ERIC Number: ED326432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
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An Instructional Alignment Program for Eighth Grade Criterion Referenced Math Objectives.
Ippolito, Thomas J.
The high percentage of eighth grade students failing the school district's criterion referenced mathematics test was addressed by the implementation of an instructional alignment program. Program goals included test mastery by 75 percent of the targeted population, establishment of practical significance for the approach, and a reduction in test item difficulty through the use of alignment strategies. A handbook was developed and served as the teacher's guide for the classroom program. Instructional materials were located, developed, and correlated to the criterion objectives by the use of reference charts. The objectives were organized into a step by step delivery system through application of a task analysis process. Posttest results indicated mastery of the criterion test by 78 percent of the target group. The approach was found to have practical significance and achieved an effect size of 1.37 over the traditional program. It was concluded that alignment strategies should be applied to all grade levels of the mathematics curriculum to achieve criterion referenced mathematics objectives. This practicum report contains a problem statement, research and intervention methods, results, recommendations, and a list of references. Appendices include a complete data analysis of the problem, interview questions, and posttest results of the intervention. (Author/CW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.