ERIC Number: ED069851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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An Evaluation Through Field Testing of Individualized Instruction Materials in Wisconsin Post-Secondary Institutes. Final Report and Appendices.
Lambrecht, Judith J.; And Others
To determine the relative levels of achievement of students enrolled in courses designed to permit individualized instruction and to determine those courses or instructional aspects considered effective or ineffective in achieving objectives, achievement data on 1,204 students within the post-secondary institutes of the Wisconsin vocational education system were gathered from school records, and background data were obtained by questionnaire. Critical incidents were obtained through personal interviews with 224 students and 28 teachers. Analyses were performed contrasting student achievement and the critical incidents across subject areas, across technical school districts, within separate subject areas, and across five models of individualized instruction and four class scheduling patterns. Some principal findings were: (1) Higher grades and fewer course incompletes or withdrawals were received by students who possessed these characteristics, previous experience in the subject, high school graduation, and enrollment in an associate degree program; and (2) Course characteristics which were most effective included student-pacing of their own programs, use of pretesting to place students within a course, student selection of special study topics, and use of different types of testing procedures. (Several pages may be light.) (SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin