ERIC Number: ED539943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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.]
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Control Groups, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Federal Legislation, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Investigations, Outcome Measures, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, School Districts, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Science Programs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Authoring Institution: Empirical Education Inc.
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