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ERIC Number: ED506033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Effect of Environmental Field Trips on Student Learning in Middle School
Legutko, Robert S.
Online Submission
The effect of an environmental field trip on student learning in one middle school in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States was examined. An experimental one-group pretest-posttest group design was implemented on a sample of 579 students which comprised 12 groups. Although a t-test for dependent samples indicated that less than half of the groups showed a statistically significant improvement from pretest to posttest at the p less than 0.05 level, a group item analysis indicated that in only 1 out of 60 instances was the group mean lower than 70% on a posttest question (and in 36 out of 60 instances, the group mean was 90% or higher on a posttest question), indicating that most students were able to demonstrate learning of the material contained within the field trip immediately afterwards. Pretest and posttest items are appended. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A