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ERIC Number: ED002892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 47
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LATE SCHOOL ENTRANCE, SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE, AND CHILDREN'S SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT.
SMITH, WALTER D.
LATE SCHOOL ENTRANTS WERE SELECTED AND MATCHED WITH EARLY SCHOOL ENTRANTS ON THE BASES OF AGE, IQ, SEX, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND CLASSROOM. IN ADDITION, LATE SCHOOL ENTRANTS WERE SELECTED FROM THE SAME GRADE RANGES FROM ALL LATE SCHOOL ENTRANTS IN THE COUNTY AND COMPARED WITH THE SAME NUMBER OF RANDOMLY SELECTED EARLY SCHOOL ENTRANTS FROM ONE REPRESENTATIVE SCHOOL. THESE MATCHED AND UNMATCHED GROUPS CONSTITUTED 280 SUBJECTS AND WERE ADMINISTERED 2 FORMS OF THE METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, THE PINTNER GENERAL INTELLIGENCE TEST, THE SYRACUSE SCALE FOR SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE, AND THE MCGUIRE-WHITE SOCIOECONOMIC INDEX. LATER IN THE YEAR, ALTERNATE FORMS OF THE METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TEST AND THE SYRACUSE SCALE OF SOCIAL RELATIONS WERE ADMINISTERED TO ALL SUBJECTS. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE AND ACHIEVEMENT PROGRESS WAS TESTED BY THE SPEARMAN RANK ORDER CORRELATION METHOD. RAW SCORES WERE CONVERTED TO GRADE EQUIVALENTS AND AVERAGE MONTHLY GAINS WERE COMPUTED. RESULTS OF THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SHOWED EVIDENCE THAT LATE SCHOOL ENTRANTS MADE SOMEWHAT GREATER ACHIEVEMENT PROGRESS THAN EARLY SCHOOL ENTRANTS. IN ADDITION, NO SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP WAS FOUND BETWEEN SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE AND SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. of Human Development.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Tallahassee); McGuire and White Social Status Index; METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS; Pintner General Ability Tests (Verbal Series); SYRACUSE SCALE FOR SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE