ERIC Number: ED064387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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An Evaluation of a Performance Contract.
Dembo, Myron H.; Wilson, Donald E.
This paper reports an evaluation of a performance contract in reading with 2,500 seventh-grade students. Seventy-five percent of the students were to increase their reading speed five times over their beginning level with ten percent more comprehension after three months of instruction. Results indicated that only thirteen percent of the students reached this objective. Analysis of the program found many invalid evaluation techniques used to assess student achievement. Issues discussed are the appropriateness and selection process of the program, negative teacher attitudes toward the program, and the program's failure to provide for the individualization of instruction. Recommendations are provided to assist school districts in developing performance contracts. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AERA (Chicago, Ill., April 1972)