ERIC Number: ED130644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Learning Set Formation in Programmed Instruction.
Reynolds, James H.; And Others
An experiment was conducted to test the interaction of intelligence quotient (IQ) and achievement level with practice on programed learning materials. Two hypotheses were proposed: (1) learning performance of high IQ and high achievement level groups would be equivalent regardless of differences in amount of prior practice on a new learning task, and (2) performance would improve with practice for average intelligence and achievement groups. Some 120 junior high school students, who had never used programed learning materials, were divided into two groups matched on IQ test and achievement test scores. Three chapters from a linear program in general science were presented in alternate order to the two groups. Scores on the multiple choice chapter test given after the first chapter exposure for group one and after the third exposure for group two were compared. The difference in test scores for the high IQ and high achievement students was not significant. The difference was not significant for the average IQ groups but was significant for the average achievement groups. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Aerospace Medical Research Labs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: Archival document