ERIC Number: ED165706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
TICCIT Applications in Higher Education: Evaluation Results.
Jones, Michael C.
To assess the impact of TICCIT upon the educational process, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) conducted an evaluation comparing the effects of TICCIT and traditional instruction on community college math and English students during the demonstration period covering the first year and a half of full TICCIT implementation. Data were collected from community colleges in Phoenix, Arizona, and Alexandria, Virginia; observations made after the initial evaluation include those from Brigham Young University. Results show that positive achievement results consistently occurred in both math and English applications. Students in mainline TICCIT English classes scored significantly higher on objective tests of writing skills and also scored better on essay tests than lecture students. In five of the six different math courses in which TICCIT was used, students on TICCIT sored significantly higher on posttests than did their counterparts in lecture sections. The evaluation and subsequent experience with TICCIT has shown that its effect upon students, especially the effect upon completion rates, is very highly dependent upon the environment in which it is implemented. This paper presents an overview of the background and design of TICCIT, a summary of data from the ETS evaluation, and the developer's view of the data and their implications. (Author/VT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Educational Testing Service; TICCIT Computer System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems (Dallas, Texas, March 1-4, 1978); For related document, see ED 160 072