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ERIC Number: ED064409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 11
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A Time-Based Methodology for Assessment of Individual Performance.
Alba, Enrique
It is pointed out that education should be geared to the individual student; yet implementation of individualized programs has been slow. A set step in the area of individualized instruction should be the development of an appropriate methodology for recording and analyzing a student's performance. This paper is an attempt to provide the recording procedures which will aid in achieving such a measure. Under the proposed methodology, a precise measure of a student's performance is obtained by isolating the three components in a performance movement: response emitted by the student, the question, and the interval between the termination of the question and the initiation of the response. Five college psychology students were used in the experiment. A control reader was used to present the reading material to the subjects. The reader controls the speed at which the reading is presented to the subject. Subjects were told to answer 10 questions that would be presented to them via flash cards immediately after reading the selection for that session. Subjects were instructed to read the questions aloud. A cumulative record of the performance of the subjects is presented. Changes in the duration of the components show a definite pattern of variation. On the stimulus duration component there is consistently a reduction in duration from the first to the second session. The number of correct responses increase for all subjects on the second session. The results of the experiment indicate that the recording model advocated has the necessary precision to reflect the most minute changes due to experimental manipulations. (CK)
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Note: Paper presented at AERA conference (Chicago, Ill. April 1972)