ERIC Number: ED130618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Test Scores of Students Using Programed Instructional Materials with Those of Students Not Using Programed Instructional Materials. Technical Report No.3.
Brown, O. Robert, Jr.
During the first semester of the 1961-62 school year, students from eleven mathematics classes at seven high schools participated in a test of programed math materials. A control group composed of five classes was taught from a regular text by their math teachers; the experimental group contained six classes which were taught the same content via a combination of programed materials and classroom teacher. Achievement scores on seven unit tests were compared. At the beginning of the year all students took a test of general ability and a math Sequential Test of Educational Progress. On the ability tests the experimental group scored significantly higher than the control group. This difference was maintained for each unit test. No student studying from the programed materials was prevented from doing as well as he might have under more typical instructional procedures. Examination of cumulative records showed that the programed materials used were written for higher ability students. Item analysis showed that treatment had little effect on the ability to respond to recognition multiple-choice items, but had a significant effect on the ability to respond correctly to transfer items, in favor of the experimental group. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Media Branch.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Committee on School Mathematics.
Note: Archival document