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ERIC Number: ED001342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 16
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LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF PUPIL PROGRESS IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. (PRESENTED AT--AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, FEBRUARY 10, 1965.)
BROWN, ROSCOE C.; HENDERSON, EDWARD
A STUDY WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH SCORES REPRESENTING PUPILS' STATUS ON CERTAIN DEVELOPMENTAL FACTORS CAN PREDICT THE ACHIEVEMENT IN READING, ARITHMETIC, AND THE MEDIAN OF THE BATTERY OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTS. THE STUDY COVERED A PERIOD OF 4 YEARS DURING WHICH THE SAME GROUP OF PUPILS WAS STUDIED IN THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH GRADES. DATA WAS OBTAINED ON SEVERAL VARIABLES REPRESENTING PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT, FACTOR ANALYSIS YIELDED THE SCORES USED TO PREDICT ACHIEVEMENT. THE VARIABLES INCLUDED--AGE IN MONTHS, HEIGHT IN INCHES, WEIGHT IN POUNDS, RIGHT AND LEFT HAND GRIPS IN POUNDS, STANDING BROAD JUMP, 50-YARD DASH, OTIS INTELLIGENCE SCORE, AVERAGE READING AND ARITHMETIC SCORES ON STANFORD TESTS, SOCIOMETRIC CHOICES, STABILITY SCORE ON SAS PERSONALITY TEST, SEX, AND AGILITY TEST OF PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST. THE FINDINGS SUGGESTED THAT THERE ARE MANY FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PREDICTION OF ACHIEVEMENT. SCORES REPRESENTING PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE, PHYSICAL GROWTH, AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACTORS MADE THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION OF THE NONINTELLECTUAL FACTORS BUT THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PREDICTION OF ACHIEVEMENT WAS NOT SIGNIFICANT, THE INTELLIGENCE FACTOR MADE THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTION. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DEVELOPMENTAL FACTORS MIGHT MAKE A MORE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE PREDICTION OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR SPECIFIC PUPILS AND FOR A MORE EXTREME GROUP THAN USED IN THIS STUDY.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.; New York Univ., NY. School of Education.; Roslyn Public Schools, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Roslyn)