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The McDonald County, Missouri, Experimental School

by Ellsworth Collings - 1927

It was the intent of this experiment in a one-room country school that the chief variable should be the curriculum. One group of children, forty-one in number, called the ''Experimental School,'' used a curriculum selected directly from their purposes in real life. Another group, called "Control Schools," used a conventional curriculum, known in Missouri as the ''State Course of Study." In this experiment, the standings of the children for the year 1917 in the 'three R's' were determined by the use of standard tests for both groups. Four years later, in September 1921, the children were compared in their achievements in the common facts and skills. In 1921 the children of the Experimental School were also compared with the achievements represented by the National Standards.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 26, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 28 Number 9, 1927, p. 297-303
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21274, Date Accessed: 10/30/2020 3:59:09 PM

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