ERIC Number: ED164356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
USMES Student Study: Effects of USMES on Student Problem-Solving Abilities and Attitudes.
Arbetter, Carolyn Clinton; And Others
This study is one of three designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) program. The student study examined the program's impact on students' development of problem-solving abilities and on their attitudes. Conditions affecting the program's impact were identified, including the amount and type of USMES experience students received, their schools, grade levels, and scholastic achievement levels. Instruments were developed and administered to a small number of carefully studied schools. The USMES program did not appear to have a statistically significant effect on the problem-solving ability of the students. However, the students did seem to enjoy doing USMES work. (BB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Program Evaluation, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education
Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02160 ($5.65)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
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