ERIC Number: ED107478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Topical Modules in Secondary Mathematics. Final Project Report.
Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Summative evaluation of an ESEA Title III project designed to raise the mathematics achievement scores of low achievers in grades 10 and 11 is reported. In a summer writing project, teachers developed 21 arithmetic modules and 11 algebra modules for use by students on an individual basis. Students used the modules at their own pace and stayed with a module until criterion performance was achieved. Evaluation was based on pretest and posttest scores on the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS), Form Q, Level 4, and an attitude survey instrument developed by the project; comparisons with a control group were made. The objective of raising CTBS scores by 1.2 months per month in the program was achieved for the algebra modules group, but not for the total group. There was no significant difference between the gains on CTBS total score made by experimental and control groups; there were, however, some differences on subscale scores. Experimental students had a more positive attitude toward mathematics at the time of posttesting than at pretesting, while the reverse was true for controls. (SD)
Descriptors: Algebra, Basic Skills, Curriculum, Evaluation, Individualized Instruction, Low Achievement, Program Evaluation, Research, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Developed Materials
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III