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ERIC Number: ED115472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Relation between Required Objective Attainment and Student Selected Objectives: Two Components in an Instructional Model for Individualization.
Denton, Jon J.; Gies, Frederick John
This study was conducted to determine if the inclusion of a required objective attainment condition would increase student achievement when instruction was structured by a program that utilized student selected objectives. The following null hypothesis was formulated: no significant difference exists in the number of student selected objectives achieved between the mastery and non-mastery treatment groups. Each group consisted of 20 secondary school physics students. Criterion-referenced tests were administered to each student to determine if the selected objectives had been achieved. If a student in the mastery treatment group failed to reach the proficiency level of an objective, a related activity was substituted and assessed before going on to unit two. A student in the non-mastery treatment group was not permitted to undergo remediation and reassessment but proceeded to unit two. Analysis revealed that students of both treatments selected objectives with the same proficiency levels but different cognitive levels. (LS)
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975). Occasional marginal legibility