ERIC Number: ED233512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Anatomy of a Curriculum.
As part of a curriculum development project for gifted students, seventh and tenth grades (N=323) were tested with the Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities Test (SOI-LA) to compare students' scores with norms already collected, investigate differences between the sexes, identify specific types of tasks to promote achievement, and to determine whether a relationship existed between student SOI-LA scores and standardized test scores. Arithmetic means, standard deviations, and number of students participating were calculated for all SOI-LA subtests. Results were presented for basic reading, advanced reading, arithmetic computational, and creative thought skills as compared to norms for the SOI. Among findings were that seventh grade males and females scored significantly below most SOI norms in basic reading skills, advanced reading skills, and arithmetic computational skills. Tenth grade males and females showed significant differences in 5 of 11 cells in arithmetic computation, suggesting the need for differentiated curriculum; and moderate to good positive correlations were found between SOI scores and standardized test scores. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Independent School District, Laredo, TX.
Authoring Institution: Laredo State Univ., TX.