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ERIC Number: EJ920167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Christian-Published Textbooks and the Preparation of Teens for the Rigors of College Science Courses
Guthrie, Janice
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v20 n1 p46-72 2011
Conservative Christian schools consistently earn higher standardized test scores than public schools while being criticized for using inferior curricular materials. This research investigates the effectiveness of Christian-published science textbooks in preparing students for the science reasoning subtest of the American College Testing. Data provide a sketch of the typical Midwest Christian high school and illuminate the rationale for endorsing one publisher-type versus another. Analysis indicates no statistical difference between the mean ACT science reasoning scores of schools using Christian-published science textbooks and those using secular-published textbooks. Multiple regression analysis also shows no significant difference in the effectiveness of two Christian publishers. (Contains 6 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A