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ERIC Number: ED053964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 149
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An Analysis of Student Outcomes Utilizing Two Approaches to Teaching BSCS Biology.
Fulton, Harry Francis
Eighth grade students using the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) Blue Version materials in a typical classroom setting with large group instruction were compared with students in an "individualized" class who were allowed to work through similar materials at their own rates. Both classes were initially comparable with respect to their scores on the "Iowa Test of Basic Skills". Students in the individualized class performed significantly better on the "BSCS Comprehensive Final Examination", the "Test On Understanding Science", the "Facts About Science" test, the "Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal"; had a better attitude toward science (Prouse Subject Preference Survey); and rated the teacher significantly higher on the "Performance Scale for High School Biology Teachers" than did students in the large groups approach. There were no significant differences on the "BSCS Achievement Tests" and the "Nelson Biology Test". (Author/AL)
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Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Note: Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa