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Follman, John – 1970
Underlying assumptions, enhancement procedures, and problems associated with the enhancement of critical reading were discussed. Empirical evidence was cited to demonstrate that critical reading could be defined as overlapping substantially with critical thinking and as sharing with critical thinking a very large verbal component, particularly…
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, College Students, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking
Follman, John – Southern Journal of Educational Research, 1976
Three versions of a rating scale were compared for reliability and level of ratings. Results indicated that the wording of items influence these factors; that items should be written in order to maximize their meaning; and that response categories should be unique to each item. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Language Usage, Measurement Techniques, Rating Scales
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Follman, John – Research in Higher Education, 1975
Reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the influence of student-rater personality characteristics on the ratings they give their instructors. Included are conclusions, recommendations for further research, and a list of 45 references. (JT)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, College Faculty, College Students, Faculty Evaluation
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Follman, John – People and Education, 1994
Discusses the influence that individual teachers have on their students' interests, activities, efforts, career directions, goals, and lives. Reports the qualities, characteristics, and traits that make such teachers influential. The most common evidence cited is testimonials. Common characteristics of influential teachers are: interest in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Personality Traits, Teacher Characteristics
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Follman, John – Child Study Journal, 1995
Reviews research on elementary school pupils' ratings of teacher effectiveness. Concludes adequate research exists to generalize that pupils can rate reliably, pupils may be no more vulnerable than others to rating leniency and halo, psychometric characteristics and factor structures of rating scales resemble those of college students,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research
Follman, John – ACEHI Journal, 1993
The research on the relationship between critical thinking and verbal ability is reviewed, with emphasis on research on tests of critical thinking. The article concludes that neither critical thinking nor critical reading exist as constructs separate from verbal ability and that verbal ability accounts for test variance in these areas. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Correlation, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education
Follman, John – 1983
The statistical results of administering a newly developed student rating scale of instructor effectiveness at the University of South Florida (USF) are analyzed, and the development and refinement of the scale are described. The scale was originally developed during the fall 1981 semester and was administered to 1,115 USF students. The scale…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria
Follman, John – 1983
The literature from 1973-1983 on student ratings of faculty teaching effectiveness is reviewed. Among the consistent findings over the decade are the following: high student rating scale reliability, the limited influence of instructor and student demographic variables on student ratings of teacher effectiveness, and faculty perceptions that…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Rating Scales
Zambo, Ron; Follman, John – 1993
Potential gender-related differences in the process of mathematical word problem solving were investigated. Sixth and eighth graders (n=302) solved 2-step mathematical word problems using a 9-step problem solving plan. The nine steps were: (1) identify the facts; (2) identify the question; (3) draw a diagram; (4) choose the operations; (5) write…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Elementary School Students, Estimation (Mathematics)
Follman, John; And Others – J Exp Educ, 1970
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Factor Analysis, Tables (Data)
Follman, John; and others – J Exp Educ, 1969
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Critical Thinking, Disadvantaged Youth
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Follman, John; And Others – Child Study Journal, 1971
Twelve college seniors in an English methods course were assigned to three treatment groups, Grammatical, Holistic, and Both. Each group received different instructions but graded the same 10 themes. Themes graded for grammatical errors received lower grades than the same themes graded holistically. (NH)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Grading, Graduate Students, Grammar
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Follman, John; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1971
Investigates the effects of four typewriter faces and handwriting on the level and reliability of grades awarded to English themes. (DG)
Descriptors: College Students, Essays, Grading, Handwriting
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Follman, John; And Others – Psychological Reports, 1971
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Students, Content Analysis, Evaluation Methods
Follman, John; And Others – 1969
The effects of typeface and item options arrangement on comprehension as indicated by multiple-choice test performance were investigated. Copies of the Ability to Interpret Reading Materials in the Social Studies, SRA Iowa Tests of Educational Development, Form X-4 were prepared in four typefaces: elite, pica, proportional, and script. For each…
Descriptors: College Students, Measurement Instruments, Multiple Choice Tests, Perception
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