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ERIC Number: ED121874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Pages: 165
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The Effectiveness of an Individually-Organized Computer-Managed Program (PLAN) with Educationally Disadvantaged Students in Middle Elementary Grade Mathematics.
Moench, Laurel
The Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs (PLAN) is characterized by a completely individualized pattern of organization. It employs multiple textbooks and materials which cross grade level lines, subject matter area lines, and teacher-pupil lines. It places particular emphasis on a high concentration of modern mathematics content. The computer performs four major managerial functions, i.e., test scoring, diagnosis, prescribing, and reporting. Traditional or non-PLAN schools follow a class-as-a-whole or team teaching arrangement in which a single text book series is followed according to prescribed grade level lines with standardized concentration on modern mathematics content. Performance differences between PLAN and nonPLAN middle elementary grade mathematics students were analyzed on the basis of results obtained in the Otis Lennon Intelligence Test and the Metropolitan 1970 Standard Achievement Test, Intermediate Battery. The sample was drawn from a single district of a highly mobile, educationally disadvantaged population in a northern Illinois city during the 1972-73 school year. Overall, the non-PLAN schools did as well as or better than the PLAN schools. This may have been due to the high percentages of minority students, high percentages of low IQ students, and high student mobility in PLAN schools. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois