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ERIC Number: ED160391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Metrics, The Measure of Your Future: Evaluation Report, 1977.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development.; Winston-Salem City Schools, NC.
The primary goal of the Metric Education Project was the systematic development of a replicable educational model to facilitate the system-wide conversion to the metric system during the next five to ten years. This document is an evaluation of that project. Three sets of statistical evidence exist to support the fact that the project has been effective. These are information on parents, teachers, and students. The primary source of knowledge of the metric system indicated by the parents was the children. The knowledge of the metric system of the teachers in the pilot schools has continued to increase. In addition, teachers in pilot schools scored significantly higher on a metric system questionnaire than teachers in control schools. The students in the pilot schools scored high on a cognitive test to determine knowledge level. Also, the students in the pilot schools scored significantly higher than those students in the control schools. The report also discusses the context of the project, the program itself, the design and analysis of the evaluation, and dissemination and assimilation. The Teacher Survey and Parent Survey on the metric system are included. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Development.; Winston-Salem City Schools, NC.
Note: For related documents, see SE 900-906; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document