ERIC Number: ED177282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Field Validation of the Career Education Curriculum Project Modules. Phase II. K-6 Validation. Final Report. Part I.
Moore, Earl; Wellman, Frank
Field validation of the Missouri Career Education Curriculum Project Modules, K-6, was conducted in two phases. In phase 1, three sets of evaluation instruments were produced: K-1, 2-3, and 4-6. In phase 2, the field validation of the K-6 modules was conducted (reported here). (An additional goal of phase 2 was to develop evaluation instruments for the 7-12 curriculum modules. This activity is reported in CE 017 694.) A representative sample was drawn for the field study which included a large metropolitan community, a small city, and a rural community. A total of 1,137 experimental and control subjects were tested. Due to the nature of the material and the structure of the test, 475 subjects were individually tested and 662 subjects were group tested. All control subjects were tested on all five modules. Experimental subjects were tested over the two specific modules taught to them. Finally, at the conclusion of the field testing, each teacher was requested to complete a teacher evaluation form. Several problems were encountered, such as a lack of control over what the teachers were actually teaching and a lack of time to teach all of the module material to any one class. However, overall results seemed positive. (Specific results for each grade and module are reported. Recommendations for test revisions, suggested teaching activities, and evaluators' manuals are appended.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri Evaluation Projects.