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ERIC Number: ED097357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 17
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Mastery Learning Strategies Applied to the Teaching of Statistics.
Pfaff, Judy K.; Schmidt, William H.
The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the performances of students in a beginning course in educational statistics. Modified mastery learning strategies such as the use of a pretest, diagnostic tests, parallel midterms, and an extended time allowance to master the content were employed during the course. Data was available on 359 graduate students over a 2-year period. The results of this nonexperimental study support the usefulness of the pretest; show that grades improve when more diagnostic tests are taken; scores almost always increase with the second parallel midterm; increased time is accompanied by decreased performance; masters students always do better than doctoral students; and the classes in which the mastery strategies were used were about the same overall as previous classes. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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