IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE SAFE PERFORMANCE CURRICULUM ON ON-ROAD DRIVING TEST PERFORMANCE
The primary objective of this study was to assess the relative effectiveness of SPC training, PDL training, and training students receive in the absence of a formal inschool driver training program, in terms of performance on the USC On-Road Performance Test (ORPT). Additional objectives of the study included assessment of the relationship between ORPT test scores and socio-economic status, sex, and grade-point average. The data for this analysis arose from the testing of Year Two SPC, PDL, and Control students over two driving routes. The analysis sample consisted of 459 students--100 SPC students, 117 PDL students, and 242 Control students. The analysis approach called for an assessment of group (SPC, PDL, Control) differences on selected control variables; relating these control variables to ORPT test scores; and based on the outcomes of these analyses conducting appropriate comparative analyses of SPC, PDL, and Control groups to assess program impact on ORPT test scores.
- Sponsored in part by DeKalb County School System, Decatur, GA.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Ray, H W
- Brink, J R
- Publication Date: 1980-12-31
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Curricula; Driver performance; Driver training; Drivers; Examinations; Impact studies; Measures of effectiveness; Performance; Performance tests; Personnel performance; Specialized training; Students
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00343624
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: BATT-G-6765, DOT-HS-805-886
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01462
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM