The Resource Comparison of standardized test scores from traditional classrooms and those using problem-based learning, Martha Elaine Needham, (electronic resource)

Comparison of standardized test scores from traditional classrooms and those using problem-based learning, Martha Elaine Needham, (electronic resource)

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Comparison of standardized test scores from traditional classrooms and those using problem-based learning
Title
Comparison of standardized test scores from traditional classrooms and those using problem-based learning
Statement of responsibility
Martha Elaine Needham
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This research compares differences between standardized test scores in problem-based learning (PBL) classrooms and a traditional classroom for 6th grade students using a mixed-method, quasi-experimental and qualitative design. The most significant finding from this study is that the use of problem-based learning can increase standardized test scores at least as much as traditional teaching methods. This is true for initially low-scoring students and disadvantaged groups and when increasing higher-thinking skills is a classroom goal. The mixed-method research design demonstrated differences in scores both between the experimental groups as an aggregate and within the groups on the pre- and posttests. The aggregate test score improvement over traditional teaching methods for the PBL group was very low. Improvement is so small it can be dismissed as unimportant. However, an additional regression analysis of test question levels of difficulty, defined by CTB (2002), provides more important results. When incorrect answers and corrected answers are compared, this analysis shows more students chose correct answers at higher levels of difficulty for the PBL classrooms while the control classroom chose more correct answers at the lower levels of difficulty. Overall, the research increases the body of knowledge about PBL because it compared PBL and traditional teaching relationships to achievement scores on standardized tests. Previous PBL research was also supported. The earlier research focused on qualitative studies that examine teacher classroom observations, opinions, and emphasize non-standardized assessments. The test score focus provides a unique and needed starting point for new research
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Needham, Martha Elaine
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
School of Education and School of Business and Public Administration and Social Science Consortium. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
  • statistics
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Adler, Susan A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motivation in education
  • Problem-based learning
  • Educational innovations
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Teachers
  • Teachers
Label
Comparison of standardized test scores from traditional classrooms and those using problem-based learning, Martha Elaine Needham, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in curriculum and instruction, public affairs and administration, and social science."
  • Advisor: Susan A. Adler
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-283)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion of results -- Appendix 1: Intervention alignment with problem-based learning theory -- Appendix 2: Alignment of the intervention with 6th grade adopted standards by discipline -- Appendix 3: The intervention unit plan -- Appendix 4: Adopted standards aligned to the intervention -- Appendix 5: Survey for students and teachers -- Appendix 6: Interview, document and observational protocols for students and teachers -- Appendix 7: Pre-/Posttest -- Appendix 8: Permission forms for teachers, parents, and Students -- Appendix 9: Letters requesting agreement sent to school districts -- Appendix 10: Letters of permission from school district
Control code
798574356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798574356
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Comparison of standardized test scores from traditional classrooms and those using problem-based learning, Martha Elaine Needham, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in curriculum and instruction, public affairs and administration, and social science."
  • Advisor: Susan A. Adler
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-283)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion of results -- Appendix 1: Intervention alignment with problem-based learning theory -- Appendix 2: Alignment of the intervention with 6th grade adopted standards by discipline -- Appendix 3: The intervention unit plan -- Appendix 4: Adopted standards aligned to the intervention -- Appendix 5: Survey for students and teachers -- Appendix 6: Interview, document and observational protocols for students and teachers -- Appendix 7: Pre-/Posttest -- Appendix 8: Permission forms for teachers, parents, and Students -- Appendix 9: Letters requesting agreement sent to school districts -- Appendix 10: Letters of permission from school district
Control code
798574356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798574356
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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