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ERIC Number: ED076369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 292
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The Effect of Behavioral Objectives on Measures of Learning and Forgetting on High School Algebra.
Loh, Elwood Lockert
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of providing behavioral objectives on the learning, forgetting and retention of high school algebra. A sample of 52 algebra I students was randomly divided into two classes, both of which studied a programed course of instruction written in the framework of a learning hierarchy. The measures of time needed to acquire each behavior in the hierarchy were used to compute indexes and rates of learning. Each class was randomly divided into three sections which were administered retention tests at intervals of 7 days, 14 days, and 15 to 21 days, from which indexes of forgetting, retention, and efficiency and rates of forgetting were calculated. No significant differences in favor of the students who were informed of behavioral objectives were found on any of the dependent variables. (Author/MM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland