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ERIC Number: ED083134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 22
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Incentives for School Achievement.
Fox, Karen F. A.
In 1971, the Wethersfield, Connecticut School Department received a U.S. Office of Education grant to initiate a study testing some of the incentive models proposed by Jung and his colleagues. The goal of this project was to improve students' initial mastery of reading skill objectives by a program of assigning appropriate objectives to each student, testing mastery of assigned objectives through criterion-referenced tests, and finally awarding incentives to target groups based on students' mastery of assigned objectives. In addition, the project has the goal of implementing and evaluating the impact of three incentives. Four experimental groups were devised: Student, Parent, Parent-Student, and Control (no treatment). In the Student Incentive Treatment, students received instruction, Regional Center Materials, and the 1972 10X Catalog of toys, books, or records, and, ultimately, a class field trip. Incentives in the Parent Incentive Treatment included parents praising student success as an incentive with the parents receiving as an incentive $200 if 80 percent of the children in the class achieved 80 percent of their assigned objectives with 80 percent accuracy. The Parent-Student Treatment combined the incentives of the first two groups. (The document contains information on the analysis of the reading achievement outcomes and classroom observation data, supportive tables, and a discussion of the results.) (For related document, see ED 062 668.) (JA)
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