ERIC Number: ED228990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-20
Reference Count: N/A
Summative Evaluation of Let Me See! An ITV Science Series for Grades 1 and 2.
Webb, Norman L.
The Let Me See! television science series for grades one and two was evaluated to assess the cumulative learning of objectives over the 12 weeks the programs were aired, as well as the effects from instructional programs that had the series as a central focus. The series of 12 15-minute programs on topics from the physical sciences, biological science, and the earth sciences was aired over the Wisconsin Educational Television Network, beginning in January of 1982. Subjects were first and second graders in 48 classes which viewed the series and 11 classes which did not. All classes were given a 20-item multiple-choice test both before and after the series was aired. Teachers of both experimental classes and control classes completed a questionnaire. Results indicated that classes at both grade levels who used the series gained significantly more than did the control classes in pre-test/post-test gain. Also related to post-test scores was time spent on supporting activities, particularly pre-activities and related activities other than discussion and learning center activities. Teachers generally found the series to be educational. This report includes 14 tables displaying study results, and appendices which provide program objectives and evaluation instruments. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, Madison.