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ERIC Number: ED067226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 99
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Evaluation of the Influence of a Success Oriented Science Curriculum for Underachieving Students on School Attendance.
Roberts, Mildred Burghardt
The effects of a success-oriented compensatory science program called DISCUS were determined on underachievers described as students with normal scores on intelligence tests but who maintained a grade point average below "C." Two hypotheses were formulated to focus on the attendance patterns of these students and the number of school activities students participated in during the year. The subjects were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Small success-oriented, meaningful science activities were performed in experimental classrooms while the teachers had a choice of using any materials in the control classrooms. The subjects were isolated from students other than underachievers in these classrooms. Data were gathered for each student. Students in the DISCUS program showed a significantly better attendance record. One-half of the experimental students participated in school activities as against only one-third from the control classrooms. (Author/PS)
University Microfilms, P. O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 72-16,651
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida