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ERIC Number: ED189118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Effects of Individual Learning Expectations on Student Achievement. Report No. 288.
Slavin, Robert E.
An evaluation-reward system was developed in which students received points based on a comparison of their weekly quiz performance to a "base score" which was derived from a pretest, and adjusted to reflect actual weekly performance. This system was evaluated in terms of its effect on student achievement, using a group of English classes (409 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students) studying a nine-week language mechanics unit. The students' points were reported in a weekly class newsletter. The Hoyum-Sanders Junior High School English Test was administered as the pre- and post-test. Results of analysis of covariance indicated that the experimental group achieved more on the final test than did control students, controlling for pretest scores. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.