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ERIC Number: ED520428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 111
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Year 3 ASK/FOSS Efficacy Study. CRESST Report 782
Osmundson, Ellen; Dai, Yunyun; Herman, Joan
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
This efficacy study was designed to examine the traditional FOSS curriculum (Delta Publishing, Full Option Science System/FOSS, magnetism and electricity, structures of life, and water modules, 2005), and the new ASK/FOSS curriculum (magnetism and electricity, structures of life, and water modules, 2005), a revised version of the original FOSS curriculum, to determine impact on student learning. The enhanced curriculum includes slightly revised instructional materials and a coordinated embedded assessment system, with components developed to support teachers' on-going assessment of student learning and progress towards specified learning goals. The study involves randomly assigned treatment/control groups of 3rd and 4th grade teachers. Year 3 of the project was the study year for ASK/FOSS Cohort 1 (Arizona), and the pilot (or practice) year for additional schools and teachers, ASK/FOSS Cohort 2 (Arizona, Texas and Washington). This report presents data from both study cohorts. Table 1 summarizes the data sources, and the type of information provided by each instrument, designed to capture the most critical components of the ASK/FOSS curriculum. In the following sections of the report, analyses and findings are presented based on these data sources and assessment components. Appendices include: (1) ASK/FOSS Data Collection Plan; (2) Data Collection Instruments; and (3) Correlation Matrix--All Instruments. (Contains 33 tables and 1 figure.)
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). 300 Charles E Young Drive N, GSE&IS Building 3rd Floor, Mailbox 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522. Tel: 310-206-1532; Fax: 310-825-3883; Web site: http://www.cresst.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: WestEd
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Texas; Washington