ERIC Number: ED122464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Me and My Environment Formative Evaluation Report 5. Assessing Student Abilities and Performance: Year 3.
Callahan, William P.
Presented is the fifth formative evaluation report on "Me and My Environment," a 3-year environmental sciences program developed for 13-to 16-year old educable mentally handicapped (EMH) children by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). The first half of the document consists of samples of student performance on specific assessment items from one curriculum unit (on "transfer of cycling materials") field tested with 482 Ss and a second unit (on "air and water") tested with 110 Ss. Described next are the development of a sound-filmstrip and results of a mini-field test of a game focusing on recycling. Explained in the final section is the BSCS systems design approach to analyzing the development of a curriculum package for EMH students. Flow charts illustrated 12 stages in the systems approach from planning the curriculum framework to final revisions. In the summary it is noted that most Ss evaluated with the materials were capable of achieving the objectives set forth at an acceptable level. (LS)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Ecology, Educational Media, Environmental Education, Exceptional Child Research, Instructional Materials, Mental Retardation, Mild Mental Retardation, Science Curriculum, Sciences, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.