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ERIC Number: ED072921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 7
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The Cassette Tape Recorder Means Versus Written and Symbolic Means of Providing Feedback of a Student's Performance on Secondary School Science Laboratory Exercises.
Tauber, Robert T.; Fowler, H. Seymour
Reported is a study of the relationship between student's performance scores and teacher's means of providing evaluative feedback. The sample included 12 classes of 224 students from the tenth through the twelfth grades. The classes included the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics including regular, advanced, traditional, PSSC, and Chem-Study courses. The feedback groups on student's laboratory exercises were: a number or letter grade, a grade plus teacher's words as comments, a grade plus a minimum of one-half page of teacher's comments, and a grade plus three to eight minutes of teacher's cassette tape comments. Each of the classes received all four treatments. Data analyses indicated the absence of significant difference in performance. In analyses of each discipline, students in the Chem-Study course favored the tape means, while students in the physics courses were in favor of no-comment feedback. Further studies were recommended on the utilization study concerning the improvement of the use of tape recorders as a feedback treatment. (CC)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (45th, Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)