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ERIC Number: ED139645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 13
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Changes in Grade 12 Chemistry Achievement Patterns in Ontario After Establishment of a Modern Course of Study.
Even, Alexander
This study replicates part of a 1964 study designed to examine variations in the attainment of cognitive objectives in high school chemistry. In 1964 a traditional curriculum was used, but by 1972 when the data for this study were collected, a modern course based on CHEM study was being used. Scores on a 60-item end-of-course test given to different samples of students before and after establishment of the new course are compared. Students also wrote a scholastic aptitude test, the Inventory of Choices, and a summary of their educational plans. An adaptation of two-way analysis of variance was used to analyze the residual chemistry scores. Among the findings were: (1) the aptitude scores of the 1972 group were substantially lower than those of the 1964 group; (2) substantial declines in achievement were observed across all four levels of the Bloom's Taxonomy; and (3) a substantial portion of the students in the 1972 sample had a pattern of achievement in which their performance in categories 2.00, 3.00, or 4.00 appeared to be tied to the ability to recall factual knowledge (category 1.00). (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada