ERIC Number: ED106899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Student Social and Achievement Patterns as Related to Secondary School Organizational Structures. The Individualized System. H.S.1 Studies.
Laxer, Gordon; And Others
With Circular H.S.1 1972/73, the Ministry of Education directed Ontario's secondary schools to provide an increased range of course offerings and to allow students as much freedom as possible to choose their own courses. To identify the effects of the individualized "credit system" established by this controversial circular, a number of studies were conducted during the 1972-73 school year. The study described in this report investigated how the new system was affecting student social and achievement patterns and standards for student evaluation. Intensive studies were conducted of five Ontario secondary schools, which were selected to represent contrasing degrees of H.S.1 implementation. Data were gathered from verbal and mathematical skill tests administered to year 4 students, from questionnaires completed by teachers and students in years 1-3, and from interviews with a sample of all students, teachers, and administrative personnel from the five schools. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Evaluation Criteria, Individualized Instruction, School Statistics, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 (Canada) ($3.40)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada