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ERIC Number: ED150499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 20
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Student Withdrawals in Personalized and Lecture/Discussion Courses.
Semb, George, And Others
Student withdrawals were compared to course completers in two variants of a contingency-managed lecture (CML) course and a personalized instruction (PI) course. Within both CML sections, withdrawals performed 10-25% worse on unit quizzes and 20-30% worse on review exams than did peers who completed the course. Within PI, withdrawals had a retake frequency nearly four times higher, performed worse on review exams, and progressed at a slower rate than course completers. These results suggest that, regardless of teaching format, instructors should monitor student performance closely during the initial phases of a course, by the use of frequent quizzes in both CML and PI, so that appropriate intervention strategies can be arranged for students who are performing poorly academically, or at a low rate. (Author)
George Semb, Dept. of Human Development, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 66045
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)