ERIC Number: ED067799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Specification of Instructional Materials and Management Procedures through Use of a Pupil Performance Profile and a Predictive Model. Final Report.
Haring, Norris G.; Berman, Mark L.
Reported project objectives were to develop a pupil performance profile which describes the effects of specific instructional materials and management procedures on student performance and to develop a model which predicts pupil performance in a given set of materials under particular conditions. Instructional materials (Mathematics, M.W. Sullivan) were employed with 50 students (aged 6 to 11 years) of whom 24 were classified as having learning disabilities and 26 were classified as normal. An effort was made to assess only the contribution of the instructional materials by keeping contaminating factors such as differences in teaching styles or behavior management procedures to a minimum. The system was found to make the following information available for decision making by teachers: determination of student performance on three major measures by class or type of student, determination of performance on each measure by individual student, relationship of individuals' performance to that of their reference group (those in the same class and/or of the same type), distribution of performance by quartile ranking, and prediction of student performance. For both classes, there was found to be an inverse relationship between variability in performance within and across instructional materials and overall level of performance. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Child Development and Mental Retardation Center.