Evaluation of Project CALC 1989-1994

Below is a copy of the Table of Contents and the Executive Summary of the Evaluation of Project CALC. This report was submitted to NSF in 1994. For a full copy of the report, contact me at : bookman@math.duke.edu

Appendix I | Description of Project CALC |

Appendix II | Goals and Objectives of Project CALC |

Appendix III | Interim Report (Formative Evaluation) |

Appendix IV | A Comparison of the Problem Solving Performance of Students in Lab Based and Traditional Calculus (Bookman and Friedman, Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education, 1994) |

Appendix V | The retention test - attitudes, skills, concepts, problem solving and writing |

Appendix VI | Attitudes and Calculus Reform (Bookman and Friedman, School Science and Mathematics, 1998). |

Appendix VII | Transcripts of interviews conducted in the followup study |

Appendix VIII | List of test sites |

Executive Summary:

Project CALC is now ending its fourth year of funding under National Science Foundation grant# DUE - 8953961. The project has been largely successful and it has been adopted as the standard calculus course at Duke for students who have not received Advanced Placement credit. The course has been tried and/or adopted at 32 test sites. A text, lab manual and instructor's manual have been developed. This evaluation focused largely on comparing Project CALC students (PC) with traditionally taught students (TR) on a set of student outcomes including attitudes, skills, concepts, problem solving and writing.

__Strengths of the project__ :

__Weaknesses of the project__ :

__Other issues__ :

__Unresolved issues__: