ERIC Number: ED156440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Written Examinations on Attitude and Achievement in College Freshman Mathematics at Alvin Community College.
Douthitt, Cameron B.
This study consisted of two sections of Finite Mathematics at Alvin Community College, one with 26 students and another with 21 students. The teaching strategy for both sections was basically the same with a variety of teaching aids being used in both. The comparison group was evaluated by the traditional written examination, weekly homework assignments, and some chalkboard work once a week. The experimental group was evaluated subjectively from each performance at the chalkboard and from exercises turned in at the conclusion of each class, as well as from weekly homework assignments. No significant difference in attitude towards mathematics or achievement in mathematics was found between the two groups. However, mean scores on both the Aiken-Dreger Mathematics Attitude Test (revised) and the Alvin Community College Mathematics Placement Test were higher for the experimental group. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alvin Community Coll., TX.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Written Tests
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