ERIC Number: ED061645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-29
Reference Count: N/A
The Office of Economic Opportunity Experiment in Educational Performance Contracting. Interim Report.
Ray, H. W.
This report summarizes the principal findings for the O.E.O. experiment in performance contracting. The report emphasizes major results and conclusions to date. It is divided into (1) description of the experiment, in which the goal is outlined; (2) description of the technology company programs, curriculum and materials, and overviews of personnel and the incentive systems; (3) description of the target population, which provides variables of socioeconomic status; (4) criteria employed for the selection of achievement tests used and a description of those selected; (5) design and procedures used to administer selected tests and a summary of conditions for both pre- and post-testing; (6) the data analysis method used for analyzing student achievement test data and the rationale for the analysis method employed; (7) results, conclusions, and associated qualifications concerning the impact of educational performance contracting on student achievement. Related documents are EA 004 114, EA 004 236, and EA 004 260. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Change, Educational Experiments, Educational Research, Improvement Programs, Individualized Instruction, Instruction, Mathematics, Measurement, Performance Contracts, Performance Criteria, Reading Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Teaching Methods, Test Results, Testing
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151. (PB-206 793, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.