ERIC Number: ED103279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of PATTERNS IN ARITHMETIC in Grades 1-4, 1970-71: Effects on Students. Technical Report No. 302.
Buchanan, Anne E.; And Others
A large-scale summative, comparative evaluation of "Patterns in Arithmetic" (PIA), a modern televised arithmetic curriculum for grades 1-6 was carried out in grades 1-4 in both rural and urban schools during the 1970-71 school year. This report deals with the results of monitoring procedures carried out, and student achievement as measured by pre- and posttesting using standardized instruments. Implementation data were gathered by interviews with teachers and principals, teacher questionnaire, examination of records, and direct observation. In four of the five sites and implementation requisites were judged to have been satisfactorily fulfilled. Achievement data were gathered on three components (concepts, computation, problem solving) and analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance. Results indicated that the achievement of students in the control group was about equal to that of students in the experimental group. The results did not vary by sex, grade level, or site. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Quality Verification Program. For a related document, see ED 065 315