ERIC Number: ED317423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Effects of a Computer Assisted Remediation Program on Basic Skills Mathematics Achievement, Academic Self-Concept, and Locus of Control of Students in a Selected Dropout Retrieval Program in an Urban Setting.
Reglin, Gary L.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a computer assisted remediation program on basic skills mathematics achievement, academic self-concept, and locus of control of students in a dropout retrieval program. A nonrandomized pretest-posttest experimental design was used to compare students from urban settings in two groups. Students in the experimental group participated in 12 weeks (60 sessions), 50 minutes per day, of Individualized Manpower Training System (IMTS) instruction plus a 10-minute daily period of computer assisted instruction (CAI) in mathematics. The only difference between the experimental and control groups was that the experimental group received 10 minutes of CAI in mathematics daily and the control group received 10 minutes of IMTS instruction in mathematics daily. Analysis of covariance indicated no significant difference on any dependent variable for type of instruction and the interaction between sex and type of instruction. The IMTS program with or without CAI had a more significant impact, by t-test, on males' academic self-concept and locus of control. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Requirements for Ed.D., University of Florida.