ERIC Number: ED115041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Time with the Calendar Unit: A Formative Evaluation. Research Report No. 86.
Thurlow, Martha L.; And Others
Described is the evaluation of the pilot-test version of the Calendar Unit, part of an instructional unit developed by the Vocabulary Development Project, with 43 educable mentally retarded primary grade children from either special classes within regular schools or from a special school. Feedback for the formative evaluation came from comments of teachers, pretesting and posttesting of behavioral objectives, and classroom observations. Results are presented for each of the nine lessons in terms of objective, testing performance of classes, interpretation, and informal comments of teachers. Summarized are comments made at the teacher review board meeting. Results are discussed in terms of need for instruction, instructional effectiveness, design of the materials, content, sequencing, and test instruments. Results are seen to support the need for a calendar unit with changes being made in such areas as improving effectiveness of instruction for specific concepts. Appended are a description of the pilot-test version of the "Time with the Calendar" unit, experimental test questions, the calendar unit (book 1) pilot test questions, sample evaluation forms, calendar unit (books 2 and 3) pilot-test questions, and the revised "Time with the Calendar" tests. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.