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ERIC Number: ED151365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
FEHR-PRACTICUM: Information Bank for Perceptual Handicaps. Problems 1-3.
Collet, LeVerne S.
The Formative Evaluation and Heuristic Research (FEHR) PRACTICUM, a computerized game, gives practical experience in such program evaluation tasks as problem definition, operationalizing objectives, field study, budgeting, proposal writing, data analysis, and interpretation--without the expense and time commitments required by most research. The players, graduate students or practicing professionals, design and conduct an experiment comparing the effectiveness of available educational programs on students in a mythical school district. As a "research assistant," the computer can identify individuals or groups of students by category (test score, grade, sex), apply educational programs, and administer and score tests which determine the effects of a program over time. There is no predetermined decision; rather, the results of each team are critically evaluated and methodological implications are discussed. The available simulations study preschool to college level populations; this document describes empirical evaluations of perceptual handicap remediation, remedial arithmetic, and extended school year programs. Each problem has an Information Bank, which is a simulated library that helps players to define their experiment by examining real-life research. Each bank is divided into four sections: (1) abstracts of articles directly related to the problem, (2) abstracts of auxiliary references, (3) descriptive and normative data on each of the standardized tests available in the program, and (4) test critiques. (CP)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Annotated Bibliographies, Arithmetic, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Year, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Perception Tests, Perceptual Handicaps, Program Evaluation, Remedial Mathematics, Research Reviews (Publications), Research Tools, Special Education, Test Reviews
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Note: For related documents, see ED 059 630, 131 055, TM 006 408, 411 and 957; For further information about the FEHR package, contact LeVerne S. Collet, 4218A School of Education Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104