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ERIC Number: ED086742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 9
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A Multiple Time Sequence Design Applied to Seventh Grade Student Attitude Toward School in Two Schools With Contrasting Organizational Structure.
Stephens, Charles E.
The primary focus of this study was on differences in satisfaction with school between seventh grade students enrolled in the two junior high schools. One junior high school had made major modifications in its environment, the other maintained a more standard approach to education. A second focus was to investigate the relationship between these student's achievement in mathematics and their attitude toward school. At four time periods a multiple time sequence design was employed to investigate the attitudes of students toward the school. Two school attitude scales and a test of mathematics were used. While most correlations between attitudes and math achievement were not significant, the value of using a multiple time sequence was most apparent. Had data been collected at only two points in time the "cultural shock" effect of the Open Flexible school environment would not have been evident. Neither would the continuously divergent perception of students being encouraged to participate in deciding how classes were conducted have been as evident. (Author/MP)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-28)