ERIC Number: ED108006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Time to Criterion: An Experimental Study.
Anderson, Lorin W.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the magnitude of individual differences in time-to-criterion and the stability of these differences. Time-to-criterion was defined in two ways: the amount of elapsed time required to attain the criterion level and the amount of on-task time required to attain the criterion level. Ninety students were randomly assigned to either a mastery learning strategy in which all students were helped to attain the 85 percent criterion level or to one of two control classes. All students learned a three-unit sequence of programmed material in matrix arithmetic. The results of the study indicated that time-on-task-to-criterion and elapsed time-to-criterion are alterable to the extent that the ratio of the necessary time-on-to-criterion for the fastest student to the slowest student on the final unit was approximately one to one and two-fifths. Implications for schooling and school learning are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)