ERIC Number: ED123108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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The Effects of Diagnostic Tests and Help Sessions on Science Achievement.
Goodson, Martin L.; Okey, James R.
The study attempted to assess student learning and retention in physics following various types of help sessions based on objective-referenced diagnostic tests. Students from an undergraduate physical science course were assigned to one of four treatment groups or a control group. The four treatments consisted of help sessions, each with a different degree of instruction using a list of objectives for each exercise studied in the laboratory and a diagnostic test based on the objectives. At the conclusion of the three-week study a criterion test of physical science laboratory achievement was administered to all students and a similar test of a comprehensive nature was administered six weeks later as a retention test. Results from this study confirm the value of diagnostic tests. All students taking diagnostic tests performed better than the control group students on both criterion tests. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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