ERIC Number: ED199055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Numerical Skills of Navy Students: An Evaluation of a Skill Development Workbook.
Bowman, Harry L.; And Others
Reported is a field test of the basic numerical skills workbook developed for Navy personnel. Two groups of subjects were used at the Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida, during early 1980. The design of the workbook, entitled "Improving Your Navy Numerical Skills," was directed toward meeting the needs of personnel who have difficulty with elementary mathematics. Data utilized in the field test were provided by four instruments: (1) the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, (2) the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test (comprehension), (3) the Test of Adult Basic Education (mathematics), and (4) the Navy Numerical Skills Test. The first three tests are standardized instruments, while the last was developed specifically for the workbook. The results of the study indicate that the workbook can be used beneficially with Navy enlisted personnel who need to improve their basic numerical skills. It is suggested that students with relatively low academic skills can improve their performance by using this tool. The strategy and format used in preparing the workbook is seen as potentially useful in developing learning aids for technical training that requires more advanced quantitative skills. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chief of Naval Education and Training, Orlando, FL. Training Analysis and Evaluation Group.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Naval Training; Navy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14, 1980).