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ERIC Number: EJ865362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Impact of the National History Day in Ohio Program on Students' Performances: Pilot Evaluation Project
Monaco, Giuseppe; Lu, Bo; Wood, Megan
Journal of Museum Education, v34 n1 p79-96 Spr 2009
This pilot study aimed at developing and validating an evaluation model to assess the impact of participation in the National History Day in Ohio program (NHD-OH) on students academic achievement and intellectual growth by using as key indicators: a) High-stakes tests, i.e., Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) in Social Studies, Reading and Writing; b) Appreciation of history, and c) Development of critical thinking. Using a quasi-experimental study design, twenty-four tenth-graders participating in NHD-OH and twenty-four matched controls were used in the analysis to reduce the impact of selection bias. As a result of this study it was found that students participating in NHD-OH received statistically significant higher scores on the Social Studies OGT, reading and Writing; and furthermore, demonstrated a deeper appreciation of history and a better ability to explore and integrate new perspectives. (Contains 11 tables, 1 figure, and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio