ERIC Number: ED035272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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A Report on Project GROW: Philadelphia's Experimental Program in Computer Assisted Instruction.
Diamond, James J.
Computer assisted instruction (CAI) in Biology and Developmental Reading was administered at two junior high schools and two senior high schools in Philadelphia. The achievement of the students in CAI was compared with comparable students in traditionally instructed classes. The results of the standardized tests were equivocal. In Reading, the CAI classes performed significantly better than comparable students in traditional classes. Differences in achievement were not obtained between the CAI and traditional Biology classes. This was attributed to computer down time and a lack of sufficient content validity in the standardized Biology test. An attitude survey constructed for the project indicated that the pupils liked working with the machines, but were frustrated when the system did not function properly. A discussion of the project, including the results of unstandardized achievement tests, and an analysis of the pupils' responses while interacting with the computer is included. Tables of statistical data supplement the report. The appendix contains a list of topics covered in the CAI units and samples of the student and teacher questionnaires. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Biology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Display Systems, Educational Technology, Experimental Programs, Institutional Research, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Machines
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.