ERIC Number: ED330646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Distribution of College Grades in Introductory Algebra Using the Lecture and Self-Paced Methods.
Henderson, Karen L.; Henderson, David L.
A research study conducted at Sam Houston State University (Texas) compared the final grades of students who chose the lecture method of instruction with the final grades of students who chose the self-paced method of instruction in introductory algebra classes. All students were required to take seven tests plus a comprehensive final examination. Dropout rates of these two groups were also compared. The lecture method of instruction produced more A's and fewer F's than the self-paced method. The self-paced class had more dropouts than the lecture class. Questions remaining concern the type of student who chooses the traditional over the self-paced class. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Sam Houston State University TX