ADAPT Program -- Accent on Developing Abstract Processes of Thought


Date of this Version

October 1982


The ADAPT program has, throughout its brief history, been subjected to continuing evaluation, both to assess its effectiveness in meeting its objectives and to get the sort of ongoing feedback necessary for the program itself to continue developing. These evaluations have ranged from formal, objective comparisons, on a variety of measures, of ADAPT students with one or more groups of control students not involved in the program to more informal and subjective observations of classroom activities, analysis of written assignments, and interviews with students. Detailed reports of these evaluations are available elsewhere, e.g. (Johnson & Moshman, 1980, Sheldon, 1978; Tomlinson-Keasey, Campbell & Fuller, 1978; Tomlinson-Keasey and Eisert, 1977, 1978; Williams 1979, 1980). This chapter will briefly summarize the findings and conclusions from these various reports, eschewing tables of data and details of the statistical analyses in favor of a general picture of the program and its outcomes.