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Wells, Philip S.||Alexander, Virgil

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Education


Science--Study and teaching (Secondary); Public schools--Illinois--Freeport


Statement of the problem. It was the purpose of this study to evaluate the accelerated science program in the Freeport Junior School, School District #145, Freeport, Illinois. Procedure. The accelerated science program in the Freeport Junior High School was initiated in the school year 1959-1960. Since the program was instituted there has not been an attempt to determine the value it serves the students. To evaluate the accelerated science program, the investigator administered a General Science Test. The test selected was the Read General Science Test published by the Crowell—Collier Worldbook Company, Incorporated. A group of accelerated students, who had been in the program for three years, agreed to be tested along with a group of average students, who had comparable I. Q.'s, and who also had three years of general science in the regular science program. The results between the two groups were then compared. Conclusions and recommendations. Conclusions baaed on the results of the test showed that the students in the accelerated class made better scores on this test. If the test was an adequate measure, it would, therefore seem to improve the knowledge of science in Freeport Junior High School. Even though time consuming and difficult, the study of acceleration evaluation and procedures should be continued.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-115)


vii, 115 pages, 13 unnumbered pages




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