ERIC Number: ED070254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Feedback on Student Learning for Instructional Television in El Salvador. Research Report Number 6.
Merino de Manzano, Ana Maria; And Others
Conventional achievement measurement instruments were not adequate for optimum coordination between classroom and television studio personnel in El Salvador. A more rapid feedback system was tried in 14 seventh grade classrooms. The key factor of this feedback system was that the test results be compiled quickly, preferably within three days, and analyzed sufficiently to give the classroom teacher a useful corrective tool. The feedback strategy was based on the students' previously determined learning performance and designed specifically to overcome the inflexibility of existing semi-annual achievement tests. The basic measuring instrument was the multiple choice test constructed to cover seven mathematical and four social studies concepts. The drafting of questions, the most difficult chore of the experiment, required several pretests to establish the most appropriate questions. The investigators found the severe space limitation of the television screen detrimental, the timing of the questions crucial, and that the collection of test results required a high level of organization and a considerable number of people and vehicles. (MC)
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers - Location: El Salvador