Programmed instruction/testing was used to teach safety techniques to high school students in driver education (N = 192). The independent variable was training feedback/testing, which had four levels: (a) no test and no feedback; (b) test with an IBM answer format, but no item feedback; (c) test with a punchboard answer format and immediate individual item feedback; and (d) double testing with punchboard answer format and training feedback. Pressey punchboards provided the programmed testing training. This device registers a response and indicates the correctness of the choice immediately. If initially wrong, a student continued working until that item was correct. Separate analyses of variance were done for (a) number of driving accidents and (b) moving violations year by year in the 3 years following training. For the first year only, the punchboard-twice drivers had one fourth the accidents of the hotest control drivers (p is less than 0.05). /Author/

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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 377-379
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  • Accession Number: 00184564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM