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HOME-STUDY DRIVER EDUCATION

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PREFACE ......................................................................................................................... ACKNOWLEDGMENTS................................................................................................ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................

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INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................... Literature Review ...................................................................................................... Computers in Driver Education Courses .......................................................... Prevalence of Home-Study Driver Education................................................... Research on Home-Study Driver Education ..................................................... The Safety Value of Driver Education and Training ........................................ Ideas for Improving Driver Education and Training .......................................

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METHOD......................................................................................................................... Selection of Participating Driving Schools .............................................................. Solicitation of Schools.......................................................................................... Initial Sample of Schools ..................................................................................... Changes to the Sample of Schools over the Course of the Study .................... Administration and Description of Instruction Methods ...................................... Classroom Course................................................................................................ DMV Computer-Based CD-ROM Course ......................................................... DMV Paper-Based Workbook Course ............................................................... Preexisting Internet or Workbook Home-Study Course.................................. Restriction on Course Fees........................................................................................ Provider School Procedures ..................................................................................... Parent/Guardian Release Statement ................................................................. School Project Log ............................................................................................... Random Assignment of Students....................................................................... Outcome Measures for Study Comparisons ........................................................... DMV-Proctored Exit Examination ..................................................................... Knowledge Items ........................................................................................... Crash Proneness Internalization (CPI) Attitude Items ............................... Course Evaluation Items ............................................................................... DMV Written Knowledge Test........................................................................... DMV Drive Test...................................................................................................

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RESULTS.......................................................................................................................... Study Subjects............................................................................................................ Data Analysis Strategy.............................................................................................. Correlation of Outcome Measures........................................................................... Time to Complete Each Course................................................................................ Exit Exam Knowledge Comparisons ....................................................................... CPI Attitude Comparisons ....................................................................................... First-Attempt DMV Written Knowledge Test Pass Rate Comparisons................ Course Evaluation Comparisons .............................................................................

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