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ERIC Number: ED539943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Effectiveness of "Scott Foresman Science": A Report of Randomized Experiments in Five School Districts. Research Summary
Empirical Education Inc.
In this paper, the authors' investigated whether "Scott Foresman Science" program, a year-long curriculum intended for daily use that provides a sequence of structured and supportive inquiry activities and text materials to develop students' independent investigative skills, is more effective than current science programs in five diverse sites. Although the authors' found no evidence that it improved science achievement beyond the regular programs, boys and girls performed equally well, whereas the control group boys outperformed girls. Results also show that under some conditions the program can enhance reading achievement. (Contains 2 figures.) [For the full report, see ED539939.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Empirical Education Inc.
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Ohio; Utah; Washington