ERIC Number: ED166601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Behavior and Cost Analysis of Two Remediation Procedures.
Apking, Theodore D.
Two group-comparison experiments indicate that it may be more cost efficient not to include a remediation procedure in a course, even though it may be to the students' advantage to remediate concepts they did not master in an undergraduate university course. In the first experiment, students in the remedial group received minimal course credit for first-attempt quiz scores of less than 90% correct; they then had the opportunity to earn full credit for mastering the unit at 90% correct on the remedial quiz. The students in the control group kept their first-attempt quiz scores and were not able to remediate. The results of this experiment showed no difference in student performance between groups. In the second experiment, participation in the weekly remedial activities was optional for students in the remedial group who scored 70% or above on the first quiz attempt. Students in the control group could not remediate and kept their first quiz score. In this experiment, students in the remedial group scored 34% higher than students in the control group on an individual probe test consisting of quiz questions students missed on the first quiz, but no difference occurred on a comprehensive achievement test. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Note: Masters Thesis, Western Michigan University