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A Study of the Prediction of Transfer Ability Based on Short Term Recall and Recognition of Science Principles.
Reyes, Donald J.; Smith, Richard B.
The study is concerned with the recall or recognition of science principles one day after they have been taught and the ability of students to answer higher level transfer items involving the principle. The short term recall and recognition involved students who prior to/learning experience could neither recall nor recognize the science principles. Transfer ability was indicated by the ability to answer items that required the direct extrapolation of the principle, the application of the principle to new problem situation, and the ability to analyze statements, regarding the principle. No difference was found in the prediction possible from the short term recall and recognition data. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Measurement, Elementary School Students, Group Norms, Junior High School Students, Learning Processes, Predictive Measurement, Problem Solving, Recall (Psychology), Recognition (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Science Curriculum, Student Evaluation
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972