ERIC Number: ED097250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Skills Evaluation Project, 1973-4.
Tazewell County Public Schools, VA.
A project to upgrade social studies skills of secondary students in a county school system was conducted during the 1973-74 academic year. Classes of students were assigned to experimental and control groups in grades 7-8, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12. In the fall 2,000 students were administered a social studies skills pretest. Tests of students in the experimental group were returned to teachers with instructions to use them for instructional purposes while students in the control group were not given any feedback. In the spring, all students were posttested with a parallel form of the pretest and scores were compiled. The information analyzed does not make a clear case for the efficacy of the treatment to provide for increased social studies skills for high school students. The results concerning the efficiency of the use of tests as teaching devices on the grounds of the "feedback" principle are inconclusive. Skills tested at each grade are listed and copies of pre- and posttests for each level are included in the appendixes along with the copies of the posttest instruments and the resulting scores. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Tazewell County Public Schools, VA.