ERIC Number: ED071263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Formative Evaluation of ME NOW, Life Sciences for the Educable Mentally Handicapped, Intermediate Grades (11-13 years). Final Report.
Tolman, Richard R.
Reported was an evaluation of the life science program, Me Now, for the 11 to 13-year-old educable mentally handicapped child by comparing pretest and posttest scores of 180 subjects and 187 controls. Four to nine performance objectives for each of the following four units of the curriculum were evaluated separately: digestion and circulation; respiration and excretion; movement, support, and sensory perception; and growth and development. Results showed that students in the experimental group scored significantly higher on posttest scores than students in the control group on the first three units of the program. The evidence indicated that the desired student responses occurred when teachers followed the prescribed strategies. No control group was available for the fourth study unit but gains over pretest scores were reported to be far beyond the level expected. Also reported was a high level of teacher and student enthusiasm. Information gained from the evaluation was used to revise the materials. (For related curriculum materials, see also EC 050 872 through EC 050 875.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.