ERIC Number: ED204132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Achievement of College Biology Students Through the Use of Diagnostic Prescriptive Instruction.
Yeany, Russell H.; Adams, Wenda J.
This paper summarizes and compares three studies which used different approaches to diagnostic/prescriptive instruction: (1) voluntary diagnosis and remediation; (2) required diagnosis with no formal remediation; and (3) required diagnosis with prescribed remediation. It includes an examination of the influence of selected student entry characteristics on the effectiveness of the diagnostic/prescriptive instruction, including locus of control. Procedures and results of the three studies and conclusions regarding the influences of various forms of diagnostic/prescriptive instruction and selected student entry characteristics on achievement of university biology students are presented. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for College Science Teachers (New York, NY, April 1981). Contains occasional light and broken type.