ERIC Number: ED111322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Mastery Instruction Courses by Use of Student Ratings.
Sprenkle, Virginia E.; Gillmore, Gerald M.
Seven mastery instruction courses offered in different quarters at the University of Washington are examined. The study method involved obtaining student ratings of these courses for comparison among themselves and with student ratings of traditional lecture method courses in the same subject field. For this purpose a Mastery Instruction Student Rating (MISR) Form was devised. It was found that: (1) mastery instruction courses received stable student ratings from different student samples, Fall and Winter Quarter; (2) a majority of items (18 out of 30) on the MISR Form discriminated among the mastery instruction courses at significant levels; (3) no systematic differences in mastery instruction and traditional lecture courses in the same subject field were observed; (4) mastery instruction courses received significantly more favorable ratings on 12 of 17 student rating items when their ratings were compared to the population of University of Washington Form D student ratings. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.