ERIC Number: ED092106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Pretesting Educable Mentally Handicapped Children in Filmstrip Evaluation. Research Report No. 736.
Spaid, Joseph; Plotnick, Eric
A study was made to determine whether or not educable mentally retarded students at the primary and intermediate levels attend to and gain knowledge from filmstrips, or if, in fact, their test performance variance is distributed randomly. The subjects are individually shown a tape-synchronized filmstrip; they are administered both a pretest and a posttest (answers confirmed on posttest only). Overall, the results confirm the research assumption that viewing a filmstrip is related to the subject's performance as measured by criterion referenced items administered in a pretest/posttest design. However, a significant difference in performance is found between primary and intermediate groups. It is suggested that there is an age level or maturity level below which cognitive gain traceable to a mediated presentation may not occur. (Author/WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.