ERIC Number: ED066289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
CVAE [Coordinated Vocational-Academic Education] Academic Curriculum Project. Evaluation Report, 1971-72.
Education Service Center Region 1, Edinburg, TX.
The second year of the Coordinated Vocational-Academic Education (CVAE) Academic Curriculum Project, Region One Education Service Center, was devoted to the production of instructional materials and to the field testing of the instructional system. Having as its target population junior high school CVAE students, the project's field test involved more than 120 students and 6 academic teachers in the Austin Junior High School, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. Eighth grade students participated in the mathematics, social studies, and language arts curricula, and 9th grade students participated in the mathematics and science curricula. Developed around student performance objectives, the system provides for individual learning rates. Students receive instruction via filmstrips, cassette tapes, and realia, as well as by paper-and-pencil activities. They proceed from simpler to more complex tasks as they move individually from one objective to the next. Field test students, typically disenchanted with formal schooling, were involved in the planned learning activities up to 71% of the time and in individual work up to 57% of the time. Absenteeism and disciplinary referrals dropped. Ninth grade students' more positive attitude toward science was documented. Mastery over specific performance objectives, from 88.7% to 99.8% in the different curriculum areas, was accomplished. It was concluded that the instructional system is viable, and it was recommended that the project be continued and expanded. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Individualized Instruction, Junior High School Students, Language Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mexican Americans, Program Descriptions, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 1, Edinburg, TX.