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ERIC Number: ED113134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparative Study of the Effect of Audio Taped Instruction on Student Achievement and Retention in the Level II ISCS Program. [Previously copyrighted material on several pages not microfilmed at request of author. Available for consultant at University of Maryland Library.]
Atkinson, Thomas Joseph
The purpose of the study was to compare the achievement, retention, and time to complete the required sequence of activities, of eighth-grade science students receiving instructions by means of audio tapes with those receiving the same instructions by use of printed materials. The sample was formed of 72 students designated as below average, or above average in reading ability and randomly assigned to two groups. The experimental group received instruction for chapters one through five of the Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (ISCS) Level II by use of audio tapes. The control group used the printed materials. After completing each chapter, a chapter self-test and a chapter test were administered. After the completion of all five chapters, a unit achievement test was administered. Three weeks later, an achievement retention test was administered. The analysis of data revealed that the sum of the means of the experimental group was significantly higher than the sum of the means of the control group on the chapter tests, self-tests, unit test, and retention test. The students of above average reading ability obtained higher achievement and retention by suing printed materials. (Author/PS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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