ERIC Number: ED142407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Pretraining Chicano Students on Parallel Test Items Before Administration of a Mathematics Predictor Test. SMESG Working Paper No. 14.
Ginther, Joan R.; Begle, E. G.
This study examined the effects of pretraining Chicano and non-Chicano seventh-grade students using items parallel to those appearing on tests. The sample was 44% Chicano and 56% non-Chicano. Prior to instruction on factors and primes, all seventh-grade students in a school were given an Arithmetic Reasoning Test and a Missing Words Test as pretests; before pretesting, half of the students received pretraining on Arithmetic Reasoning and half on Missing Words. Following instruction, these tests were given again with a test on factors and primes. Data analysis indicated that pretraining significantly improved the reliability of the Arithmetic Reasoning Test for Chicano students; no differences in reliability were found for non-Chicanos nor on the Missing Words Test. Regression analyses indicated that pretraining also improved the prediction power of the test for Chicano students. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Mathematics Education Study Group.
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