ERIC Number: ED186723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Validation of Distributive Education Curriculum Manual.
Frazier, Don; Martin, Lyn
A study was conducted to validate the Oklahoma Curriculum & Instructional Materials Center's (CIMC) Distributive Education II curriculum manual. Participating teachers included sixteen teachers who attended a workshop for training in the use of the curriculum. Arrangements were made to obtain pretest and posttest results from their students on seventeen of the eighteen units in the manual; however, not all seventeen units were completed by all the teachers and six of the teachers were unable to submit any test material from their respective schools. Achievement data were also obtained on selected assignment sheets. Item analyses were made on pretests, posttests, and assignment sheets and included frequency counts of the number of correct answers and the percentage of students having a correct answer on a given item. Correct answers were totaled for each student for each test to obtain a total grade for the student. Teacher and student evaluations were analyzed item by item, and an average response was obtained for their evaluations. The student evaluation average responses for a given unit were then compared with their grades on the posttest. The total for all schools indicated that on nine of the seventeen units students failed to get an aggregate of 80 percent correct answers. (Specific results for each unit are discussed.) Correlation between teacher evaluation scores and student evaluation scores was insignificant. Correlations between teacher evaluation and student achievement and student evaluations and student achievement were significant, though weak. Data tables are appended. (BM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.