ERIC Number: ED073178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reading with Television: An Evaluation of The Electric Company. A Report to the Children's Television Workshop. Volumes 1 and 2.
Ball, Samuel; And Others
An evaluation of the first year of "The Electric Company" is provided. Volume 1 is comprised of the following chapters: I. Introduction; II. Preparing for the Evaluation (Research Design and Sampling Procedures; Field Operations; The Treatment--the in-school viewing treatment, the at-home viewing treatment, and the content of The Electric Company--Measuring Instruments: General Considerations, tests for Children, Parent Questionnaires, Teacher Questionnaires, Observations of the Classrooms, Attendance Records, Viewing Records, and Content Analysis; III. Results--The Questions to Be Asked; Description of the Sample; Analyses of the In-School Viewing Experiments; and Analyses of the At-Home Viewing Experiments; and IV. Summary and Conclusions--Summary of Project Activities; Summary of Results; Conclusions; and Future Research. Appendixes present: Goals of the Electric Company; Description of the Electric Battery and Sample Items; Pretest Parent Questionnaire; Posttest Parent Questionnaire; Pretest Teacher Questionnaire; Posttest Teacher Questionnaire; Observation Form; Viewing Record; and Content Analysis. Seven abstracts are provided of the six viewing experiments and of the overview of significance levels of tests and subtests for the in-school experiments in Fresno and Youngstown. Volume 2 consists of 57 tables which provide the study data. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Television, Educational Testing, Evaluation Methods, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Measurement Instruments, Pretesting, Pretests Posttests, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Reading Instruction, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Summative Evaluation, Tables (Data), Tests
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Authoring Institution: Children's Television Workshop, New York, NY.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.