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ERIC Number: ED092328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 282
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An Analysis of Student Performance Using a Laboratory Oriented High School Physics Program.
De Kock, Walter Eugene
This study was designed to assess the use of an individualized laboratory-oriented high school physics program used in one Black Hawk County, Iowa, school. The three problems investigated were: (1) what short-term and long-term learning resulted from the use of the materials, (2) what student characteristics were related to learning outcomes, and (3) what characteristics of the materials were related to learning outcomes? Data were collected on 48 students and involved general intelligence; sex; IOWA TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT scores on the BACKGROUND IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES TEST, READING IN THE NATURAL SCIENCE TEST, QUANTITATIVE THINKING TEST and the Composite score; personality types as determined by the MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR; score on selected PSSC test items; scores on Part, unit and final tests constructed to evaluate understanding of concepts found in the materials; and rate of completion. Concepts in the areas of mechanics and wage motion were emphasized in the physics materials, with the processes of science being an integral part of the materials. Data analyses revealed that individual personality types showed no consistency in correlating significantly with program test scores or rate of progress; the sample was scholastically inclined when described by scores on the Iowa tests; the more able students achieved greater success with the materials than did the less able. (Author/PEB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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