ERIC Number: ED181968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Improving Community College Instruction Using an Objectives-Referenced Premeasure Postmeasure and Intervention Strategies.
Pelton, Margaret M.
A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida) that involved: (1) establishing 14 objectives for a general education art course; (2) pre-testing 471 students enrolled in the course using an instrument referenced to these objectives; (3) conducting individual conferences with four instructors of the course to assist them in interpreting pre-test scores, discuss the need for improvement, distribute a set of instructional strategies for each objective, define each objective, and provide a scoring key for the pre-test; and (4) providing four control group instructors with test results without analyzing the data or suggesting strategies. The study sought to determine if the post-test scores of the students taught by the control group and experimental group instructors would differ. Study findings indicate that while the students in the experimental group scored higher on four of the five cognitive objectives, the overall differences between pre- and post-test scores were approximately the same for both groups. Students in both groups scored better on the post- than the pre-test and the instructors in both groups attained similar success. The study report includes a literature review and a bibliography, and is appended by a list of course objectives and the pre- and post-tests. (JP)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Affective Objectives, Art Education, Cognitive Objectives, Community Colleges, Course Objectives, Educational Media, Educational Strategies, Educational Testing, Faculty Development, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement, Literature Reviews, Teacher Improvement, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Testing, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University. Not available in paper copies due to the marginal reproducibility of the original document