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ERIC Number: ED417967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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An Evaluation of Seventh Graders' Performance on a Jamaican Science Project.
Soyibo, Kola; Rainford, Marcia
This study assessed the extent to which the science content knowledge, process skills, and attitudes of some Grade 7 students improved after the implementation of the Jamaican reform of secondary education (RSEO) science curriculum. Relationships among gender, school location, and student performance were also investigated. The study sample of 156 students (72 boys, 84 girls) was selected from 3 rural and 3 urban schools in Jamaica. Data was collected from a validated hands-on science process skills test, a standardized multiple choice content test, and an adapted attitudes to science test. Results indicate that the students exhibited highly positive attitudes toward science on the pre- and posttests, there were no gender differences in performance on the tests, and there are weak but positive significant correlations among school location and test performance. Contains 17 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica