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ERIC Number: ED128202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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1965-1975: Achievement and Analysis of Computation Skills, Ten Years Later.
Hungerman, Ann D.
This research compared achievement of sixth graders in ten Michigan schools for the years 1965 and 1975. The "fundamentals" part of the California Achievement Test was the basis of comparison; school records were used to gather data on age, sex, and IQ of students in the two samples. School personnel were interviewed concerning prevailing instructional practices at the schools. The teachers of the students tested in 1975 were given a questionnaire. Data were submitted to analysis of variance using classrooms as the unit of analysis. Results indicated that, contrary to the national trend, computational skills were maintained in the ten schools studied. Stability in achievement scores was associated with a relatively stable teaching staff and lack of major socioeconomic changes in the school population. Changes in textbook series and school organization did not appear to affect overall achievement, although individualization in some schools seemed to benefit some skills at the expense of others. (SD)
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