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ERIC Number: ED111607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 251
Abstractor: N/A
An Experimental Study Involving the Use of Contract Evaluation in a CHEM Study and in a Traditional High School Chemistry Course.
Penn, Roger Frederick
This study was concerned with a comparison of the effects of utilizing contract and traditional student evaluation methods in a CHEM Study and in a traditional high school chemistry course. The sample consisted of 49 students enrolled in a CHEM Study course and 63 in a traditional chemistry course. Student evaluations were conducted using the contract evaluation technique and the traditional evaluation technique. The instruments administered were ACS-NSTA Cooperative Examination: High School Chemistry, CHEM Study Final Examination, Cornell Critical Thinking Inventory, Test on Understanding Science, A Scale to Measure Attitude Toward this Chemistry Course, and Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test. The analysis of data revealed that contract and traditionally evaluated students performed equally well on tests of achievement. Contract and traditional evaluation final grades were equally valid for indicating student performance on tests of critical thinking and chemistry subject matter. The use of contract evaluation did not result in any significant change of students' attitudes toward their chemistry course. Contract students agreed, initially, that they learned more under contract evaluation than they would under traditional evaluation. Contract students exhibited wise grade management in working toward their aspired yearly grade. (Author/PS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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