ERIC Number: ED137137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Aptitude-Treatment Interaction in a College Calculus Course Taught in Personalized System of Instruction and Conventional Formats.
Pascarella, Ernest T.
Multiple regression analysis was employed to determine the interactive effects of student motivation, prior mathematics preparation, and instructional method on achievement in a calculus course taught in lecture and Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) formats. A significant interaction between mathematics preparation and instructional method was found at p < .01. A plot of the mathematics preparation by achievement regression lines for each instructional method indicated that the effects of PSI in improving achievement were most pronounced for students at the relatively lowest levels of prior mathematics preparation and tended to diminish progressively as level of mathematics preparation increased. (Author/DT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977); Contains occasional light type