ERIC Number: ED030571
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Publication Date: 1966
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A Comparative Study of Achievement in CHEM Study Chemistry Among Groups of Eleventh Grade Students Classified on the Basis of Frequency of Choices on a Cognitive Preference Examination.
Atwood, Ronald Kennedy
Compared were performances on the Chemical Education Materials Study (CHEMS) semester achievement test of students who were classified on the basis of a specially developed cognitive preference test. Preferences represented in the test were (1) memory of specific facts or terms, (2) practical application, (3) critical questioning of information, and (4) fundamental principles. Comparisons were made according to single preference choice and to a combination of two preference scores. Correlations were computed between CHEMS achievement, each preference choice, and the various combinations. Students with strong preference for memory of specific data were at a disadvantage in the CHEMS course relative to those showing strong preference in the other three areas. Also, a strong preference for practical application in combination with fundamental principles or critical questioning of information correlated positively with achievement. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation, Instruction, Secondary School Science, Student Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.