ERIC Number: ED126237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Effect of Range Training: Comparison of Road Test Scores for Driver Education Students.
Council, Forrest M.; And Others
The study compared the driver licensing test performance of two groups of driver education students: those involved in North Carolina's multi-vehicle range program and students in the "30 and 6" program (30 hours of class instruction and six hours of "behind the whell" instruction). It evaluated the performance of 3,049 applicants (all aged 16 and 17) based on the driver license examination with emphasis on the road test portion. Road test data were collected between December 1974 and May 1975 and included: age, sex, race, driver license number, performance on maneuvers, number of items missed on signs and rules tests, driving test score, school where driver education was taken, whether student had a learner's permit, and driver education certification number. Three basic types of analyses were conducted: (1) comparison of failure rates, (2) comparison of mean scores, and (3) analysis of variance calculations. The analyses conducted indicated very little difference between the range and "30 and 6" groups with the "30 and 6" group showing slightly higher road test scores. The results pointed out a need for continued improvement in the range curriculum. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Highway Safety Program Office, Raleigh, NC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Highway Safety Research Center.