National Library of Australia

Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library.

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 118 of 321
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Programmed materials in high school correspondence courses [microform] / Douglas D. Sjogren
Bib ID 5183122
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Sjogren, Douglas D
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1964 
85 p. 

The purpose was to determine if materials constructed according to programing principles would be related to achievement, completion time, and dropout rate in correspondence study. Three methods were used in administering the ninth-grade level temac algebra program and the English 2600 program. Supplementary programed materials were prepared and tried out with sample eighth- and ninth-grade students. The first method was a course built around a commercial programed text. The second was the use of short programs to supplement the present course materials. The third method used the regular correspondence materials used at the University of Nebraska. The sample populations numbered 186 students for algebra and 191 for English. Pretests of mental ability and course materials were given at the time of registration. The sample population was compared with a previous ninth-grade population for age, sex, father's occupation, and address. The algebra course had 85 completions with 131 completing the first 4 units of English in the allotted time. The results showed that (1) there was no difference among the methods in either subject on the criterion test means, (2) the dropout rate of students was not significantly different among the methods in either of the subjects, (3) the algebra students who used programed materials primarily completed the course nearly 2 months earlier than those using the other two methods, (4) a significant relationship was obtained between pretest scores and criterion scores in all groups of both courses, (5) no significant relationships were obtained between completion time and henmon-Nelson scores, (6) completers in both subjects had significantly higher henmon-Nelson means and pretest means than did dropouts, and (7) girls showed a greater tendency to complete than boys. (hb)


May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Achievement.  |  Algebra.  |  Correspondence Study.  |  Dropout Rate.  |  English.  |  High School Students.  |  Material Development.  |  Programed Instruction.  |  Programed Instructional Materials.  |  Textbooks.  |  Henmon Nelson Tests of Mental Ability Iowa Tests of Educational Development Nebraska SEATTLE ALGEBRA TEST TEMAC ALGEBRA
Other authors/contributors Nebraska Univ., Lincoln
Available From ERIC 


    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED003282 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.