ERIC Number: ED252534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Project CAPABLE: Evaluation Report.
Madawaska School District, ME.
Project CAPABLE (Classroom Action Program: Aim: Basic Learning Effectiveness) is a classroom approach which integrates the basic learning skills with content. The goal of the project is to use basic learning skills to enhance the learning of content and at the same time use the content to teach basic learning skills. The report evaluates the 1981-82 Project CAPABLE program at Madawaska High School (Maine) for significant student achievement gains in basic skills and subject content as compared to achievement gains for control groups. Nine teachers from the English, science, math, social studies, French, business, and special education departments and 295 students, grades 7 through 12, participated. Four instruments were administered as pretests and posttests: (1) the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test; (2) the Maine Assessment and Planning for Schools--Reading; (3) a teacher-designed content test; and (4) the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. Analysis of variance, covariance, and t-tests were performed. Students who participated in Project CAPABLE showed statistically significant gains (.05) in their basic learning skills and subject area content achievement as compared to the control group. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Madawaska School District, ME.