Date of Award

12-1982

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Galen Alessi

Second Advisor

Dr. R. Wayne Fuqua

Third Advisor

Dr. Nancy Petty

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The effects of cumulative review upon the acquisition and retention of basic addition facts were examined within a modified multielement baseline design. Subjects were two second graders enrolled in a tutorial program. After training (memorization to specific criteria) involving drill with flashcards, facts were practiced according to one of two procedures. One procedure (Interspersal Only) involved practice of newly trained facts mixed with facts known on a pretest. The other procedure (Cumulative Review) involved practice of newly trained facts mixed with facts learned during prior training sessions. The Cumulative Review condition was found to be more effective in terms of overall retention. However, contrary results across subjects were obtained with respect to acquisition.

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