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ERIC Number: ED120036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 204
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Mastery Learning: The Relationship of Mastery Procedures and Aptitude to the Achievement and Retention of Transportation-Environmental Concepts by Seventh Grade Students.
Fagan, James Stephen
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two treatment variables, mastery and aptitude, on two outcome variables, achievement and retention, as measured by researcher-constructed tests. Seventeen classes of seventh-grade geography students were taught an instructor-developed geography unit with either mastery or nonmastery procedures. The mastery procedures contained corrective feedback components which were omitted for the nonmastery classes. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in either achievement or retention between mastery and nonmastery classes. Aptitude, as measured by a vocabulary test, correlated highly with unit achievement and retention regardless of the instruction strategy used. Therefore, verbal capability appears to be the overriding determinant of achievement or retention. Since mastery procedures normally require more time than nonmastery procedures and do not produce higher achievement levels, their use is questionable. (Author/DE)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia; For related document, see SO 008 902