ERIC Number: ED309072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Ocean and Great Lakes Awareness Survey.
Fortner, Rosanne W.
This survey was developed by the Ohio Sea Grant Education Program in 1979. It is been used every four years as a repeated measure of Ohio students' knowledge and attitudes about the oceans and Great Lakes, charting changes in those attributes as means of determining how well Ohio citizens are being prepared for decisionmaking about those bodies of water. The survey was modeled after Fortner's "Survey of Oceanic Attitudes and Knowledge" (SOAK), which was administered in Virginia to tenth graders in 1978. Questions for the SOAK were derived from a number of existing instruments and used with permission of the original authors. For applicability to Ohio efforts, questions were added to assess knowledge about the Great Lakes. The construction of the survey and a record of its use are discussed in this document. The three forms of the survey, which include semantic differentials and multiple-choice questions, and answers to the multiple-choice items constitute most of this document. (CW)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Marine Education, Science Education, Science Tests, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Reliability, Test Use
Ohio Sea Grant College Program, 1541 Research Center, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Authoring Institution: N/A