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ERIC Number: EJ1125279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
Gifted Middle School Students' Achievement and Perceptions of Science Classroom Quality during Problem-Based Learning
Horak, Anne K.; Galluzzo, Gary R.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v28 n1 p28-50 Feb 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on student achievement and students' perceptions of classroom quality. A group of students taught using PBL and a comparison group of students taught using traditional instruction were studied. A total of 457 students participated in the study. Pre- and post-student achievement data were collected using a 25-item multiple-choice test that aligned with state and local objectives. Data analysis indicated statistically significant gain scores in both the groups with a higher gain score in the PBL group. Data analysis also revealed statistically significant differences in the total score on the Student Perceptions of Classroom Quality (SPOCQ) in favor of the PBL group. This study found positive effects for well-implemented PBL instruction with these students. Future research should include longitudinal studies expanded to different subjects, grade levels, and populations of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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