ERIC Number: ED163169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Validation of Home Economics I Curriculum Manual.
Hatcher, Elizabeth; And Others
This study was concerned with the validation of the Oklahoma Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center (CIMC) Home Economics I Manual. Validation was obtained by examining student achievement on randomly selected unit tests. Satisfactory performance on the unit tests indicated that the students were achieving the objectives, which in turn indicated that the curriculum was probably a valid source of learning materials. Five units in the curriculum manual were selected from those taught during the second semester of the 1977-78 school year. Teachers were asked to teach each unit in their usual manner, administer the unit test, score each item, and send the tests to the project staff. Results were compiled by determining the percentage of students who obtained the correct answer on each item of the unit test. A correct answer was considered an indication that the student achieved the objective being tested. It was arbitrarily determined that 80% of the students should pass an item for student achievement to be considered acceptable. Those items not passed by 80% of the students were reviewed to try and determine why the students were not achieving the concepts involved; several possibilities for deficient learning are stated. It was concluded that, overall, the Home Economics I Curriculum Manual produces acceptable student achievement and can be considered a valid source of instructional materials for home economics classes. (Data tables make up the bulk of the document.) (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Oklahoma Vocational Research Coordinating Unit, Stillwater.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma