ERIC Number: ED109240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Mastery Learning Strategy on Achievement.
Burrows, Charles K.; Okey, James R.
Bloom has argued that most students, not just a few, should be able to do top quality school work if given appropriate instruction. Mastery learning, which includes frequent diagnostic testing followed by remedial instruction, has been proposed as an effective strategy for increasing pupil achievement. In this study, teachers used a mastery learning strategy with elementary school students in a geometry unit. An analysis of the data indicated that low mathematics aptitude fourth graders taught using a mastery strategy achieved at as high a level as high aptitude fifth graders taught in a more conventional manner. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Achievement Rating, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Geometry, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Learning Motivation, Mastery Learning, Remedial Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for the Development of Training Materials in Teacher Education, Bloomington, IN.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)