ERIC Number: ED107004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Summative Evaluation of the Money Unit of the Money, Measurement and Time Program. Research Report No. 70.
Krus, Patricia H.; And Others
Field testing of the Money Unit of the Money, Measurement and Time Program was conducted with 23 elementary school classes of educable mentally handicapped (EMH) children. The 210 Ss were assigned to the experimental group, the Hawthorne group, or the control group. Two criterion referenced tests were administered to Ss to evaluate the effectiveness of the Money Unit which was designed as a means of concept and vocabulary development for young handicapped learners. Testing demonstrated that the unit significantly increased the EMH child's knowledge of money skills and vocabulary. The effectiveness was indicated by pretest and posttest gains, by performance levels on individual items, and by retention data. Analyses of community location effects showed that the unit was highly effective in rural and suburban communities as well as in the urban communities. Teachers expressed a preference for the unit over other instructional materials. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.