educational Testing Service, 20 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: College Entrance Examination Board; Educational Testing Service