ERIC Number: ED183577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
3 on 2 Evaluation Report 1976-1977. Volume II: Team Interpretations and Recommendations.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
The arguments are presented for and against the Hawaii 3 on 2 program, a team-taught, flexible, individualized instructional program for primary grade students. This report is based on an advocate-adversary evaluation design. The advocate team concluded that: the program is working effectively; teachers, principals, and parents support the program; lack of higher test scores than those obtained in self-contained classes is attributable to deficiencies in the tests; some assistance should be given to less effective teaching teams; criterion-referenced tests should be used; and organizational structure is effective in meeting students' needs. The adversary team concluded that: students in the program do not show greater achievement gains in reading, mathematics or in attitudes, based on achievement and attitude test results; parents and teachers did not notice discernible differences between the students in 3 on 2 classes and in self-contained classes; the program was not put through experimental stages; the objectives are ambiguous: individualization can be carried out as effectively in self-contained classes as in 3 on 2 classes; and the program costs cannot be justified. Each evaluation team further supported its observations by rebutting the other team's observations. (MH)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Mathematics, Experimental Programs, Individualized Instruction, Primary Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Self Contained Classrooms, Team Teaching, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Advocate Adversary Evaluation; Hawaii; Three on Two Approach
Note: For related documents, see TM 010 091-092